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Capitalism is racist from the top to the bottom

Capitalism is racist from the top to the bottom Racism is alive and kicking. Two events showed that last week—the racist attacks on Diane Abbott and the police invasion of grime MC Stormzy's flat

What do we mean by class?

What do we mean by class? Britain is divided into “two distinct classes—those who own property and those who are getting poorer”.

Utterly Nuttall-lie. I can’t believe Ukip isn’t racist! It is

Utterly Nuttall-lie. I can’t believe Ukip isn’t racist! It is Ukip leader Paul Nuttall seems to be easily confused. He is Ukip’s candidate in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election due next week

Protests in Romania call for the government to go

Protests in Romania call for the government to go A government decree watering down punishments for corruption has sparked large scale protests with thousands taking to the streets.

Voting suppression in the US while Trump gives "alternative facts"

Voting suppression in the US while Trump gives alternative facts Millions were not allowed to vote in the US presidential elections. There is a long history of rigged elections and voter suppression and it's designed to target the working class.

Millions trapped in poverty as class still divides Britain

Millions trapped in poverty as class still divides Britain Right wing MPs fear falling social mobility could undermine support for the free market system, writes Sadie Robinson

Trade unionists blockade Amazon depot

04 October 2016
Also: LSE cleaners insist they are not second class

Exploitation is just the job in a bosses’ recovery of low pay and zero hours

13 September 2016
More people may be in work but full-time positions are getting harder to find. Behind the figures, Alistair Farrow finds that bosses are making employment work for them—not us

Grammatical terror - don't roll back the clock on education

10 September 2016
Theresa May has confirmed that her Tory government’s first central policy will be to bring back grammar schools. Sadie Robinson talks to people who experienced the much-hated system first time round

What does socialism look like?

23 August 2016
Reforming capitalism is not the same as socialism, argues Sadie Robinson. Another society is possible—but can only come about through a revolution by working class people

Putting our class on the screen - an interview with Tony Garnett

05 July 2016
Tony Garnett, producer of Cathy Come Home, talks to Sadie Robinson about battling BBC bosses, representing working class life and why we need socialist change

Does the left only represent a 'north London clique'?

12 January 2016
Nick Clark takes issue with Labour right wingers’ simplistic and patronising view of what it means to be working class

Disability—produced by profit

12 January 2016
Roddy Slorach’s new book A Very Capitalist Condition puts forward a Marxist analysis of disability. Sadie Robinson looks at how its insights can help activists in the fightback

How does struggle grow?

27 October 2015
The system pushes workers to fight back and struggles can unexpectedly break out—but as Sadie Robinson argues, that doesn’t mean we should simply sit back and wait

Cultural vultures? Anti-racism and cultural appropriation

06 October 2015
Racism distorts culture and produces toxic stereotypes. But Ken Olende warns against throwing out the class solidarity that our rulers fear in opposition to ‘cultural appropriation’

What is class in the 21st century?

11 August 2015
Apparent changes to the way we work can make it seem as if the working class no longer exists. But Joseph Choonara argues that we still have the potential to change the world

Postcapitalism - Will the system die a natural death?

04 August 2015
Journalist Paul Mason's new book claims that a “post-capitalist” world can emerge without the need for a workers’ revolution—but his arguments don’t stack up, argues Dave Sewell

In Loving Memory of Work: Images of the miners’ strike capture a raw class anger

10 March 2015
Beautifully produced new book In Loving Memory of Work records the Great Miners’ Strike through its art, design and photographs, writes TUSC candidate for Barnsley Central Dave Gibson

Ed Miliband has shown he doesn’t get class

25 November 2014
If you want to get a sense of how Ukip’s rise is debasing political debate, you need look no further than the absurd martyrdom of “White Van Man”.

Whatever the election results - resisting austerity can undercut the racists

20 May 2014
Racism has dominated the run-up to the European and local elections in Britain. Anti-racists mobilised as the mainstream media gave maximum publicity to Ukip leader Nigel Farage and his party’s foul views on immigration.

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