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Do the election results mean that class is dead?

Do the election results mean that class is dead? Elections in Britain last week have led to announcements of the death of class and the end of a clear divide between “left and right”.

Government’s Sewell report denies systematic racism

Government’s Sewell report denies systematic racism “If the report had been intended to help address racism in Britain, it must surely be written off as a disaster.”

The real link between racism and class

The real link between racism and class The Report of the Sewell Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities may look a mess. But it’s a calculated political hit. It aims to erase the concept of institutional racism.

Key issues in the fight against the police bill

Key issues in the fight against the police bill With protests growing around Britain, Isabel Ringrose looks at what’s at stake—and what we can do

Poor twice as likely to die from virus as business booms for the bosses

Poor twice as likely to die from virus as business booms for the bosses Class and wealth shapes who lives and who dies from coronavirus.

Class isn’t just oppression—it’s the power to fight back

Class isn’t just oppression—it’s the power to fight back Union leaders agreed to define class as a form of discrimination. But it’s not just another oppression, argues Sadie Robinson

Class was the key for Erik Olin Wright

29 January 2019
The Marxist sociologist Erik Olin Wright died of leukaemia last week. He was 71 years old.

Early deaths for the poor—shame of Tory Britain

31 July 2018
Poverty shapes every aspect of our lives—as a BBC documentary highlighted this week.

Staring reality in the face

28 May 2018
The working class movement is not in rude health. But, argues Simon Basketter, change can happen quickly. Socialists must be ready when it does and start organising now

The lesson of the KFC cock up

20 February 2018
A supply-chain cock up at KFC fast food stores left bosses in a flap

Karl Marx showed why workers have the power to change the world

15 January 2018
This year marks 200 years since Karl Marx’s birth. Sadie Robinson explains why workers are central in the first of an occasional series

Poverty report finds millions suffer hardship

05 December 2017
Tory rule has increased the number of children, pensioners and workers who live in poverty—reversing a long-term decline.

What are the odds of that? The Tories are in the pockets of the gambling bosses

06 November 2017
A report on fixed odds betting terminals is completely toothless in the face of big bookies—and refuses to admit that poverty causes problem gambling, argues Sarah Bates

No is not enough—but we need more than ideas to change society

01 September 2017
Naomi Klein’s vision of how to win change only gets half way there

Fat cats rake it in—make them pay out

08 August 2017
Some newspapers last week reported that Britain’s top bosses have suffered a 17 percent pay cut. The real news is that the gap between bosses’ and workers’ wages is growing.

Low paid workers would take 316 years to earn the average fat cat's annual salary

03 August 2017
A worker earning the average wage in Britain of £28,000 a year would take 160 years to earn what the average company chief executive earns in one year.

‘Worker status’ is not good enough

11 July 2017
The Taylor Review was brought about by challenges by workers in bogus self-employment. But there’s a danger that the result will serve the bosses.

Class—not age—is the key divide in Britain

20 June 2017
Are workers the most conservative? Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues the election results tell a different story

LETTERS: ‘Get rid of the dross’—What the Tories think of young working class women

06 June 2017
More than three years ago the government approved a group of leading employers to develop standards for entry onto apprenticeships in the early years sector. I was on the group.

There’s no such thing as national interest

30 May 2017
Theresa May's claims to represent us all are a lie to cover up the class divide

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