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Thousands protest in Manchester at the Tory party conference

Thousands protest in Manchester at the Tory party conference  The march, organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity, attracted around 5,000 people including anti-racist, pro-Palestinian and trade union organisations

Workers’ struggle, not parliament is the key

Workers’ struggle, not parliament is the key The Tories’ brutal attacks on working class people are accelerating.

Adults in most deprived areas ‘3.7 times more likely to die’ with Covid-19

Adults in most deprived areas ‘3.7 times more likely to die’ with Covid-19 Class shapes who lives and dies with Covid-19—and who will be hit hardest as restrictions are recklessly lifted.

Time for change after left wins elections for Unison’s national executive

Time for change after left wins elections for Unison’s national executive This result is a reflection of the frustration felt by many Unison members

Nigerian strike takes on job losses and wider issues

Nigerian strike takes on job losses and wider issues A massive five-day strike kicked off on Monday, in Kaduna, a state in the north western region of Nigeria

Vile queen’s speech sets out Tories’ vicious agenda

Vile queen’s speech sets out Tories’ vicious agenda The Queen’s Speech read in parliament on Tuesday unveiled the Tories’ plans for future attacks.

Mental health made worse in pandemic by class and poverty

09 May 2021
Depression and poor mental health have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Sadie Robinson explores a new report that shows how class affects people’s health and lives

Council cuts to services will fail those who rely on them

16 March 2021
Reports suggest that the majority of local councils will impose further cuts. They’re caused by decades of austerity, not Covid-19, argue Sadie Robinson and Charlie Kimber

Sunak’s Tory budget gives away tax cuts to rich and big business

03 March 2021
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget is Tory through and through. He promised a glut of tax cuts and giveaways for bosses and the rich—and threatened austerity for ordinary people in the future.

Tories refuse to accept protest letters from disabled people ahead of budget

03 March 2021
The Tories snubbed some of the most vulnerable people in society ahead of this week’s budget, as they continued to prioritise the rich.

Sunak’s budget will bring cuts, poverty and unemployment

28 February 2021
The Tories are preparing to plunge many more working class people into poverty and despair. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under pressure to keep measures that support ordinary people in this week’s budget.

Scrapping Universal Credit £20 uplift will be ‘huge blow’

15 February 2021
The fight is on to force the Tories to keep the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit (UC).

Why the protests in Russia?

09 February 2021
Huge demonstrations in Russia are a challenge to Vladimir Putin’s regime. They reflect decades of failures by neoliberal and Stalinist regimes—and deserve much better leadership

Budget cuts and Tory failures are to blame for new floods misery

26 January 2021
Floods have caused misery across many parts of Britain as hundreds of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed.

Beware of Biden’s empty promises

19 January 2021
 Joe Biden was set to become US president on Wednesday this week, but don’t think that means ­justice for black people or an end to attacks on workers.

Tories to blame for NHS virus collapse

04 January 2021
Health workers say the NHS is “on the cusp of being overwhelmed” as hospitals struggle to cope with the surge in coronavirus cases.

Billionaires and corporations owe workers millions in unpaid wages

31 December 2020
Corporate giants and firms owned by billionaires have been exposed as not even paying their workers the minimum wage.

New report proves inequality has made the pandemic worse 

18 December 2020
Austerity and racism combined with Covid-19 to cause many thousands of deaths, says a health expert’s new analysis. Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates

‘It’s important they know we won’t go away’—Grenfell activists speak out at Downing Street

15 December 2020
Monday marked three and a half years since the Grenfell Tower fire. A speak out took place outside Downing Street to remember the 72 victims.

Majority of teachers have worked in a school with homeless children

19 November 2020
Over half of teachers in Britain have worked at a school with children who were or became homeless in the past three years, according to a new study.

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