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A third of Zimbabweans face a food crisis due to climate change and neoliberalism

A third of Zimbabweans face a food crisis due to climate change and neoliberalism More than five million people in Zimbabwe face hunger or starvation, according to the United Nations (UN).

Unofficial action over pay at North Yorkshire food factory

Unofficial action over pay at North Yorkshire food factory Hundreds of workers at Karro Foods in Maltonstruck unofficially for two days

Can eating less meat stop environmental chaos?

Can eating less meat stop environmental chaos? The meat industry is destructive but changing our diets won’t be enough to save the planet, says Martin Empson

Meadow Foods strikers say, ‘We want more than crumbs’

Meadow Foods strikers say, ‘We want more than crumbs’ Workers at Meadow Foods are fighting over pay.

Plugging a brewing revolt

Plugging a brewing revolt 100 years ago the sale of alcohol was banned in the US. It’s a story of profit-thirsty booze barons, ruling class paranoia and fermenting anger among workers, writes Alistair Farrow

Big food business sells veganism to mask its crimes

Big food business sells veganism to mask its crimes From October, when Christmas apparently begins, capitalists spend a fortune creating a bubble of unreality—worries can wait, cheese and Baileys have no calories.

After TGI Fridays bosses’ retreat, it’s time to fight for everyone

13 November 2018
The Unite union heralded a victory at the TGI Fridays restaurant chain last week.

The truth about food that makes us sick

02 October 2018
Pret A Manger killed a teenage girl.

It's time to burst the bubble of capitalism

22 June 2018
A panic over shortages of carbon dioxide (CO2) is a very good example of the defects of capitalism.

The war on sugar lets food firms off the hook

25 May 2018
It looks like the food industry is winning the first battle in the war over sugar in food. 

LETTERS: We need open borders not single market and ID cards

06 March 2018
Plus, food and capitalism, voting rights and sexism in the media

Overpriced burger chain Beach Blanket Babylon still won’t settle its bill

06 March 2018
Bosses at the Beach Blanket Babylon (BBB) glorified burger chain have been up to their old tricks—not paying workers

Reports round-up: Pro-choice activists set to take on anti-abortionists

14 November 2017
Plus, Kingsmill strike, Pentonville Five celebration and boiler maintenance workers

In brief - stripping state school funding

26 September 2017
Over a third of state schools in England are operating with a cash deficit. The figure was revealed in an answer to a parliamentary question on school finances.

Cheers to a minimum price rise for booze?

25 July 2017
Would a minimum price for alcohol benefit working class people and reduce the harm done by excessive drinking?

Workers at Eat Kitchen relish taste of victory

13 June 2017
A successful campaign for union recognition could inspire others, reports?Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Confronting the restaurant boss who refuses to pay his workers wages

06 June 2017
Watch the embarrassing conversation when Socialist Worker confronts Robert Newmark, a boss refusing to pay what he owes to his workers

Sacked for wanting wages - the reality of workers’ rights under the Tories

16 May 2017
Eleven workers fired by swanky restaurant Beach Blanket Babylon (BBB) in Shoreditch, east London, have been holding nightly protests outside it since management sacked them last week.

Student nurse slams Theresa May’s ‘disgraceful’ food bank comments

02 May 2017
Prime minister Theresa May is running away from questions and callously indifferent to the malign effects of her policies.

Harrods restaurant boss resigns after workers’ successful fight for tips

25 January 2017
Workers at the posh department store Harrods in London celebrated another victory this week.

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