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Art auction paints a picture of capitalism's warped priorities

Art auction paints a picture of capitalisms warped priorities Some £340 million for a painting by Leonardo da Vinci—and possibly a fake one at that—may seem a touch steep. But it’s a small price to pay for billionaires keen to hide away their cash.

What kind of society could solve the climate crisis?

What kind of society could solve the climate crisis? United Nations talks this month are the latest chapter in our rulers’ failure to deal with climate change. But there are still solutions, argues Dave Sewell

Has the fight against sexual harassment reached a tipping point?

Has the fight against sexual harassment reached a tipping point? Women are speaking out over sexual harassment and a discrimination. Sarah Bates argues it is capitalism’s failure to deliver on its promises of equality, and resistance by women, that lies behind this recharged fightback

Offshore Treasure Island

Offshore Treasure Island The latest leak of dodgy offshore tax documents from a company called Appleby, the Paradise Papers, isn’t just about celebrities dodging taxes—it’s about how capitalism survives, writes Simon Basketter

Tax dodgers are parasites in paradise

Tax dodgers are parasites in paradise Imagine being in a supermarket and seeing wealthy, well-dressed people passing through a special checkout.

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

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

Tax havens show the hypocrisy of the rich

05 November 2017
The Paradise Papers have exposed the secret tax scams of more than 100 multinational corporations, including Apple and Nike. Plus the queen and Tory Lord Ashcroft.

Labour won’t win change by acting ‘respectable’

31 October 2017
As the prospect of government nears, the pressure is on Labour to distance itself from the movement, writes Sadie Robinson

The Troublemaker - Thatcher’s Tories covered up the tainted blood scandal

31 October 2017
Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government had a deliberate policy of refusing to accept any responsibility for allowing contaminated blood to be given to haemophiliacs.

Billionaires are getting even richer

29 October 2017
“It has been a good week for billionaires,” wrote the editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek in the Financial Times on Saturday.

There’s no capitalism without racism

17 October 2017
We have to fight together against Islamophobia, antisemitism and racism. But we also need to confront the capitalist system that produces racism.

Bosses struggle to defend failing system

03 October 2017
Leading Tories are fighting an open battle to defend capitalism. Last week Theresa May hailed the free market as the “greatest agent of collective human progress”.

Theresa May’s desperate free market lies expose Tory fears

28 September 2017
Theresa May is trying to defend capitalism, a system that fails the majority of people on the planet. Speaking today, Thursday, she argued that the free market is the “greatest agent of collective human progress ever created”.

Marx’s masterwork is as relevant as ever

19 September 2017
On 14 September 1867 Karl Marx’s Capital, Volume I, was published in Hamburg.

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

Sierre Leone mudslide death toll is no ‘natural’ disaster

15 August 2017
Landslides and flooding killed hundreds of people in the West African state of Sierra Leone on Monday.

Wages down, prices up—time to fight the Tories' squeeze on our living standards

15 August 2017
The Tories and bosses tried to spin new inflation figures released on Tuesday as good news for workers.

Capital—a vampire at work

12 August 2017
The first volume of Karl Marx’s Capital was published a century and a half ago. Joseph Choonara, author of a new reader’s guide to the work, explains its relevance today

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.

Why does the right hate sex?

04 July 2017
Right wingers have always hated women and LGBT+ people—and it’s all because of the capitalist system that wants to control our sexuality, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

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