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Who is really running Britain?

Who is really running Britain? The Dominic Cummings affair has exposed how far the Tories will go to protect unelected advisers. Nick Clark looks at what the scandal says about how society is run

Workers rush into trade unions to fight profit-hungry bosses

Workers rush into trade unions to fight profit-hungry bosses There’s good news—the number of British workers in trade union members rose last year by 91,000 to 6.44 million.

Winners and losers in Covid-19 Britain

Winners and losers in Covid-19 Britain We are not “all in this together”. Covid-19 is not some great equaliser that brings everyone together, but rather a crisis that is deepening the fissures in an already unequal society.

Why the world is unequal

Why the world is unequal The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the grotesque inequalities between rich and poor countries

A system of waste and rot

A system of waste and rot More than 250 million people face food uncertainty by the end of this year, while producers are destroying food on an extraordinary scale

Marxism in an age of catastrophe - capitalism created an era of plagues

Marxism in an age of catastrophe - capitalism created an era of plagues We live in an era of plagues because of capitalist development, argues socialist author Mike Davis.

Viruses and the sick system that destroys our environment

11 April 2020
Pandemics and viral outbreaks aren’t an accident of nature. Fresh research confirms how tearing up animals’ natural habitats and intensive farming are to blame, writes Sadie Robinson

Tories and their backers are in the money thanks to virus

07 April 2020
 Jacob Rees-Mogg—remember him?—will be cashing in on the coronavirus crisis.

‘Working in danger because of profit’

05 April 2020
Sadie Robinson investigates how the Tories’ response to coronavirus is wreaking havoc on millions of workers’ lives—and how the bosses are taking advantage

Never mind the coronavirus, what about the bottom line?

23 March 2020
Never mind the coronavirus, what about the bottom line?

It’s right to be this afraid

17 March 2020
Coronavirus, climate catastrophe and nuclear war make us feel existential dread about the future of the world. But there is an emergency brake says Simon Basketter

Rulers want to cure capitalism of virus

17 March 2020
We’ve already learned two important things in the Covid-19 crisis. The first is that the future is here.

Workers must not pay for the corona crash

10 March 2020
Bosses must not be allowed to make ordinary people pay for coronavirus or the chaos in the financial markets.

Boris Johnson’s mate got £1.4 million of your cash

10 March 2020
A firm run by Boris Johnson’s tennis partner is being paid £1.4 million of government cash to help officials “network” rich people.

Rhetoric from the rich masks a rotten system

21 January 2020
Billionaire bosses, politicians and celebrities descended on Davos in Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF).

Politicians and billionaires strike dodgy deals at Davos

20 January 2020
Billionaire bosses, politicians and celebrities descended on Davos in Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF).

Billionaires get richer

14 January 2020
The world’s 500 wealthiest people added £1,000 billion to their wealth last year

Capitalism causes war and climate crises

07 January 2020
Wildfires, floods and the threat of war ushered in 2020

World leaders are floating on a sea of climate lies

26 November 2019
As governments prepare for COP 2019 global gathering, Sarah Bates analyses the climate talks

Money going to shareholders has gone up six times faster than wages

14 November 2019
Payouts to shareholders in major firms rose over six times faster than wages between 2014 and 2018, says new research.

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