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Billionaires are still cashing in on the Coronavirus crisis

Billionaires are still cashing in on the Coronavirus crisis “Pandemic be damned”. That’s the message from Forbes, which calls itself “the defining voice of ­entrepreneurial capitalism.”

Super-rich ‘doing better than ever’ during pandemic

Super-rich ‘doing better than ever’ during pandemic Ordinary people in the US face rampant coronavirus, mass unemployment, and reduced wages. But for those at the top it’s boom time

Put people before profit to protect us from coronavirus

Put people before profit to protect us from coronavirus The bosses and their backers are screaming for a return to “business as usual”. They say if we don’t accept this, we will be stuck with lockdown measures that get in the way of profits—known as “the economy”.

This is a crisis of capitalism, not virus lockdowns

This is a crisis of capitalism, not virus lockdowns As millions of people fear for their jobs, bankers and bosses celebrated a bonanza on the stock market.

Trespass, capitalism and land

Trespass, capitalism and land Simon Basketter looks at a new book examining how the rich have stolen huge swathes of public land—and passed centuries of laws keep everybody else out

‘We’ve been thrown on the scrap heap by the Tories’

‘We’ve been thrown on the scrap heap by the Tories’ Workers facing poverty, unemployment and insecurity told Sadie Robinson why they feel they have been completely abandoned by their bosses and the government

Who is really running Britain?

29 May 2020
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

28 May 2020
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

25 May 2020
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

24 May 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the grotesque inequalities between rich and poor countries

A system of waste and rot

24 April 2020
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

18 April 2020
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.

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