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Sunak’s budget will bring cuts, poverty and unemployment

Sunak’s budget will bring cuts, poverty and unemployment 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.

Bill Gates won’t save us from climate disaster

Bill Gates won’t save us from climate disaster In a new book, Bill Gates claims competition is the solution to climate crises. He shouldn’t be trusted

Is the City losing its financial domination?

Is the City losing its financial domination? Is world history going into reverse? The great historian Fernand Braudel argued that the modern capitalist world economy always has had a city at its centre, starting in the later Middle Ages with Venice.

LETTERS—Give black people ownership of coronavirus vaccinations

LETTERS—Give black people ownership of coronavirus vaccinations Take up of the coronavirus vaccine has been much higher than expected. A quarter of the British adult population is now vaccinated.

GameStop—war on Wall Street or more capitalist profiteering?

GameStop—war on Wall Street or more capitalist profiteering? Fat cats lost out after Reddit users bought up shares in a failing firm, but gambling on the stock market offers nothing to ordinary people, say Isabel Ringrose and Simon Basketter

Jobs slaughter shows up the chaos of capitalism

Jobs slaughter shows up the chaos of capitalism Unemployment figures on Tuesday showed the continuing jobs slaughter.

‘It’s profit over health always’—workers forced into unsafe workplaces speak out

21 January 2021
Coronavirus outbreaks are hitting workplaces every day as the Tories’ latest lockdown fails to keep working class people safe.

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.

Britain’s top bosses grab average worker’s annual pay in under a week

06 January 2021
Bosses of Britain’s biggest companies have taken more in the first three days of this week than their average workers earn in a year

Covid-19 hasn’t stopped capitalism from changing

05 January 2021
For many of us—especially those lucky enough not to have caught Covid-19—the past year has been as if our lives have been put on hold.

Fat cat corporations not even paying the minimum wage

04 January 2021
Corporate giants and firms owned by billionaires have been exposed as not even paying their workers the minimum wage.

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.

Bosses enjoy soaring salaries while workers scrape by on paltry pay, new report shows

17 December 2020
It found bosses at top companies earn on average 100 times that of their lowest-paid workers.

2020—it’s been a year of horror and hope

15 December 2020
This year has seen the horrors that flow from the capitalism system, but it’s also seen mass resistance. Coronavirus dominated the year, exposing and accelerating all the failings that already existed. 

LETTERS—Anti-trans court ruling is an attack on autonomy for all

15 December 2020
A high Court judicial review earlier this month outlawed the use of puberty blockers for young trans people unless they can persuade doctors to go to court on their behalf.

Kensington and Chelsea—a tale of two cities

12 December 2020
In west London, people in poverty live side by side with some of the richest families in Britain. Isabel Ringrose looks at the lives of all the residents living in the shadow of Grenfell Tower

Profits from drought. Bosses speculate on water

08 December 2020
 Capitalism has found an untapped market—speculating on water. For the first time in history, bankers and bosses will be able to bet on future water prices on Wall Street.

The Troublemaker—Rishi Sunak eats at private club while freezing workers’ pay

07 December 2020
Rishi Sunak dined at a lavish, exclusive private club last week after telling around 2 million workers they would see a real-terms pay cut as inflation rises.

Capital, the system and jobs chaos

05 December 2020
Millions of people have been thrown onto the jobs scrapheap this year. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at how the capitalist system uses unemployment

We’re made to pay the price of an ugly system

01 December 2020
The problem isn’t one or two nasty bosses—it’s a system that fails the vast majority

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