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

Money going to shareholders has gone up six times faster than wages Payouts to shareholders in major firms rose over six times faster than wages between 2014 and 2018, says new research.

As 2,000 join the ranks of the super-rich – we need to change the system

As 2,000 join the ranks of the super-rich – we need to change the system Another 2,000 people joined the global ranks of the ultra-rich last year with personal “investable” wealth of more than £24 million. That figure does not include their holdings in property and other fixed assets.

Climate denial is tip of iceberg at United Nations summit

Climate denial is tip of iceberg at United Nations summit When Greta Thunberg blasted world leaders at the United Nations (UN), she spoke for millions who are angry at their inaction on climate change.

Class isn’t just oppression—it’s the power to fight back

Class isn’t just oppression—it’s the power to fight back Union leaders agreed to define class as a form of discrimination. But it’s not just another oppression, argues Sadie Robinson

Revolt to save the planet

Revolt to save the planet As the climate movement intensifies, Sarah Bates says a new book by activist and author Naomi Klein raises serious questions about what action can win a sustainable world

The Troublemaker—The rich fiddle the figures to get out of paying their taxes

The Troublemaker—The rich fiddle the figures to get out of paying their taxes The super-rich are inventing investments to avoid paying taxes.

Economic slowdown shows up the weakness of the system

13 August 2019
Britain’s economy contracted for the first time in seven years during the second quarter of 2019.

Love Island—how our bodies are sold to us

23 July 2019
Capitalism robs us of our individuality and then attempts to sell a pale imitation of it back to us in a sick bid to profit off the insecurities class society produces, writes Sarah Bates

The IMF - a brutal loan shark for capital

09 July 2019
Pakistan’s government has raised gas prices by 200 percent less than a year after it was elected promising to “eradicate poverty”.

Fight the climate crisis and organise a socialist revolution

02 July 2019
In 2019 it is more urgent than ever that we fight for socialism.

How the toxic toffs still rule over us

25 June 2019
A new report from The Sutton Trust this week showed that 39 percent of the Tory cabinet were privately educated. Just 7 percent of the population as a whole go through the same system.

City bosses fear crisis as Woodford investment fund falters

08 June 2019
The near-collapse of an investment fund is sending shudders through the City of London - but it could also affect ordinary people

How the way was cleared for capitalism in Scotland

30 May 2019
A new book by Tom Devine offers a fresh interpretation of how capitalism was established in Scotland. He spoke to Charlie Kimber

Britain, the ‘world’s greatest enabler’ of corporate tax avoidance

28 May 2019
The government is ruthlessly tough on any suspicion of benefit “fiddling”. But it encourages the incomparably greater tax scams of the powerful.

Can growth be good?

21 May 2019
Growth is central to capitalism, but the expansion of production can be organised to protect people and the planet if it is coupled with radical change, argues Simon Basketter

The lethal logic of profit

09 April 2019
Aeroplane firm Boeing admitted last week that its faulty planes are to blame for deadly crashes.

Get rid of bonuses, and the whole system - leave the rich nothing

26 March 2019
MPs want firms to cut bosses’ bonuses—because they fear the payouts will turn people against capitalism.

Why capitalism can’t solve the climate crisis

26 March 2019
This year has seen the birth of a militant new climate movement on the streets.

What is socialism and can it work?

12 March 2019
As thousands take to the streets to fight for climate action and against racism, Tomáš Tengely-Evans and Alistair Farrow look at what kind of society can fight the injustices of capitalism

Scrap capitalism to save the planet

12 February 2019
Two reports this week spelled out the scale of the threat posed by climate change. They follow decades of similar warnings.

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