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Capitalism will not solve energy squeeze

Capitalism will not solve energy squeeze Energy is what the political economist Simon Bromley called a “strategic commodity”. In other words, a state that controls access to it has power over other states.

Blame the bust system

Blame the bust system Nobody wants to take the blame for fuel shortages, empty shelves and rising prices.

Pandora Papers expose the greed of the system

Pandora Papers expose the greed of the system Billionaires and politicians who claim there’s not enough money for higher pay and public services have been hoarding trillions away in tax havens

Tech can’t replace every worker

Tech can’t replace every worker Amazon’s new cashier-less supermarkets seem to raise a vision of a capitalism without workers. But bosses can’t get rid of us that easily

Workers’ struggle, not parliament is the key

Workers’ struggle, not parliament is the key The Tories’ brutal attacks on working class people are accelerating.

Pandemic plunder leads to record number of billionaires worldwide

Pandemic plunder leads to record number of billionaires worldwide For the first time ever, the world had more than 3,000 billionaires in 2020.

Prioritise people’s energy needs and dump fossil fuels

21 September 2021
Freezing homes, soaring bills and empty shelves are all the Tories and their deadly system can provide for working class people this winter.

Chaos of the market fuelled the gas crisis

20 September 2021
Privatisation and deregulation mean swathes of people could lose their gas supplier—and the people to blame want us to pay

The rise of private equity ­reveals reality of capitalism

13 September 2021
Plundering is enjoying an unprecedented boom. The global value of deals carried out by private equity firms is set to reach $1 trillion (£723 billion) for the first time this year.

Cambo—how the state greases the wheels of profit

28 August 2021
Why do politicians look set to allow a new oil drill off the coast of Scotland?

Climate activists target the city and the system to demand change

27 August 2021
Extinction Rebellion (XR) took its Impossible Rebellion to the financial centre of Britain on Friday.

Will the economy recover from Covid-19?

15 August 2021
As we begin to emerge from lockdown restrictions with companies reopening, Rob Hoveman examines what’s behind the turmoil and if the economy will now bounce back.

Why it’s right to target the City of London over climate change

14 August 2021
Extinction Rebellion is preparing to launch action against the City of London. Nick Clark investigates how the mysterious district finances climate catastrophe as part of its wider service to the bosses' system

Empty shelves—nothing super about the market

31 July 2021
With shelves staying bare and shortages predicted to get worse, Sophie Squire looks at what’s behind the crisis and pins the blame on production for profit

Growing evidence says we’re ‘beyond tipping points’ in climate crisis

29 July 2021
The Earth’s “vital signs” are getting worse because of an “unrelenting business as usual”.

Greensill scandal report does its job and says little

27 July 2021
A report into the disgraced ­financier Lex Greensill’s relations with the government has only mildly criticised former Tory prime minister David Cameron—and handily blamed someone who is dead.

What’s the real value behind the rich’s NFT digital art fad?

24 July 2021
Capitalist financial trickery has hit new lows with the development of NFTs, or “non-fungible tokens”

Protest wants to reclaim pride

20 July 2021
Reclaim Pride is set to go ahead on Saturday to tell Boris Johnson “to stop stalling on LGBT+ rights” and march for LGBT+ liberation.

Genoa—when we made the world’s elite tremble

19 July 2021
Huge anti-capitalist protests in Italy 20 years ago today were a turning point in an anti-capitalist movement that spread across the globe

US imperialism, capitalism and Cuban protests

16 July 2021
The current protests in Cuba have raised arguments. Sophie Squire analyses the nature of Cuban state capitalism, the pressure from the US and today’s revolt.

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