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One year on - the Grenfell Tower fire is a symbol of a world built for the rich

12 June 2018
The fire at Grenfell Tower is a symbol of decades of attacks on working class people.

Privatisers hand shareholders millions, but ex-Carillion workers’ jobs are on the brink

16 April 2018
Companies handed public services by successive governments have given increasing amounts of cash to shareholders, a new survey shows.

Challenging the bosses’ system is not antisemitism

31 March 2018
Is saying that the bankers are to blame for problems in society veering towards an attack on Jews?

A system of alienated labour means misery for workers

13 March 2018
Alistair Farrow looks at how capitalism alienates workers from their labour, other workers and the world around us

Big firms pay lower rate of tax than before the recession

11 March 2018
Major multinationals are paying significantly lower tax rates than before the 2008 financial crisis. Yet taxes on workers have increased.

Strikes show workers have power to change society

06 March 2018
Strikes aren’t just another form of protest. They are our most powerful weapon against the bosses

Bosses drive us to death

13 February 2018
DPD driver Don Lane’s death shows the human cost of bosses’ decisions.

Marx’s explanation of why capitalism goes into crisis

12 February 2018
This year marks 200 years since Karl Marx’s birth. Sadie Robinson looks at his analysis of what lies behind economic crises.

Games of the stock market

09 February 2018
Last week's fall in financial markets shows up the volatility of the system and Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at how investors will treat anything as a commodity to be gambled

The rich business - why competition makes ‘ethical capitalism’ an impossibility

28 January 2018
Bosses fear a backlash at rising inequality. And so they should, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans—their system is to blame

Global elite wallow in wealth at Davos summit

23 January 2018
Bosses, politicians and celebrities descended on Davos in Switzerland this week for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Richest 1 percent took 80 percent of wealth created globally last year

22 January 2018
July 2016 to July 2017 saw the sharpest increase in the number of billionaires ever recorded, says the Oxfam charity

Symptom of a sick society

02 January 2018
If you’re experiencing mental distress, the problem might be capitalism. A new book by Iain Ferguson looks at the struggles around mental health, writes Sarah Bates

Super rich grab over quarter of wealth created since 1980

14 December 2017
A tiny group of the super rich have seized vast portions of new wealth created in the last 35 years, fuelling a big increase in inequality.

‘This is no time to retreat’ - an interview with Kim Moody

12 December 2017
Do workers still have power to fight the bosses—and if so, how can they use it? Author Kim Moody spoke to Charlie Kimber about his new book on the potential for resistance

Art auction paints a picture of capitalism's warped priorities

16 November 2017
Some £340 million for a painting by Leonardo da Vinci—and possibly a fake one at that—may seem a touch steep. But it’s a small price to pay for billionaires keen to hide away their cash.

What kind of society could solve the climate crisis?

12 November 2017
United Nations talks this month are the latest chapter in our rulers’ failure to deal with climate change. But there are still solutions, argues Dave Sewell

Has the fight against sexual harassment reached a tipping point?

11 November 2017
Women are speaking out over sexual harassment and a discrimination. Sarah Bates argues it is capitalism’s failure to deliver on its promises of equality, and resistance by women, that lies behind this recharged fightback

Offshore Treasure Island

10 November 2017
The latest leak of dodgy offshore tax documents from a company called Appleby, the Paradise Papers, isn’t just about celebrities dodging taxes—it’s about how capitalism survives, writes Simon Basketter

Tax dodgers are parasites in paradise

07 November 2017
Imagine being in a supermarket and seeing wealthy, well-dressed people passing through a special checkout.

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