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Letters—Abandoning restrictions in hospitals will be deadly

Letters—Abandoning restrictions in hospitals will be deadly The Tories are now unleashing the “herd immunity” strategy they always wanted as a way of dealing with Covid.

Capitalism leaves no safe spaces for women

Capitalism leaves no safe spaces for women Will safe spaces protect women? It’s an argument that has arisen once again after the murder of Sarah Everard by Met police officer Wayne Couzens.

The Sun rises on Starmer’s appeal to media and bosses

The Sun rises on Starmer’s appeal to media and bosses Labour leader Keir Starmer wants to rub the left’s face in its defeat after his victories at the party’s conference last week.

Now is definitely the best time for James Bond to die

Now is definitely the best time for James Bond to die With the release of the latest film in the James Bond franchise, No Time to Die, Simon Basketter argues that it’s high time we see the sexist spy, and the film series’ reactionary politics, bite the dust

Climate activists are right to block roads

Climate activists are right to block roads The Tories and right wing media have launched huge attacks on the climate action group, Insulate Britain. But Sophie Squire argues that in the face of government inaction and repression it’s right for protests to be disruptive

How capitalism tries to profit from our bodies

How capitalism tries to profit from our bodies The new series of Love Island is launching. Sophie Squire investigates why certain body types are marketed to us, and the pressure to buy into them

Why the cops are corrupt to the core

19 June 2021
The inquiry into the investigations into the murder of Daniel Morgan declared last week that the Metropolitan Police is ‘institutionally corrupt’. Simon Basketter explains why fraud is built into the police

GB News is a joke, but the left can’t sit back and laugh

18 June 2021
Seeking to emulate ‘shock jock’ TV channels in the US, GB News launched last week hoping to find an audience on the angry right. Sophie Squire explains

Morgan verdict as damning ‘as the Macpherson report’

15 June 2021
 The Metropolitan Police is “institutionally corrupt”. That is the condemning conclusion of an eight-year inquiry into a notorious murder case.

The NHS will allow businesses full access to your health data

29 May 2021
NHS England is opening up patients’ medical records for sale to corporations—including Big Pharma. Sam Ord looks at how our data is being collated and shared for reasons of profit

State statisticians lose a whole year’s strike days

18 April 2021
How many workers went on strike in 2020? One good answer might be “not enough”.

Facebook v Australia was a terrible match

02 March 2021
The Australian government argued that Facebook made money from the news stories shared on its platform. So it proposed a law that would force Facebook to pay the Australian publishers who create them.

The social media bosses are not on our side

17 January 2021
With Donald Trump banned from social media Sarah Bates asks what are the implications of such measures for the left

Bosses’ press isn’t free

08 September 2020
When Extinction Rebellion (XR) blockaded the entrances of two printing plants last week, it might not have anticipated the vitriolic response. 

Julian Assange hearing begins

08 September 2020
Julian Assange began his latest fight against extradition to the US in the Old Bailey on Monday.

Extinction Rebellion takes on the right wing media barons

08 September 2020
Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests—which began in London, Manchester and Cardiff last Tuesday—have drawn thousands of people worried about the climate crisis onto the streets.

Journalists strike against attacks on jobs and pay

01 September 2020
Local newspaper journalists in Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands launched a second round of strikes on Tuesday of this week.

Tories protect their own amid allegations of corruption

28 June 2020
It’s not only Dominic Cummings that Boris Johnson has refused to sack. He is also protecting housing secretary Robert Jenrick, despite repeated allegations of what looks like corruption.

Expose smug media hypocrisy

26 May 2020
Dominic Cummings and many of his newfound critics in the mainstream media have far more in common than they like to pretend. 

Media feast on tiny turnouts of right wingers on protests

19 May 2020
Very small numbers of right wing protesters came out last weekend—and achieved massive publicity from the media.

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