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Coronavirus


Tories try to hide truth behind death rate for black and minority ethnic people

15 June 2020
Racism and social inequality has contributed to the higher death rates from coronavirus among black and Asian people

Homeless people turfed out as Covid-19 support ends

12 June 2020
The Tory government promised to help care for homeless people during the  pandemic. But now the measures adopted are ending, writes Sadie Robinson 

Pregnant women and new mothers hit hard by coronavirus crisis

11 June 2020
Pregnant women and women who have recently had children are facing intensified discrimination during the coronavirus crisis.

Ten million could soon be stuck waiting for NHS care

10 June 2020
Health bosses fear the Covid-19 crisis could see the number of people waiting for NHS treatment double to ten million by the end of the year.

Residents pay more for failed care + new threats to homeless people

09 June 2020
Coronavirus has ripped through adult social care.

Action needed over rail safety threats

09 June 2020
Transport workers are gearing up for huge battles across the network, as the Tories try to fill buses and trains to reopen the economy.

Protesters rally around call to defund the police

08 June 2020
Across protests in the US a furious call is going out to “defund the police”. 

Scummy Serco takes test contract

08 June 2020
Outsourcing giant Serco has been handed a multimillion pound contract to manage the coronavirus test and trace. 

Tories in trouble as confidence in coronavirus strategy plummets

07 June 2020
The Tories want to force a wider return to work and to push more children into schools—just as damning evidence of their failures grows. 

Brazil’s murderous cops add to toll of coronavirus

06 June 2020
Police in Rio de Janeiro killed 177 people in April alone

Letters—We have to say her name as well—it was Breonna Taylor 

05 June 2020
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has shaken the US and large parts of the world to its core.

Tories doctor report over black and Asian virus deaths

03 June 2020
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in England are up to twice as likely to die of coronavirus as their white counterparts, according to an official report published on Tuesday. 

It is right to protest at school openings

02 June 2020
Millions of parents faced an agonising choice this week of whether to send their children back to school. The Tories wanted primary school children in reception, year 1 and year 6 to start returning from Monday of this week.

Keep up fight on schools return

02 June 2020
The Tory plan to get many more children back into schools on 1 June has failed. It’s a significant setback for them—but the battle is far from over.

US revolt against a racist system must spread

02 June 2020
The United States has erupted into historic scenes of resistance in the last week. It has transformed the political landscape as huge protests—often led by young, black people—have risen up against the violence and hatred suffered at the hands of the racist police force.

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals

01 June 2020
In the face of a union campaign and mounting public pressure, Derbyshire county council last week announced a reversal of plans to close seven care homes in the county.

Blackburn and Coventry college workers face a battle over job cuts

01 June 2020
The UCU union has denounced a plan by bosses at Blackburn College to slash jobs while giving top managers more money.

Rail strike call over plan for ‘volunteers’

01 June 2020
The government has revealed an outrageous plan to use volunteers on the rail network, and unions have responded with a threat of strikes.

Outrage at south London incident

01 June 2020
Anti-racists in south east London were set to protest on Wednesday of this week after footage showed a woman shouting, “I can’t breathe” as she was restrained by police in Lewisham.

Trump banks on racial polarisation

01 June 2020
The protests against the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police are swelling into an uprising of national proportions.

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