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Coronavirus crisis is a big blow to neoliberalism

24 March 2020
If you want a sense of how bad the crisis is, just look at Boris Johnson’s face

Tory wages plan subsidises the bosses—not workers

23 March 2020
Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a scheme to subsidise wages that was hailed as a total transformation in policy. But the details showed that it’s far less generous than it might have seemed

‘Just in time’ production for profit to blame for empty supermarket shelves

23 March 2020
The Tories are trying to deflect blame for food shortages at supermarkets onto ordinary people.

No care for ill or infirm people under Tory corona plans

23 March 2020
The government has said that around 1.5 million people in England are in so much danger due to coronavirus they must “take themselves out of society”.

Never mind the coronavirus, what about the bottom line?

23 March 2020
Never mind the coronavirus, what about the bottom line?

Horror for refugees as conditions make coronavirus more deadly

23 March 2020
In Greece overcrowded refugee camps on islands in the Aegean sea have been put on lockdown.

‘Profit, profit, profit’—how Tony Blair helped destroy our capacity to test for coronavirus

21 March 2020
Why has Britain tested so few people for coronavirus?

Corona crisis shows need to break from chaos of capitalism

21 March 2020
A society based on democratic planning could meet the needs of everyone and boost innovation. Socialist Worker looks at how ordinary people could reshape our world

Anxious, exhausted and angry—health workers speak out

20 March 2020
The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the dire state of Britain’s underfunded NHS. Health workers battling the virus spoke to Socialist Worker about the harsh reality of being on the frontline

State support for wages shows scale of crisis, but don’t stop fighting

20 March 2020
The Tories were forced to unveil measures “unprecedented in the history of the British state” on Friday.

Walkout at ten south London libraries over coronavirus safety

20 March 2020
Lambeth library workers said they were angry at managers' lack of action

LETTERS—We need to fight to bail out people, not rich businesses

20 March 2020
I’ve helped to set up a mutual aid group in Mile End, east London. We’ve distributed leaflets telling people how to access help at food banks, mosques, churches and charities. 

Fear and uncertainty for workers who can’t stay home in ghost town Britain

20 March 2020
Parts of Britain look increasingly like a ghost town after the government advised workers to work from home where possible.

Boris Johnson plans power grab for cops and border guards amid coronavirus crisis

18 March 2020
The Tories plan to grab more powers for the police and immigration officials under the guise of tackling the coronavirus crisis.

Workers’ action wins safety demands over coronavirus

18 March 2020
More trade unionists are organising in their workplaces to protect people from coronavirus.

Even in the coronavirus crisis, we’ll keep up the fight

17 March 2020
When there is a social and economic crisis, socialists call for mass collective action. We say take to the streets, gather in meetings and hold rallies.

Organise for alternative to Tories’ shutdown

17 March 2020
There are no “market?based solutions” to saving hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people’s lives from coronavirus. We have to suspend capitalism.

It’s right to be this afraid

17 March 2020
Coronavirus, climate catastrophe and nuclear war make us feel existential dread about the future of the world. But there is an emergency brake says Simon Basketter

Coronavirus round up: Profiteering rich look for handouts as they slash jobs

17 March 2020
Bosses want to cash in from the coronavirus crisis. Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic demanded “emergency credit facilities to a value of £5 billion to £7.5 billion”.

Tories lurch from chaos to crisis to help bosses

17 March 2020
Boris Johnson signalled a shift in the Tories’ approach to coronavirus on Monday. It follows growing anger at the government response. But the Tories are still putting ordinary people at risk.

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