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Tory government has lied over free school meals for poor children

05 May 2020
Many parents across England have been unable to access vouchers or meals to support children while schools are closed due to the crisis.

Mass protest returns to the streets of Lebanon

04 May 2020
Protests have exploded back onto the streets of Lebanon, as people battled cops and soldiers and set fire to banks over poverty and hardship.

‘Why did Scotland follow Johnson?’ asks new report

04 May 2020
Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party Scottish government are coming under increased attention

Don’t open schools too early, teachers warn

04 May 2020
Tory plans to get parents back to work are unsafe—and totally dishonest

Day of action called for no return to unsafe workplaces

03 May 2020
On 7 May the government will have to decide its next phase of lockdown plans

VE Day—did workers win the peace?

03 May 2020
As we mark 75 years since Victory in Europe Day, Donny Gluckstein looks at the class forces behind the frontline that helped to shape the post-war world

Workers thrown on the scrapheap at Taco Bell store

03 May 2020
A millionaire fast food boss sacked all his workers at a site in Great Yarmouth just as the lockdown began

Homeless people abandoned in a system ‘designed to fail’

02 May 2020
Despite Tory promises to house homeless people, the most vulnerable are left struggling with a situation that’s only getting worse

Virus in prison system puts inmates' lives at risk

01 May 2020
Coronavirus is ripping through prisons, as cruel conditions put tens of thousands of people at risk. 

Letters : We made silence political 

01 May 2020
In Oxfordshire we wanted to make sure that last week’s Workers’ Memorial Day action to remember health and care staff was more than a silent protest.

People forced to food banks as they are ‘swept into destitution’

01 May 2020
Huge numbers of people are being driven to food banks as the coronavirus crisis deepens

Greek workers take to streets to protect lives and jobs from coronavirus crisis

29 April 2020
Hospitality workers in Greece stopped work and protested on Tuesday demanding bosses protect their lives—and their jobs—from the coronavirus outbreak.

Weekly claps for carers can become big protests over coronavirus

28 April 2020
Health workers and campaigners have been raising slogans against the Tories during the weekly Clap for the NHS on Thursdays.

Workplace action must be central to fight 

28 April 2020
Worker's Memorial Day on Tuesday showed there is bitterness and anger among the working class about how people have been treated during this crisis.

Action on Workers’ Memorial Day

28 April 2020
Workers took action on Tuesday to save lives as the Tories’ deadly lies and inaction over coronavirus continue

Support for refugee activists in Australia

28 April 2020
Activists in Australia are resisting attacks on their right to protest

Deaths in custody in France as police target black people

28 April 2020
Five people died after contact with French police imposing lockdown restrictions.

Trump wants speedy and deadly return to work

28 April 2020
Donald Trump is pushing for the US to get back to work as soon as possible

The things they say

28 April 2020
‘There are more important things than living’

Rich learn how to clean their own homes as virus crisis hits

28 April 2020
While some headlines focus on lack of safety kit at work or the rising benefit claims, there’s a hidden group of coronavirus victims—the rich.

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