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Universal Credit claimants living in poverty during pandemic

11 November 2020
A TUC report, published this week, looked at the impact of forcing new Universal Credit claimants to wait five weeks for their first payment.

Homelessness crisis is deepening further during virus chaos 

10 November 2020
Eviction bans and a government scheme claiming to house homeless people during the pandemic are failing ordinary people.

Big Pharma to cash in on new Covid-19 vaccine

10 November 2020
Covid-19 isn’t over, but news of a seemingly successful vaccine trial has prompted a flurry of hope that an end may be in sight. But control by private firms will be disastrous.

Schools are major spreaders of coronavirus—but Tories keep them open

09 November 2020
The Tories are risking lives by keeping schools and colleges open—and are undermining the latest coronavirus lockdown.

Avoidable coronavirus spike means hospitals will have to limit services

09 November 2020
Routine NHS care is being delayed in an attempt to cope with the devastating second Covid-19 spike.

The Tories backtrack after school meals theft

09 November 2020
After weeks of insisting that the meals would only be provided in term time, the government has said it will provide them during holidays too.

LETTERS—Time to tear down the jails

06 November 2020
One of my young family members was in prison a while ago. During our visit we were treated like prisoners ourselves—made to wait endlessly in the shabby, dirty facilities.

Students tear down fencing at Manchester campus as rage boils at lockdown treatment

06 November 2020
Students say they have been treated with contempt by the authorities during the pandemic

Jobs still at risk despite furlough extension

05 November 2020
Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended across Britain until the end of March.

‘We’re learning that our power is stronger together‘ —Activists in the US speak out

03 November 2020
As millions of people submit their votes in the US presidential election, Socialist Worker spoke to activists about the election and how to win real change

Teachers’ strikes and student blockades in France over lack of virus safety in schools

03 November 2020
Thousands of teachers struck across France on Monday and Tuesday in protest at the lack of coronavirus safety in schools.

Education workers demand schools close during lockdown, and discuss how to make it happen

01 November 2020
The Tory plan leaves schools, colleges and universities – major sources of virus transmission – open

People Before Profit campaigners demand more jobs protection for workers

31 October 2020
Hundreds of people joined an online rally and physical protests against the “job loss nightmare” on Halloween.

Panicked Tories announce lockdown - but it is too little, too late

31 October 2020
The Tories announced a month-long national lockdown across England on Saturday as their coronavirus policies degenerated further into fatal chaos

LETTERS—Gardner’s occupation drove others to fight Thatcherism

30 October 2020
The occupation of the Gardner’s factory 40 years ago was an inspiration to many workplaces.

Young workers speak out—‘The Tories don’t care about us’

30 October 2020
The economic impact of the pandemic has devastated millions of workers’ lives across Britain.

Coronavirus round-up - Paper claims older people were sacrificed in first wave

27 October 2020
Older people were excluded from receiving lifesaving care at the height of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the spring, the Sunday Times newspaper has claimed. 

Solidarity not charity is answer to Tory cruelty

27 October 2020
The Tories’ refusal to give free school meals to children in the holidays has seen an outpouring of support for poor children from ordinary people.

Systematic racism is to blame for black and Asian coronavirus deaths

27 October 2020
Coronavirus has “thrived on” systematic racism—and more black people will “unnecessarily die” unless there’s urgent action.

Joe Biden can’t contain the deep bitterness that exists in the US

26 October 2020
It was one of Bill Clinton’s advisers who coined the slogan, “It’s the Economy Stupid!” But this has been Donald Trump’s recipe for getting re-elected.

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