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Trump’s drive to end lockdown is behind growing catastrophe in US

29 June 2020
The death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 128,000 in the US on Monday

A warning from the world—it’s dangerous to open up

29 June 2020
More than half a million people across the world are now known to have died from coronavirus

Richard Horton: the system has failed

26 June 2020
Richard Horton, the longstanding editor of the medical journal The Lancet, is scathing about the establishment’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. He told Socialist Worker why.

Push back by Tories results in more Covid-19 outbreaks in schools

26 June 2020
The number of suspected coronavirus outbreaks in schools nearly doubled last week, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE). The news is a stark warning about how the Tory easing of the lockdown is putting health at risk.

Divides between rich and poor have grown due to pandemic says report

25 June 2020
Hardly noticed by most of the media, a new official report has revealed some of the deep inequalities in British society.

Schools: a revolt is going on against Tory reopening plans

24 June 2020
New figures show the Tories’ drive to push big numbers of children back to school this month is failing.

Virus outbreak after workers’ walkout warning was ignored

23 June 2020
A major outbreak of coronavirus has been confirmed at a food processing plant where workers had walked out unofficially over safety fears.

Fightback can ground major attacks at Heathrow airport

23 June 2020
Important disputes are on at Heathrow Airport Limited, Menzies, and Heathrow Express

Tory Covid-19 moves will mean more death

22 June 2020
The Tories pushed ahead with lifting the lockdown just as the official British death toll rose to over 42,000 and other countries showed signs of another spike.

Structural racism is behind high coronavirus death rate for black and asian people

22 June 2020
A new report has provided further proof of how racism is behind the disproportionate deaths of black and Asian people from coronavirus

Out of work and out of money - how lives are being torn apart by profit system

22 June 2020
Workers are being pushed to make big sacrifices during the lockdown—but things could get much worse as unemployment bites. Tomáš Tengely-Evans spoke to some of those affected, and argues that the crisis shows why we need a different system

‘I miss a normal life’—the workers stuck out at sea

19 June 2020
Lockdown has imprisoned seafarers on ships for months—and they are desperate to leave.

Government abandons Covid-19 tracing app after months of delays

18 June 2020
In a humiliating reversal of policy, the government announced on Thursday that it is abandoning the contact-tracing app which it had said was vital to an effective “test and trace” system

Climate groups warn that environmental destruction will lead to more pandemics

17 June 2020
Environmental destruction lies behind health crises—and sweeping changes will be needed to avoid further pandemics, argued conservation and health leaders

Debt, cutting back on food, endless stress—the reality of life on Universal Credit

17 June 2020
Nearly two thirds of families who receive Universal Credit have been pushed into borrowing money to survive

Chaotic and unsafe school reopening plan could burst the Tories’ bubble

16 June 2020
Secondary schools across England began opening to wider numbers of children on Monday of this week.

Tories push for lockdown end

16 June 2020
The Tories were patting themselves on the back this week—despite the official coronavirus death toll in Britain climbing to over 40,000 and millions of workers facing unemployment. 

Virus tears through poorer countries as fears of a ‘second wave’ grip China

16 June 2020
The global coronavirus crisis is far from over.

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 

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