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6 September 2017

Tories weak: time for the TUC to act

Trade unions will converge on Brighton this week for this year's annual TUC Congress at the end of a summer which has seen a wave of strikes

6 September 2017

UN slams Tories for disabled rights ruin

Reverse all the cuts now!: A damning UN report has criticised the government's attacks on disabled people in Britain. It states legislation has "failed to recognise living independently and being included in the community as a human right."

6 September 2017

Problem gambling soars by 33%

Tories and Blairites behind 'light touch' industry regulation: The old adage "there's a sucker born every minute" should be updated to every 20 seconds - after Britain's gambling industry was again revealed to be exploiting vulnerable people in order to increase profits

6 September 2017

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including landlords and slums, billionaire profits for rail bosses and fare rises for us and student debt.

31 August 2017

How to help the struggle to change the Labour Party

Rob Sewell's second article in answer to our reply to him on the question of the RMT union's position on affiliation to the Labour Party is simply lamentable, from a Marxist standpoint, writes Peter Taaffe

30 August 2017

Where is Scotland going?

By implementing spending cuts on an unprecedented scale in Scotland, the SNP leadership has begun to be exposed

30 August 2017

Corbyn confirms 1bn for the arts

Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed his May pledge to inject 1 billion into the arts

30 August 2017

Landlord licensing under threat - fight back

Newham's private housing sector is notorious for illegal conversions, overcrowding, unsafe wiring, atrocious fire safety, damp, poor heating and infestation

30 August 2017

May's lies about foreign students exposed

One of Theresa May's racist immigration myths has been exposed

29 August 2017

Reject Starmer's Single Market u-turn

"The Labour Party's announcement that it wants the UK to remain within all the EU's structures ... is the best news to come out of British politics in a long time", said a FT editorial.

23 August 2017

The Single Market: a neoliberal tool of the bosses

Fight for a socialist Brexit: The single market compels privatisation of public services, prohibits nationalisation, and makes it easier for employers to exploit workers in numerous ways

23 August 2017

Amazon tax halves as revenues soar - nationalise now!

Tech giant Amazon paid 50% less tax in the UK this year compared to last year despite the company's turnover rising by 54%

22 August 2017

Coordinate strikes to defeat the Tories

Barts NHS workers on strike, 15.7.17, photo Paul Mattsson

Normally a quiet month for the trade union movement, August has seen a whole number of industrial disputes raging on

9 August 2017

Striking back against poverty pay

What's summer about? Sun, sea and... strike action! Fat cats and their Tory MP mates might be lounging on private beaches, but a strike wave is going to hit them

9 August 2017

Global finance: Are those storm clouds ahead?

Is capitalism reproducing the same conditions that led to the 2007-08 financial crash? In two introductory articles, Ross Saunders looks at the rickety global financial order and Ian Groeber points to the recent Italian bank bailouts to show how the working class continues to pick up the tab for the capitalists' failures.

9 August 2017

40% of England's psychiatric wards are 'unsafe'

Fight for mental health funding: Nearly half of England's mental health units are out of date or unsafe according to healthcare regulator CQC. Thousands were "inadequate" or marked "requires improvement."

8 August 2017

Venezuela shows battle that would be faced by Corbyn government

Queing for basics outside a government run store in Venezuela photo Creative Commons, photo Creative Commons

The Tories and media are trying to conduct a scare campaign, rehearsing the shop-worn theme of 'chaos', linking Jeremy Corbyn to the current turmoil in Venezuela

31 July 2017

Government's tribunal fees defeat

Unison's successful Supreme Court challenge to the government's tribunal fees policy on 26 July is an important victory for workers and the trade union movement.

26 July 2017

Abolish tuition fees and student debt!

Jeremy Corbyn's election pledge to abolish tuition fees was one of the most attractive and popular offers in Labour's manifesto.
His hint that he might also support writing off existing student debt was also warmly received.

26 July 2017

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including bosses' profit, unpaid overtime, shrinking retail products and life expectancy.


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