14 October 2020

Are cooperatives the answer to a failing capitalist system?

It seems all wings of the labour and trade union movement have renewed interest in cooperatives. During Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party, cooperatives were given considerable emphasis

14 October 2020

Even more delay in stopping school transmission?

School staff and parents fear the worst. Public Health England figures show that the highest test-positivity rates are now in the 10-19 age group, but schools are still expected to remain open

14 October 2020

Locked down, hard up - Fight back!


* Work or full pay
* Health before profit

As areas across the country face further lockdown measures there is growing frustration, anger and anxiety.

14 October 2020

Unite votes to cut affiliation fee to Labour

An important step following the defeat of Corbynism in Labour - It should also be the starting point of a broader debate

14 October 2020

"It's not fair" - lockdown students demand free education

A Cardiff member of Socialist Students wrote to the Welsh first minister.

14 October 2020

Nottingham Covid surge caused by Tory mismanagement

Nottingham was the area with the highest number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 as of 10 October. The government has put the city under the 'high' (tier-two) restrictions.

14 October 2020

As school cases soar - is contact tracing 'near breaking point'?

Contact tracer speaks out: reduced follow-up and emergency hiring

14 October 2020

Under the microscope

Coronavirus news in brief.

14 October 2020

National Education Union must launch action now

With growing case numbers in schools for both staff and students, which in turn leads to high numbers isolating, the National Education Union (NEU) urgently needs to make a stand.

14 October 2020

Students not to blame for unsafe uni conditions

Over the last few weeks, the capitalist media has expressed outrage at students and young people holding parties, socialising, or even just queueing in large numbers.

7 October 2020

Worldwide capitalist crisis deepens

A decade ago, following the financial crash, the Financial Times congratulated capitalism for luck that "the left" was "missing in action"

7 October 2020

Massive testing 'glitch' caused by privatised fragmentation

15,841 positive Covid-19 results were mislaid

7 October 2020

Fight for jobs and homes for all - defend the right to asylum

The Tory government has discussed measures to transfer asylum seekers to processing centres in various offshore destinations - including Moldova, Morocco, or even as far as Papua New Guinea or Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, press leaks have shown.

7 October 2020

Tories put profit first: Gambling with our jobs and lives

Roll up, roll up, and place your bets - at the great pandemic wheel of fortune! Red, you win the virus; black, you lose your job. Don't fancy the odds? Too late!

7 October 2020

Under the microscope

Wealthy areas and Tory seats are avoiding local lockdown, according to health officials' emails leaked to the Times

7 October 2020

Contact tracer speaks out: privatised system 'in chaos'

On Saturday 3 October, at 2pm, I got a text from NHS Professionals: "CALL TO ACTION we have an urgent requirement to fill additional shifts this weekend. Please log on to book into shifts."

7 October 2020

Spooks step up surveillance of left

"MI5 confronts terror threat from left-wing extremists," screamed a headline in the Times on 3 October

7 October 2020

Probation Service: 'angry, frustrated' staff need fighting lead

The criminal justice system was already stretched to breaking point before Covid. Massive redundancies have left prisons understaffed, with inexperienced officers dealing with prisoners with complex needs.

30 September 2020

Under the microscope

Low-paid workers can claim a pitiful 500 for compulsory two-week self-isolation from 28 September. Four million will be eligible - but who can afford to self-isolate for 200 less than the minimum wage?

30 September 2020

News in brief

A self-declared dollar billionaire US president pays $750 in federal income tax a year, whereas the average US worker pays $8,196 a year in income taxes. Who says capitalism is unfair?


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