22 May 2020

Black and Asian Covid-19 deaths: an indictment of capitalist inequality

The figures for Covid-19 coronavirus deaths broken down by ethnicity caused widespread shock and anger

20 May 2020

Johnson's reckless 'back to school' plans threaten everyone's safety

School workers are in the front line of the government's unsafe back-to-work strategy - but they and parents are organising a huge resistance

20 May 2020

Confidence plummets in Tory strategy for Covid-19


Workers must build workplace and political resistance
Boris Johnson's speech on 10 May was a watershed moment in the Covid-19 crisis

20 May 2020

Universal Basic Income: not a solution to insecurity and poverty under capitalism

None of the schemes with elements of UBI provide a decent level of income

20 May 2020

Furlough cut-off could force millions back to unsafe workplaces

Will my boss starve me back to work this summer? It's a question that might start keeping furloughed workers up at night

20 May 2020

Crisis in council services: Labour must fight or stand aside

A 10 billion financial black hole faces councils, according to a Labour Party report

20 May 2020

Rich get handouts - workers get pay cuts

Make the rich pay for the Covid crisis: Some of the richest people in the country are getting huge government handouts because of coronavirus. Meanwhile, millions are poorer as a result of the economic crisis triggered by the pandemic

19 May 2020

Transport workers and passengers mustn't pay the price

The Tories are trying to force workers back to work

13 May 2020

Pandemic shortages caused by capitalist market - socialist planning is the alternative

With planning, key products like ventilators and PPE should have been easy to provide

13 May 2020

Tories put profit before lives - unions must stand firm on workplace safety

Workplace safety must be under the control of the workplace unions with democratic accountability to members.

12 May 2020

Furlough scheme extended - workers need 100% of wages

Rishi Sunak has announced the government's plans for the furlough scheme, which will be extended until October

11 May 2020

Dispatches from the front: bosses prepare fresh attacks on NHS

As an NHS nurse I was asked by the Socialist to provide a note from the 'front line'

7 May 2020

Social partnership is an attempt to shackle trade unions and prevent industrial action

Rank-and-file trade unionists and the public in Wales will question this 'partnership'

6 May 2020

Homeless left on streets during pandemic

On 29 March, the government told local councils and outreach teams to bring all rough sleepers into accommodation, writes Andrea Gilbert, homelessness worker.

6 May 2020

Bail out the real wealth creators, not the rich

Remember the bank bailout after the 2007-08 crisis? The banks went cap in hand to the taxpayer while their executives continued to receive multimillion-pound bonuses.

6 May 2020

Bosses push to lift lockdown - they only care about profits

This week will mark seven weeks since Britain entered lockdown. It appears that the death rate from Covid-19 is finally starting to fall. Nonetheless, the official number of deaths is now higher than every other European country

6 May 2020

Homes needed to end overcrowding

The revelation that people living in poorer areas of the country are twice as likely to die from Covid-19 as those in affluent areas, according to the Office for National Statistics, will not be a surprise to readers of the Socialist, writes Dave Carr, East London Socialist Party.

6 May 2020

Test and trace: workers need a real plan

Only a national plan and workers' control can guarantee a safe exit from lockdown: There is a growing scientific consensus that successful management of the coronavirus crisis requires a comprehensive plan - combining mass testing, contact tracing and supported isolation of potentially infected individuals, writes Martin Powell-Davies, Socialist Party national committee.

6 May 2020

Them&Us

The vice-president of Amazon has resigned over the sacking of workers who had organised against the company's unsafe working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic


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