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2 June 2021
Dramatic recent events saw a Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania forced to land in Belarus. The military operation has been described as an unprecedented 'hijacking', and has seen European Union
21 April 2021
A further deterioration in relations between the US administration, and its allies, with Putin's regime in Russia has ratcheted-up tensions between the two blocs.
2 May 2018
A Lib Dem wonk has claimed credit for the plastic bag charge - saying all it took was agreeing more attacks on welfare
11 April 2018
Letters to the Socialist's editors including homelessness, economics, Iran, North Korea, hospital cuts, Russia and Universal Credit.
6 September 2017
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."
4 April 2017
Benefit sanctions punish people for being unemployed. That's why Unite Community - a trade union section for unemployed people - organised a national day of action against benefit sanctions on 30 March
16 November 2016
Top judges have ruled against part of the Tories' hated 'bedroom tax' benefit cap.
2 November 2016
Thousands of people have died since the implementation of 'work capability assessments'. This is what the new Ken Loach film 'I, Daniel Blake' is all about. Enough is enough with this inhumane system!
27 January 2016
Skilled steelworkers, recently made redundant, could apparently face punishing benefit sanctions - for refusing to seek low-paid work which doesn't use their skills.
11 November 2015
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Benefit sanctions versus corporate welfare.
2 September 2015
Tory work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has been caught out totally making up quotes. Imaginary people subject to welfare sanctions - punishment by cutting benefits - say it actually helped them.
19 August 2015
25 years since invasion of Kuwait: 25 years ago, Saddam Hussein's Iraq invaded neighbouring Kuwait. Western powers responded with a build-up of forces that led to the Gulf War the next year.
5 August 2015
Between June 2014 and 2015, average private rents in Britain increased by 2.5%, according to the Office for National Statistics.
8 July 2015
Short dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of the bosses and their politicians.
3 June 2015
A Jobseeker's Allowance claimant describes how she was subjected to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) draconian sanctions regime
1 April 2015
Darren, a Jobseeker's Allowance claimant from Leicester, has been sanctioned, without proper justification, following a new DWP pilot scheme involving daily signing at a Jobcentre. Darren explains what happened
25 March 2015
Profits from illness: A Unite union report has revealed that many of the big private healthcare companies aiming to get lucrative contracts from the NHS budget operate through offshore tax havens
4 March 2015
Late for supper: Almost 100,000 children in poor families went hungry last year because of government cuts or sanctions imposed on their parents' benefits
28 January 2015
Millions in the UK are suffering the effects of unemployment. For many it's a daily struggle with a complicated bureaucracy, the effects of poverty and the countless rejections from job applications
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