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4 March 2020

A socialist response to the Coronavirus crisis

As new coronavirus infections gather pace - in Britain and around the world - Boris Johnson claims the country is "well-prepared with a fantastic NHS." Who's he kidding?

26 February 2020

This is the BBC: fight the cuts - and the capitalist media

The BBC plans to scrap over 500 news jobs.Targets include reductions at Newsnight and 5 Live, but cutbacks will hit the whole division.

26 February 2020

Austerity kills


Thieving cuts to incomes and services mean workers are dying younger and suffering sickness for longer. Austerity is killing us.
Meanwhile, since the world financial crash, the wealth of the super-rich has expanded like a monstrous tumour.

26 February 2020

Weinstein found guilty

A jury in New York City found Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape and sexual assault on 24 February. More trials are ahead for the multimillionaire film producer.

26 February 2020

Bezos gives $10bn for climate - nationalise the rest!

A $10 billion 'Bezos Earth Fund' is the biggest 'giveaway' yet by owner of Amazon and world's richest man Jeff Bezos.

26 February 2020

Average wages recover to pre-crisis levels - but we're still over a decade behind

Average wage levels in the UK have, for the first time, recovered to the level they were at before the financial crisis.

26 February 2020

Immigration: For a system that meets the needs of the majority, not a rich elite

There has been a lot of controversy in the capitalist media about the Tory government's proposed 'points based' immigration system

21 February 2020

Preparing for the post-Corbyn era

The cover of Socialism Today issue 236

Just two months after the general election the simmering divisions within the Tory party bubbled back to the surface

19 February 2020

Couldn't pay, wouldn't pay, didn't pay: the battle to defeat the poll tax

30 years ago the historic struggle against the hated poll tax was reaching its peak.

19 February 2020

Cuts and climate change cause floods

Two storms in a week brought some of the worst floods in living memory, killing at least five people and damaging thousands of homes.
Big business didn't send the rain. But the distorted priorities of the profit-obsessed capitalist system are to blame for the misery that ordinary people must endure because of it.

19 February 2020

Javid's departure foreshadows deeper Tory divisions

Boris Johnson's "peoples' government" lasted as long as his first cabinet reshuffle

19 February 2020

Labour Party and trans rights

The Labour Campaign for Trans Rights has intervened in the party's leadership contest, calling on candidates to back its 12-point pledge

12 February 2020

Streatham attack: Johnson's bill can't stop terror

"It's only February and this has already happened." The response from Becky Smyths, a resident of Streatham where terrorist stabbings took place on 2 February.

12 February 2020

How to resist Tory attacks on local communities

One of the reasons why Labour lost seats in the North and Midlands in the general election was because Labour councils have carried out ten years of Tory government cuts.

12 February 2020

Trade unions - new decade, new challenges

The unions and their members are facing serious challenges - not least a Boris Johnson-led Tory government with a working majority.

12 February 2020

Council houses - not private property developers

To the big number of Londoners forced to fight to save their homes and their local environment from private property developers, London mayor Sadiq Khan's 'London Plan' is notorious.

12 February 2020

Cuts councillors are the real problem

The attention-seeking, right-wing Labour leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes, described by the Guardian as "the leader of Labour's 6,600-strong army of councillors", has attacked Corbyn for being out of touch with Labour voters and disregarding local councillors' experiences.

12 February 2020

NHS debt so high it can't be repaid - so don't pay it!

Cuts and privatisation mean NHS trusts now have debts so high they might never be repaid, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).

12 February 2020

Unnecessary surgery scandal shows need for democratic control of NHS

It is shocking that a doctor, breast surgeon Ian Paterson, subjected more than 1,000 patients, mainly women, to unnecessary and damaging operations over 14 years.

12 February 2020

NHS: Fight for full funding!

The working class of Rhondda Cynon Taff will be on the march on Saturday 15 February to stop the closure or partial closure of their A&E department in Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Hundreds have attended meetings and lobbies across the area.


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