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5 September 2018

Capitalism in crisis: news in brief

Short news reports. Bezos wants workers "terrified"; Izzard booted off Labour NEC.

5 September 2018

Tory and Blairite racist policy is behind Windrush fatality

Unions must lead fight against racism: The inquest into the death of Dexter Bristol, a victim of the Windrush generation scandal, has revealed another sorry face of the 'hostile environment' that faces migrant workers

5 September 2018

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another for the rest of us. Lehman Brothers blow-out v workers' debt pile-up; golden chicken wings v McDonald's ads for kids

5 September 2018

Self-harm soars among young: fight the mental health crisis

22% of 14-year-old girls are self-harming. They are more than twice as likely as boys - themselves at an unacceptable 9%

29 August 2018

Trump ally prosecutions

Trump and his government are facing a fresh crisis. First his election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was found guilty of financial crimes including tax and bank fraud. Then his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to breaking election campaign funding laws.

29 August 2018

Working families 50 a week short of paying for kids

Feed your child or heat the house; buy a school uniform or pay the electricity bill - these are the kinds of impossible choices faced by more and more working parents every day

29 August 2018

Nationalise the energy giants to combat global warming

The oldest, thickest, most frozen sea ice in the arctic, to the north of Greenland, remains frozen all year. But this year it has broken away - twice! This has never been seen before.

29 August 2018

Capitalism is a chaotic, irrational system - we need socialist change

On all fronts - from the environment and infrastructure, to jobs and services, to health and wellbeing - this system is failing us. It's no wonder that people are looking for an alternative.

29 August 2018

Them & us

News in brief including John McCain, Wonga and sardine flats

29 August 2018

NHS: Mass fightback is needed

NHS services are showing the strain of cuts, privatisation and insufficient funding.

22 August 2018

Bosses' pay up a fifth while workers' pay falls ...

The average worker would take four lifetimes to earn what the average FTSE 100 chief executive makes in one year.

22 August 2018

Prison crisis: a catastrophe of cuts and privatisation

Birmingham Prison has become the latest in a long line of catastrophic failures of privatisation

22 August 2018

Tories fear housing anger... but offer no solutions

The government's latest policy document on housing is a much-delayed response to mounting anger at the Grenfell Tower fire and the deep housing crisis, with unaffordable homes and increasing number sleeping rough.

22 August 2018

Johnson's burqa outburst highlights racist Tory hypocrisy

Corbyn and unions can halt right populism by leading fight: Boris Johnson's attack on Muslim women who wear the burqa - comparing them to "letterboxes" and "bank robbers" - is a sexist, dehumanising comment, with racism at its root.

22 August 2018

Nationalise rail! Tories out!

Staff and passengers are on same side: Beleaguered commuters learnt on 15 August that they will face yet another increase in rail fares from January.

22 August 2018

Blairites go on saving Tories - boot them all out!

The Tory party's painful breakdown continues, as hardcore neoliberal Remainers like Anna Soubry pull in one direction, and right-wing populists like Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg pull in the other.

21 August 2018

Antisemitism smears against Corbyn are battering ram of the right

Accusations of antisemitism directed at Corbyn have resurged to a fever pitch

20 August 2018

PCS: the real issues at stake

The dispute within the left of Britain's largest civil service union raises key issues for the whole labour movement. Above all, the need for democratic, lay-member control of fighting trade unions.

8 August 2018

Antisemitism slanders against Corbyn

Further comment on the latest attacks on Corbyn will be posted on our website soon; meanwhile here are some links to previous articles

8 August 2018

The fight against Labour's Blairites and TUSC's role now

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition could still play an important role if it is recast for the period ahead


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