By Jeremy Dewar Workers in Britain are being hit by a triple whammy this month: inflation heading towards 5%; a £20 cut to Universal Credit, hitting the unemployed and worst paid workers; and the ending of furlough for 1 million workers, throwing hundreds of thousands out the door. These are not ‘temporary blips’ that will […]
By Chris Clough One hundred years ago, a five-day bloody battle raged in the US. A million rounds of ammunition were fired, and planes flew overhead dropping bombs and poison gas. This battle, the largest since the Civil War, is rarely mentioned in the history books and the centenary passed by without most politicians even […]
By Jaqueline Katherina Singh (Berlin) The Social Democrats (SPD), led by Olaf Scholz, topped the polls with 25.7% in the German general election on 26 September and will take the first shot at forming a coalition government. Negotiations are likely to last till Christmas. Over the preceding year both the conservatives (CDU/CSU) and the Greens […]
By Marcus Otono (Nashville, Tennessee) Texas has become the testing ground for a new approach to the nearly 50 year-long battle over abortion rights in the United States. A new law took effect on 1 September which prohibits terminations after the detection of a foetal heartbeat, around six weeks into a pregnancy. There are no […]
By Chris Clough The world’s eyes will be fixed on the COP26 governmental conference on climate change in Glasgow from 1 to 12 November. But in truth little will be ‘negotiated’ there as most, if not all the fundamental points have been agreed in advance. And it is clear that the ‘big players’ – the […]
By Reginald Banks The Tories have fired an initial salvo at the working class in the battle over who is to pay for the pandemic. The new ‘health and social care levy’, which cleared all of its Commons stages in a single day, will raise national insurance rates by 1.25% to their highest level ever […]
By Alex Rutherford The Aukus security pact between Australia, the UK and the US represents one of the most dramatic moves yet taken by the United States to counter the threat to its interests posed by its largest imperialist rival, China. It also represents a brutal snub to France and by extension to the European […]
Despite a career of abuse, cover-up and racism, Cressida Dick will be reappointed as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
Only a rapid and radical economic transformation can save us from climate disaster.
Jeremy Dewar reviews The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain by Ron Ramdin
Under threat of outsourcing, 550 Unite members at GKN’s plant in Erdington vote to strike.
Remember the old slogan - "with the union leaders where possible, without them where necessary".
Berliners vote to approve the expropriation of all landlords with more than 3,000 properties.
The pandemic revealed just how much British capitalism relies upon transport workers
Editorial October 2021, No. 387
Two trade unions have called on Uber drivers to stop work.