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16 June 2021

Make vaccine technology public, nationalise big-pharma

G7 vaccine promises fall short: G7 leaders have pledged to donate 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine to poorer countries by the end of 2022. Boris Johnson's Tory government, for its part, has pledged 100 million doses.

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17 February 2021

Cryptocurrency bubble: Insanity of capitalism

Low interest rates and the declining profit margins of capitalist production have pushed speculators to find new areas to invest their capital. This has created a massive bubble in cryptocurrencies.

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6 January 2021

Technology and AI response: Capitalists only invest for profit

Mark Best's article 'Can green technology and AI save capitalism?' was excellent, and many readers could use personal experiences to develop the points he made.

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16 December 2020

Can green technology and AI save capitalism?

The following article is an edited transcript of the speech by Mark Best in a workshop at the Socialism 2020 event organised online by the Socialist Party from 20-23 November (see 'Socialism 2020: Growing search for ideas to change the world' at socialistparty.org.uk)

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2 December 2020

TV: The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma is a film recently produced by Netflix, exploring the impact of social media on society

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27 May 2020

The 'Lucas Plan'

When workers set out an alternative to job losses by creating socially useful products and technology: The announcement by Rolls Royce of 9,000 redundancies in its aero-engine business is one of many likely threats of job losses in the coming recession, writes Jane Nellist Coventry Socialist Party and president of Coventry TUC (personal capacity).

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27 November 2019

The private sector will never provide broadband to every home, nationalisation will

I was really interested in your article on nationalising broadband.

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6 November 2019

Incompetent bosses use tech to bully us

Management at my warehouse uses new technology to harass the workers - and has even proposed a new pay deal which includes scrapping Christmas bonuses for most of the shopfloor.

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5 December 2018

The growth of artificial intelligence technology

AI technologies cannot be harmoniously rolled out due to the contradictions of capitalism

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31 October 2018

'Lucas Plan' film tells story of workers who set out alternative to job losses

Film review: The plan that came from the bottom up: 'The plan that came from the bottom up' is a new film about the 'Lucas Plan', developed by shop stewards at Lucas Aerospace in the Midlands in 1976, to make socially useful products rather than armaments used to kill people.

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31 October 2018

Driving London's buses - a laser in the eye and a boot up the bum!

Why are drivers involved in road traffic incidents often tired? Transport for London (TfL) could ask the real bus experts - the drivers!

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29 August 2018

China: Solidarity with Jasic Technology workers

Since 18 July, workers at Jasic Technology - a factory in Shenzhen employing 1,000 workers making machines and robots - have been campaigning to set up a democratic, independent, trade union.

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24 August 2018

Solidarity with Jasic Technology workers in Shenzhen, China

Workers at Jasic Technology, a maker of electronic welding equipment, have been engaged in a three month-long struggle to establish an independent trade union

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8 August 2018

Tax-dodging tech bosses make billons ... while 6m workers fear the scrapheap

Nationalise the big tech firms: Every ten seconds, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos makes the median salary of one of his employees: $28,000

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8 March 2018

Woolwich ferry workers win automation campaign

The delivery of new, hybrid boats will make a number of jobs on the ferry no longer necessary

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18 October 2017

Nationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

Arms manufacturer BAE Systems has announced that up to 2,000 jobs will be cut in locations across the UK. These job cuts will have a devastating effect on the lives of workers losing their livelihood but will also have a wider impact on the local economy.

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11 October 2017

Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

The prime minister has gone from "strong and stable" to spluttering and stuttering in the space of a few short months.

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23 August 2017

The Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors

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22 February 2017

Web series review: Cooked - "How capitalism ruined eating"

The title 'Cooked' doesn't exactly sound like essential political viewing. But in this adaptation of Michael Pollan's 2013 bestselling book of the same title, the author examines the contribution of cooking to human development and progress.

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25 January 2017

Don't we need competition to spur on progress?

Capitalist myth-buster! Human beings have always striven to understand more about our world, to test ourselves and to improve our lives

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