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3 March 2021
Women have been especially hit by the economic and social consequences of the pandemic.
24 February 2021
Eleven months after coronavirus restrictions came into force in England, another 800,000 people are being informed by the government that they need to 'shield' as they are at an increased risk of dying from the effects of the virus
6 January 2021
In the final article in our series to commemorate 200 years since the birth of Friedrich Engels, Christine Thomas looks at the relevance of his important work 'The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State' for the struggle today to end women's inequality and oppression.
2 December 2020
Back in August, Boris Johnson promised a "world beating" track-and-trace system. Most people agree that didn't happen but the government and economy are 'world beating' in other respects.
28 October 2020
Death rates are up to three times as high for BAME people.
21 October 2020
Millennials across the globe are more discontented and more disillusioned with how democracy works than any generation in living memory
24 June 2020
Who pulled society through the lockdown? The working class. Who suffered most from the lockdown? The working class. Who will pay the price as the lockdown eases? ...
24 June 2020
Even before the pandemic, austerity policies had pushed an increasing number of families into poverty
17 June 2020
So Boris Johnson is going to set up yet another inquiry into racism and inequality. That's the last thing we need! It will end up in the bin along with all the others that have gone before it.
10 June 2020
Public Health England has recently published its long-awaited report into why death rates from Covid-19 are highest among BAME people
3 June 2020
Following the killing on 25 May of unarmed black man George Floyd by Minneapolis police, there has been on outpouring of anger against systemic racism and widening inequalities in the USA.
22 May 2020
The Covid death figures broken down by ethnicity caused widespread shock and anger
19 February 2020
Cinema - Parasite: It's the rich who are the real parasites
5 February 2020
There are now 6.5 million workers in the UK who are part of the "working poor."
There are now more people who are both working and in poverty than people who are officially unemployed.
22 January 2020
On one side, the global rich elite wine and dine at their annual shindig in Davos. On the other, millions around the world face poverty, war and environmental destruction
31 July 2019
Johnson is keen to present himself as a representative of ordinary people - but his policy announcements are anti-worker through and through
19 June 2019
"This year, more than 300,000 people in England will receive the life-changing diagnosis of cancer. And the number of people living with cancer is predicted to rise by 3.2% each year, writes Jon Dale, secretary, Unite Notts NHS branch.
15 May 2019
"There is a real question about whether democratic capitalism is working, when it is only working for part of the population". This was the warning of capitalist economist Angus Deaton launching his review on inequality in Britain.
15 May 2019
The top 1,000 wealthiest individuals and families in Britain are sitting on a record £771.3 billion, up £47.8 billion in a year. This astonishing fact is in this year's Sunday Times Rich List.
20 February 2019
"Socialism is storming back" declares the Economist magazine. It points out that 51% of 'millennials' in the US aged 18-29 have a positive view of socialism
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