Tyranny of the Mechanical Turk: The rise and rise of digital platform work

Menial digital labour is being outsourced to the four corners of the globe. Robbie Warin reports that exploitation flourishes whilst global companies file millions in profit.


Grenfell Tower and the long crisis of social housing

Council housing arose from the duty of the state to house its people. Grenfell Tower epitomises decades of dereliction of that duty. An excerpt from 'Municipal Dreams' by John Boughton.

New battlegrounds in the class war

Joe Hayns talks to Kim Moody about how global capital is reshaping the terrain of class struggle - and how workers are adapting.

The Windrush Scandal proves the government can’t be trusted to renegotiate our border policies

The treatment of the Windrush Generation revealed the racism and bureaucratic incompetence at the heart of the government's migration system. Marjorie H Morgan writes that they can't be trusted with post-Brexit border policies.

Roadmap for radicals

Mel Evans and Kevin Smith interview US-based organiser and author Jonathan Smucker, whose new book Hegemony How-To offers a practical guide to political struggle for a generation that is still ambivalent about questions of power, leadership and strategy


‘Do not resign, the mandem need you’: The story of #grime4corbyn

In April 2017, Theresa May called a snap general election to destroy a crisis-hit Labour Party. The grime scene had other ideas. An extract from 'Inner City Pressure' by Dan Hancox

Does Israel have a ‘right to self-defence’ against Gaza?

Israel claims to be acting in self-defence when its army shoots down Gazan protesters. Norman G. Finkelstein and Jamie Stern-Weiner debunk that myth.

Spain’s new laws turn peaceful protesters into terrorists

Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte report that Spanish central government has introduced new police powers to crack down on radical movements in Catalonia.

The UK government is denying Northern Irish women their fundamental rights

Kellie O’Dowd from Alliance for Choice writes that the government could intervene to extend reproductive rights to Northern Ireland. It is just choosing not to.


War criminal Erdoğan gears up for a power-grab

Europe rolls out the welcome mat for the Turkish leader, while Kurds are ethnically cleansed, write Patrick Huff, Amber Huff and Salima Tasdemir

Cabbies and Uber drivers deserve a fair deal at work

Sham self-employment and the so-called gig economy is driving transport workers into precarity and poverty. James Farrar reports on the fight for worker status.

Can people power beat the gentrifiers?

Housing action group StART have taken on the property developers in London - and they're not done yet.

Corbyn and the Manchester speech

In the middle of the 2017 general election campaign, disaster and tragedy struck with the Manchester terror attack. In this extract from the second edition of The Candidate, Alex Nunns tells how the Corbyn campaign responded this time last year with a speech that was careful, but radical