10 September

'What planet is he living on?' _ President Mitterand on Ronald Reagan

September 10, 2009 · 1 min read

‘Approximately 80 percent of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation. So let’s not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emissions standards for man-made sources.’

Thus said Ronald Reagan to the Sierra Club on this day in 1980. Even worse, he later amended this figure to 93 percent.


Race, class and Covid-19

The inextricable links between race, poverty and exploitation have been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Notes from Below

The antithesis of care

Hilary Aked writes about the insidious role of Prevent, the government’s counter- extremism programme, in compromising mental health services

Am I a modern slave?

Lyn Caballero describes her experiences as a migrant domestic worker and explains why domestic workers are campaigning for immigration policy change


Political blackness and Palestinian solidarity

The question of Palestine has become a black political litmus test, argues Annie Olaloku-Teriba, defining the very nature of black identity and politics

After the virus: no return to the old economy

As the Covid recession hits, Adam Peggs lays out alternative economic proposals the Labour left should be demanding

In and against, and outside, the party

Following major defeats, the left on both sides of the Atlantic must urgently get stuck into community organising, movement building and political education, argues Joe Guinan

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