May 2018


The UK government is denying Northern Irish women their fundamental rights

31 May 2018 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

31 May 2018 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

30 May 2018 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?

29 May 2018 Housing action group StART have taken on the property developers in London - and they're not done yet.

Corbyn and the Manchester speech

26 May 2018 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

“In total, I went to prison six times.” In conversation with an Israeli conscientious objector

25 May 2018 Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson from Shoal Collective talk to Matan Helman, recently released from prison after refusing to serve in the Israeli armed forces.

On the road to the referendum

24 May 2018 Members of the feminist group Speaking of IMELDA have been travelling the country, speaking to people directly affected by Ireland's ban on abortions.

China vs the US: The new imperial scramble for Africa

23 May 2018 Lee Wengraf writes that the rush for profits, economic volatility and militarization across Africa promises only instability, rising exploitation and violence.

When does a woman stop being a person?

21 May 2018 Eleanor Penny writes that Ireland's 8th Amendment is a masterclass in how to strip pregnant people of rights over their own bodies.

Reordering The Anthropocene  

21 May 2018 We need a new politics of ecology, write Matt Hern and Am Johal - one which transforms our relationships to each other, to other species, to the land, and to the future.

There’s nothing ‘post-racial’ about the Royal Wedding

19 May 2018 Some may herald the Royal Wedding as a triumph for racial equality - but that depends on a total misunderstanding of how racism works. By Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury and Dr Laura Connelly.

Kensington and Chelsea is a microcosm of the evils of austerity

18 May 2018 We need a counter-ideology to reverse the destructive legacy of Conservative austerity, writes Emma Dent Coad

Slow Death in Siberia

17 May 2018 Anne Harris reports on how the UK's coal dependency is devastating the lives of indigenous Shor people.

We went to an arms company AGM. Here’s how they justify profiting from war.

16 May 2018 BAE Systems weapons have been involved in countless atrocities - and we saw board members doing rhetorical backflips to avoid accountability, writes Andrew Smith from Campaign Against Arms Trade.

Gammon-gate: How to cook up a pointless scandal

15 May 2018 The media is desperate to talk about anything other than the actual news, writes Tom Walker, so they spend their time blowing up left Twitter in-jokes into national scandals.

Cracking the unwritten codes which drive the gender pay gap

15 May 2018 Women in the UK still earn an average 18.4% less than men. Sarah Longlands delves into some of the causes.

Whilst Israel and the US celebrate illegally moving the embassy to Jerusalem, unarmed Palestinians are being shot down

14 May 2018 The move is a stamp of approval for Israel’s brutal occupation, writes Asad Rehman.

Punitive populism: The global rise of ‘hostile environments’ for migrants

13 May 2018 Punitive policies aimed at those deemed alien means that resources that were formerly allocated to social care, anti-discrimination and integration can be transferred into policing, punishment, warehousing and banishment. By Liz Fekete.

By withdrawing from the Iran Deal, Trump is gambling with the future of the planet

10 May 2018 Jettisoning the deal risks nuclear escalation at a delicate time in Middle East relations, writes Kate Hudson from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Local elections: What really happened in Haringey

6 May 2018 The media has put the spotlight on London's Haringey council again – but what is the reality for local Labour activists? Alex Nunns interviews Seema Chandwani

Local elections: 5 reasons to be cheerful

4 May 2018 Media got you down about the local election results? Michael Calderbank finds the bright spots

Why I’m on McStrike: ‘£10 an hour would change our lives’

1 May 2018 Joshua Khan, 18, explains why he's joining today's McStrike and shares his experiences of working at his local branch in Watford

Beneath the Pavements, the Beach?

1 May 2018 Hilary Wainwright explores the turbulent history of 1968 social movements - and what they can teach us about building counter-power today.