June 2018


The long history of the hostile environment

29 June 2018 For decades, the UK government has restricted citizenship to exclude and criminalise people from Commonwealth countries. By Marjorie H Morgan

Be careful what EU wish for

28 June 2018 The EU is a crisis-ridden institution. Why do we keep pretending that Remain is the more stable option for the Left? By Ray Bellchambers

Dodgy trade deals like CETA threaten UK workers

26 June 2018 The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement enshrines the right of corporations to make profit - whatever the cost to real people. By Jean Blaylock

No jobs on a dead planet

26 June 2018 The expansion of Heathrow won't bring us economic security. Chris Saltmarsh argues the case for investing in renewable energy infrastructure.

‘We are the Lions, Mr Vice-Chancellor.’

25 June 2018 David Ridley explores the vital fight for union recognition - from Grunwick factory workers to precarious University contractors.

Don’t box Corbyn in over Brexit

22 June 2018 Encouraging Labour to block Brexit is tantamount to writing off the opportunity of a Corbyn-led socialist government. No wonder the Blairites are so keen, writes Michael Calderbank

We need to talk about migrant mental health care

21 June 2018 Dr Hugh Grant-Peterkin and Dr Cornelius Katona discuss the urgency of tackling health care for migrants, who are at greater risk of mental health conditions and have little access to basic services.

Abandoned by the state: How the police fail survivors of sexual assault

20 June 2018 The police drop so many cases that experts say rape has effectively been ‘decriminalised’ - and that's before we talk about SpyCop abusers. By Marienna Pope-Weidemann

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

18 June 2018 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.

Why ‘remain and reform’ is the only progressive position

18 June 2018 Soft Brexit means preserving the pre-referendum status quo with no possibility of contributing to change, writes Mary Kaldor

40 years after the Alma Ata Declaration, let’s remember that healthcare is a global right

16 June 2018 Matthew Bramall recounts the radical goals of the Alma Ata declaration on global health - and how they were undermined by neoliberalism and structural adjustment policies.

A world for the many, not the few

14 June 2018 "The very notion of ‘charity’ erases a global history of slavery and oppression". Asad Rehman applauds Labour’s ambition to overhaul neo-colonial development policy

Grenfell Tower and the long crisis of social housing

13 June 2018 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

8 June 2018 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

7 June 2018 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

6 June 2018 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

5 June 2018 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?

4 June 2018 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

1 June 2018 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte report that Spanish central government has introduced new police powers to crack down on radical movements in Catalonia.