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The NHS has become complicit in the exploitation of migrant workers

18 October 2019 As a wave of strikes is planned across London, Petros Elia – an organiser with the United Voices of the World Union, outlines racist outsourcing practices that implicate some of our biggest ‘socially responsible’ employers

Theresa May’s ‘NHS Long Term Plan’ spells more cuts and privatisation

25 March 2019 The Government’s ‘Long Term Plan for the NHS’ is another step towards the privatisation of the health service writes Kane Shaw

The NHS is heading for crisis this Christmas

10 December 2018 Underfunded hospitals are buckling under the strain - and we can’t let the Tories off the hook, writes Kane Shaw

The government is trying to rebrand NHS privatisation

17 November 2018 Integrated Care Providers promise to totally privatise the NHS, writes Kane Shaw from the National Health Action Party.

Parasitic capitalism is killing the NHS

5 July 2018 Private companies are sucking the lifeblood out of the health service, writes Kane Shaw.

Emergency response needed for the NHS

24 April 2018 The wheels are coming off for the Tories as the NHS sinks deeper into crisis. But there are promising signs of a fightback, writes John Lister.

Excluding migrants from the NHS undermines its founding principles

8 April 2018 In the country where the ideals of universal healthcare were first realised, undocumented migrants are now being excluded from access to health care. Neal Russell, a Children's NHS doctor in London, speaks out.

Jeremy Hunt is poised to flog the last of the NHS

8 January 2018 Peter Roderick sounds the alarm on an 'attack on the fundamental principles of the NHS'.

Blocking migrants’ access to the NHS is a way of privatising it

18 November 2017 'Docs Not Cops' write that we must resist attempts to make our NHS any less universal

If Labour wants to save the NHS, it needs to cut out Big Pharma

27 October 2017 The NHS is being used as a cash cow by a profit-hungry pharmaceutical industry, writes Nick Dearden

Why I’m standing with pregnant women and resisting NHS passport checks

28 September 2017 Dr Joanna Dobbin says the government is making migrant women afraid to seek healthcare, increasing their chances of complications or even death

With the new nuclear ban treaty, it’s time to scrap Trident – and spend the money on our NHS

3 August 2017 As a doctor, I want to see money spent on healthcare not warfare, writes David McCoy - Britain should join the growing international movement for disarmament

Act now to save your NHS

19 May 2016 A gathering of health workers on 22 May is an important initiative, writes Neil Faulkner

Corporations told to back off the NHS

19 May 2016 Behind the junior doctors' strikes is a battle to save the NHS from creeping privatisation. Organiser Kevin Allard reports on efforts to escalate and broaden the action.

NHS wreckers play hide and seek

3 February 2016 Caroline Molloy looks at the state of the NHS as healthcare workers gear up to fight privatisation through the back door

People’s Agenda profile 3: 999 Call for the NHS

2 April 2015 After marching from Jarrow to London last year, 999 Call for the NHS explain their plans for the coming year in this third profile in our People's Agenda series

Deaf people to receive only one hearing aid – an insight into life after the NHS

8 December 2014 This month Devon has announced that smokers and obese people will be denied all routine operations, and deaf people will get only one hearing aid. Caroline Molloy argues the end of the NHS is coming into focus and Devon is the canary in the coal mine.

‘NHS cost statement’ will make sick people feel more of a burden

3 November 2014 The most vulnerable patients already attend too little, not too much, and don't need to be made to feel more guilty about what they are costing the NHS. Dr. Jonathan Tomlinson writes.

Video: The secret deal that threatens the NHS

17 July 2014 Cancer patient Paul Giles travels to Brussels find out how the new TTIP trade deal could threaten NHS services

NHS SOS

31 January 2014 NHS SOS: how the NHS was betrayed – and how we can save it, edited by Jacky Davis and Raymond Tallis, reviewed by Jonathon Tomlinson

Women deserve better birth – NHS staff deserve better too

19 December 2013 Feminist Fightback argue that women and health workers need to fight on the same side.

Simon Stevens: undertaker for the NHS

24 October 2013 Originally published in 2006, this article by John Lister provides a damning insight into the corporate history of the man now in charge of the NHS

NHS financial squeeze is a contrived crisis

30 July 2013 Mike Marqusee says the problems at Barts health trust are caused by attempts to make impossible levels of cuts – while handing billions to private firms

Reviewing the NHS – speaking ill of the dead

18 April 2013 Junior doctor Paul Teed says patient satisfaction surveys give an illusion of ‘choice’ in the NHS – but bad reviews don’t create more capacity or employ more staff

Elective surgery: a new party for the NHS

11 February 2013 Alex Nunns interviews Clive Peedell, co-leader of the new National Health Action Party, which will fight the next election on the issue of the government’s destruction of the NHS

The health hurricane: a year of destruction in the NHS

11 February 2013 Alex Nunns looks at the gale of privatisation, sell-offs and cuts in services blowing through the health service

Lines of battle in the NHS

21 August 2012 It is not inevitable that the feeding frenzy of privateers will succeed as people organise to resist them, writes Caroline Molloy

Reclaiming our NHS

22 June 2012 This weekend healthcare campaigners will gather for a conference on how to fight the Coalition’s newly passed Health Act. Alex Nunns assesses their options

EVENT: Reclaiming the NHS

16 June 2012 Red Pepper continues support at the Keep Our NHS Public conference on Saturday 23 June

EVENT: Defend the NHS! Strategies of Resistance

3 May 2012 This Wednesday, Red Pepper will bring together NHS experts, health professionals and activists to discuss the impact of the coalition’s Health and Social Care Bill - and plans to resist it

After the health bill: The end of the NHS as we know it

18 April 2012 With the health bill passed, the government is now setting about forcing the market into the NHS. Colin Leys looks at what is likely to happen next

Lancet editor and doctors write: The fight for our NHS goes on

22 March 2012 As the health bill becomes law, Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, and doctors Jacky Davis and Jonathon Tomlinson issue a call to action

NHS: what now?

22 March 2012 Alex Nunns gives some suggestions of where the campaign against the destruction of the NHS should go from here

This weekend’s NHS vote is the Lib Dems’ last chance

10 March 2012 Colin Leys says party members face a choice – is loyalty to their leaders more important than the future of the health service?

Dismantling the NHS

1 October 2010 Stewart Player and Colin Leys expose the reality of the government's plans for the health service

NHS Whistleblower speaks out about the NHS

11 May 2008 Senior mental health nurse Karen Reissmann was sacked last year after being found guilty of gross misconduct by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust for speaking out against NHS cuts. Tom Haines-Doran catches up with her to ask about the latest in the campaign to have her reinstated

The great NHS ‘deficits’ con

1 May 2006 With the hospital ‘deficits crisis’ dominating the headlines, amidst claims that increases in NHS funding have been eaten up by pay and other cost increases, Colin Leys continues Red Pepper’s exposure of what is really happening in the health service.

No solutions, no justice: Covid-19 and BAME communities

2 July 2020 Apsana Begum MP asks why no action has been taken to protect BAME communities from Covid-19, despite the Government report revealing disproportionate impact

The nationalist unconscious

29 June 2020 To fully grasp the rise of the new authoritarians, we must engage with psychoanalysis as well as economics, writes Richard Seymour

'The Murder of Count Helfenstein' during the German Peasants' Revolt (Credit: WikiCommons)

It’s after the end of the world: inequality and doomsday

9 June 2020 As apocalypse rhetoric spreads during Covid-19, James Hendrix Elsey explores what 'the end of the world' really means under racialised capitalism – and what comes next

Swords into ploughshares; planes into ventilator parts

5 June 2020 The speedy switch in from producing airplane wings to ventilator parts at a north Wales factory holds out an example for a transition to a low-carbon economy, writes Hilary Wainwright

The Gold Vaults of the Bank of England [Credit: Bank of England]

Fighting the inequality pandemic: the case for a super-tax

29 May 2020 Keval Bharadia argues for a super-tax on financial markets to curb extreme inequality in the wake of Covid-19

Kes - unshorn hair - is an article of faith for Sikhs (Credit: Shreyans Bhansali)

Sacrificing sovereignty: Sikhs and Covid-19

12 May 2020 Against a backdrop of militaristic rhetoric, Shuranjeet Singh interrogates why some Sikhs are being forced to choose between their faith and their patients

Essay: a new sense of nation?

3 May 2020 Michael Calderbank and Ashish Ghadiali discuss the meaning of ‘national pride’ and ask if it can – or should – have a place in a truly radical left politics

Do we really ‘all care now’? Time to expand our caring imagination

23 April 2020 In the midst of the pandemic, we are reconsidering what ‘care work’ entails. It’s time to demand a radically more caring world – towards both people and planet, say Andreas Chatzidakis and Lynne Segal

The politics of Covid-19: ‘busy’ parks and public blame

10 April 2020 As ministers equivocate over lockdown guidance, we’re gearing up for another weekend of public shaming. It’s a classic Conservative move, says Siobhán McGuirk: blame the people for government failures

Zarah Sultana on austerity, solidarity and strategy

3 April 2020 Speaking to Red Pepper in January, the new MP for Coventry South revealed her first-term priorities and her commitment to structural change

Election 2019: Reflections from Penistone and Stocksbridge

21 December 2019 From dirty tricks campaigns to the private interests of career politicians, Sam Gregory explores why Labour lost a long-standing Sheffield seat

Election 2019: The latest attack on travelling communities

11 December 2019 The Conservative manifesto includes yet another attack on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. We can resist at the polls - and by responding to the public consultation, says Beth Holmes

Election 2019: Tackling tech giant tax avoidance

10 December 2019 Conrad Bower reports on the main parties’ manifesto promises to address ‘aggressive’ tax avoidance by multinationals like the ‘Silicon Valley Six’



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