Covid-19


Am I a modern slave?

24 September 2020 Lyn Caballero describes her experiences as a migrant domestic worker and explains why domestic workers are campaigning for immigration policy change

No10 Downing Street NHS 72 Year Anniversary

A complete cock-up by government

2 September 2020 Amidst mishandling of the pandemic and absence of public trust, Sir David King tells Hilary Wainwright of the government consciously allowing Covid-19 to spread

Prime Minister Coronavirus Press Conference

Former chief scientist blasts government coronavirus response

30 August 2020 As parents ready kids for school return and the debate over 'the science' rages, Sir David King tells Hilary Wainwright how the government got it wrong

Edinburgh street artists perform in Edinburgh on the last weekend of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009. This year saw a record number of acts perform representing the best dance, theatre and comedy.

Who’s laughing now?

22 August 2020 As venues tentatively reopen post-lockdown, Siobhán McGuirk surveys the impact of the pandemic on comedy, theatre and the cultural sector

Refugee family reunification during a pandemic

23 July 2020 Border closures and travel restrictions caused by the pandemic have made family reunification difficult for refugees. But, as Luke Butterly reports, these rights have been eroded over a number of years

On a rainy day and evening the CAA-NPR-NRC protesters are still in Shaheen Bagh . People have come to support from far and wide

Shaheen Bagh lives on

22 July 2020 The women of a south Delhi neighbourhood have inspired a protest movement which will long outlive their temporary encampment, writes Ananya Wilson-Bhattacharya

One million hours of solitude

8 July 2020 Simon Hedges shares his tips on surviving lockdown and government ineptitude

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

Brazilian oligarchs sacrifice people for profit

23 June 2020 Business leaders are using social media and political influence to spread coronavirus disinformation – and endangering thousands of lives. Raphael Tsavkko Garcia reports

How to make comedy in the time of Corona

16 June 2020 Comedian Elf Lyons discusses creative innovation and rebellion in a dystopian age

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

Immigration detention and the politics of Covid-19

2 June 2020  The response to the pandemic has allowed us to imagine a world without immigration detention centres, writes Rachel Harger

The politics of Covid-19: a crisis for cleaners

14 May 2020 Cleaners are being ignored in the government’s provision of a safety-net during the pandemic. The current crisis is rooted in a long history of domestic work being made invisible, writes Laura Schwartz

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

The politics of Covid-19: the frictions and promises of mutual aid

4 May 2020 Thousands of mutual aid groups have sprung up around the UK, grounded in different experiences and perspectives. Amardeep Singh Dhillon asks: Whose vision of community-serving work will win out?

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

A homeless man asleep on a ledge. Photo by Allan Warren

The politics of Covid-19: can local authorities really ‘bring everybody in’?

21 April 2020 When it comes to support for homeless people, the government’s response to Covid-19 has been heavy on rhetoric but thin on substance, writes Benjamin Morgan

The politics of Covid-19: Europe’s rightwing leaders see opportunity in crisis

15 April 2020 With all eyes on the global pandemic, Poland’s ruling party is trying to limit women's rights and extend power. Marzena Zukowska reports

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

Our response to Covid-19

Editorial: Read our latest issue for free and support grassroots writers

1 April 2020 Read the latest edition for free and support our crowdfunder to ensure that we can support our writers and editorial team during this uncertain period.

Solidarity with publishers: reading alone, together

31 March 2020 Radical publishing houses are under existential threat - just as people look for ways to fill their time. Siobhan McGuirk and K Biswas select lockdown reads from our favourite booksellers

Black Friday demonstration against Deliveroo in Berlin in 2018. Photo by Leonhard Lenz

The politics of Covid-19: gig work in the coronavirus crisis

26 March 2020 How long are we willing to turn a blind eye to the vulnerabilities of essential workers on the bottom of the employment hierarchy, asks the Fairwork Foundation

The politics of Covid-19: urgent calls to end immigration detention

25 March 2020 Hundreds of lives are at risk as the government resists calls to release people held in immigration detention. Annahita Moradi reports

The politics of Covid-19: government contempt for disabled people

23 March 2020 In the first in a series of frontline responses to Covid-19, Jamie Hale explains the challenges facing disabled people - and their demands of the British government. Published in partnership with The World Transformed