Last month, Norman Tebbit revealed that senior figures in the old EETPU helped Thatcher’s government spy on trade unionists – it’s a cautionary tale about labour leaders who side with the state against their class.
In England’s first lockdown, 15,000 rough sleepers were given a place to sleep. The policy proved that homelessness could be ended – now it’s time to campaign for a statutory right to housing.
In the 1980s and ’90s, successive moral panics about hooliganism and violence on TV culminated in a right-wing campaign against a dangerous social phenomenon: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
After the 2019 election, Labour’s bold plans for public investment in high-speed broadband were mocked by the commentariat – but now Joe Biden is embracing the idea, and polls show it is growing in popularity.
In 2008, police blamed climate activists for a series of violent attacks on protest camps. The only problem was, it wasn’t true – and the way their story fell apart tells us a lot about how similar scandals unfold today.
In this week’s episode, Grace speaks to Adom Getachaw, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, about racial capitalism and how the aftershocks of imperialism continue to affect our world.
Today we have launched ‘The Cause,’ a new weekly bulletin from Tribune covering the labour movement and socialist politics. Read the first instalment here.
Ian Dunt’s new book ‘How to Be a Liberal’ is part of a broader intellectual exercise to drape liberal history in comforting myths – ones which conceal its role in abetting imperialism, slavery and fascism.
Paul Robeson was born on this day in 1898. A pioneering black singer and actor, he was also a lifelong radical – and committed his life to the struggle against oppression and exploitation across the globe.
One year ago, Keir Starmer was elected leader on a promise to make Labour a ‘real opposition’ again – instead, he has consistently failed to push back against the most right-wing government in living memory.
The moves to realign Labour’s foreign policy after Corbyn reveal exactly what the political centre means by ‘internationalism’ – liberal values advanced at the point of a cruise missile.
Tribune is launching a series of podcasts – kick start your week with the sound of socialism.
In the 1970s, 24 construction workers were convicted for their role in a successful strike – the story behind their vindication this week reveals the degree to which the state wages war against the working class.
In Finland, high-quality free school meals are provided to all children between six and sixteen as a public service – instead of handing over cash to rip-off profiteers, Britain should follow its lead.
Today, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham announced that the region’s buses will be brought back into public control – it’s a victory for campaigners and a model the whole country should follow.
Today’s unemployment numbers are the highest in five years, with almost 700,000 jobs lost during the pandemic and 1.7 million out of work. It is an avoidable crisis – and young workers are bearing the brunt.