Australians want action on climate change, but in the run-up to this weekend’s election the Murdoch press has kept politicians quiet on the topic – proof that billionaire media monopolies are a threat to both democracy and the planet.
The crypto crash has exposed the speculative bubble behind the decentralised currency myth – and wiped out many people’s life savings in the process.
The demolition of the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre destroyed some of the last egalitarian social spaces in central London, including the Palace Bingo Club. We have to understand it as a political act.
The local election results show that Labour can’t afford to rely solely on the government’s unpopularity. To win power, it must put the forward transformative policies the country needs.
Faced with Thatcher’s redevelopment of London’s Royal Docks in the 80s, socialists proposed an alternative with council houses, useful work and leisure space. Their ‘People’s Plan’ is a reminder that neoliberalism wasn’t London’s only future.
This week, Grace talks to Kojo Koram, lecturer in law at Birkbeck and author of The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line. They discuss Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s plan to conduct a review on the legalisation of cannabis, the roots of criminalisation, the neoliberal roots of the war on drugs, and why decriminalisation will save lives.
Today we have launched ‘The Cause,’ a new weekly bulletin from Tribune covering the labour movement and socialist politics. Read the first instalment here.
The exodus of burnt-out staff from the NHS isn’t an inevitable result of working in medicine – it’s the result of working in a service intentionally underfunded and under-resourced by a government hellbent on breaking it.
The record heatwave hitting India and Pakistan has dehydrated birds falling from the sky. If there was ever a sign that we need urgent action to reverse the catastrophic course of climate change, it’s that.
By neglecting and underfunding the National Health Service, the Tory government is pushing ever-growing numbers towards private alternatives – which amounts to healthcare privatisation by the backdoor.
America’s anti-abortion movement exerts huge global influence, restricting the use of foreign aid, funding sympathetic campaigns and setting cultural norms. The Supreme Court victory is going to turbo-charge it.
Tribune is launching a series of podcasts – kick start your week with the sound of socialism.
By raising interest rates, the Bank of England has made it harder to repay the mountain of household debt built up during the cost of living crisis – leaving millions exposed to even more unsustainable bills, writes Grace Blakeley.
As the country heads into recession, new research shows that 1 in 5 employers plan to sack workers – the only way to fight the wave of layoffs is to organise.
The killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, and the attacks on her funeral, expose the reality for Palestinians – that the Nakba which is commemorated this weekend never really ended.
Tory MP Lee Anderson’s claim that food bank use stems from personal failings is a pathetic attempt justify an economic system leaving millions hungry – and proves just how out of touch our political class really is.