On Keir Hardie’s birthday, we republish an excerpt from his 1910 pamphlet ‘Marx, the Man and his Message’ explaining why Marx’s work remains a “consecrated treasure” for the working class of the world.
On Keir Hardie’s birthday we republish Sylvia Pankhurst’s essay remembering his contributions to class politics.
Keir Hardie was born on this day in 1856. Here, James Connolly remembers his legacy as a worker who showed his class the road to emancipation.
Almost half of the women workers who have lost their jobs during Covid-19 cite lack of childcare as a factor. It’s time to recognise childcare as a public good – and make it available to everyone.
England’s privatised test and trace system is failing by all international standards, but two corporations – Serco and Sitel – stand to make three quarters of a billion anyway. It should be a national scandal.
Today we have launched ‘The Cause,’ a new weekly bulletin from Tribune covering the labour movement and socialist politics. Read the first instalment here.
Migrant crossings in the Channel have been described as a ‘national crisis,’ but the real crisis is the war and persecution that forces families to flee their homes – and the border regimes that brutalise them.
The myth of modern democracy is that it was handed down from on-high. In fact, the ruling class resisted extending the franchise at every turn – and it was socialists who fought them for the right to vote.
The United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima 75 years ago today. It remains an act of barbarism unparalleled in the history of war – and its use was never a necessity.
Across Britain, high streets are dying as decades of decline are accelerated by Covid-19 – it’s time to organise not only to save town centres but to transform them into genuine public spaces.
Tribune is launching a series of podcasts – kick start your week with the sound of socialism.
London’s Southbank Centre is a product of municipal socialism – but today it represents a corporate attitude to the arts, with plans to layoff nearly 400 workers while managers earn six-figure sums.
Corporate management tactics – and the mantra to ‘do more with less’ – claimed to be cutting waste from the NHS, but what they actually cut was resilience and its ability to deal with crises like Covid-19.
Refuse workers and street cleansers in Bexleyheath won a landmark victory last week – increased pay, sick pay and reinstatement of sacked members – after a campaign which saw union density rise from 25 to 95%.
Billionaires have seen their fortunes skyrocket during Covid-19 while workers face wage cuts and layoffs – if we want to build a more equal society, we have to take them on.