Tearing Down the Palace

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.

A Plan for a People’s London

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.

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A new podcast from Tribune and Grace Blakeley

80. The Roots of Britain’s 50-Year Drug War w/ Kojo Koram

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.

Introducing ‘The Cause’

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 NHS Burnout Epidemic

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.

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The Coming Debt Crisis

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.

The Nakba Never Ended

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.

The Poor Are Not to Blame for Poverty

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.