When Unions Spy for the State

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.

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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.

How Liberals Rewrite Their Own History

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.

The Radical Paul Robeson

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.

The Warmonger Internationalists

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.

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How the Shrewsbury 24 Were Vindicated

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.

Behind Britain’s Redundancy Crisis

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.