During the 1950s, Britain’s brutal suppression of the Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya led to thousands of deaths – but Barbara Castle’s campaign to expose its crimes showed that the Empire’s violence did not have to go unchallenged.
Private renting and precarious employment have left under-35s facing the worst of the economic fallout from Covid-19 – and the result is likely to be an even deeper generational divide.
Joe Sacco’s iconic graphic novel ‘Palestine’ turns 25 this year. Its depiction of life under occupation is in keeping with his life’s work – telling the stories of oppressed peoples that the powerful would prefer to forget.
Along with healthcare staff, workers in industries like retail and delivery have been facing huge pressures and dangerous conditions for almost a year. Their contributions deserve wider recognition.
Ten million adults and four million children live in poverty in Britain, one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Right-wingers argue that we can’t afford to tackle this scandal – but the truth is, we can’t afford not to.
The suffering caused by Margaret Thatcher’s policies is often justified with the argument that they saved Britain from ruin – but 30 years after she left office, it’s clear that she left the economy weaker and more unequal.