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Marcus Barnett

Marcus Barnett is associate editor at Tribune.

Opening New Worlds for Workers

A century ago, trade unionists founded the Workers Travel Association, which organised cheap, luxurious holidays in the belief that discovery and adventure should be for the masses – not just the wealthy.

The Freedom Struggle

Veteran anti-Apartheid leader Ronnie Kasrils speaks to Tribune about the experiences that shaped him, from growing up as a Jew in the 1940s to the fight against South Africa’s white supremacist regime.

The Tory Attack on Worker Education

The Tory government’s decision to scrap the Union Learning Fund – which has helped millions of workers engage in lifelong learning – reveals a deep contempt for working people and their life aspirations.

Builders Crack

A recently rediscovered movie premiering this week tells the story of ‘Builders Crack,’ a radical workers’ magazine which helped organise building sites in the 1990s against gangster bosses.

When the Unemployed Fought Back

In the 1920s and ’30s, the National Unemployed Workers’ Movement mobilised thousands to resist the indignities of unemployment. As we enter another economic crisis, we should learn from their fight.

Salford Against Coronavirus

Socialist councillors in Salford are enabling large-scale community support to make sure that there’s somebody looking after everyone who needs it during the coronavirus crisis.

No Quarter for Fascists

In the weeks since her election victory, new Labour MP Charlotte Nichols has come under pressure to disown comments about the need to confront the far-right. She tells Tribune about her politics – and why anti-fascism is a cause she will never abandon.

In Defence of Salford

The Murdoch press has started its attacks on Rebecca Long Bailey and her Salford ‘mafia’. It’s not hard to figure out why – Salford is a proud and radical working-class community that points the way forward for the Labour Left in 2020.