The divide between rich and poor in the London borough of Newham illustrates the grotesque inequalities of the city – but long-neglected residents are organising against corporate takeover.
Sick of the problems rife in hospitality, staff at the iconic queer venue Dalston Superstore formed a union. Their victories are already proving what organising can achieve in a sector with far too little union presence.
The labour shortage in hospitality has bosses panicking – it’s the perfect time to unionise and force one of modern capitalism’s most exploitative sectors to overhaul the way it treats its workers.
Across the world, government promises of a ‘green recovery’ from the pandemic are ringing hollow – they will only be forced to act when we build mass working-class movements which demand radical climate policies.
Today’s student climate strike is another example of grassroots activity challenging the environmental crisis – but in order to win, the movement will need to build deeper links with workers and unions.
The government is determined to privatise NHS assets and dismantle public land. But local activist groups in Southend are fighting back.