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A New Model Britain

Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram quit Westminster after seeing how it made real change impossible. Speaking to Tribune, they discuss how injustices from Hillsborough to the housing crisis come from a system wired against northerners and workers everywhere.

Labour’s Gang of Five

Andy Beckett's new book tracks the journey of Diane Abbott, Jeremy Corbyn, Ken Livingstone and John McDonnell — under the influence of Tony Benn — from Labour outcasts to their attempt to remake British capitalism.

The Tory Dustbin

Labour’s newest MP has an astonishing record: defending convicted sex offenders and attacking everyone from refugees to Marcus Rashford. Natalie Elphicke’s defection doesn’t show her principles have changed, but how Labour has abandoned theirs.

The Imperial Typewriters Strike at 50

Fifty years ago this week, South Asians at Leicester's Imperial Typewriters factory went on strike to demand respect and dignity at work — confronting the racism of their bosses and the unions that failed to support them.

Remembering Altab Ali

On this day, in 1978, garment worker Altab Ali was murdered in a racist attack in East London. Over four decades on, the struggle against racism continues, writes Apsana Begum MP.

Tribune & Anti-Colonial Africa

In the years after the Second World War, African independence fighters seized world attention, forcing democrats in Europe to reckon with problems of colonialism and freedom on the continent. Tribune’s historical journey towards emphatic support for African decolonisation leaves a record of enormous relevance for the anti-colonial left today.

Remembering Wally Nixon

From facing some of World War Two’s bloodiest battles to becoming a union organiser and opposing austerity in his retirement, Walter Nixon — who has died aged 101 — spent his whole life fighting injustice.