News & Analysis

Covid-19 crisis: issues facing workers

Richie Venton, SSP trade union organiser, looks at the issues that we need to fight for as the havoc neoliberalism coincides with the health crisis.

26th March 2020 // 0 Comments

Made in Downing Street

Market failure has to be replaced by social solidarity. This is what makes the myriad networks and solidarity groupings that have sprung up so important. The left need to make building these our overwhelming priority over the weeks and probably months ahead.

25th March 2020 // 3 Comments

Covid-19 pandemic: let’s protect our lives not their profits!

Many instances of grassroots organization at the level of a neighbourhood, a block of flats, with those proposing to help and those needing help (elderly, disabled, in quarantine) making contact, often for the first time, exist in different countries, in Britain, in the Netherlands, in France. In Italy, alongside the practical help, communities have come together to break social isolation and show solidarity through mass singalongs from their balconies.

25th March 2020 // 0 Comments

Pay the workers! Suspend rent and bill payments!

This pandemic starkly poses questions about austerity, profiteering, the control of production and distribution, housing, poverty and homelessness, writes Andy Stowe.

18th March 2020 // 1 Comment

Culture Wars and Class Wars

There is growing view on the left that it should concentrate on the ‘class war’ and avoid ‘culture wars’. Phil Hearse argues that instead we fight all oppression, everywhere.

11th March 2020 // 0 Comments

More than a cultist

Andrew Coates reviews “Memoirs of a Critical Communist”. He writes that “For those prepared to plunge into the difficulties the left faces, this book is an important reference”.

9th March 2020 // 0 Comments

Fifty years of feminist organising in Britain – challenges for the future

This is linked to women’s traditional role in social reproduction – caring is something that we are socialised to see as natural. This is fundamental to a world where the pursuit of profit is what is valued – even when it involves producing products that are at best ephemeral if not either useless or damaging of people and planet.

8th March 2020 // 1 Comment

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