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Obesity is a class issue

Obesity is often a proxy indicator of poverty, mental health issues or both in Britain. For all their talk of a “levelling up”, the Tories have never in their decade in government shown a serious effort to address either. Their current “war on obesity” is nothing but window dressing and distraction.

28th July 2020 // 3 Comments

Relaunch Labour’s Green New Deal

Just 6 per cent of the public want a return to the old pre-pandemic model of the economy. The rest want the lessons of the pandemic to be learned and for real change to be put in place.

26th July 2020 // 1 Comment

Asylum and mental health in the COVID-19 lockdown

Asylum Magazine, founded in 1986 as a hospital ward newsletter, described itself for many years as a magazine for ‘democratic psychiatry’. This was a reference to the attempt by the Psichiatria Democratica movement in Italy to close down old mental hospitals, one that had partial success in Trieste.

28th June 2020 // 1 Comment

If They Come In the Morning

The Labour Party’s antisemitism witchhunt has just claimed its highest profile victim, with the sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey from Starmer’s shadow cabinet for the crime [...]

26th June 2020 // 6 Comments

Global protests offer hope in time of fear

In the United States Black Lives Matter has severely damaged Trump. The movement made the connection between the racism of American society and the staggeringly disproportionate death toll of Black Americans in the pandemic.

9th June 2020 // 1 Comment

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

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

Greed – comedy with a kick

Andy Stowe reviews the film “Greed”, directed by Michael Winterbottom, and with Steve Coogan as McCreadie, a fashion mogul based on real-life billionaire Sir Philip Green.

29th February 2020 // 0 Comments

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