In Britain, rhetoric has harked back to the austerity of the 1940s: we should make do and mend, that “we’re all in it together”. The image of the thrifty housewife knitting, sewing and baking is one that the Tories wouldn’t shy away from promoting as they dismantle the NHS, cut services and attack the pay and conditions of millions of workers. The emphasis on the private family as where care for the young and old should take place are an important part of their attempts to destroy the welfare state.
A never-before-seen pamphlet dating from 1968 tells the fascinating true story of the Stockport Roberts-Arundel textile strike.
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The strike action beginning next Thursday will be one of the largest ever in UK Higher Education.
Activists and trade unionists staged a solidarity demonstration outside a Cheetham bus depot this morning.
Tithi Bhattacharya responds to questions about her new book on social reproduction theory.
In this first of five pieces, Neil Davidson explores Trotsky's history of combined and uneven development and how it helps us understand capitalist modernity.