Indian farmers protesting on 11 December 2020

India: mass movement of farmers fights corporate power-grab

Two million farmers are camped outside New Delhi, facing down the far-right government's bid to grab further land for big agribusiness.
A pro-independence rally in Glasgow, January 2020.

Scotland, the left and independence

If the British state breaks up, will Scottish independence be a serious progressive change, or just a neoliberal reshuffle?
Image shows graffiti in Hong Kong reading "We Shall Never Surrender", both in English and simplified Chinese characters.

Hong Kong’s mass arrests are an assault on grassroots advocacy

In Hong Kong, a further crackdown targets labour organisers and migrant rights activists alongside the traditional pro-democracy camp.
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Next steps in the fight for safe schools

The government's retreat on school closures won't last forever. Education workers need to go on the offensive.
A "Give More" donations box.

‘As cold as charity’: repression and the ‘speculator state’

The government's right-wing reform of public services continues apace – and NGOs and charities are being used as cover.
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The Great British wildlife wipe-out

Wildlife habitat and green spaces are essential in allowing us to lead fulfilling lives, but both are under threat from constant profit-led development.
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Big Pharma: saints or sinners?

Free-market ideologues claim that 'Big Pharma' has saved the day with its Covid vaccines. But pharma companies don't drive innovation – they simply hoard its benefits.
Covid vaccine bottles. Photo: Daniel Schludi / Unsplash

Behind the spin: how effective are the vaccines?

Looking at the science behind the Covid vaccines provides real grounds for optimism – but we can't pin all our hopes on a single silver bullet.

Why schools must prepare to run remotely until half term

The government's mass testing plan will not make schools Covid-secure. Schools cannot fully reopen safely until case numbers have been brought down.
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A psychologist’s view: Tory blame games hurt our mental health

The government's blame games and their failed Covid strategy have helped to turn the pandemic into a full-blown mental health crisis.