The crisis in homecare

By civilised standards people living longer should be something to celebrate. But in the twisted logic of neoliberalism it is regarded instead as a burden - a "demographic time-bomb". Here, former Edinburgh care worker...

Women in science and the sexist space shirt

As space probe Philae landed on comet 67P last week, a row erupted over a sexist shirt. Geophysicist Amy Gilligan looks at the under-representation of women in science – and how it...

Review: Student Revolt by Matt Myers

Nick Evans reviews a new oral history of Britain’s 2010 youth uprising against fees and EMA cuts. “It’s just a point in a line of history, but for me it’s absolutely the beginning. It’s point...
Chicago teachers' rally 1 April 2016, banners read "Strike 4 Justice, Fight For Funding" and "Rock Beats Scissors, Solidarity Beats Cuts"

Academisation and the Chicago teachers’ strikes

It is really important and positive that the National Union of Teachers (NUT) conference was so determined to strike against the Tories' plans to force all schools to become academies and break up national...

Sussex disciplinary hearings adjourned due to bias

Students at Sussex University “have been victimised and made examples of”, writes Jelena Timotijevic at Defend the Right to Protest: The kangaroo court set up by the university’s management managed to appoint a senior member of...

A gamer’s guide to social reproduction

Video games can be vehicles for a whole range of political ideas - and some can even help us explain social reproduction theory, argues Kate Bradley.
Daily Mail article

It IS racist to worry about “foreign” nurses – a reply to Dr Max...

The problem isn't nurses from abroad – it's understaffing, pay reductions and bureaucracy, writes Mark Boothroyd, himself a nurse. Max Pemberton's Daily Mail comment piece "It's NOT racist to worry about foreign nurses"...

UK a tax haven for Big Pharma

Sophie Williams,  a medical student at Imperial College London, discusses how low tax rates in the UK make buying out AstraZeneca an attractive deal for US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer US-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has begun...

Join this march – stop social cleansing in London

This Saturday will see an important protest over housing and gentrification in London, writes Colin Wilson. If you can, come and join the march. It won’t be news to people reading this report that council...
Crowd with placards

Manchester protests against austerity

Mikhil Karnik and Ian Allinson provide pictures, interviews and a report from today's anti-austerity demonstration in Manchester. During the afternoon around 1000 people took part in a static anti-austerity demonstration in Piccadilly Gardens. It brought...