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.

Scotland: education workers move towards strike action

Workers at all levels of Scotland's education system are preparing to fight for workplace safety and job security.

‘We have a right to stop’: interview with a socialist nurse

Whereas the first wave of Covid-19 was an occasion for government-sponsored jingoism, the second wave is seeing health workers abandoned and left to manage the unmanageable.

The exception as the rule: Toronto’s social reproduction organising

In Toronto, community organisers are battling Covid in the shadow of colonial racial capitalism.
ACORN members protesting outside the Manchester Civil Justice Centre

The power of tenants’ organising

There is a renewed surge of tenants' organising, but opinions are split on the best way to build power. What kind of organisation can hit back against landlords?

It didn’t have to be this way

This second lockdown was avoidable. It is critical that we understand the choices made by those in power that led to this, and organise to take management of this crisis out of their hands.
Liebig34 displaying queer feminist banners and flags.

Autonomous space in Berlin: Liebig34, eviction, and gentrification

The violent police eviction of Berlin's iconic Liebig34 space is the latest event in a never-ending battle between the city's radical-left counterculture, and the forces of state-aided gentrification.
A red wedge piercing a coronavirus cell

Building power in a crisis

Covid-19 is a medical crisis, but also a social one. Amid the devastating social impacts of the crisis, we're also seeing determined new initiatives of resistance.