Tag: poverty

An image comparing £30 worth of food with a meagre basket of food provided by a Tory-linked private firm to children entitled to free school meals.

Let them starve – food and class in Tory Britain

The Tories and their cronies will let working-class children starve. We don't just need food for all – we need to take over the food system.
Picture: A screenshot of the Universal Credit application page on the gov.uk website. (Keywords: UC applications poverty welfare benefits)

A Universal Credit inquiry | Part 1

Millions of people out of work due to Covid are experiencing the cruelty of the Tories' reformed welfare system for the first time.
Actor Hayley Squires and two child actors surrounded by two men dressed as security guards in a scene of the film 'I, Daniel Blake'

Ken Loach, sex work and paternalism

Ken Loach is widely acclaimed for his uncompromising and cutting portrayal of the realities of poverty in his films, but Kate Bradley argues his depictions of sex work fall short.

Houston – a very capitalist disaster

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster". The misery of millions of people is down to capitalism in general and Trump in particular.

Review: The Reproach of Hunger

Mike Downham reviews leading expert on humanitarian aid and development David Rieff's book The Reproach of Hunger, which addresses the burning question of why have we failed to address the crisis of hunger in...

Ten Years on From Make Poverty History

Pete Cannell reflects on being involved in the large protests around the Make Poverty History campaign and the G8 Alternatives that took place in Scotland 10 years ago. This is part of a new...

Why do earthquakes kill?

Amy G, a seismologist, argues that poverty and inequality must be tackled to reduce the suffering caused by earthquakes. Almost 3800 people are reported dead and over 7000 injured from the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in...

Poverty in the UK: Joseph Rowntree Foundation report

A new report on poverty contains key information about how society is changing – changes that are likely to influence the shape of struggles to come, writes Colin Wilson. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's...

Strong support for Scottish independence in mass canvas

The Radical Independence Campaign (RIC), on Tuesday released the findings of their recent mass canvas of 18,000 Scottish voters, showing a lead for Yes over No in the forthcoming independence referendum. Ray M discusses...