Racist Policing Accelerated During the Pandemic. Mounting Protests Could See It Get Even Worse

Dwayne Francis was racially profiled and detained by police in London last month, while on his way to work in a secondary school. “The rhetoric is always the same,” he said, describing how police routinely tell black people: “You fit the description of someone who has committed a crime, this is a high crime area, we can smell cannabis, you are More...

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By admin On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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Global South Economies Like Zambia’s Are Being Battered by Coronavirus. We Must Write-off Debt Now

As stock markets in the rich world cling on to the gains made on the back of government and central bank largesse, emerging market economies are still being battered by the pandemic. Last month, the IMF informed More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Beyond Bernie: Amidst National Unrest, Can Progressive Candidates Salvage the Democratic Party?

The decision of Bernie Sanders to suspend his presidential campaign on April 8 dealt a painful blow to the hopes and dreams of leftists all around the world. Sanders was the first primary candidate in history, More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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To Fight the Coming Storm, the Left Needs to Learn From the Anti-Austerity Movement

The next few years are likely to see the biggest crisis of capitalism, and the biggest assault on our rights and living standards, in any of our lifetimes. The Bank of England has warned the UK economy could shrink More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Inequality Is Worse Than We Were Told, and Our Tax System Has Been Covering It Up

Whenever we have heard a whisper of concern in recent years over rising inequality, the right has leapt to remind us that inequality has been flat since the late 1980s and remains low by international standards. More...

By admin On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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The Pandemic is Changing How It Feels to Be Free

Last week, the think tank Autonomy released new research into the economic impact of Covid-19. By breaking down the post-lockdown increase in unemployment claims by age, gender and region the report has, amongst More...

By admin On Friday, May 29th, 2020
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The Burner #242: ‘And You Have to Do It All the Time’

Cummings survives: but what’s the wreckage? Lockdown eases, but R is high: so why? Plus, James Butler wonders about political hope in difficult times. Novara Media  More...

By admin On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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A Migrant With No Recourse to Public Funds on Being Made Homeless During a Pandemic

Boris Johnson apparently had no idea that tens of thousands of people living in the UK are denied access to public funds, including basic welfare benefits. When questioned by the Labour MP for East Ham Stephen More...

By admin On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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The Burner #241: Dangerous Liaisons

Ash Sarkar breaks down Boris Johnson’s first appearance at the Commons liaison committee. Plus the danger of false negatives. Novara Media  More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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Herd Impunity

Boris Johnson’s blind defence of Cummings is undermining the lockdown, but will it seriously undermine his government? Michael Walker is joined by Owen Jones and Dalia Gebrial to discuss. Novara Media  More...