The Shrewsbury 24: Decades on and still no justice

The Criminal Cases Review Commision has referred the convictions of fourteen of the “Shrewsbury 24” to the Court of Appeal for review. This announcement is to be welcomed. However, this is nearly half a century after the actual trials took place and several of the men are now dead! The scandal over what happened to the Shrewsbury pickets is a More...

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By admin On Monday, July 6th, 2020
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Review: ‘Sitting in Limbo’ – Giving a voice to the Windrush victims

“What was the cost? Well, basically I lost everything. I lost my job. I lost my home. I lost my freedom.” Sitting in Limbo is a harrowing film by the BBC about the real-life experiences of Anthony Bryan, a More...

By admin On Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Leicester’s local lockdown: Callous bosses and arrogant Tories to blame

Leicester has become the first city in the UK to see the imposition of a localised lockdown. The easing of rules has been reversed following a local surge in cases. No doubt this will be the first of many such More...

By admin On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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The Jenrick affair and the cesspit of Tory corruption

It has recently been revealed that Robert Jenrick, the Tory minister for Housing, Communities, and Local Government, has provided planning permission to rich Tory donors in exchange for donations. Boris Johnson More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Union membership rising: workers organise against Tories and bosses

Trade union membership is on the rise in the UK. This should come as no surprise, given the dire situation that workers are experiencing. 91,000 workers joined a trade union in 2019, making it the third year in More...

By admin On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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British industry against the wall: Unions must lead a fightback

The coronavirus crisis is eating its way into British industry. As a result, the bosses are going on the offensive against workers and the trade unions. The proposed decimation of British Airways staff, for example, More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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COVID-19 and the care home catastrophe

A system is surely decrepit when the question ‘[do we] accept new COVID-19 positive patients from hospitals… helping to safeguard 160 jobs… or [do we] reject them — and sacrifice their fees — in More...

By admin On Monday, June 15th, 2020
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‘Counter protesters’ show their true colours: smash the far right!

On Saturday 13 June, a ragtag group of about 1,000 fascists, far-right racists and football hooligans assembled at Parliament Square, ostensibly to “protect” London’s statues and monuments. Despite claiming More...

By admin On Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Britain’s high street crisis: No return to normal as lockdown lifts

Lockdown restrictions on non-essential retail shops in England are to be lifted from today. The Tories are no doubt hoping that doing this will help economic activity return to ‘normal’. But in reality, there More...

By admin On Friday, June 12th, 2020
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The English Revolution and the role of Oliver Cromwell

Socialist Appeal are proud to publicise a podcast series by Alan Woods on the English Revolution of the 17th century. Subscribe to Marxist Voice to listen to weekly installments of Alan discussing these dramatic More...