Labour shortage lunacy: Another symptom of capitalism’s chaos

Labour shortages are an increasing problem across the world and across a range of industries. These are simply one expression of the acute crisis of capitalism today. As if there weren’t enough problems facing the capitalist class already, they are now having to grapple with the growing problem of labour shortages – seemingly too many job vacancies, More...

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By admin On Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
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Energy crisis reveals bankruptcy of the market – Nationalise the lot!

Sky-high wholesale gas and electricity prices have caused 12 energy suppliers to go bust already this year. This has led to 1.7m ‘orphaned’ customers being re-allocated to surviving suppliers. Coupled with More...

By admin On Monday, October 11th, 2021
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Starmer breaches Sun boycott: Scousers say Starmer out!

22 months ago at a leadership hustings in Liverpool, Keir Starmer vowed never to write for the Sun. This promise was met with rapturous applause and cheers. It very likely won him more than a few votes from Labour More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
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Wayne Couzens, sexism, and the state: More police on the streets won’t protect us

For many women, news over the last week has laid bare our worst fears. It has been uncovered that Wayne Couzens spent months planning the violent rape and murder of Sarah Everard – or, more precisley, any woman More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
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Ireland: Stop scandalous state repression of young climate activists!

As the world toboggans towards an environmental catastrophe created by the capitalist system, how is Ireland – one of Europe’s most polluting nations – responding to the crisis? By using state repression More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
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Interview with Ken Loach: “We need a mass movement…but time is running out”

Ken Loach, the internationally renowned left-wing film director, spoke to Rob Sewell (editor of Socialist Appeal) in the run-up to this year’s Labour Party conference in Brighton. “We can’t let Starmer decide More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
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40 years since the Irish hunger strikes: The struggle for a Socialist United Ireland continues

On 3 October 1981, the remaining Irish Republicans on hunger strike in the North of Ireland were ordered to stand down. The last six, out of twenty-three prisoners who refused food throughout 1981, were given More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
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The reactionary forces behind Starmer and Labour’s right wing

When the need has arisen, Labour’s right wing has never held back from attacking and expelling socialists from the Labour Party. This list even includes such legendary figures as Nye Bevan and Michael Foot. Adopting More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
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Review – Grenfell: The Untold Story

Channel 4’s recently released documentary Grenfell: The Untold Story aims to shine a new light on the tragedy that befell the residents of Grenfell Tower in London four years ago. The documentary reveals never-before-seen More...

By admin On Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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Review: ‘Stephen’ – A harrowing portrayal of institutional racism and corruption

The new ITV show Stephen is a three-part series that dramatises the investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993. The investigation (which was the third to take place) was only completed in 2012, More...