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“No human is illegal”: NHS staff speak out on Windrush

The Windrush scandal was the inevitable result of the "hostile environment"- we need to push back and support the rights of all migrants

What do we need to do to defend the NHS?

Pete Gillard assesses the limitations of Labour's manifesto promises on health and argues that enthusiasm for the NHS can be used to build unions among health workers.

Fighting for the NHS, a moment for Corbynism

Rob Owen reflects on the largest demonstration for the NHS in recent memory.

Whose NHS? #ourNHS

Thousands of people are making their way to London to demonstrate for the NHS, to say no to cuts, closures and privatisation. This march brings...

500 march in Wellington, Shropshire to defend the NHS

Pete Gillard reports 500 people braved torrential rain on Saturday to march through Wellington, Shropshire in defence of the NHS. Local health bosses have long wanted...

The connection between the #JuniorDoctorsStrike and the American corporate takeover of the NHS, part...

In Part 1, Dr Bob Gill (@DrBobGill) explained the unreported and sinister drive behind the push to change Junior Doctors' contracts. Part 2 discusses...

The connection between the #JuniorDoctorsStrike and the American corporate takeover of the NHS, part...

Dr Bob Gill (@DrBobGill) explains the unreported and sinister drive behind the push for changing junior doctors' contracts. Reposted with the author's permission from...
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The NHS Choir sings for the #JuniorDoctorsStrike – video report

On 10 February, Junior Doctors again went on strike to protest against the government's proposals for a new contract. But their action is also...

#JuniorDoctorsStrike: The government wants to impose this contract on us. Let’s show them...

The government has stated that they intend to impose their hated contract on Junior Doctors.  Cam Stocks, a medical student, looks at the risks...

The other NHS strike – why bursaries for student nurses matter

While attention has largely been focused on the series of industrial actions planned by Junior Doctors, they are not the only NHS workers threatened...

Latest articles

Review: Chasing the harvest

Jack Pickering reviews a powerful collection of stories of migrant workers in California's agricultural sector.

Hong Kong: mass protests in the rain

In his latest dispatch from Hong Kong, Colin Sparks reflects on the significance of yesterday’s illegal mass demonstration.

The Importance of Colin Barker

Mike Haynes offers a tribute to revolutionary socialist thinker and organiser Colin Barker

‘Dear Sisters of the Earth’: Peterloo bicentenary

Women were a particular target of the violence at Peterloo on 16 August 1819. We publish an extract from an address by the Manchester Female Reform Society delivered shortly before the massacre.

Review: Stolen Moments

Mark Winter welcomes a new exhibition celebrating Namibia's unsung musical heroes, and remembers the time when the artist Jackson Kaujewa came to stay with his family.

Review: Urban Warfare

Kate Bradley reviews Urban Warfare by Raquel Rolnik, an important investigation into how capitalism has shaped housing for its own ends

Tensions rise in Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports on the latest developments in Hong Kong, where the movement on the streets is showing impressive resilience as direct pressure from Beijing builds.
Marching lines of police stretching into the distance near parliament

200 years after Peterloo, do we face a new wave of repression?

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, Ian Allinson argues that the right are pressing Boris Johnson to introduce a new wave of repression.
Protesters with Save Our Shipyard banner

Harland and Wolff: occupying for nationalisation, jobs and the climate

Workers at Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard are fighting to save their jobs and demanding nationalisation as the employer goes into administration.
Large crowd, Shatin, Hong Kong

Mass mobilisation shakes Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports from Hong Kong, where strikes and protests are shaking the government.

Highlights

Popular uprising and the fight for independence in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's mass movement and general strike have brought a corrupt US-backed neoliberal administration to its knees

revolutionary reflections | Theatre of the Oppressed as a political method

Sophie Coudray introduces the work of the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal and the potential of its method for revolutionary praxis.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 3

In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.

Between Sartre and Cliff: Ian Birchall, a heterodox Marxist’s trajectory

Selim Nadi conducts a wide-ranging interview with long-standing revolutionary socialist Ian Birchall.

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.