The Tour de France Has Always Been Political

The Tour de France, which arrives home today, is held up as a symbol of national unity. In reality, it’s been a site of widespread protest since its inception – exposing the fragility of the consensus politics France’s ruling class is now desperate to hold together.

Destroying Bosnia’s Partisan Past

In the city of Mostar, the graves of 700 fallen resistance fighters have been destroyed in a fascist attack. It is the latest assault by far-right forces confident of burying the anti-fascist legacy of building a better world.

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85. Rail Strike! w/ Eddie Dempsey

This week, Grace speaks to Eddie Dempsey, Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT, about the strike action being taken by the rail union up and down Britain.

Introducing ‘The Cause’

Today we have launched ‘The Cause,’ a new weekly bulletin from Tribune covering the labour movement and socialist politics. Read the first instalment here.

Firefighters Are Fighting Back

Amid spiralling inflation, firefighters and fire control staff received a measly pay offer of 2%. Their union is encouraging them to reject it – and is ready to fight back.

Pools for the People

The private companies that have taken over our local leisure facilities are charging huge fees for users and running them into the ground. In Tottenham, local residents and ACORN have decided to take a stand.

A Workers’ Pride

Before corporations decided to show up at Pride, trade unions were standing up for LGBT+ rights. On the 50th anniversary of Britain’s first Pride rally, that radical relationship is more important than ever.

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Out and Proud for the Miners

On this day in 1984, Mike Jackson helped establish Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, a solidarity group to aid the miners in their fight. Four decades later, Mike speaks to Tribune about the power of organising and solidarity.

Inside the St Monica Strike

Workers at St Monica’s care homes in Bristol and the South West are striking against fire and rehire. If they win, it could galvanise action across the care sector – and after the pandemic, care workers urgently need change.