Britain’s media is owned by a tiny handful of corporations, with three companies controlling 90% of newspaper circulation – if we want a real democracy, it’s time to break the power of the media moguls.
Today, British Gas sacked hundreds of engineers who refused to sign contracts with vastly inferior terms and conditions – one of the sacked workers writes for Tribune about the strike, its lessons and the urgent need to outlaw ‘fire and rehire.’
The latest research suggests 100,000 families used foodbanks for the first time during lockdown – but there is an alternative to Britain’s deepening hunger crisis: a campaign to make the ‘Right to Food’ a legal reality.
Across the West, governments are plotting pandemic recoveries which will enrich asset-owners and squeeze workers – it’s time to build coalitions that can fight back against the next phase of capitalist inequality.
Despite pursuing a number of redistributive policies, Blair’s Labour government left the fundamental architecture of Thatcher’s economy in place – and failed to break the cycle of deepening inequality.
This week, Grace speaks to Doug Henwood, author of Wall Street: How it Works and For Whom, about Biden’s stimulus package and what’s been going on in US stock markets – plus how workers can organise post-Covid.
Today we have launched ‘The Cause,’ a new weekly bulletin from Tribune covering the labour movement and socialist politics. Read the first instalment here.
Last month, Norman Tebbit revealed that senior figures in the old EETPU helped Thatcher’s government spy on trade unionists – it’s a cautionary tale about labour leaders who side with the state against their class.
In 2008, police blamed climate activists for a series of violent attacks on protest camps. The only problem was, it wasn’t true – and the way their story fell apart tells us a lot about how similar scandals unfold today.
In the 1980s and ’90s, successive moral panics about hooliganism and violence on TV culminated in a right-wing campaign against a dangerous social phenomenon: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Ian Dunt’s new book ‘How to Be a Liberal’ is part of a broader intellectual exercise to drape liberal history in comforting myths – ones which conceal its role in abetting imperialism, slavery and fascism.
Tribune is launching a series of podcasts – kick start your week with the sound of socialism.
Paul Robeson was born on this day in 1898. A pioneering black singer and actor, he was also a lifelong radical – and committed his life to the struggle against oppression and exploitation across the globe.
One year ago, Keir Starmer was elected leader on a promise to make Labour a ‘real opposition’ again – instead, he has consistently failed to push back against the most right-wing government in living memory.
The moves to realign Labour’s foreign policy after Corbyn reveal exactly what the political centre means by ‘internationalism’ – liberal values advanced at the point of a cruise missile.
In Finland, high-quality free school meals are provided to all children between six and sixteen as a public service – instead of handing over cash to rip-off profiteers, Britain should follow its lead.