A Letter from a Sacked British Gas Worker

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.’

Why We Need a Right to Food

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.

How Blairism Failed the Working Class

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.

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32. Biden’s America: An Interview with Doug Henwood

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.

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.

When Unions Spy for the State

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.

How Liberals Rewrite Their Own History

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.

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The Radical Paul Robeson

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.

The Warmonger Internationalists

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.