On the 72nd anniversary of the NHS, we republish an interview with its founder, Aneurin Bevan, in which he describes the socialist ambitions that influenced its creation.
On the 72nd anniversary of the NHS, we remember the struggle that brought it into being – and how socialists overcame the healthcare profiteers to build the world’s first free, public and universal system.
The NHS was founded as a public health service, free at the point of use and available to everyone – if the government really wanted to celebrate its birthday it would end the privatisation that is killing this ethos.
As the lockdown lifts, Labour must seize the opportunity to outline its vision of an economy that works for people and planet – before the Tories monopolise the narrative.
Many commentators are predicting a V-shaped recovery, but what we’re seeing today is only a temporary reprieve – the worst of the economic crisis is yet to come.
Coronavirus has exposed the scandal of our privatised, fragmented, and underfunded social care system – it’s time to make the case for a real alternative: a National Care Service.
Today, the NHS is celebrated. But for ten years it has been subject to destructive cutbacks, which led to crumbling facilities, outsourcing, privatisation and staff pay freezes – now is the time to demand better.
The coronavirus crisis has demonstrated a need to rethink healthcare, breaking from outdated technocratic models and seeing the full social and political context behind public health.
The son of a freed slave, William Cuffay played a key role in the struggle for democracy in Britain. A country which respected its history would honour him rather than the men who sold his ancestors.
A new set of translations of the socialist poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht reminds us that the greatest of writers often lived through the darkest of times.
Tribune is launching a series of podcasts – kick start your week with the sound of socialism.
Robert Jenrick’s dodgy dealings with a billionaire Tory donor are just the tip of the iceberg – the whole planning system is rigged to favour private developers over the public good.
Spain’s coalition between PSOE and Unidas Podemos gambled on rowing back austerity measures in a period of relative calm – but now, facing a historic recession, its forces find themselves increasingly at odds.
Late ’90s and early 2000s reality TV in the UK was shaped by its interaction with a Blairite political project which demonised the working-class and cast social problems as individual failings.
In February, Ireland’s right-wing duopoly were defeated in an election for the first time – but still ended up in government. If the Irish Left wants to replace them, it will need to come together to build an alternative.