Johnson’s capitalism – you can heat OR eat!

It’s a capitalist crisis. We are getting a bit blasé about this as its not at all clear now, where and when one crisis finishes and another begins. But you can be sure that its the workers who will be presented with the bill, whether they have a seat at the table and a plate on it, or not. Capitalism has convinced many that wage rises fuel inflation. But when the monopoly energy companies increase their prices by on average four times the rate of inflation for the last twenty years, that of course, is a contribution to the common good.

Disrupting the DSEI Arms Fair: workers take action

𝘙𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘰𝘺𝘤𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘫𝘰𝘣𝘴, 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘠𝘊𝘓 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 — 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘴𝘮𝘰𝘬𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘴. 𝘕𝘈𝘛𝘏𝘈𝘕 𝘊𝘡𝘈𝘗𝘕𝘐𝘒 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘪𝘵.

A year of campaigns: Manchester students secure historic rent strike win – but the fight doesn’t end here

In this Challenge article from last November, Hannah Phillips writes on the Manchester University student rent strike, arguing that the success must be a call to action for students across Britain to fight against sky-high fees, extortionate accommodation and inadequate courses.

Scottish Government ignores anti-Irish racism in new guidance

Tom Flanagan argues that the SNP administration in Holyrood, and Scotland’s political establishment generally, continue to ignore the problem of anti-Irish racism with misplaced efforts to target ‘sectarianism’.

“The Taliban’s conquest of Afghanistan seemed like a prearranged deal”: Interview with Iranian foreign policy analyst Fereydoun Majlessi

The national interests of Iran and the Taliban require them to have considerable relations, but the Taliban have likely come in power through an agreement, believes the Iranian foreign policy analyst Fereydoun Majlessi.