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Nothing Works Any More

When we get ripped off by con artists, in most cases we no longer have any recourse. It’s the result of disastrous political choices.

Breaking Point

The end of the United Kingdom is a prospect we should welcome.

The Sleep of Reason

Far from holding the government to account, as it claims, most of the media was fast asleep while massive scandals brewed.

Oil Spots

The Science Museum’s new exhibition on climate breakdown is funded by an oil company. What could possibly go wrong?

Oral Transmission

How I became a human plague – and stumbled into one of the most astonishing scientific stories I’ve ever encountered.

Sea Change

At last people are waking up to the fishing industry’s devastating impacts.

Viral Lies

Some falsehoods about the pandemic are so dangerous that they should be banned.

Long-Suffering

Long Covid is devastating the health and lives of many thousands of people, and highlights the terrible neglect of patients with chronic conditions such as ME/CFS.

Clueless

It is hard to imagine how the government’s handling of the pandemic could have been more catastrophic.  

Caught in the Crossfire

Brexit isn’t about Europe, and isn’t about the UK. It’s the outcome of a civil war within capitalism.

Breaking the Chain

A crucial link in the food chain has been forgotten by the government, exposing us to a potential disaster after the Brexit transition.

Monster Makers

Unless Biden fights big money, he could pave the way for someone even worse than Trump.

Lessons Unlearnt

Privatisation, outsourcing, packed classrooms and a total government failure to make them safe expose schools to deadly levels of infection.

A Total Fiasco

England’s response to the coronavirus pandemic now relies on unskilled teenaged call centre workers, taking the place of experienced clinicians.

Without Trace

The huge amount of public money spent on test and trace has been wasted by incompetent private contractors and executives, with devastating results.

The State of It

The government retreats for billionaires, while smashing down our doors.

Commanding View

The BBC amplifies the voices of billionaires, and shuts down those who challenge them.

The Tyranny of Hope

World summits and politicians’ promises are not taking us closer to environmental salvation, but further away.

Be Still

Let’s create communities from which we scarcely have to travel.

Democratic Revolution

Full-scale participatory democracy would change everything. It has the same revolutionary potential as the universal franchise and women’s suffrage.