Workers must not be made to pay for Covid crisis

Beware the second wave: not just the threat to lives from a further spike in Covid-19, but to livelihoods from impending recession, mass unemployment and an increasingly likely ‘no deal’ Brexit.

Spinning plates and crashing out

Peter Kenyon looks forward to a dismal future for Britain and its children post-Brexit

Labour’s British Railways mark 2 is a dead duck

Back to the 1950s is no way to run a modern railway system, says Paul Salveson

Time for renewables

Dave Toke says renewable energy is likely to soar in 2020 as a proportion of UK electricity consumption

Towards a just economy: no return to the 1930s

In the face of massive recession, Bryn Jones argues that a narrative for a just economy must be the new direction in a post-Covid future

Thanks for the cash Rishi – now can we have an economy?

Don Flynn sees a form of state capitalism emerging requiring robust democratic responses

Attlee’s Labour government elected 75 years ago

Duncan Bowie highlights the achievements and limits of the 1945 Labour government elected in conditions of huge national debt and destruction, finding lessons for today

1945: promise of a new day

Ian Bullock reflects on the mixed legacy of the Attlee government

Channel the spirit of 1945

Frances O’Grady sets out the case for a National Recovery Council and a new deal - but will the Tories listen?

Chartist at 50

50 years of Chartist

Chartist has been in production for 50 years. Patricia d'Ardenne spoke to the editor, Mike Davis, to get a view of the magazine’s history and current outlook.

Starmer over-reacts on Long-Bailey

Don Flynn says Sir Keir Starmer has turned his back on a movement against excessive police force

Sterility of the middle ground

Don Flynn finds Labour’s election review sidesteps the important issues

Hope & questions in Staffordshire

The Black Lives Matter movement has seen impressive - and apparently spontaneous - protests erupt around the country. But, Trevor Fisher asks, what challenges does this new form of organising present for the left?

Back to the war zone

Patrick Mulcahy on gestures of solidarity in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods