Labour is the only alternative

In some ways the Covid-19 pandemic has masked the realities of the challenge facing the left; in other ways, it has exposed it.

75 years of questions for Labour

The 2019 defeat underlines why Labour needs to move on from the flawed 20th Century Fabian political model, says Trevor Fisher

Building on Black Lives movement

With Joe Biden choosing Kamala Harris as the first Black American female running mate, Paul Garver looks at the prospects for the Democrats and democratic socialists in the November elections

Alarm bells

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed government incompetence and crony capitalism, says Prem Sikka

Starmer and the left – technocracy is the enemy

Tom Miller says Labour’s leader needs to find a new way to unity

Labour Party factionalism – drop it or lose the next election

Peter Kenyon surveys the shitstorms breaking out within the party

Uproar in schools

Dave Lister looks at the rolling disaster that is the government’s schools and exams policy

School curriculum – a multicultural past

Former teachers Dave Lister and Mike Davis reflect on different times

Hit the banks to save our climate!

Tim Root on getting the climate crisis up the agenda by targeting banks

Playing politics with race

Puru Miah on the perils of triangulation

The end of town planning as we know it

Duncan Bowie sees the latest Tory proposals for planning and housing development as a huge backwards step

Antisemitism payout pre-empts legal enquiry

Don Flynn on legal battles and political expediency: how Labour’s standing as an anti-racist party is being compromised

Carry on cycling

Paul Salveson reports on a gentle cycling revolution gathering speed

Blue hydrogen: a Trojan horse from oil and gas

Dave Toke says stop wasting money on non-renewables

I lost my father

Jo Goodman on a new group set up to hold the government to account for its handling of the Covid pandemic

Women in coronavirus firing line

Alice Arkwright sees a roll-back of gender equality in Covid-19 crisis

Domestic violence during Covid-19

Sabia Kamali reports on the rise in abuse against women during coronavirus and the Sisters Forum support initiative