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Facing oblivion

Simon Tait reports on the dire prospects for the arts in a time of Covid

Government stonewalls on justice for families

Jo Goodman on growing urgency for government inquiry into Covid-19 deaths

A Track and Trace plan to more deaths

A top-down, over-centralised government Track and Trace system is failing poorer communities, reports Puru Miah

Johnson’s own goal

Trevor Fisher on the contradictions between policies on pubs and pitches

The great Covid-19 swindle

Tom Miller says austerity continues for councils

Women in coronavirus firing line

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

Covid-19 – a legacy of failure

Allyson Pollock and Louisa Harding-Edgar say there is also an opportunity to end the neoliberalism that got us to this point

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

Domestic violence during Covid-19

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

When black lives don’t matter

The recent Public Health England report on the impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities contains no action plan and sidesteps equalities law, says Puru Miah

Paying for the pandemic – war lessons for Labour

Dennis Leech argues that when it comes to paying for the pandemic, Labour should learn the lessons of the two world wars: austerity is not sound economics for recovery