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.

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

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

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?

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

Starmer over-reacts on Long-Bailey

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

Don’t Stop the War Coalition

Dave Lister finds that Stop the War's silence and equivocation on Syria raises questions over its peace ambitions

Turkey at the tipping point

Mary Southcott finds the boiling cauldron of issues, from war to migration to authoritarian repression, in and around Turkey require a new world order

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.

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?

National Windrush Day and beyond

Make this the first step in a mass campaign for migrant rights!

Back to the war zone

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