It is undeniable that the pandemic has hammered the final nail into the coffin of the previous epoch. But jubilant claims that austerity is a thing of the past have proved premature, as the ruling class begins to wind up its COVID spending spree and resume attacks on workers. The question is, what is the character of this new period, and what will it entail for the working class?
Tensions are rising in higher education, as university bosses look to use recorded lectures to undermine the job security and conditions of staff. Workers and students must fight back.
The Department of Education announced a new scheme to introduce Latin as a subject in state schools to help “put an end to the divide” between private and state schools. We highly doubt it.
The Tory government has been attacking archaeology on several fronts in recent years – in schools, universities and museums. This is part of the government’s plans to cut funding by 50% for Art and Design courses, of which archaeology is considered part of. These cuts are a clear and rather brutal attack on our education system, and the arts and cultural sector in general.
The Western withdrawal from Afghanistan is not only a humiliation for US imperialism, but also for Brexiteer Tories, whose jingoistic delusions have been shattered. To help the Afghan masses, we must overthrow this rotten Tory government.
The pandemic has exposed the deep inequality and contradiction that underpins capitalist society. In particular, – the scandals of landlordism and marketised higher education. This has led to a deep anger amongst the youth (a very large proportion of whom are private tenants) towards landlords.
Colombia is only now coming out of a huge third wave of COVID, with cases reaching the highest point on June 28th. This third wave of infections has seen the hospitals filled to the brim, and the healthcare system moving towards the edge of collapse.
On 2 August, the Liberia National Police (LNP) stormed the Capitol Hill campus of the University of Liberia (UL). They allegedly fired live ammunition and teargas to disperse the protesting students.
Whilst lining the pockets of their rich chums, the Tories have only offered nurses a pathetic 3% pay rise – a cut when accounting for inflation. The unions must mobilise healthcare workers to take coordinated action and strike for 15%. As of January this year, over 850 health and social Read more…
Just four days before A-Level results day, King’s College London announced that Clearing spaces will no longer be available, despite having offered them in previous years. By responding to a comment under an Instagram post, the university explained their position by saying ‘we’ve been able to fill the required spaces on all our undergraduate courses for 2021 entry. Therefore, we will not be entering Clearing and Adjustment this year’.
Another results day, another devastating headline on educational inequality. Despite the partial good news, that grades were high and many people could accept University places, the results showed a darker side: rising inequality in education.
A new parliamentary investigation into racist policing finds that the situation facing black communities is worse today than at the time of the Macpherson report, 22 years ago. To end police violence and racism, we must end capitalism.