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The roots of white ‘supremacy’

The roots of white ‘supremacy’

With white supremacists emerging into the daylight of post-Trump America, The Dawning of the Apocalypse, is timely, says Peter Arkell. Tracing the origins of slavery, white supremacy, settler colonialism, and capitalism itself, author Gerald Horne, a professor of history at Houston University, takes us back to the 15th century when Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands […]

Schools Strike 4 Climate Action

Schools Strike 4 Climate Action

Photo report of the London action by Peter Arkell Tens of thousands of school students around the world have walked out on strike on March 15 to demand that politicians take decisive action against climate breakdown. In the second of the co-ordinated actions organised by Schools Strike 4 Climate Action, there were protests in an […]

McStrike rallies break out

McStrike rallies break out

A series of McStrikes by low-paid workers has hit fast-food restaurants, pubs and courier companies throughout the country. Photos and story by Peter Arkell Demanding £10 an hour and union recognition the workers, mostly young, formed picket lines and held rallies in actions that are unprecedented in the hospitality sector. And the Labour Party has […]

The robots are coming

Dalek - the unfriendly face of robots

The robots are coming, there`s not much doubt about that. The question is: Are they welcome? And how do they actually make profits for the employer? Do they create profit in the same way as a human worker? But first the robots themselves … In 10-20 years in all likelihood, your coffee in Starbucks will […]