Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are taking part in actions called by the School Climate Strikers ahead of the climate summit in […]
The announced closure of Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend, South Wales in 2020 is emblematic of the continuing decline of capitalist production worldwide. In May, global manufacturing output crossed the […]
The rapid rise of the Brexit Party to first place in the opinion polls for the European elections is rightly sending shockwaves through Westminster and beyond. It is currently forecast to […]
Events around the country are celebrating the bi-centenary of John Ruskin’s birth on 8 February – #Ruskin200. Thinker, campaigner, artist, scientist, educator and social critic John Ruskin was one of the most contradictory of all the famous Victorians.
He was […]
Pre-Christmas headlines about the economy, local and global, tell their own story.
UK: “Asos slumps on profit alert as retail bloodbath spreads online”;
Canada: “Alberta is in panic mode” as oil […]
Wigan – the name is full of resonance. Little did we know that our meeting place, Sunshine House, was close to the old tripe shop where writer George Orwell penned […]
Introduction to Getting to Grips with Neoliberalism Teach/Learn-in – Wigan 24 November 2018
We are here to reach a deeper understanding of what neoliberalism, how it is changing. What do we want to do?
* learn from each other as well as […]
Ten years ago, the world economy ground to a halt in the wake of the biggest financial crash in the history of capitalism. The vastly overinflated atmospheric […]
If you thought global corporations just sold stuff like trainers or phones, think again. China-based Tencent is the world’s biggest Internet-related products company with a market value of US$850 billion, making it the largest enterprise in Asia. The phenomenon […]
In the midst of the global heatwave, energy minister Claire Perry’s approval of the first UK fracking licence under its […]
In June 1868, trade unions in Britain came together to launch a combined organisation. As the TUC — Trades Union Congress — celebrates its 150th birthday, the movement faces, arguably, its biggest battle for survival. Peter Arkell reports.
Membership of […]
Is neoliberalism – whereby the state promotes and facilitates the supremacy of the market in every area of society alongside tariff-free global trade – finally coming off the rails after an almost 40-year run?
Paradoxically, the most serious attack on […]