The Tories want you to believe they ended austerity years ago. But they never did — and under a Boris Johnson premiership, it’s about to get worse.
Dawn Foster is a Jacobin staff writer, a columnist for the Guardian, and the author of Lean Out.
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We should demand a media that covers the lives and struggles of working people — homeless, on the verge of eviction, trying to hang on. And not the glamorous lives of property speculators.
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Theresa May climbed her way up the political ladder by pushing policies that brought misery to others. Her ignominious fall is richly deserved.
In 2017, pundits were shocked by Jeremy Corbyn's call to renationalize rail — and the broad public support that greeted it. You only need to board one of Richard Branson’s rolling torture chambers to see why.
Home surveillance apps like Ring and community social networks like Nextdoor aren't making anyone safer. They're allowing paranoid jerks to harass their neighbors.
An unusual British retailer is handing over ownership of the company to its workers. It’s a reminder that worker control can work — but don’t expect many other firms to follow suit.
Taking pain medication away from patients who desperately need it is no way to fight opioid abuse.
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For all its flaws, Extinction Rebellion's direct actions against climate change are growing in popularity and pissing off the right people. We should support them.
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With Brexit bogged down and the Tories in meltdown, Labour looks set to tip the European Parliament elections to the center-left for the first time in a generation. Another own goal for Theresa May.
It’s the British media’s favorite fantasy: Sinn Féin breaking with a century of practice and riding to rescue a dramatically close vote in the House of Commons. It’s also an insult to Irish voters.
A decade of austerity in Britain has stunted, immiserated, and impoverished millions of lives. Now, the inevitable has happened: it’s started to shorten them.
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