Britain

We must change how we think about unemployment
Activism

We must change how we think about unemployment

Time to organise — In the 1920s and '30s, the National Unemployed Workers' Movement mobilised thousands of people. Now, a century on, a newly-launched radical organisation is bringing together workers made unemployed by the pandemic to demand and resist.

Written by: Polly Smythe

'It’s been hell': stories from the NHS frontlines
Activism

'It’s been hell': stories from the NHS frontlines

Breaking point — We hear the stories of NHS staff working tirelessly over the Christmas holiday as the COVID-19 crisis continues to devastate hospitals.

Written by: Ben Smoke

Mablethorpe Sand Race: a uniquely British beach rally
Bike

Mablethorpe Sand Race: a uniquely British beach rally

Wild bunch — Founded by a group of hard-nosed riders back in the ’70s, the contest is a unique off-road event where one thing is guaranteed: if you’re not getting messy, then you’re not trying hard enough.

Written by: Eva Clifford

For London's drag queens, the show must go on
Culture

For London's drag queens, the show must go on

Pandemic Innovators — Drag queen 'Sue Gives A Fuk' was regularly gigging around London, until the pandemic left live venues to face a precarious future. Since then, Sue's been forced to get creative to sustain her career.

Written by: Huck

Why we must reclaim our right to roam the land
Outsiders Project

Why we must reclaim our right to roam the land

Crossing the lines — For centuries, land ownership has been concentrated in the hands of a wealthy elite, casting members of wider society as trespassers. Now is the time to take back the countryside, writes Nick Hayes.

Written by: Nick Hayes

Cancel culture, and the toxic rebranding of the ‘woke left’
Opinion

Cancel culture, and the toxic rebranding of the ‘woke left’

The free speech myth — The ability to actually ‘cancel’ anyone remains with private entities and the state, not the left. So why does everyone keep saying free speech is under attack?

Written by: Tristan Cross

The London caterers feeding their community
Activism

The London caterers feeding their community

Pandemic Innovators — Karma Cans used to cater for some of the biggest corporations in the capital – until the pandemic hit. But as their profit margins shifted, so did their priorities.

Written by: Huck

Austerity is the real enemy of women – not trans people
Opinion

Austerity is the real enemy of women – not trans people

The fight for funding — A dearth of compassion for trans people makes it easier to pit them against cis women and children. But the true evil is right under our noses, writes Nicola Dinan.

Written by: Nicola Dinan

We’re Jewish, and we want the occupation of Palestine to end
Opinion

We’re Jewish, and we want the occupation of Palestine to end

#ActionsNotWords — Last night a group of Jewish activists projected images onto the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, calling for action on Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Here, they explain why they did it.

Written by: Mia Rafalowicz-Campbell

A life in colour: Capturing the punks of 1980s Britain
Photography

A life in colour: Capturing the punks of 1980s Britain

From Manchester to Camden — Street photographer Shirley Baker would travel to London’s Camden Market every weekend, mesmerised by the area’s rebellious youth movement.

Written by: Miss Rosen

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