The struggle over Cairo House – a former cotton mill – was complicated by Oldham’s high unemployment and post-industrial decline.Photo: Palestine Action

Shut it down

Israel’s largest private arms firm closes its factory in Oldham, England.

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NI 536 - Abolition - March, 2022
Shut out – Too many children are young people are being discarded by England’s education system.Photo: Ievgen Chabanov/Alamy

Abandoned by the system

England’s schools funnel its most marginalized young people towards the criminal justice system, writes Zahra Bei. But abolitionists are reimagining what’s possible.

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NI 536 - Abolition - March, 2022
A cop out? Activists don’t expect climate justice to emerge from negotiations at the UN summit under the leadership of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (whose head featured in a Greenpeace protest against plastic, outside Downing Street, London earlier this year).Photo: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Will COP26 deliver?

Activists don’t expect climate justice to emerge from negotiations at the UN summit, reports Eve Livingston.

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NI 534 - The future of work - November, 2021
Protesting the impact of Britain’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. The Bill is set to criminalize trespass with the intent to reside in a vehicle. Photo: SOPA/Alamy

Sign of the times

Protesting Britain’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

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NI 533 - Food justice: who gets to eat? - September, 2021
Down time at the Stow-on-the-Wold horse fair in the UK. Many Gypsies, Roma and Travellers have been left without basic services during the Covid-19 pandemic.Photo: Adrian Sherratt / Alamy

National disgrace

Update on Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in Britain by Hannah Vickers.

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NI 527 - Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic - September, 2020
Bailiffs at the eviction of the Harvil Road HS2 protest camp where ancient woodlands are under threat.Photo: Phil Clarke Hill

Rude awakening

Report on the HS2 high-speed rail line by Fran Lambrick.

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NI 526 - The Kurds - betrayed again - July, 2020
Not so nobel

Not so nobel

Report from the UK by Husna Risvi.

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NI 522 - China in charge - November, 2019
Empire Day around 1950 – a flagwaving, monocultural past for which too many Britons currently feel nostalgic.Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty

‘Call yourself english?’

Blake Morrison grew up in Yorkshire – and made his escape from his traditional conservative background via literature. As he discovered writers from other cultures, borders between cultures and nations seemed to fall away, leaving him as a citizen of the world. But since the Brexit referendum he has often felt like a stranger in his own country.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
UK: safer sex work

UK: safer sex work

Scotland’s prostitution laws.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
Jeremy Corbyn addresses an anti-Donald Trump demonstration in London, July 2018.Photo: Niklas Hallen / AFP / Getty

Corbyn vs the nation

The prospect of a British government headed up by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – a veteran internationalist – should be a source of hope. But how would his government break from the past when the global economy is hardwired to extract profit from the Global South? Barnaby Raine proposes four ideas to help square the circle.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019
Is this bird an anarcho-communist? If a long-tailed tit’s young die, it will help one of its neighbours raise theirs instead.Photo: David Chapman / Alamy

Britain: Look to the sky

Look to the sky and you can see all sorts of radical lessons, writes Tom Whyman .

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019
Illustration: Steve Munday

Brexit and the dark arts

Lobbyists, chlorinated chicken and tricksy business in the fog of Brexit.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019

The interview: Mike Leigh

The British director’s latest film, Peterloo, recounts the 1819 massacre of protesters demanding parliamentary reform in Manchester, UK. He speaks to Sam Thompson about the relationship between cinema, history and politics.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
And f**k off they did

And f**k off they did

In May 2018, a group of 15 mostly Peruvian workers decided enough was enough...

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Civil society protests against fracking in Cheshire, 2016. Is a new wave of resistance coming?Photo: Dave Ellison / Alamy

Fracking haunts sceptred isle

Resistance is rising in the UK as the company behind the controversial energy-extraction process known as fracking gears up for a return to action.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
British aiding repression

British aiding repression

A secretive British government aid-fund has generated renewed controversy after a rights group revealed that it has been used to train people involved in torture and execution.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Leave those kids alone

Leave those kids alone

Victory for UK school data, writes Alessio Perrone.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Abolition March, 2022
Abolition March, 2022
The future of work November, 2021
The future of work November, 2021
Food justice: who gets to eat? September, 2021
Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic September, 2020
Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic September, 2020
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
China in charge November, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
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