Seeking Shelter from the Storm

Reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Unsheltered in the run-up to the US election was a sobering and resonant experience, says MARIA GOULDING. It’s a story centred on a dilapidated old house, a powerful image for an American society struggling to overcome its legacy of lies, injustice and inequality....

Student Housing: A Stirling Campaign

Tenant activists in Stirling have been inspiring fellow students across Scotland to fight back against rip-off landlords and university rent rises. CIAN IRELAND and DANIEL DEERY report on 18 months of hard campaigning....

From Sympathy to Solidarity

WILL BROWN reviews a fascinating and timely examination of the sources of anticolonial opinion in Britain, one that reinforces the importance of new and more honest accounts of Britain’s imperial past....

Starmer’s (Un)Balancing Act

DAVID CONNOLLY reviews the Labour leadership’s response to recent controversies at the Proms and with the Overseas Operations Bill and wonders whether Keir Starmer is trying to ride two horses at the same time....

Corbyn, the Left and Labour’s Future

Red Labour’s BEN SELLERS talks to ILPers and fellow north-east party members MARY STRATFORD and DAVID CONNOLLY about the gains and losses of the Corbyn leadership, the role of the left under Keir Starmer and how Labour can re-build in ‘red wall’ communities....

A System Designed to Punish

With so many pressing political priorities, the scandal of unjust and degrading disability benefits assessments could easily be forgotten. MARY HULL recounts three shocking stories that epitomise the kind of society we've become. ...

Coronavirus: Designing out Disability

As lockdown eases many disabled people remain excluded from public space due to lack of accessible public toilets. Local authorities should have a statutory duty to provide appropriate facilities for all, say DEREK BELL, MARY HULL, LIBBY MORRISON and JANICE MCLAUGHLIN....