Universal Credit delayed, and the false dawn of basic income

On the same weekend the BBC finally screened Ken Loach’s harrowing “I Daniel Blake”, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced she was reviewing the roll-out of Universal Credit, the government’s notorious new benefit system. Coincidence? Looking at the mainstream media coverage you could be forgiven for thinking that a new and more

The trouble with student unions

A member of the Anarchist Communist Group writes on the limitations of engaging in struggle through long-professionalised institutional structures dependent on university funding. Institutions exist to do the exact opposite of their stated aims. The police force don’t exist to protect you and stop crime, but instead to keep you in line and to facilitate