Get Boris done in

This text first appeared in the newly released Class War magazine. You can read it here. A year into the Boris Johnson administration and his incompetence is obvious. “Wouldn’t it be fun if we had the clown stuck on the zipwire as Prime Minister?” No, it wouldn’t. Typically, the Tories chose their leader because they

Time for artists’ Mutual Aid?

The following is the first text contributed to Freedom’s new Art & Anarchy column. It will run each third Sunday of a month. Artists from all fields are encouraged to contribute their artwork and texts. Get in touch: editor(at)freedompress.org.uk. (zb) The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change all our lives forever. “Social distancing” suggests that people

Domestic murder and migration

In October the UK’s domestic murder rate reached a five-year high. 173 people were killed in domestic violence related homicides over the last year, with women most often the targets (making up more than 60% of victims) and men most often the perpetrators (making up 93% of the defendants). Domestic murder — often referred to

Review: Skint Estate

Women like me: Carraway’s memoir of poverty, motherhood and survival is “the most important book on the impacts of austerity I have ever read”, writes Rowan Tallis Milligan. by Cash CarrawayEbury Press, 2019ISBN: 978-1529103373368pp£14.99 hardback This is not poverty porn. I ummed and aahhed about writing this book review for a while now. I have

Disabled People Against Cuts take action at Tory conference

Last Wednesday about 40 activists from Disabled People Against Cuts gathered to protest at the Tory party Conference and bring attention to the continuous attacks they have faced for the last 8 years. The activists came from many parts of the country including Brighton, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Berkshire, London, Manchester, Norfolk, Northampton, Preston Stafford, Warwickshire,

Wealth blinds our rulers to the truth about homelessness

Recently the National Audit Office (NAO) published a study which was of surprise to no-one — notwithstanding the blustering pretend humbug of neoliberals and Tories — showing that welfare cuts cause homelessness to rise. Not so long ago, this would have been a “well duh” report which would itself have risked being written off as