Political and social pressure to volunteer is on the rise. Charities are now relying on volunteer work to deliver state subcontracted services. It is time to question this trend and what it means for the rising percentage of unemployed people who are pushed into working for free.
Effective trade union organising needs to pay greater attention to the social and cultural as well as economic influences on working people.
In a world of disruptive digital technology and e-commerce, worker co-operatives are poised to flourish.
However destructive recent mismanagement of the Co-operative Group has been, the root cause of co-operative sector difficulties runs much deeper, stemming from an unresolved contradiction at the heart of the model itself.
If Europe is to be defended as a sphere of genuine international cooperation and integration, the EU must be saved from itself.
Spain's economic problems and mounting regional tensions cannot be deferred indefinitely.
The government is getting away with targeting disabled people and the Left has failed to respond.
It's 'every man for himself' in Tory Britain, while the conditions of structural inequality make upward social mobility increasingly difficult.
Journalists and newspapers remain in the vanguard of the Coalition's ‘war against welfare’, which, if successful, will effectively mark the end of the postwar social contract between the people and the state.
Political memories of the 1970s are influenced, to varying degrees, by an Establishment, neoliberal narrative.