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A 'Regeneration Supernova' Is About to Destroy East London As We Know It

China and the Mayor have big plans for Newham – including a gigantic mini-city for Asian companies.<p>I recently came across two little-known PR artefacts that were produced a few years back by Newham Council. The overcrowded, ethnically diverse east London borough is home to more unemployed people …

Revolt on the Right by Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin – review

Its first leader was a don at a fashionable London University, its current leader went to public school and made his money in the City. His immediate predecessor was an Etonian who hadn't read his own party's manifesto. Its elected officials have called women sluts, been jailed for benefit fraud, …

Paul Ryan’s race flap even worse than it looks

<b>Paul Ryan (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>The notion that Ryan was dog-whistling to racists is actually the best-case scenario. Here’s the scary alternative<p>Brian Beutler<p>March 17, 2014 11:44am (UTC)<p>I spent a depressing amount of time this weekend trying to think up a scenario in which someone might say the …

Worse than Wal-Mart: Amazon’s sick brutality and secret history of ruthlessly intimidating workers

<b>(Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)</b><p>You might find your Prime membership morally indefensible after reading these stories about worker mistreatment<p>Simon Head<p>February 23, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans”<p>When I first did research on Walmart’s workplace …

Inside 'Billionaires Row': London's rotting, derelict mansions worth £350m

A third of the mansions on the most expensive stretch of London's "Billionaires Row" are standing empty, including several huge houses that have fallen into ruin after standing almost completely vacant for a quarter of a century.<p>A Guardian investigation has revealed there are an estimated £350m …

In the Name of Love

“Do what you love. Love what you do.”The commands are framed and perched in a living room that can only be described as “well-curated.” A picture of …

Stumbling and Mumbling

One of the oldest divisions on the left - expressed by thinkers ranging from Merle Haggard down to Maurice Glasman - has been that between a liberal …

Slandering Britain's Roma isn't courageous. It's racist

IN the movie Talladega Nights, motor-racing champion Ricky Bobby celebrates his victory with an obscene gesture. When his team's owner complains about the money and prestige his profanity has cost him, Ricky Bobby replies: "With all due respect Mr Dennit, I had no idea you'd gotten experimental …

Why America Has a Mass Incarceration Problem, and Why Germany and the Netherlands Don't

Migrants contribute £25bn to UK economy, study finds

Migrants coming to the UK since the year 2000 have been less likely to receive benefits or use social housing than people already living in the country, according to a study that argues the new arrivals have made a net contribution of £25bn to public finances.<p>People from European Economic Area …

Farewell from NLP

New Left Project has closed. Here the editors offer some parting reflections on their experiences running the site.

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Britain told social inequality has created 'public health timebomb'

Women and children in the UK would have longer and healthier lives if they lived in Cyprus, Italy or Spain, and Britain is facing "a public health timebomb", according to a study by an expert on inequality and health.<p>Sir Michael Marmot, who is known worldwide for his work on the social determinants …

Jake Archibald on Twitter: "Uh oh, this man is Secretary of State for Education (http://t.co/kv6CRIqPEe via @jbolster) http://t.co/GdDnPgFyAy"

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>jaffathecake</b><p>Ahahaha RT @<b>jaffathecake</b>: Uh oh, this man is Secretary of State for …

The Amazon Mystery: What America's Strangest Tech Company Is Really Up To

Investors love Jeff Bezos's global-everything store, even though they aren't making any money from it yet—and it's not clear how they will.<p>If there’s a sentence that sums up Amazon, the weirdest major technology company in America, it’s one that came from its own CEO, Jeff Bezos, speaking at the …

Mons prepares to share its memories of Europe's killing fields

Lieutenant MJ Dease's headstone differs little from the many others that lie in solemn row upon row in the Saint-Symphorien military cemetery. Here, guarded by giant spruces and firs and surrounded by a cordon of lush Belgian farming country, is the final resting place of more than 500 German and …

Ethical alternatives to the Co-operative Bank

Can the Co-operative Bank continue to be ethical now that it will be controlled by profit-hungry US hedge funds? The former boss of the Co-op Group, Peter Marks, doesn't think so. This week he told MPs that the ethical label doesn't apply to the bank any more - and it appears many customers feel …

So much for social mobility

Alan Milburn, the government’s paradoxically named ‘social mobility tsar’, last week released the first annual report of his Social Mobility and …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

How the World Health Organisation covered up Iraq's nuclear nightmare | Nafeez Ahmed

Ex-UN, WHO officials reveal political interference to suppress scientific evidence of postwar environmental health catastrophe<p>Last month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a long awaited document summarising the findings of an in-depth investigation into the prevalence of congenital …

It’s apartheid “clear and simple,” Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters tells his Israeli fans

Pink Floyd superstar Roger Waters has criticized Israel’s <i>Yediot Ahronot</i> newspaper for distorting an interview he gave to its journalist Alon …

Mythbuster: Health warning

Before the 2010 election Cameron promised that he would cut the deficit and not the NHS, and that there would be no more top down reorganisations. He …

World Mental Health Day: Nobody should ever be alone with a mental health problem

I’m not brave for writing about mental health, I’m not brave for talking about mental health with friends, family and colleagues and I’m not brave …

OECD literacy leagues: poverty and inequality blamed for England's results

A failure to sustain education post 16 and the deep-rooted problems of poverty and social inequality have been blamed for England's poor showing in the OECD survey of adult skills.<p>The results of the OECD survey, which put England close to the bottom in literacy and numeracy among 16-24 year olds …

1 in 4 too ashamed to admit they receive benefits

One in four people are too ashamed to admit that they are in receipt of benefits, worried that people will think they are scroungers, according to a …

If you're a feminist you'll be called a man-hater. You don't need rebranding | Laurie Penny

Those anti-feminist stereotypes are there for a reason: activists challenge vested male interests and don't need to be adored<p>Nobody likes a feminist. At least not according to researchers at the University of Toronto, following a study where it emerged that people still defer to stereotypes about …

Who Counts?

The place of trans women within feminism has generated widespread controversy over the past twelve months. The appalling death of Lucy Meadows, the …

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Laurie Penny on The Sun: fearmongering about mental health is what's really monstrous

The paper's frontpage claim that "1,200 killed by mental patients" is misleading - and it exposes exactly the kind of prejudice that implies people …

Roundtable | Lapham’s Quarterly

September 05, 2018<p>Listen to the preamble to Water, the Summer 2018 issue of <i>Lapham’s Quarterly</i>.<p>August 31, 2018<p>Subways disasters, W.E.B. Du Bois, and …

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