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Past articles by Steve:

The DWP is scaling up the rollout of its latest Universal Credit benefits crackdown

The DWP is rolling out a crackdown on benefits claimants under Universal Credit, where it's paying staff bonuses while sanctioning people → Read More

When the price on a child’s head is £100k, no wonder adoption in the UK is so toxic

In a three-part series, the Canary looks at how adoption in the UK is a boom industry - driven by racism, misogyny, classism, and ableism → Read More

Systemic racism and ableism pervades the misogynistic UK adoption industry

In a three-part series, the Canary looks at how adoption in the UK is a boom industry - driven by racism, misogyny, classism, and ableism → Read More

What do the RMT and NEU strikes have in common with the UCU? Not a lot, unfortunately.

Strikes from the RMT, NEU and UCU are all on. However, these unions' approaches to industrial action highlight disparities in the movement. → Read More

The DWP will give staff bonuses for forcing more Universal Credit claimants into work

In 2013, DWP league tables on sanctions were deadly. Now they're back, and Universal Credit claimants will be a cash cow for staff to earn off → Read More

Israelis enacted more illegal collective punishment against Palestinians in Huwara

Israeli settlers, joined by the IDF, rampaged through Huwara attacking Palestinians, but the international community has barely blinked → Read More

Royal Mail shows just why trade unions shouldn't back down over strikes

While Royal Mail's boss was odious in front of MPs, the CWU continues its action. However, other trade unions don't seem as resolute. → Read More

Patriotic Alternative had a bad weekend, despite the Guardian amplifying its views

As Patriotic Alternative mobilises further in places like Newquay, enter the Guardian to trivialise and appease its far-right views → Read More

Haringey council flat fire has ‘echoes of Grenfell’ as residents take action over ‘traumatic ordeal’

Residents of Kenneth Robbins House in Haringey have met over concerns about the council's conduct and fire safety failings → Read More

A woman living with ME and EDS is dying in front of her husband's eyes in an NHS hospital

Sami Berry lives with chronic illnesses including ME and EDS, yet the NHS hospital she is in is refusing to properly treat her → Read More

We now know the DWP is still not properly increasing Universal Credit in April

The idea that the DWP is giving people on Universal Credit and other benefits more money this April is not what it seems → Read More

The far right are targeting refugees in a Newquay hotel this weekend

After corporate media played down the far-right attack on refugees in Knowsley, antifascists want to stop the same thing happening in Newquay → Read More

DWP is targeting Universal Credit claimants in yet another benefits crackdown

Sanctions, back-to-work schemes, and a ban on sick notes are on the DWP's agenda for Universal Credit claimants in new benefits crackdown → Read More

The UCU cancelling strikes has thrown up questions about the union

The UCU has been criticised for its lack of democracy after cancelling strikes. However, this poses bigger questions about the union, too. → Read More

Bosses and politicians are acting like cornered rats as three unions go on the offensive

The CWU, RCN and RMT are not having it - and these trade unions have got the corporate capitalist bosses and government in their sights → Read More

Starmer's latest comments over Corbyn are even more proof Labour is finished

Corbyn's gone, socialists are not welcome, and the party is now a Tory-lite husk. So, should we shut up about Starmer and Labour? → Read More

More proof if you needed it that NHS nurses and the RCN are right to be striking

As the RCN moves towards a 48-hour strike, new figures reveal that nurses have left the NHS in their tens of thousands - often due to pay → Read More

Have you fallen out of love with the corporate media?

Why not swipe right on the Canary this Valentine's Day and give a long-term commitment to us? We won't let you down. → Read More

Labour, Tories, cops and the BBC united in promoting fascist, anti-refugee rhetoric

After the fascist attack in Knowsley, who is standing with refugees? Well, it's certainly not politicians or our public service broadcaster. → Read More

Independent media has forced the DWP to release previously buried Universal Credit figures

The DWP seems to have tried for years to hide fit for work WCA data under Universal Credit - despite the seriousness of the figures → Read More