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Join protest in solidarity with people in Palestine


The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has called actions on 30 March to build an 11 May national demonstration. Socialist Worker spoke to its director Ben Jamal

Knife crime panic - how politicians and the press aim to give more power to the cops


Those at the top of society say that young people in cities are killing each other in record numbers but they do this despite the evidence and for their own ends, writes Sadie Robinson

The EU is to blame for Libya’s migrant torture prison camps


Film evidence showing torture inside refugee camps in Libya was released just as Europe’s rulers made a deal to trap more migrants in North Africa, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Haiti—the corruption and the scandal behind the protests


Huge protests and strikes have swept the Caribbean country of Haiti. It’s a revolt against the corruption and imperialism that has impoverished ordinary people, writes Alistair Farrow

Sudanese activists speak out on revolt - ‘I don’t think the government can survive.’


People in Britain are organising solidarity with the inspiring movement of resistance demanding real change in Sudan. Some spoke to Sadie Robinson about the challenges and possibilities

What will a Tory Brexit mean for EU migrants?


Tomáš Tengely-Evans cuts through the confusion of the Tories’ EU Settlement Scheme—a racist mechanism for punishing migrants

New book shows how the European Union ‘hollowed out democracy’


Costas Lapavitsas is a Marxist economist and author of a new book, The Left Case Against the EU. He urges a break with the neoliberal European Union

Solidarity with migrant caravan after attacks


Migrants from Central America fleeing poverty face racist abuse, border controls, and armed troops

Massacre in Ballymurphy at the hands of the British state


After decades of campaigning a new inquest into the killings has begun. Simon Basketter says British attempts to crush Catholic resistance in Northern Ireland lay behind the massacre

Car industry bosses lay off hundreds to protect profits


Commentators, business and union leaders, say that Brexit is to blame for car factory closures. It’s really down to firms’ fear that overproduction will hit profits, argues Sarah Bates

Why women workers are still fighting to win equal wages


A mass strike at Glasgow City Council last month exposed how women workers are still fighting for equality. Sarah Bates looks at how councils have got away with this for so long

Claims over ‘Asian sex gangs’ don’t stack up


Racists blame Muslims for child abuse, but researcher Ella Cockbain told Sadie Robinson about the reality

Barnet Tory council’s latest privatising fraud revealed 


Outsourcing has been rife at Barnet council in north London. A new report shows how corruption developed in privatised services, reports Sarah Bates

Beware the union leaders’ moves against Corbyn at Labour Party conference


This year’s Labour Party conference could mark the moment that trade union leaders reveal themselves as Jeremy Corbyn’s most unreliable allies.

Councils inject £9 billion into fracking companies


A new report has uncovered how council bosses are investing workers’ money into dirty drilling. Sarah Bates looks at who’s funding the fossil fuel giants

There’s more nastiness to G4S than Birmingham prison mess


After inspectors found that inmates were living in appalling conditions in a privately?run prison, Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates those responsible

Syriza signs up for decades more austerity as final bailout deal ends in Greece


Greece exited its final bailout agreement on Monday—the mechanism through which the European Union (EU) and the bankers have forced austerity on ordinary Greeks.

Fertility firms harvest a profit misleading women


A new study shows how the fertility industry charges inflated prices for egg freezing treatment—and manipulates success rates, reports Sarah Bates

How Britain’s cruel asylum system deprives refugees


Some 300 refugees in Glasgow were threatened with eviction last week after ‘failing’ their asylum applications. Tomáš Tengely-Evans explores the grim reality of Britain’s asylum rules

Heatwave shines a light on a system that could kill us all


Extreme weather events become increasingly likely as the planet warms. Sarah Bates argues fundamental change is needed to prevent climate change becoming catastrophic for life on earth

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