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Who’s behind the Tory leadership hopefuls?


The least sophisticated electorate available—Tory MPs—has selected Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to stand to be the next leader of the Tory party and prime minister.

Boris Johnson—most vicious of Tory clowns


The heir apparent of the Tory party has a carefully constructed image as the posho you love to hate. Simon Basketter explains why you should just hate

‘We should strike to save the planet,’ say trade unionists


After the inspiring school student strikes over climate catastrophe, activists in workplaces are fighting to get action off the ground this September. Sadie Robinson spoke to some of them

Equal pay victory in Glasgow shows the power of workers


Over a decade of resistance in Scotland has won equal pay settlements for 14,000 mainly women council workers—and their walkouts were key to the result, writes Sarah Bates

WhatsApp with the Israeli phone hacking scandal?


While the US and Britain wind up a row with China over Huawei, they’re decidedly less

White House is drowning in a climate of denial


Donald Trump is destroying the Earth. It’s another reason to join protests when the climate change denier comes to Britain next month, writes Sarah Bates

The Sats don’t work - they just make things worse


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will scrap the hated Sats school tests. Sadie Robinson spoke to people about why they should go now

The first guilty verdict in 30 years isn’t the end of the Hillsborough justice fight


Relatives of people who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster have vowed to keep fighting following a trial ­verdict last week.

Child abuse at the heart of the British establishment


Child abusing senior spy Sir Peter Hayman escaped prosecution in 1978 after his solicitor lobbied the then Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in person.

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

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