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Trump has mobilised a dangerous far right movement—it won’t be beaten by the Democrats, the state or the ‘centre ground’

Far right Trump supporters clash with police as they try to force their way into the Capitol building The mobilisation in Washington DC by far right protesters on Wednesday should be a spur to working class struggle

Mike Davis—‘Put forward radical demands and match the mood for socialism’

Mike Davis—‘Put forward radical demands and match the mood for socialism’ US writer and activist Mike Davis spoke at a Socialist Workers Party meeting this week on what the US crisis means for those at the top of society—and for the left

Don’t let lockdown laws stop our right to resist

Don’t let lockdown laws stop our right to resist The latest lockdown legislation brings in worrying assaults on protest rights

Jail the war criminals, not those who expose them

Julian Assange, Wikileaks, imperialism, war, Iraq, Afghanistan, media, state, lies A court decision earlier this month blocking WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange from being extradited to the United States is a blow to imperialism.

Joe Biden’s presidency will pollute the planet

Joe Biden’s presidency will pollute the planet Biden has consistently backed fracking, although he now claims he wants to see it banned on federal land.

Indian government’s attempts to sow division fail to stop farmers’ protests

Indian farmers protest India’s highest court has decided to suspend temporarily the implementation of new farming laws that led to a huge, weeks-long protest movement.

A climate of punishment

The people at the top are actively punishing those who draw attention to the scale of the emergency

Get angry at profiteers, not ordinary people

Every action from the Tories rams home that the class divide runs through the whole approach to the virus.

Free Julian Assange

A court decision on Monday blocked Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States.

Only workers’ action can stop the horror

Primary school workers have a lesson for Keir Starmer. While they were shutting down unsafe workplaces and forcing Boris Johnson into yet another damning U-turn he was cowering behind the government.

Covid-19 hasn’t stopped capitalism from changing

For many of us—especially those lucky enough not to have caught Covid-19—the past year has been as if our lives have been put on hold.

2020—it’s been a year of horror and hope

This year has seen the horrors that flow from the capitalism system, but it’s also seen mass resistance. Coronavirus dominated the year, exposing and accelerating all the failings that already existed. 

Starmer's no anti-racist

Don’t let anyone tell you Keir Starmer is an anti-racist. When a caller to his radio phone-in show confronted him with a racist conspiracy theory, he appeared to understand.

The political choices behind hard Brexit

Whether or not there is a trade deal between Britain and the European Union, we will experience a hard Brexit, with a fair degree of economic disruption. Such an outcome was not inevitable

John le Carré—the novelist who tried to unmask the truth of British intelligence

John le Carré, the great spy novelist has died aged 89. By exploring treachery at the heart of British intelligence, le Carré challenged assumptions about the Cold War.

Solidarity with prisoners over the holidays

As the holiday season approaches, Socialist Worker asks readers to write to political prisoners and those who have suffered at the hands of the system to show solidarity

Profits from drought. Bosses speculate on water

 Capitalism has found an untapped market—speculating on water. For the first time in history, bankers and bosses will be able to bet on future water prices on Wall Street.

Don’t let the Tories define anti-racism

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, Black Lives Matter (BLM) made great advances in the struggle against racism, and what it means to be an anti-racist.

What lies behind the divisions over Brexit?

It’s anyone’s guess whether Britain and the European Union (EU) can reach an agreement on their new trading relationship, which is due to start on 1 January. 

You can’t rely on courts to beat the Labour right

Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are avoiding a political fight with the leadership, writes Nick Clark

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