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Detroit 1967 - five days of riots against the cops when the motorcity was burning

Detroit, riot, 1967, police, National Guard, US, anti-racism Fifty years ago Detroit, the Motorcity, exploded in five days of rioting. The uprising marked the end of the Civil Rights era and the birth of Black Power

How can we save the planet and stop catastrophic climate change?

iceberg, Larsen C, Antarctica, climate change, melting, global warming, planet Capitalism generates environmental damage and climate chaos—but we have the power to stop it by transforming the world, author Ian Angus explained to Dave Sewell

‘Bread, peace and land’ connected peasants with workers in the Russian Revolution

Russia, peasants, revolution, Russian Revolution The question of how the revolutionary party relates to all groups in society remains relevant for the struggle today

Victims speak out over contaminated blood agony - and call for justice

contaminated blood, scandal, NHS, health, infection, Hep C, HIV With a possible inquiry on the way, contaminated blood scandal victims spoke to Sadie Robinson

The July Days - Russian Revolution in crisis and a critical test for the Bolshevik party

Petrograd, Russia, Russian Revolution, July Days, protest In July 1917 frustration at the Provisional Government led to soldiers’ and workers’ protests that were violently put down

As support grows for Corbyn while Tory crisis deepens - now the left can win more

Peoples Assembly, protest, demonstration, march, London, Tories, Theresa May, austerity, Corbyn, Labour, unions The general election delivered the latest shock to the ruling class. Charlie Kimber says there is a shifting mood in Britain—and asks how we can organise to win real changes

Fed up and fighting back - the health workers defying multinational Serco


Low-paid and migrant workers are at the sharp end of cuts and privatisation in the NHS. They face rocketing workloads and bullying bosses. But across north east London 1,000 porters, domestics and cleaners are taking on a multinational to demand higher pay—and showing how to fight, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Workers’ revolution ushered in an era of sexual liberation


For the rights of LGBT+ people and women, revolutionary Russia was decades ahead of its time—and shows what is possible when workers unite

Why does the right hate sex?


Right wingers have always hated women and LGBT+ people—and it’s all because of the capitalist system that wants to control our sexuality, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Why did Edson Da Costa die after the cops stopped him?


At around 10pm on Thursday 15 June police stopped a car on the Woodcocks estate, near Tollgate Road, in Beckton, east London. Six days later a 25 year old man who had been travelling in the car was dead.

Defend migrants, not the European Union


The left needs clarity in the Brexit debate. Dave Sewell argues that socialists should defend freedom of movement for migrants—and dump the bosses’ single market

Support for national rights strengthened the 1917 Russian Revolution


The Bolsheviks backed national rights for oppressed groups as a way of overcoming ‘Greater Russian chauvinism’

West of both worlds - inside the segregated borough of Kensington and Chelsea


The Grenfell Tower fire has exposed the deep inequality at the heart of Kensington and Chelsea.

Abortion—demand the right to choose


Socialists must fight to defend and extend the right to free, safe and legal abortions

How revolution spread across Russia’s empire


Beginning in the capital Petrograd, the revolution quickly convulsed the vast Russian empire in struggles

Class—not age—is the key divide in Britain


Are workers the most conservative? Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues the election results tell a different story

Backing ‘soft Brexit’ and cross-party talks would spell disaster for the left


A catalogue of right wingers and rogues within the Labour Party want to work with the Tories and bosses.

How do you deal with debate during a revolution?


It’s a myth that the Bolsheviks were repressive dictators. Open debate was central to their revolutionary method

‘We need a summer of discontent’—activists, trade unionists and Labour supporters on where next after the election


Trade unionists, Labour Party members and campaigners spoke to Socialist Worker about how we can force the Tories from office.

Division and rule in Ireland—how Unionism bolstered empire


Simon Basketter looks at the brutal history of British imperialism in Ireland and the long-standing relationship between the Tories and Unionist bigots

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