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An inspirational movement against police violence has taken on our rulers and terrified them.
Labour Party members fear a purge of left wing activists after the party’s ruling body appointed a right wing general secretary.
There’s good news—the number of British workers in trade union members rose last year by 91,000 to 6.44 million.
The NEU union’s joint general secretary Mary Bousted said the strategy meant “risks” to health and was a “disaster”. She added that government guidance on social distancing is “impossible” in schools.
A shocking new report says that black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses find it harder to get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) than their white colleagues.
Tanner Herndon was one of a group of people who blocked a freeway in Houston on Saturday during a protest after the killing of George Floyd. He told Socialist Worker what happened.
The movement against police brutality burst onto the streets of Britain on Sunday, as at least 5,000 people marched through central London declaring that Black Lives Matter.
Those in power denounce riots and looting, and the media is quick to seek out and blame a fringe minority of “extremists”.
The Tories want to dump the lockdown—and blame ordinary people for undermining it if there’s a devastating second wave of the virus
Only 60 people who applied for the Windrush Compensation Scheme have received any money, according to official figures
The police form a racist, violent institution that works to crush ordinary people and uphold the interests of the powerful.
Anti-racists in south east London were set to protest on Wednesday of this week after footage showed a woman shouting, “I can’t breathe” as she was restrained by police in Lewisham.
The government has revealed an outrageous plan to use volunteers on the rail network, and unions have responded with a threat of strikes.
The UCU union has denounced a plan by bosses at Blackburn College to slash jobs while giving top managers more money.
In the face of a union campaign and mounting public pressure, Derbyshire county council last week announced a reversal of plans to close seven care homes in the county.
Around 2,000 climate rebels took to the streets on Saturday to demand “No going back” to environmental and ecological crisis.
The Tory plan to get many more children back into schools on 1 June has failed. It’s a significant setback for them—but the battle is far from over.
Companies’ words to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry can’t be used as evidence against them, the government’s top lawyer has said.
A continuous week of demonstrations shows the bravery of the people, youth and students. But some of the demonstrators also had limitations.
Auto bosses are setting workers against each other as they seek to restart profit-making.
Over a thousand furious people have taken to the streets of Minnesota to demand justice over the violent police murder of George Floyd.
A great revolt is taking place in the US. It is against police murders but also about the whole way black people are treated
A rebellion against police brutality and institutional racism is gaining momentum as it roars across the United States. It is driven by anger at a system filled by inequality and racism.
There have been six weeks of protests against the prime minister
Cleve Hill, Britain’s biggest solar panel project, was given the go-ahead to start construction by the government last week.
The Spectator magazine claims it invented the usage of “the establishment” in 1955 to mean the networks of power that run society
Why 'black faces in high places' has failed to bring change, and what's the alternative
The protests against the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police are swelling into an uprising of national proportions.
The Dominic Cummings affair has exposed how far the Tories will go to protect unelected advisers. Nick Clark looks at what the scandal says about how society is run
A million people in Britain are banned from claiming any benefits—and the coronavirus crisis will throw hundreds of thousands more into the same situation. Tomáš Tengely-Evans lifts the lid on a horrific, hidden world
A revolt is exploding over George Floyd’s racist murder at the hands of the cops. Socialist Worker looks at a horrific history of killings in the United States—and the inspiring resistance to them
Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always is about a teenager struggling to get support as she seeks an abortion. It’s an important watch
The premise of Netflix’s History 101—a series of bitesize history documentaries—seems ambitious
The United States has erupted into historic scenes of resistance in the last week. It has transformed the political landscape as huge protests—often led by young, black people—have risen up against the violence and hatred suffered at the hands of the racist police force.
Millions of parents faced an agonising choice this week of whether to send their children back to school. The Tories wanted primary school children in reception, year 1 and year 6 to start returning from Monday of this week.
Ron Singer was born in the NHS in its very first year of existence. He spent the whole of his adult life working in it and fighting for it.
South Korea is witnessing what seems to be the beginning of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
For the second time this year, pro-democracy protesters have filled the streets of Hong Kong. Sadie Robinson looks at what’s driving their anger