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After 20 years, at least a quarter of a million killings and trillions of pounds spent on military assaults, the Taliban has overthrown the Western-backed government in Afghanistan.
But even under the teacher-assessed system, sharp class divisions remain
In another sign of the Tories’ racist assault, they pushed ahead with a deportation flight to Jamaica in the face of coronavirus fears and legal challenges.
The Tories have underlined how they are going to keep attacking workers’ living standards. And bosses are following them with new attacks as people return to workplaces and furlough ends.
The NHS is facing record-breaking waiting lists for routine treatment—and the crisis is will likely get worse if Tory plans to “reform” the health service go through.
The fight for jobs has already had a big impact. An initial list of 47 compulsory redundancies has been reduced to two.
A day of action against the Tories’ protest-smashing police bill has been called for Saturday. Demonstrations are set to take place in London and other cities to resist the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill.
Another principled left winger purged from the Labour Party means the ‘stay and fight’ strategy is even less credible, argues Nick Clark.
No one should be in any doubt that Afghanistan was Britain’s war as much as it was the US’s.
A group of scientists have leaked their own forthcoming report because they think politicians will interfere to blunt their policy recommendations
Woolwich Ferry workers in London have launched more strikes after talks with Transport for London bosses broke down
Ballots for the Unite union general secretary election close on Monday 23 August
More health unions are balloting their members over the government’s appalling 3 percent pay rise for NHS workers in England
Production staff at Greater Manchester flooring firm Polyflor are continuing their strikes
One million workers are employed by businesses at critical risk of closing operations within the next three months.
Here are some of our key articles written as the regime in Afghanistan collapsed, a grievous defeat for British and US imperialism
In a brutal response to recent riots and looting, South African police are terrorising poor people and demanding receipts for their food and other goods.
At least 71 people have died in Algeria as forest fires sweep through large parts of the north African country.
The words of US president Joe Biden have come back to haunt him awfully quickly.
As Haiti is struck by earthquakes, Sam Ord explores the damage that imperialism has done
This article was originally published on the website of Comunistas Cuba.
In September 2001, as the West moved to start bombing Afghanistan, Socialist Worker spoke out against the war. This was our editorial comment
When the West invaded Afghanistan some two ¬decades ago, their cheerleaders in the media earnestly claimed the regime change would bring with it liberal progress.
As we begin to emerge from lockdown restrictions with companies reopening, Rob Hoveman examines what’s behind the turmoil and if the economy will now bounce back.
Extinction Rebellion is preparing to launch action against the City of London. Nick Clark investigates how the mysterious district finances climate catastrophe as part of its wider service to the bosses' system
Censor has plenty of knowing references to the video nasties of the 1980s
Based on a chilling reality, Nour uncovers hidden truths while working as a nurse at the French chemical plant her father has been at for 30 years
US president Joe Biden broke open a decades‑long lie on Monday. Seeking to justify his policies, he said the brutal war on Afghanistan was never about “nation-building”.
Not two weeks ago, Labour’s leader Keir Starmer said his party should be “very proud” of its right wing governments’ “achievements” under Tony Blair.
Tory health secretary Sajid Javid confirmed this week that the government is to begin administering booster vaccines in the autumn.
The government has been forced to say it will publish all the names of companies that received PPE contracts after being referred into a fast-track “VIP lane” by ministers.
Stopping investment in fossil fuels immediately can be done—but it takes a break from the priorities of the system to do it