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Issue: 2510

Dated: 28 Jun 2016

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Brexit vote was a revolt against the rich

The vote to leave the European Union last week defied the establishment and revealed a deep disaffection towards a system that has failed working class people, argues Charlie Kimber

International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other


University strikers fight for better pay

University workers at 38 institutions were set to strike on Thursday of this week. The walkouts are part of a national programme of rolling action over pay.

Thousands demonstrate to support Corbyn

Several thousand people rallied outside parliament this evening, Monday, in defence of left wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Hundreds more joined similar rallies in Newcastle and Manchester to defend Corbyn against moves by Labour MPs to get rid of him.

Anti-war newspaper is blocked from reporting as Chilcot report on Iraq is published

Socialist Worker has been blocked from reporting from the publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war.

Teachers set to strike against Tory cuts - and fight to defend education

Teachers will take part in an England-wide school strike next Tuesday over the impact of Tory policies and funding cuts.

Bosses will use Brexit as excuse for more austerity and cuts - if we let them

The global rich claim that last week’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) will cause economic catastrophe.

Open anger at Unison conference

Trade unions face a huge challenge in the fight against austerity and new legal attacks. Union leaders’ failure to demand more than token resistance has led to discontent among workers.

Activist refuses to bow to fracking intimidation

Over 100 people gathered outside Blackpool magistrates’ court on Friday of last week as anti-fracking activist Tina Rothery faced her first hearing.

BMA conference stands against racism

Delegates at the British Medical Association’s (BMA) conference slammed French authorities for banning the Convoy to Calais this month.

Socialist activist Chris Stephenson acquitted

Chris Stephenson, a socialist activist in Turkey and lecturer at Istanbul’s Bilgi university, has been acquitted of possessing “propaganda for a terrorist organisation”.

Tories set to knock lumps out of each other

Bungling chancellor George Osborne once looked like a shoe-in to succeed David Cameron. Now he has backed down from threatening another austerity budget because of the Leave vote.

Eton mess David Cameron’s reign of error has left the Tories weaker than ever

The EU referendum was meant to reunite the split Conservatives and save their leader’s bacon. Too bad for them it did the opposite, writes Simon Basketter

Reports round-up

Fascists kicked out of Newcastle|Airport workers pension cuts|Hotel worker wins a serving of justice|Bus workers strike against bosses’ 'broken promises'

Bosses try to force through Driver Only Operations on trains

The Aslef train drivers’ union has been forced to pay Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) bosses £250,000 in court costs and not to strike over driver only operation (DOO) on Southern and Gatwick Express.

M&S workers face pay and pensions cut

Workers at Marks and Spencer are facing a cut of some £1,000 per year in a new contract deal.

Reinstate Kumaran Bose, demands protest

Around 80 trade unionists joined a mass picket in solidarity with Kumaran Bose in Melton Mowbray last Sunday.

Indefinite strike demands justice for City cleaners

City of London cleaners have been on all-out strike for four weeks.

Henry Hicks died in police chase, jury rules

North London teenager Henry Hicks knew he was being chased by police before he was killed in a crash, a jury has decided today, Tuesday.

Fight to stop the Labour right’s scheme to oust Jeremy Corbyn

As Labour MPs line up to overturn their leader, Nick Clark argues that the left must mobilise to defeat them

Defiant Corbyn fights on

Hundreds of people rallied outside Soas university in central London this evening, Wednesday, in support of left wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Strikes hit over 30 universities as UCU union members walk out in pay row

University workers at over 30 institutions are on strike today, Thursday, as part of a national programme of action over pay.

Inspiring calls to struggle open Marxism 2016 festival in London

The Marxism 2016 festival got underway in central London today, Thursday, bringing together socialists from across Britain and the rest of the world.

Thousands rally for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour MPs try and force him out

Thousands of people have rallied in Manchester and Liverpool in support of left wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.


Diamond exploitation may be forever, but anger grows

Despite the diamond magnates’ profits, the shine is coming off exploitation, writes Botswanan socialist Motsomi Marobela

French movement must act quickly to defy state's repression

French unions called their eleventh day of action against the Work Law as it finished its passage through parliament’s upper house on Tuesday.

Mexican teachers defy cops

Teachers are maintaining roadblocks in the Mexican state of Oaxaca in defiance of brutal state repression.


Empires are weaker after the shock of Brexit split

The vote to leave the European Union (EU) last week hasn’t just plunged the Tories and British ruling class into crisis. It has struck a blow against US imperialism and the EU bosses’ club, which imposes austerity across the continent.


Don’t give racists the credit for the Leave vote

Caricaturing the EU vote abandons half the working class to the racist right

Slaughter at the Somme—100 years on

One of the most horrific battles of the First World War began 100 years ago this week. Michael Bradley looks back at the causes of the carnage


How did Malcolm X think we could defeat racism?

Antony Hamilton’s new book A Rebel’s Guide to Malcolm X holds vital lessons for all revolutionaries, Nadia Sayed and Naima Omar told Alistair Farrow

What We Think

Social change never comes without turmoil—we have to seize the time

Britain’s rulers face seismic political questions after the Leave vote—and none have any answer.

Other Categories

Paul Acaster 1943-2016

Paul Acaster, an inspirational industrial militant and revolutionary socialist, has died aged 72.

LETTERS: The state stopped the convoy to Calais but can’t stop solidarity

Myself and 19 others travelled from Wakefield to Folkestone to take much-needed aid to people in Calais. We were part of the nationwide convoy of 250 vehicles.

The things they say - Brexit special

‘The worst day of my life’

Members or MPs - who's in charge of the Labour Party?

The turmoil inside the Labour Party has uncovered the deep rift between its members and MPs. The cause of the tension lies right at the heart of the party, explains Dave Sewell

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