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Class has to be at the centre of the poverty debate in Scotland


Gerry Mooney, editor of Poverty in Scotland 2016, talked to Raymie Kiernan about why poverty isn’t the fault of individuals but is the result of a class system

Rotherham’s corrupt cops wouldn’t tackle child abuse


Jayne Senior spoke to Sadie Robinson about her new book which exposes how the authories in Rotherheam held back the truth of an abuse scandal

Doncaster Women's Aid - fight to save key service that saves women's lives


Campaigners talk to Sadie Robinson about a battle against the closure of Doncaster Women’s Aid, which supports victims of domestic violence

The bosses’ EU blocks the policies that help workers


‘Captains of industry’ love the European Union because it helps them profit. And a new deal has them licking their lips. Socialist Worker investigates

Is the radical left set to make a breakthrough in Irish vote?


Ireland’s rulers claim that five years of brutal austerity have paid off—but anger is likely to badly bruise the main parties and boost the left in the general election, writes Simon Basketter

Behind the fake ban, SNP is fracking bosses’ good friend


The Scottish National Party made ‘Frack Off’ one of its main slogans. At the same time it has cosied up to hated bosses and even paid for drilling. Raymie Kiernan digs up the dirty truth

How Asda is making workers pay the price of a failing firm


Multinational retailing giant Walmart is slashing 16,000 jobs and its subsidiary Asda is following suit. Nick Clark looks at what’s behind the attacks and how they can be beaten

'Tories are using housing as a weapon in their class war'


Social housing tenants could be forced out of their homes as a new bill is set to become law. Dave Sewell examines its effects—and meets some of the campaigners who are fighting back

Historic documents reveal bigotry at the heart of Thatcher’s government


Newly released 30 year old government documents reveal a world of racism and scheming from Cameron’s pals. Simon Basketter unearths the facts

There will be more deaths if Tories keep cutting the fire service


Firefighters and their FBU union are sounding the alarm about the impact of successive cuts to fire stations, engines and jobs. Cuts are already increasing the dangers, writes Nick Clark

Six reasons the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris are worse than a cop-out


The heads of state at the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris know that climate change is one of the most urgent problems facing humanity.

Tory axe leaves black hole in local councils' finances


Contrary to claims by some of the press austerity is not over. Socialist Worker looks in more detail at Tory chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement

Detained and deported - how the Tories really treat Syrian refugees


As the first Syrians arrive in Britain, Dave Sewell uncovers the shocking truth of the numbers kicked out and detained by the British government

We’re halfway to catastrophe—but the blinkers are firmly on


The Paris climate summit may fall short, but a movement can grow out of opposition to it, says Martin Empson

Junior doctors take on Tory lies over NHS


As the Tories and their media mates go on the offensive against them, angry junior doctors spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about the reality of the job—and why they’re fighting back

Exposed - the system that abandons abuse victims


We’re often told child sexual abuse is mainly carried out by ‘grooming gangs’. But, as Sadie Robinson found out, the real problem lies elsewhere in society

‘You can’t make life hell and expect us to comply’ – Palestinians speak out


A spate of stabbings by Palestinians in Israel has led to howls of anger in the mainstream media—but this ignores the real violence, reports Nick Clark

More than arms—Britain's link with Saudi Arabia's despotic ruling family


Saudi Arabia is notorious for its human rights abuses, its treatment of women and migrant workers. Yet it enjoys a cosy relationship with Britain’s rulers. Dave Sewell explains why

Glasgow's proud history of solidarity with refugees


Successes in building links with refugees and local people can be a model for others, writes Margaret Woods of Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees

Labour’s mixed up message on migration


Andy Burnham’s speech welcomed refugees but said migrants cause low wages, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

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