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Public vs private sector pay—don’t let them divide us 


Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending review on Wednesday was set to assault every sector of workers. Leaks suggested he would not only curb pay for millions of public sector workers but also attack some of the lowest paid.

Tory plans won’t bring festive cheer


The Tories are driving ordinary people to risk their lives so bosses can keep chasing profits. Boris Johnson has unveiled the new tier system set to be in place when England exits national lockdown next week. 

Biden heralds return to US ‘forever wars’


Donald Trump's decision last week to cut back US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq was roundly denounced by what Barack Obama called the “blob”— the mainstream national security establishment, whether Republican or Democratic.

Tories’ virus failures cost lives for profit


It’s been a year since what is believed to have been the first coronavirus infection in Wuhan, China, on 17 November 2019. Now there are finally real hopes for a vaccine.

A fine scapegoat for many Tory failures


Dominic Cummings’ stagey departure from 10 Downing St, like a pantomime Demon King, was one of the few happy moments in a terrible year. But what does it really mean? 

Why using ‘coloured’ turns back the clock on progress


Greg Clarke’s forced resignation as chair of the Football Association last week for describing black players as “coloured” will have stirred uncomfortable memories for many.

Break the weak Tories


The Tories are in trouble. Their lockdown is unlikely to significantly cut coronavirus cases as it leaves key areas of transmission, such as schools, open.  

Big Pharma to cash in on new Covid-19 vaccine


Covid-19 isn’t over, but news of a seemingly successful vaccine trial has prompted a flurry of hope that an end may be in sight. But control by private firms will be disastrous.

Why the US doesn’t have a mass workers’ party 


Sophie Squire examines why there isn’t a party of the working class, and argues that activists should fight for a revolutionary project

The left in Britain and the US after two earthquakes


Win or lose, Donald Trump has upended the politics of the United States.

Class struggle is the only alternative to an unfair system


The US political system is rotten and offers nothing to ordinary people. This is the main conclusion from this week’s election.

Trump’s Republicans at odds with big business


Amid all the uncertainties of this week’s US presidential election, one thing’s for sure. The Republican Party’s relationship with its social base is cracking apart

‘We’re learning that our power is stronger together‘ —Activists in the US speak out


As millions of people submit their votes in the US presidential election, Socialist Worker spoke to activists about the election and how to win real change

Solidarity not charity is answer to Tory cruelty


The Tories’ refusal to give free school meals to children in the holidays has seen an outpouring of support for poor children from ordinary people.

Systematic racism is to blame for black and Asian coronavirus deaths


Coronavirus has “thrived on” systematic racism—and more black people will “unnecessarily die” unless there’s urgent action.

Joe Biden can’t contain the deep bitterness that exists in the US


It was one of Bill Clinton’s advisers who coined the slogan, “It’s the Economy Stupid!” But this has been Donald Trump’s recipe for getting re-elected.

French state exploits murder to attack Muslims


The murder and beheading of teacher Samuel Paty in France last week was appalling. It must not be used to deepen Islamophobia and racism.

The Tories are weak— and we can stop them


The Tory government is wrecking working class people’s futures, and gambling with their lives.

Can Johnson survive Covid-19 and Brexit?


Weak and nasty” has been a good description of all Tory governments since the fall of Margaret Thatcher nearly 30 years ago. None fit this description better than Boris Johnson’s administration.

Why the right want to control women’s bodies


After the appointment of anti-choice judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court, Sarah Bates looks at why opposing abortion is a defining issue for the right

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