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Don’t let lockdown laws stop our right to resist


The latest lockdown legislation brings in worrying assaults on protest rights

Trump has mobilised a dangerous far right movement—it won’t be beaten by the Democrats, the state or the ‘centre ground’


The mobilisation in Washington DC by far right protesters on Wednesday should be a spur to working class struggle

Free Julian Assange


A court decision on Monday blocked Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States.

Only workers’ action can stop the horror


Primary school workers have a lesson for Keir Starmer. While they were shutting down unsafe workplaces and forcing Boris Johnson into yet another damning U-turn he was cowering behind the government.

Covid-19 hasn’t stopped capitalism from changing


For many of us—especially those lucky enough not to have caught Covid-19—the past year has been as if our lives have been put on hold.

Joe Biden’s presidency will pollute the planet


Biden has consistently backed fracking, although he now claims he wants to see it banned on federal land.

2020—it’s been a year of horror and hope


This year has seen the horrors that flow from the capitalism system, but it’s also seen mass resistance. Coronavirus dominated the year, exposing and accelerating all the failings that already existed. 

Starmer's no anti-racist


Don’t let anyone tell you Keir Starmer is an anti-racist. When a caller to his radio phone-in show confronted him with a racist conspiracy theory, he appeared to understand.

The political choices behind hard Brexit


Whether or not there is a trade deal between Britain and the European Union, we will experience a hard Brexit, with a fair degree of economic disruption. Such an outcome was not inevitable

John le Carré—the novelist who tried to unmask the truth of British intelligence


John le Carré, the great spy novelist has died aged 89. By exploring treachery at the heart of British intelligence, le Carré challenged assumptions about the Cold War.

Solidarity with prisoners over the holidays


As the holiday season approaches, Socialist Worker asks readers to write to political prisoners and those who have suffered at the hands of the system to show solidarity

Profits from drought. Bosses speculate on water


 Capitalism has found an untapped market—speculating on water. For the first time in history, bankers and bosses will be able to bet on future water prices on Wall Street.

Don’t let the Tories define anti-racism


In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, Black Lives Matter (BLM) made great advances in the struggle against racism, and what it means to be an anti-racist.

What lies behind the divisions over Brexit?


It’s anyone’s guess whether Britain and the European Union (EU) can reach an agreement on their new trading relationship, which is due to start on 1 January. 

You can’t rely on courts to beat the Labour right


Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are avoiding a political fight with the leadership, writes Nick Clark

Tories are friends of profit, not freedom


They just want to get profits flowing at all costs

We’re made to pay the price of an ugly system


The problem isn’t one or two nasty bosses—it’s a system that fails the vast majority

Labour’s long history of support for the Israeli state 


Attacks on support for Palestine aren’t explained by focusing on an ‘Israel lobby’, says Nick Clark

The pandemic, debt and economic power


The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an enormous jolt to the world economy. We are in the midst of the biggest global slump since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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.

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