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The Russian Revolution saw workers transform society—and themselves


Ideas can change fast in a revolution, as ordinary people start to take control of their own lives and the world around them

More stop and search can’t cut knife crime


London police are exploiting recent horrific knife crimes to demand more powers. At the same time, the annual crackdown in the run up to Notting Hill Carnival looks set to involve sinister new surveillance techniques. Alistair Farrow spoke to people in London who bear the brunt of police racism

Four US-backed coups in Latin America—and two close shaves


Bloody history shows why and how we need to keep imperialist hands off Venezuela

How the dying British Empire tore India in half—and how it could have been stopped


Seventy years ago this week the British Empire left India after decades of brutal rule

Capital—a vampire at work


The first volume of Karl Marx’s Capital was published a century and a half ago. Joseph Choonara, author of a new reader’s guide to the work, explains its relevance today

Our terrified rulers spread lies to undermine revolution


Fearing that they would also be toppled, ruling classes across the world organised to crush the Russian Revolution of 1917

Does the fight for workers’ power mean dictatorship?


The ruling class won’t allow a socialist society to develop, so workers need their own instruments of class rule

Russian Revolution gave a glimpse of how we can uproot women’s oppression


Russia’s revolution showed there can be no women’s liberation without socialism, and no socialism without women’s liberation

Lewisham 1977 - forty years on from when we smashed the Nazi National Front


Forty years ago this week thousands of protesters blocked a Nazi march in south east London—and made history.

Venezuela, struggle and the left


As right wing opposition to Venezuela’s government grows, Andy Brown spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about the forces on the ground and the potential to change society

Taking up the fight against the local authority cuts


As Bristol’s mayor calls for protest against Tory austerity, Sadie Robinson looks at the fight against council cuts

The scramble to save the treasure of the Tsars


After revolution overthrew Russia’s ruling Tsars, a lucrative industry grew around relics of the old regime

GALLERY - Photographs of the Battle of Lewisham in 1977 against the Nazi National Front


Photographs of anti-fascist protest Lewisham 1977. To reproduce these images contact reports@socialistworker.co.uk

The horror of Passchendaele couldn’t stop rebellion


The Battle of Passchendaele, which began 100 years ago this week, could be seen as just another bloody episode in the slaughter of the First World War.

Serco - the world is not enough


A gigantic octopus that straddles the globe has wrapped its tentacle around the NHS. Its grip grows tighter and tighter.

Detroit 1967 - five days of riots against the cops when the motorcity was burning


Fifty years ago Detroit, the Motorcity, exploded in five days of rioting. The uprising marked the end of the Civil Rights era and the birth of Black Power

‘Bread, peace and land’ connected peasants with workers in the Russian Revolution


The question of how the revolutionary party relates to all groups in society remains relevant for the struggle today

How can we save the planet and stop catastrophic climate change?


Capitalism generates environmental damage and climate chaos—but we have the power to stop it by transforming the world, author Ian Angus explained to Dave Sewell

The July Days - Russian Revolution in crisis and a critical test for the Bolshevik party


In July 1917 frustration at the Provisional Government led to soldiers’ and workers’ protests that were violently put down

As support grows for Corbyn while Tory crisis deepens - now the left can win more


The general election delivered the latest shock to the ruling class. Charlie Kimber says there is a shifting mood in Britain—and asks how we can organise to win real changes

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