Amilcar Cabral, a fighter for national independence and social change in one of Africa’s smallest countries, became an international hero in the 1960s. He remains an inspiration for many African socialists today.
Much of the world that we live in has been built or adapted to accommodate cars. Nick Clark investigates how they became such an essential part of capitalism—and asks, in the midst of a climate crisis, whether it’s time to pull them over once and for all
Amazon’s new cashier-less supermarkets seem to raise a vision of a capitalism without workers. But bosses can’t get rid of us that easily
For the Labour left the movements outside of parliament are important but always secondary. Nick Clark explains why the party holds even its most militant members back
Across the world, governments are ramping up class war by forcing people out of work if they haven’t been vaccinated against Covid. Socialist Worker says the new rules don’t protect people—they divert anger away from a ruling class that failed to protect people from the pandemic
British universities have started opening their doors and the Tories are insistent on in person teaching.
The Cop conference being held in Glasgow next month comes at a crucial juncture in the fight against climate chaos.
Jane Hardy’s new book, Nothing to Lose But Our Chains, argues despite bosses best efforts to stop workers' resistance, hope is not lost. She spoke to Nick Clark
As Chinese real estate giant Evergrande teeters on the edge, pundits are speculating whether its collapse could pull down the global economy. Socialist Worker looks at what’s behind the crisis
We often hear the idea that history is made by great acts from great individuals. Simon Basketter explores this idea and the strengths and weaknesses of individual activism
Until very recently, Germany’s Labour‑type SPD looked out for the count. Now, with a right wing leader, it looks set to come top in the coming general election. But behind this apparent revival is a crisis for all mainstream parties
Abortion rights have been hard fought for in the US. Now some of these rights are under ferocious assault. Isabel Ringrose explores a history of resistance and shows why the right’s view on abortion is complicated
Long hours and low pay, services collapsing after years of cuts, thousands of unfilled vacancies, needs of the cared for ignored.
Socialist Worker talks to frontline care workers about what’s gone wrong
Socialist Worker looks at the destruction wrought by two decades of wars, lifts the lid on the torture that accompanied it, and addresses the Islamophobia that was used to justify it all
Some on the left say reduced numbers of migrant workers led pay to rise. Charlie Kimber argues the real cause of low wages and terrible conditions has been the failure of unions to fight for better
As flash flooding and tornadoes hit the north-east United States, Sophie Squire looks at the lessons from Hurricane Katrina in 2005
Nick Clark looks at the US's and Britain's huge defeats in Afghanistan
Lies are being spun that most Afghan women’s lives improved under the US occupation. Judy Cox explores the reality for Afghan women after 20 years of war
Wildfires across southern Europe focused attention on climate change, just as reports showed how Earth is heading for disaster. But the Global South got barely a mention. Socialist Worker spoke to activists in Asia and Africa about how the crisis is affecting the less developed world
Afghanistan has suffered through 43 years of war as a result of a series of imperialist interventions.
Revulsion at that is the central reason why Kabul and the country’s other major cities were captured by the Taliban in such a short space of time.