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Who is working class?


A debate is raging about the attributes that make us working class to try and understand why some are losing faith in the Labour Party. Isabel Ringrose explores what really defines class.

Middle East’s ‘pillar of democracy’ was a racist endeavour from the start


Following the annexation of land and Israeli independence, Palestinians were forced into neighbouring nations’ refugee camps.

It’s right to resist—Israel’s bloody assault is not ‘self-defence’


Israel’s latest assault has exposed it as a racist, violent state. Palestinians who resist are challenging that oppression. People who say ‘both sides’ must end violence are really siding with the oppressor

Hartlepool and beyond—what went wrong with Labour’s vote?


After Labour’s disastrous showing in Hartlepool and in the local elections, Nick Clark asks why so many working class people have turned away from the party

Podemos—trapped by the system


Radical left party Podemos sought to be an alternative to the corrupt political establishment but came to mirror its features. Sam Ord says hope for change in the Spanish state lies on organising outside of elections

How does culture affect the human brain?


John Parrington spoke to Sophie Squire about his new book Mind Shift

Israeli apartheid unmasked


An explosive report has laid bare the horror of Israel’s apartheid state. It also underlines that the state relies on the continued repression of Palestinians, writes Nick Clark. And to change that we need a movement of resistance

Vaccine disparity—is imperialism in workers’ interests?


As India’s health system collapses under a new wave of Covid-19, Socialist Worker examines whether Western workers are gaining from the way imperialism operates

Activists in the US speak out—why our fight for justice isn’t over


There are big questions and debates opening up about the future of the Black Lives Matter movement

Sport and the system—whose game are we playing?


Sport offers relief and a sense of collective identity denied to us by capitalism—but bosses also use it to make profits and divide us. Sam Ord explores the contradictions

War and a deadly system—why conflict is central to capitalism


US president Joe Biden plans to keep using force to promote US imperialism, despite Middle East defeats. Nick Clark says it’s the way capitalism works that creates constant conflicts

State statisticians lose a whole year’s strike days


How many workers went on strike in 2020? One good answer might be “not enough”.

Greensill—corruption at the heart of the system


The scandal of former prime ministers joining with top civil servants to lobby the government for private sector gains grows hotter by the day. Sadie Robinson gathers what we know so far, and concludes that the problem is deeply rooted in capitalism

Financial institutions are funding climate destruction


Extinction Rebellion targeted banks last week as part of a campaign against their funding for fossil fuels. Sam Ord looks at global banks’ climate failures

How workers battled to kill the bill in 1971


In 1971, workers fought against an authoritarian Tory law, chanting, ‘Kill The Bill’. Isabel Ringrose argues we need the same spirit of militancy to kill the Tory police bill today

Hartlepool–Labour in trouble


In years gone by the Labour Party could take the votes in the north east of England for granted. But, reports Nick Clark, next month’s Hartlepool by-election could show just how out of touch the party now is with its former heartlands

The Brixton Uprising—when rage burned on the streets


Riots in Brixton 40 years ago this month turned the tables on racist cops. Alex Wheatle and Cecil Gutzmore spoke to Socialist Worker about their experiences of the riots and why the anger that caused them still exists today

Support riots and fight for a revolution to uproot racism


Riots are a period of energised fury that see oppressed people express their anger at the system. They give a voice to those who have had theirs taken away and can expose injustices in society.

New pamphlet on capitalism, food and agriculture


The new pamphlet Capitalism and the Politics of Food by Amy Leather argues that Covid-19 is no anomaly. And with current food systems more deadly viruses are likely to cross over to humans.

How the Syrian revolution was lost


A decade on from the beginning of mass protests in Syria, Nick Clark investigates how murderous state repression and Western imperialism drowned resistance

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