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Simmering Petrograd was ready to boil over


Rapid capitalist development in Russian cities gave birth to a working class that dug the Tsar and capitalism’s grave

Capitalism—a system born of slavery


People across the political spectrum acknowledge that racism exists, but its origins are shrouded in mystery—deliberately so.

What's behind the NHS crisis?


As tens of thousands of people get ready to march for the NHS in London tomorrow, Blyth Brentnall looks at what’s causing the NHS crisis—and pins the blame on austerity and privatisation

Must the Labour Party move right?


As pundits argue that Labour can only win if it dumps Jeremy Corbyn’s left wing policies, Dave Sewell looks at what is really behind the party’s problems

February 1917 - when workers remade history


A century ago this week in Russia, the February Revolution ended an ancient dictatorship and began the quest for a new society

Orwell was heading leftward along the Road to Wigan Pier


On the 80th anniversary of George Orwell’s classic The Road to Wigan Pier, Simon Basketter looks at his account of working class life and the left

Moazzam Begg—'The state targets Muslims’


Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg spoke to Alistair Farrow about the deep Islamophobia at the top of society—and how resistance to it gives him hope

How troops refused orders and joined the Russian Revolution


A mutiny by soldiers was key to forcing out the Tsar in Russia—and a mass revolt of ordinary people made their rebellion possible

Antisocial Tories create an uncaring society


The Tory attacks on both the NHS and social care leave vulnerable people with nowhere to go. Workers spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about two sets of cuts that are creating a crisis—with a real effect on patients’ lives

When we wrecked rulers' state visits


Before Trump, there was Bush. When Tony Blair rolled out the red carpet for his hated mate in the White House, mass protests ruined their royal tea party

What do we mean by class?


Britain is divided into “two distinct classes—those who own property and those who are getting poorer”.

The intensive scare around ‘health tourism’ is helping the Tories kill the NHS


It’s not migrants who are draining the NHS - and laws to deny them free care are costing lives

Was the Russian Revolution completely spontaneous?


Workers and soldiers spontaneously rose up against the Tsar many times—but it took organisation to carry this through to victory

Why it’s better to be Bolshie


Revolts repeatedly break out, but they don’t always win. The Bolshevik party in Russia showed how socialist organisation plays a critical role in driving revolutions forward to victory

Who were the Mensheviks?


The Mensheviks were revolutionaries, but ended up siding with forces opposed to the Russian Revolution. How did this happen?

Broken potteries? What's really going on in Stoke


The racist Ukip party hopes it can win the Stoke-on-Trent by-election as the press feeds an atmosphere of anti-migrant racism, but Nick Clark finds Labour’s problems go deeper than its failure to offer an anti-racist alternative

1905—a ‘dress rehearsal’ for the Russian Revolution


Twelve years before the 1917 Russian Revolution, another uprising shook the Tsarist regime to its core

Why marching matters: the power of protest


After two weeks of mass resistance to new US president Donald Trump, Simon Basketter looks at the power of protests and where it can lead

How do we beat Trump?


After huge protests against Donald Trump, activists from across the United States told Socialist Worker about how they’re organising to bring down the monster in the White House

Never again! The horror of the Holocaust


Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at what created the Nazi genocide—and how to make sure it’s not repeated

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