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Grenfell campaigner - ‘We have to fight to get justice in the here and now’

Justice4Grenfell was set up in the days following the fire in the absence of a response from the authorities.

Marxism and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party

The Labour leadership claims to be influenced by the writings of Karl Marx. But Charlie Kimber argues his ideas are about much more than just a critique of capitalism

Iran hit by strike wave

A growing strike wave has hit in recent months. Iranian socialist Peyman Jafari spoke to Socialist Worker about a series of militant strikes rocking the state—and how workers’ actions offer a vision for change

The real face of Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson’s jailing has become a rallying point for racists across Britain. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at why the fascist poster-boy is a real threat

Biggest strike against privatisation in years—Road to Wigan Cheer

The NHS is threatened with a new form of privatisation. The rise of the wholly-owned subsidiary is bosses’ latest wheeze to sell off hospitals in England through the back door. But hundreds of workers in Lancashire are striking back. Tomáš Tengely-Evans joined the picket line in Wigan

Getting the bigots on the back foot in Ireland

Sinead is one of tens of thousands of women who have been forced to leave Ireland to access abortion services.

How can Palestine be free?

Palestinians have bravely fought Israel through both armed struggle and mass mobilisations. But, argues Nick Clark, it will take revolution in the Middle East to win liberation

A British passport to prejudice

Sarah Bates and Alistair Farrow spoke to immigration lawyers about how the Tories' ‘hostile environment’ for migrants policy is still tearing apart the lives of tens of thousands of people

Back this health workers’ fight to stop outsourcing

An inspiring battle by a group of Lancashire NHS workers can help roll back the tide of privatisation in the health service, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

What’s the deal in Iran?

Nick Clark looks at how decades of Western rulers’ meddling in Iran have meant coups, repression and war. But recent movements also show potential for resistance

The Nakba shows why it’s right to oppose Israel

The 70th anniversary of the Nakba, when Palestinians were driven from their land, shows why it’s right to show solidarity with Zionism’s victims

‘Kill all the Gentlemen’—tales of rural revolts

In his new history of countryside struggles in England, Martin Empson shows how ordinary people have always fought for their rights—and what’s needed for them to win

What to read by, and about, Karl Marx

A look at where socialists who are interested in Marx's ideas should start

Making a Marx on history—celebrating 200 years since Karl Marx's birth

Alex Callinicos looks at the lasting legacy of the great revolutionary

Standing in the way of privatised education - the battle against academies in Newham

An inspiring battle in east London has breathed new life into the fight to stop academies. Two socialist activists, Carolyn McGrath and Miriam Scharf, spoke to Socialist Worker about how the campaign was built – and how others can take up the struggle elsewhere

Paris in spring 1968 - fifty years on from a working class revolt that shook the state

The story of what happened in France in May 1968 is a reminder to never despair about the potential of workers to resist. Fifty years ago this month workers in France waged a struggle that shook the government and the state.

Join the protests against the Football Lads Alliance

Racists and fascists want to bring Islamophobia onto the streets of London and Manchester next month. Activists spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about why they’re joining the mobilisations to stop them

Labour & the state’s war drive

The establishment and the Labour right are most enraged by Jeremy Corbyn when he speaks against war, the links with the US and nuclear weapons. Nick Clark explains why

Battle on the docks—when workers marched for Enoch Powell

Support for racist Enoch Powell among some dockers showed how racism could take hold. But many fought against it

From Enoch Powell’s speech to Stephen Lawrence’s murder—how racism grows, and how it’s beaten back

This week marks the anniversaries of Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood” speech and Stephen Lawrence’s murder. Both can tell us about how to fight racism

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