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The state—whose side is it on?

The coronavirus crisis has seen governments across the world bring in harsh new state powers. Nick Clark looks at how so-called temporary restrictions on our rights can often become permanent 

‘Working in danger because of profit’

Sadie Robinson investigates how the Tories’ response to coronavirus is wreaking havoc on millions of workers’ lives—and how the bosses are taking advantage

Women, the family and the coronavirus crisis

During this period where people’s lives are centred around the home, Sarah Bates looks at capitalism's reliance on the family and women’s domestic labour.

Why Corbyn couldn’t beat capital

As Jeremy Corbyn ends his time as Labour leader, Nick Clark looks at the impact he has had—and why any attempts by Labour to change the system will be limited

The myth of the ‘Blitz spirit’

The “Blitz spirit” was then, as now, a propaganda ploy.

The ‘national interest’ is not the interest of workers

During times of turmoil, the ruling class will tell us to come together. Behind this is the drive to keep making profits writes Nick Clark

Corona crisis shows need to break from chaos of capitalism

A society based on democratic planning could meet the needs of everyone and boost innovation. Socialist Worker looks at how ordinary people could reshape our world

Massacre that exposed apartheid—60 years after Sharpeville

Sixty years ago this week the small township of Sharpeville in South Africa hit the headlines around the world. In 1985 Socialist Worker’s Alan Gibson looked at what happened.

Anxious, exhausted and angry—health workers speak out

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the dire state of Britain’s underfunded NHS. Health workers battling the virus spoke to Socialist Worker about the harsh reality of being on the frontline

It’s right to be this afraid

Coronavirus, climate catastrophe and nuclear war make us feel existential dread about the future of the world. But there is an emergency brake says Simon Basketter

Lesvos—a hellhole for refugees created by racism

Some 20,000 refugees are trapped in the tiny Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Nick Clark spoke to some of those in the camp about the reality of life there—and to anti-racist activists about how they have organised solidarity. Photographs by Guy Smallman

U.S. Democrats will not bring real change

Time and again radical movements for change have looked to the Democrats to fight for them, but have being bitterly betrayed. Tomáš Tengely-Evans and Gabby Thorpe argue today’s activists must not make the same mistake

Covid-19 - a virus that exposes the system’s failures

The coronavirus, like all serious epidemics, reveals capitalism’s priorities and shows us why it cannot protect us. Socialist and scientist John Parrington talked to Socialist Worker about the current crisis

Sex, gender and women’s liberation

The reality of women’s oppression is all around us. For all the advances won by resistance and struggle, capitalist society is riven with deeply entrenched sexism—unequal pay, ­sexual harassment, attacks on reproductive rights and objectification.

Bernie Sanders, the Democrats and the fears of the US establishment

Key elections are coming for the Democratic Party nomination for US president. Can Bernie Sanders win, and what will this signify?

Their free speech and ours

As debates rage on the left over whose opinions should we allow to be heard, the right pose as free speech defenders to justify bigotry. Simon Basketter speaks his mind

Flooding victims say ‘help came too late’

Climate catastrophe is here—and it’s causing storms and other forms of extreme weather

As UCU members prepare for walkouts - why everyone should back this vital strike

Sadie Robinson spoke to activists building the fight for equality and against neoliberal education, and urges everyone to get behind the strikers and their dispute

The fight for women’s freedom 50 years ago

A landmark conference 50 years ago this month helped to boost struggles for women’s liberation

Capitalism—a system rigged for oil

Multinational bosses plan to keep pumping out more oil and gas—despite climate catastrophe. Sarah Bates looks at why we have to keep fossil fuels in the ground and why the industry is so central to how capitalism operates

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