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Struggles to tear out the roots of sexism

United class struggle can undermine sexism and offer hope of liberation. But that doesn't mean sidelining the battle against oppression, writes Isabel Ringrose

Could longer sentences help to protect women? 

A new movement has brought to the fore questions about how we beat sexism. Sadie Robinson argues liberation won’t come through the current justice system

Year one—workers’ lives in the age of Covid

It’s been a year since Boris Johnson told Britain to “stay at home” on 23 March 2020. Sophie Squire and Sam Ord look at how that year has played out for workers—and how we have not been ‘all in it together’

Report finds NHS has a problem with institutional racism

Ask people which British institution most embodies the ideas of multiculturalism and a great many will reply—the NHS.

What’s behind the surge in ‘fire and rehire’ attacks?

Fire and rehire is a weapon bosses are using to attack workers. Sophie Squire looks at why it’s being used

Does the Egyptian revolutionary spark live on?

After the defeat of a revolution, there are always three reactions.

Strike! When NHS workers hit back

Talk of industrial action is echoing around the NHS after the Tories’ offer of a 1 percent pay rise. Crucial health strikes of the past hold lessons for workers today

The Paris Commune—a workers’ democracy

The Paris Commune, where workers briefly took power and created the first workers’ government, was born 150 years ago this month.

Fukushima—a nuclear warning

It’s ten years since two disasters compromised one of the largest nuclear plants in the world. It showed that nuclear power can never be safe, says Martin Empson

The Egyptian Revolution—could things have been different?

The strength of the Egyptian Revolution pushed dictator Hosni Mubarak from his presidential position in just 18 days.

Larissa Reisner—dispatches from the front line of the revolution

Larissa Reisner fought to defend the Russian Revolution. Now a new translation of her reports brings that fight to life

Blood money—how wealth created by slavery bankrolled capitalist Britain

The rich who gained from slavery hope talking up their charitable investments will help them escape people’s anger. But as Isabel Ringrose argues, they grabbed obscene amounts of money through the slave trade and in compensation—and they should be forced to pay for it

Workers won’t benefit if Covid and racism drive out migrants

Reports have found that large numbers of migrants are leaving Britain. It’s all caused by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic—and a punishing immigration system, argues Sam Ord

Sunak’s budget will bring cuts, poverty and unemployment

The Tories are preparing to plunge many more working class people into poverty and despair. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under pressure to keep measures that support ordinary people in this week’s budget.

Rosa Luxemburg—reform is not enough

Rosa Luxemburg, born 150 years ago this week, fought reformist ideas to argue for revolution. Isabel Ringrose looks at what her economic writings contributed to Marxist ideas

The Egyptian Revolution—revolts can spread to win change

The 2011 revolt in Egypt inspired struggles across the globe. Sophie Squire explains why internationalism is key to winning socialism

The Black Panthers and the revenge of the revolution

In a packed hall in downtown Chicago in 1969 Black Panther founder Bobby Seale stood alongside local leader Fred Hampton. He was making a speech to a newly established district of the party.

Bill Gates won’t save us from climate disaster

In a new book, Bill Gates claims competition is the solution to climate crises. He shouldn’t be trusted

Pride, Politics and Protest—a new pamphlet on how to end LGBT+ oppression

The central theme of the new pamphlet Pride, Politics and Protest—A Revolutionary Guide to LGBT+ Liberation is that people have the power to end oppression.

The Egyptian Revolution—A glimpse of what democracy could look like

The Egyptian Revolution was the result of the coming together of two forces—those of the street with those of the workplace. And in both, the question of democracy was crucial.

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