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Myanmar and the fight for democracy

The streets crammed to bursting with protesters. Groups of chanting students snaking through the crowds with improvised banners against the military government.

‘The Tories don’t care about our children’s safety’

Ruthba goes to work every day in a sector that’s “filled with fear” and where “stress levels are through the roof”.

Why the protests in Russia?

Huge demonstrations in Russia are a challenge to Vladimir Putin’s regime. They reflect decades of failures by neoliberal and Stalinist regimes—and deserve much better leadership

The Egyptian Revolution—how the unity of revolt broke down old divides

Oppressed groups were central to the struggle

Asylum seeker in Kent army barracks speaks out—‘We are locked up in hell’

The Tories have corralled hundreds of refugees into a disused army barracks in Kent. Darius told Isabel Ringrose about the appalling conditions inside the place that is ‘not suitable for a human being’

A letter from Russian socialists in the struggle

At the end of January, large protests took place in all of Russia’s major cities. This has sparked interest not only within the country but around the world.

Homes under the hammer—tenants face homelessness but council ‘doesn’t care’

A group of mainly black single mothers at Prospect House face pollution, unsafe homes, rodent infestations—and now the risk of homelessness. Residents told Isabel Ringrose that racism worsens their appalling treatment. Pictures by Guy Smallman

The Egyptian Revolution—how workers terrified bosses

A decade ago images of protests in Tahrir Square shook the world. Workers took the revolution to the next level, explains Sadie Robinson

Biden’s ‘back to normal’ plans aren’t the change that’s needed

US bombers flew over the Persian Gulf—close to Iran—last week, while American soldiers are to be sent to new bases in preparation for war.

Vicious racist history feeds fear of Covid-19 vaccine

There are fears that some black people will reject the Covid-19 vaccine. Socialist Worker looks at how abhorrent treatment at the hands of the state and doctors is to blame

Covid-19 vaccine—who will be to blame if the poor are again left to die?

The rollout of Covid-19 vaccination programmes helps governments claim they are in control of the coronavirus pandemic. But the vaccine isn’t for everyone—the poorest are being left behind. And ultimately the scheming of powerful states and pharmaceutical firms put everyone at risk

So who was Trump really?

Donald Trump has left the White House but debates over his legacy will rage on. Isabel Ringrose looks at how socialists should understand his time in office

The Egyptian Revolution—18 days that shook the world

A revolution in Egypt in 2011 overthrew a brutal dictator and gave a glimpse of how society could be run differently. Egyptian revolutionary Hossam el‑Hamalawy tells the story of the revolt and looks at the lessons it holds for struggle today

The social media bosses are not on our side

With Donald Trump banned from social media Sarah Bates asks what are the implications of such measures for the left

Israeli group labels regime ‘apartheid’ in a new report

An authoritative report calling the occupation of Palestine ‘apartheid’ is an important statement from an Israeli organisation, explains Nick Clark

Alexandra Kollontai—a fighter from the struggle

Writings From The Struggle contains new translations of Alexandra Kollontai’s work. Isabel Ringrose looks at a revolutionary committed to liberation and socialism

Workers hold the power

Those at the top of society tell workers that they have no power. Sadie Robinson looks at recent school stoppages and says that workers can halt the assaults on ordinary people

Breaking up with marriage—why our relationships matter to our rulers

With a new law making divorce easier set to be passed in Britain this year, Sarah Bates asks why the people at the top of society still care about marriage

Islamophobia—the hate the state made

Rulers across the world are planning fresh assaults on Muslims in 2021

New report proves inequality has made the pandemic worse 

Austerity and racism combined with Covid-19 to cause many thousands of deaths, says a health expert’s new analysis. Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates

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