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Virus has created potential for boom—and bust


Are we heading, as some commentators claim, for another “Roaring Twenties”, like the economic boom that followed the terrible flu pandemic of 1918-19?

Mass movements and direct action scare the state


With many campaigns turning to militant direct action, Nick Clark argues that the tactic is more effective within a mass movement.

Flagging up a problem


Remember when the left was against nationalism and flags?

Now ramp up the fight against Tory repression


The Tories are ramming home a multi-pronged assault on basic rights.

Good riddance to Donald Rumsfeld


“Donald Rumsfeld never loses.” James Mann in his book about George W Bush’s war cabinet, The Rise of the Vulcans, calls this “an old bit of folk wisdom that has been quietly passed around among Republicans for decades”.

Afghanistan—a bloody failure for US imperialism


With the last US troops set to leave Afghanistan, Socialist Worker looks at how president Joe Biden is dealing with their defeat

Divisions at top should open door for struggle


Boris Johnson would like to take credit for Matt Hancock’s resignation as health secretary.

Resist racist Tory rules


EU citizens and refugees are feeling the sharp impact of the Tories’ racist immigration clampdown. This Wednesday was the deadline for EU citizens to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, which protects rights such as employment and healthcare in Britain.

China’s champions of state capitalism


Zheng Zeguang, the Chinese ambassador to Britain, recently tweeted a picture of him visiting Karl Marx’s grave in Highgate, London.

How capitalism tries to profit from our bodies


The new series of Love Island is launching. Sophie Squire investigates why certain body types are marketed to us, and the pressure to buy into them

Bomb inquiry falls short


Who could have stopped the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017? According to the official inquiry, it was two low paid teenage stewards. Sir John Saunders, chair of the public inquiry into the bombing, said there were “serious shortcomings” and missed opportunities to prevent the attack.

Anti-racism isn’t to blame for Tory education failures


The Tories have discovered the terrible injustices faced by working class children. And they are very angry about them. Or at least they are pretending to be, to fuel a different agenda.

Covid has stirred up the labour market


The general agitation about inflation continues among the bosses

Biden tries to pull Russia into his battle with China


Presidents Putin and Biden met last week for a summit. Socialist Worker investigates what the outcome means for imperialism

Keir Starmer drives people away from Labour


There was more evidence this week that Keir Starmer is both alienating and repulsing sections of people who previously supported Labour.

The Tories ramp up racism


The Tories are ­intensifying their racist attacks.

Tories bank on Brexit divides in Ireland


Why did the Northern Ireland protocol to the Brexit agreement between Britain and the European Union figure so large at the G7 summit in Cornwall?

Why Bitcoin is no game changer for capitalism


Digital currencies made to be untraceable were once touted as a democratic alternative to ‘real money’. Not anymore

Keir Starmer woos union tops


Union conference season is in full swing, so Labour leader Keir Starmer is schmoozing the bureaucrats

Show the red card to Johnson’s racism


Football fans booing England players taking the knee last week is an issue that goes further than sport. It shows how racism is structured and used by the elite.

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