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Workers bring more than just numbers to protests


Organised workers make up a unique group with the power to paralyse the system, says Sarah Bates

It is right to protest at school openings


Millions of parents faced an agonising choice this week of whether to send their children back to school. The Tories wanted primary school children in reception, year 1 and year 6 to start returning from Monday of this week.

US revolt against a racist system must spread


The United States has erupted into historic scenes of resistance in the last week. It has transformed the political landscape as huge protests—often led by young, black people—have risen up against the violence and hatred suffered at the hands of the racist police force.

The Spectator—a sordid establishment journal


The Spectator magazine claims it invented the usage of “the establishment” in 1955 to mean the networks of power that run society

Trump banks on racial polarisation


The protests against the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police are swelling into an uprising of national proportions.

Renewables are a must but can’t be run for profits


Cleve Hill, Britain’s biggest solar panel project, was given the go-ahead to start construction by the government last week. 

Racism and revolution in the United States


Why 'black faces in high places' has failed to bring change, and what's the alternative

Expose smug media hypocrisy


Dominic Cummings and many of his newfound critics in the mainstream media have far more in common than they like to pretend. 

Elite liars push for an unsafe return to work


The fallout from the Dominic Cummings scandal has sent a shockwave through British politics. It comes at a pivotal moment in the coronavirus pandemic in Britain. 

Is EU singing from Hamilton songbook?


Alexander Hamilton, one of the brilliant group of “founding fathers” of the United States and its first finance minister, was once remembered mainly because he was killed in a duel by vice president Aaron Burr in 1804.

Don’t use Denmark to justify a return to schools


The Tories claim Denmark shows it’s safe to reopen schools. Paul McGarr looks behind their spin

Keep fighting for Palestine


After almost five years, someone has finally been convicted for the horrific murder of Palestinian toddler Ali Dawabsheh. But his murderers have still got what they wanted.

Defend migrants against racist Tory bill


The vote for the racist Immigration Bill underlines the need for a movement that defends all migrants. MPs supported the Tories’ proposed legislation by 351 to 252 votes on Monday night.

Bosses will use debt crisis against poorest


On the other side of the pandemic, many fear there will be a debt crisis. This fear is mainly motivated by the huge amounts of money governments are spending to prop up companies and subsidise wages.

Blame for virus chaos lies at the top - not with ordinary people


People crowding onto public transport this week were mocked as sheep with a death-wish by some on social media.

The battle is on - we can refuse to work


It is possible to refuse to go back to work. Teachers in the NEU union have said it clearest. They’ve laid out five tests that have to be met before they can agree it’s safe to open schools.

Economic crash could leave lasting scars


The bank of England’s latest monetary policy report is a classic example of bad news and good news. The bad news is that the British economy will shrink by 14 percent this year.

Vietnam War student massacre—50 years on


In May 1970 cops opened fire at black students resisting US imperialism. Socialist Worker looks at the forgotten killings at Jackson State

No national unity


People at the top like to claim we’re “all in it together”—that we must make sacrifices to get through the coronavirus crisis. But the only people making sacrifices are those at the bottom

We have to fight to stop return to work


The Tories have spent the past month telling us, “Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.” They may as well adopt a new mantra now—“Get back to work, protect the economy, save the bosses.”

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