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Rulers’ ‘democracy’ a lie


Western politicians love to demand democracy—but only where it suits them.

Vaccines don’t mean it’s the end of the virus


The Tories want us to think that a full and safe return to workplaces and schools is just around the corner. It's a lie.

Vaccine nationalism will endanger us all


Farcical aspects aside, the row over the European Union’s vaccine supplies reveals the inability of the present system to manage the Covid-19 pandemic.

Labour is embarrassing, not left wing ideas


Labour’s leaders see their party members as an embarrassment—and now want to be able to block them from standing as candidates in elections.

Jobs slaughter shows up the chaos of capitalism


Unemployment figures on Tuesday showed the continuing jobs slaughter.

Emmanuel Macron wages war at home and abroad


French president Emmanuel Macron said last week that France would offer “no repentance or apologies” for the colonisation of Algeria or the eight-year war it waged against Algerian independence, in which perhaps a million people died.

The Egyptian Revolution—what role did the army play?


After masses of ordinary Egyptian people had seen off the cops and burned down police stations, the army appeared on the streets.

Stock market booms as economy suffers


The most bizarre single feature of capitalism is probably the stock market. It seems to have the ability to defy mere economic reality.

End cops’ racist system


A BBC Panorama programme this week shone a light on deaths in police custody. Just days before it was broadcast, Mohamud Hassan died after being held by police in Cardiff, south Wales.

Turn rage against the Tories into action


It’s not a new phenomenon that the Tories are lurching from crisis to crisis. But the government’s latest debacles over key elements of their coronavirus strategy has left them weak.

Mike Davis—‘Put forward radical demands and match the mood for socialism’


US writer and activist Mike Davis spoke at a Socialist Workers Party meeting this week on what the US crisis means for those at the top of society—and for the left

Indian government’s attempts to sow division fail to stop farmers’ protests


India’s highest court has decided to suspend temporarily the implementation of new farming laws that led to a huge, weeks-long protest movement.

A climate of punishment


The people at the top are actively punishing those who draw attention to the scale of the emergency

Get angry at profiteers, not ordinary people


Every action from the Tories rams home that the class divide runs through the whole approach to the virus.

Jail the war criminals, not those who expose them


A court decision earlier this month blocking WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange from being extradited to the United States is a blow to imperialism.

Don’t let lockdown laws stop our right to resist


The latest lockdown legislation brings in worrying assaults on protest rights

Trump has mobilised a dangerous far right movement—it won’t be beaten by the Democrats, the state or the ‘centre ground’


The mobilisation in Washington DC by far right protesters on Wednesday should be a spur to working class struggle

Free Julian Assange


A court decision on Monday blocked Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States.

Only workers’ action can stop the horror


Primary school workers have a lesson for Keir Starmer. While they were shutting down unsafe workplaces and forcing Boris Johnson into yet another damning U-turn he was cowering behind the government.

Covid-19 hasn’t stopped capitalism from changing


For many of us—especially those lucky enough not to have caught Covid-19—the past year has been as if our lives have been put on hold.

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