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What was behind the 11 July protests? Greetings for 26 July from Cuban communists


This is a translation of an article originally published in Spanish on the website comunistascuba.org.

The three phases of Biden’s presidency


Six months into Joe Biden’s presidency, I would say attitudes towards him have gone through three phases—relief, surprise, and increasingly, disappointment.

What’s the real value behind the rich’s NFT digital art fad?


Capitalist financial trickery has hit new lows with the development of NFTs, or “non-fungible tokens”

No to vaccine passports


Boris Johnson ironically announced on “freedom day” that vaccine passports will soon be required in England.

The Israeli state sells spyware to boost power


Israel is very proud of its tech industry. So it can’t pretend it has nothing to do with the use of Israeli hacking software.

Why the National Food Strategy fails


Food has become deeply politicised. There is growing anger at a food system that badly impacts our health and the environment.

Struggle, not football shirts, can win the working class


Some think that appealing rightwards is the way to win over working class people. Simon Basketter says ‘left populism’ is a dead end

Smash Tory racists—and their nationalism


Vile hypocrisy. That’s the only possible verdict as the Tories and sections of the right wing press claimed to be anti-racists this week

The US can’t help Haiti


The assassination last week of Haitian president Jovenel Moise has led to calls for US troops to be deployed to the nation. It would be a terrible response

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.

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