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Nato hypocrites are feeding the drive to war

The conflict is a consequence of the US decision, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, to expand Nato

Tories want a right wing, racist Brexit—we need a Brexit for the working class

It is crucial to argue for workers’ rights, freedom of movement for people and internationalism.

Strikes can bust public sector pay cap

The Tories are rumoured to be preparing to lift the 1 percent public sector pay cap—at least for some workers.

Trump—horseman of imperialist apocalypse

Two deeply unpleasant men are facing off over North Korea’s nuclear weapons. The world feels closer to the possibility of nuclear war than at any time for half a century.

Brexit isn’t just a problem for the Tories

Predictably enough, negotiations between the Tory government and the European Commission over the terms of Brexit are running into difficulty.

Diana's death was used for cynical ends

We republish what Socialist Worker wrote following Diana’s death in 1997

Trade unions’ Brexit mistake

The leader of Britain’s biggest union has praised Labour’s call for Britain to stay in the European single market (see page 3).

Kill capitalism—before it kills us

Residents of Hokkaido, Japan, were woken up early on Tuesday morning by sirens, loudspeaker announcements and phone alerts telling them to seek cover immediately.

Can Portugal's government give us hope?

What do the experiences of other left wing governments tell us about the possibilities for a future Jeremy Corbyn Labour government?

A pack of racist lies over Travellers in Cromer

Travellers did not run amok in a Norfolk seaside town last weekend—and the town was not put on “lockdown”

The bell could yet toll for Theresa May—if we fight

Weakened and discredited, May must preside over a mess—and with very few allies

Are bosses allowed to ship in agency workers to replace strikers?

The issue of bosses using agency workers in an effort to replace strikers has come to the fore in recent disputes.

The Tories' Brexit dilemma is a chance to fight for socialist demands


Sierre Leone mudslide death toll is no ‘natural’ disaster

Landslides and flooding killed hundreds of people in the West African state of Sierra Leone on Monday.

Wages down, prices up—time to fight the Tories' squeeze on our living standards

The Tories and bosses tried to spin new inflation figures released on Tuesday as good news for workers.

Sexist attitudes behind police failings in Newcastle abuse case

Sexual abuse and sexist attitudes aren’t the preserve of Asian men. They are at the heart of capitalist society. And this explains police failings.

Fat cats rake it in—make them pay out

Some newspapers last week reported that Britain’s top bosses have suffered a 17 percent pay cut. The real news is that the gap between bosses’ and workers’ wages is growing.

Do workers need a new strike ballot after 12 weeks?

Groups of workers who’ve led impressive strikes this year have then halted their action to run a second ballot once 12 weeks have passed.

Who really tolerates tyrants?

Politicians and pundits have whipped themselves up into moral outrage over Venezuelan “dictator”—or rather, elected president—Nicolas Maduro.

It's anger that fuels votes for an alternative

Is it really any wonder that people backed a manifesto that sought to reverse some of the worst effects of that crusade for the richest in society?

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