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Extinction Rebellion—a carnival of resistance on London’s streets

Extinction Rebellion—a carnival of resistance on London’s streets Rebels from the Extinction Rebellion took over some of the most famous streets in London in a bid to force action on climate change.

1919 race riots in Britain—a legacy of empire

crew, 1917, empire, anti-racism One hundred years ago Britain was gripped by huge workers’ struggles but also horrific race riots. Ken Olende looks at how the racist violence was unleashed—and how some of the left organised against it

A history of oppression and revolt in Haiti

Haiti, demonstration, protest, imperialism, US As demonstrations again see a revolt in Haiti causing a crisis for the country’s rulers Gabby Thorpe looks at its turbulent history

Austerity, Brexit chaos and political failure - a warning of how the right can win

Austerity, Brexit chaos and political failure - a warning of how the right can win Sadie Robinson reports from Doncaster and Barnsley on how bitter frustration at years of austerity and political failure have created the conditions for the right to benefit—but anger could also be pulled to the left

Extinction Rebellion activists say – ‘Climate rebellion is making history’

Extinction Rebellion, climate change, environment, protest, demonstration, London Tens of thousands of people will be occupying central London in October demanding action over climate change. Extinction Rebellion activists spoke to Sarah Bates about why the action matters—and how it’s making an impact

Gandhi, violence and victory – which tactics can win real change?

Gandhi, India, non-violence, resistance, imperialism, Empire, Britain Mohandas Gandhi’s legacy continues to inspire activists today. Socialist Worker looks back at the tactics of the mass movement that kicked the British Empire out of India

1949 — Mao & the Chinese revolution


Seventy years ago revolution in China threw off the rule of landlords and struck a blow to Western imperialism. But it wasn’t a socialist revolution, and its aims were not to put people in power, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Revolt to save the planet


As the climate movement intensifies, Sarah Bates says a new book by activist and author Naomi Klein raises serious questions about what action can win a sustainable world

Royal Mail workers: fighting a package of attacks


This time it really is the big one. Decades of struggles over the future of Royal Mail and the postal industry have all been leading towards this pitched battle.

The rulers’ party is rotting


There’s a been Tory party since the late 17th century—now it’s in severe crisis. Simon Basketter looks at what could cause the death of the party for those who are born to rule

The British arms firms dealing in death


Arms deals, generals and government officials will gather at the DSEI arms dealers’ conference in east London this week

Why the history of Israel is deliberately forgotten


A new book on the origins of Israel is welcome and useful, but flawed

We can’t rely on the rich to save the planet


Even the rich are waking up to the scale of the threat—or so it seems. But the logic of capitalism—to always maximise profits—means we can’t trust them.

Life in a container is like a prison - residents speak out


Councils warehousing poor people in disused office blocks are now putting them in shipping containers.

Capital — built on slavery


A book by Caitlin Rosenthal gives a horrific insight into how slavery played a key role in the birth of capitalist management methods, writes Sadie Robinson

As Tories and the press panic about a ‘law and order breakdown’ - fear cops, not crime


After Tory scaremongering and promises of a ‘crackdown’ on crime, Sadie Robinson looks at the truth behind the fear—and why we don’t need more cops

Paul Mason’s ‘popular front’ of failures is not the way to beat the right


Journalist Paul Mason has called on Labour to support a ‘Popular Front’ to stop the far right. It proved a disaster in the 1930s—and he should know it, writes Nick Clark

Frontex—Fortress Europe’s racist border force


As the European Union pours tens of millions of pounds into keeping refugees out, uncovered hidden documents reveal the violence it metes out at its borders. Tomáš Tengely-Evans says border force Frontex is the true, ugly face of the EU

Britain’s Irish war - fifty years after troops went into Derry


On 14 August 1969 Harold Wilson, then Labour prime minister, deployed British troops to the streets of Northern Ireland.

Can Marxism help save the planet?


Alistair Farrow explains how the revolutionaries Marx and Engels looked at humans’ interaction with the natural world

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