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The new rise of the right

The new rise of the right From Hungary, to Italy, to Brazil, to the US, racists and fascists are growing. Charlie Kimber looks at what’s behind this terrifying growth—and how we can stop it

How we can push back against racism

How we can push back against racism Thousands of people will march in London on 17 November against the rise of racism and fascism. Activists spoke to Socialist Worker about the renewed threat from the right—and what needs to be done to fight it

Has Brazil fallen to fascism?

Brazil, Bolsonaro, students, debate, anti-racism, anti-fascism Far right Jair Bolsonaro is a threat to workers and the oppressed. But the potential power of those who oppose him means it’s possible to stop his project, argues Alistair Farrow

Days of hope - the 1918 German Revolution

Germany, revolution, Berlin, 1919 A revolution in Germany that erupted 100 years ago this month rocked Europe’s rulers and put a socialist world on the agenda. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at how the revolt showed the power of workers to liberate themselves—and to end bloody war.

The brutal history of Peterloo

Peterloo, Manchester, massacre, cavalry, murder, St Peters Field As director Mike Leigh’s film tells the story of the Peterloo massacre, Simon Basketter argues the events show how the ruling class reacts when its position is threatened

Claims over ‘Asian sex gangs’ don’t stack up

Sunderland, north east, child sexual exploitation, abuse, anti-racism, anti-fascism, protest, demonstration, march Racists blame Muslims for child abuse, but researcher Ella Cockbain told Sadie Robinson about the reality

The women that make Glasgow are striking back


Working class women make Glasgow. That’s the message last week’s stunning 48-hour strike sent out as Glasgow City Council (GCC) services ground to a halt.

Massacre at the Mexico Olympics


Fifty years ago this month the Mexican state launched a brutal crackdown on protesting students. The result was carnage but not the end of resistance

‘Together we can take on racism and the right,’ say activists at 1,400-strong conference


Anti-racists from across Europe vowed to step up the fight against the far right and racism at the Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) international conference in central London last Saturday.

‘Benefits regime pushed me to the edge’


The Tories’ rollout of Universal Credit has driven thousands of working class people into hunger, homelessness and debt—and some to death. People living through the war on benefits told Sadie Robinson why it should be scrapped

Rise of the far right in Brazil


Brazilian socialist Valerio Arcary spoke to Socialist Worker about the dangerous advance of Jair Bolsonaro

State racism—fuelling the fire of fascism


Tories and others claim that they can undermine the far right by being more racist. But as Tomáš Tengely-Evans explains, conceding to the fascists’ ideas just boosts them

Calling time on the bullying bosses


McDonald’s, Wetherspoon and TGI Fridays strikers on their fight and how they organised

October 1968 - when Derry dared to revolt against British imperialism


Fifty years ago this week an attack on a Derry civil rights march led to one of the biggest revolts against British rule in Northern Ireland. Simon Basketter tells the story

Remembering Derry 1968 - ‘This is not a riot. It is an outburst of rage’


The week after the Derry events Socialist Worker ran a front page story by Eamonn McCann. We reproduce an abridged version below

Blood money - victims speak out on the Infected Blood scandal


A new inquiry is set to look at the decades of secrecy shrouding the use of contaminated blood in Britain. Thousands died as a result of being given blood that experts knew was infected with Hepatitis C. Sadie Robinson spoke to those fighting for justice

Socialist Worker’s 1989 interview with Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses


This was the last interview Salman Rushdie gave before he went into hiding. We re-publish it as an important document from the time

Islamophobia, Free Speech and Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses


Hassan Mahamdallie looks at what was behind the anger at Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, and how a new form of racism flourished in its wake

Fight the far right by challenging racism—not conceding to it


Some trade unionists want to talk to racist street movements. But victory against the far right doesn’t lie in compromise with its Islamophobia

Who would gain from a ‘People’s Vote’?


There is growing momentum behind calls for a ‘People’s Vote’ over Brexit. Support ranges from big business and right wing liberals to left wingers and union leaders. Sadie Robinson and Sarah Bates look at the campaign’s aim and how socialists should respond

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