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Behind the push for war with Iran

Behind the push for war with Iran Decades of Western imperialism in the Middle East lie behind the latest crisis

How the rich and powerful let Australia burn

How the rich and powerful let Australia burn The Australian wildfires show the terrifying reality of catastrophic climate change

Engels showed how humans change the world

Engels showed how humans change the world Gabby Thorpe is impressed by Camilla Royle’s new book on the life and work of Engels—a key contributor to Marxism

Why do the royals still reign?

Why do the royals still reign? As scandals and splits tear chunks out of the royal family, Simon Basketter looks at what keeps them in place—and why the people who actually rule us still want them

Opioids in the US - a crisis prescribed by profit

opioids, drugs, medicines, US, capitalism, Pharma, health The US is in the grip of a huge health epidemic so big that it is killing more than 130 people a day.

Capitalism can’t make you well

Capitalism can’t make you well ‘Wellness’ may seem like a harmless trend. But it rests on making money from alienation and the way that capitalism damages our minds and bodies

General election analysis—workers aren’t all right


As the right claim the general election and the Brexit vote are a rejection of left wing politics, Tomáš Tengely-Evans says there’s something much more complicated going on

Nicolae Ceausescu—death of brutal dictator was a Christmas gift


Stalinist regimes across Eastern Europe fell in 1989, but Romania was the icing on the Xmas cake says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Capitalism and climate—the system’s recipe for disaster


Climate change is creating extreme weather events that put food production at risk. To deal with it we have to challenge and transform a food system that is run for profit, writes Sarah Bates

How they fight back in France


After years of attacks on pay, pensions and living standards, ordinary people in France have had enough. Huge strikes—the most significant wave of workers’ action since 1995— should be an inspiration to everyone, says Charlie Kimber

Politics, bias and the media


TV, print and online media exposed its pro-Tory sentiment during this year’s general election campaign. Nick Clark looks at why this is whether it can be resisted

Why does China persecute the Uyghur Muslims?


Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the history of nationalism behind China’s racist horror

UCU strikers say, ‘the future of higher education is at stake’


More than 43,000 lecturers and other university staff returned to a strike this week in a battle over pay, pensions, conditions and contracts.

World leaders are floating on a sea of climate lies


As governments prepare for COP 2019 global gathering, Sarah Bates analyses the climate talks

1974 Labour government shows voting left isn't enough


Jeremy Corbyn’s radical manifesto isn’t the first time that Labour has pledged to take on the rich. Charlie Kimber looks at how this played out for the 1974 government

Harriet Tubman - freedom fighter


Ahead of a new film telling the story of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who helped others on their way to freedom, Socialist Worker celebrates the life of a legend

Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule


A decade of Tory rule has slashed key services, savaged spending and driven more people into poverty. And if they aren’t kicked out, life for working class people is set to get worse, report Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Cracks in US ruling class are chance to dump Donald Trump


US establishment figures hope they can impeach Trump over ‘Ukrainegate’. We need to go beyond their narrow differences, writes Gabby Thorpe

Rising up for higher education - UCU activists on why they are striking back


A revolt is brewing on university campuses across Britain as UCU union members—lecturers, researchers and support staff—prepare for eight days of strikes over pay and pensions later this month.

Will fake news win the general election?


Mainstream pundits are in a tizz over misinformation on the web. But as Nick Clark argues, lying in the media isn’t new—and the key thing isn’t what it says, but what we do

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