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How the Corn Laws split the ruling class


It has been 175 years since the repeal of the Corn Laws. Isabel Ringrose explores how the bosses’ arguments over trade can open the door for working class resistance

Why the cops are corrupt to the core


The inquiry into the investigations into the murder of Daniel Morgan declared last week that the Metropolitan Police is ‘institutionally corrupt’. Simon Basketter explains why fraud is built into the police

Peru—a radical history of resistance


Pedro Castillo’s election win in Peru has cheered the left. Sophie Squire looks at the country’s history of struggle but also sounds some warnings for the future

Cover-up! How the state helped hide the truth about the murder of Daniel Morgan


Daniel Morgan was ­murdered beside his car at the back of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, south east London, in 1987. He had met his business partner Jonathan Rees for a drink.

G7 Summit—world leaders accelerate towards climate chaos


The G7 Summit this week in Cornwall will see the world’s most powerful leaders discuss a response to the environmental emergency. Sophie Squire explores the leaders’ response to the climate crisis that is threatening all our futures

The Peasants’ Revolt—when people fought corruption


In 1381 thousands of peasants stormed London and demanded change from the king. Nick Clark explains why the Peasants’ Revolt holds important lessons 640 years on

Tory school recovery plans won’t benefit children


For the Department of Education it is vital that children “catch up” on the hours of education lost due to the pandemic.

What does it mean to be non-binary?


The Tories’ determination not to recognise people who are non-binary helps spread fear and prejudice. Isabel Ringrose spoke to people at the sharp end of this pernicious form of discrimination

Why the US backs Israel


The US sometimes poses as a friend of Palestinians—but will never end its support for Israel. Sophie Squire explains what’s behind their relationship

Imperialism and national liberation


Across the world in the face of imperialism and occupation, demands are put forward for self-determination and national independence.

Battle within a terror state


Across the whole of Palestine there have been signs of a new wave of resistance to Israel’s apartheid regime. Nick Clark talks to those on the front lines of the revolts

Who is working class?


A debate is raging about the attributes that make us working class to try and understand why some are losing faith in the Labour Party. Isabel Ringrose explores what really defines class.

Middle East’s ‘pillar of democracy’ was a racist endeavour from the start


Following the annexation of land and Israeli independence, Palestinians were forced into neighbouring nations’ refugee camps.

It’s right to resist—Israel’s bloody assault is not ‘self-defence’


Israel’s latest assault has exposed it as a racist, violent state. Palestinians who resist are challenging that oppression. People who say ‘both sides’ must end violence are really siding with the oppressor

Hartlepool and beyond—what went wrong with Labour’s vote?


After Labour’s disastrous showing in Hartlepool and in the local elections, Nick Clark asks why so many working class people have turned away from the party

Podemos—trapped by the system


Radical left party Podemos sought to be an alternative to the corrupt political establishment but came to mirror its features. Sam Ord says hope for change in the Spanish state lies on organising outside of elections

How does culture affect the human brain?


John Parrington spoke to Sophie Squire about his new book Mind Shift

Israeli apartheid unmasked


An explosive report has laid bare the horror of Israel’s apartheid state. It also underlines that the state relies on the continued repression of Palestinians, writes Nick Clark. And to change that we need a movement of resistance

Vaccine disparity—is imperialism in workers’ interests?


As India’s health system collapses under a new wave of Covid-19, Socialist Worker examines whether Western workers are gaining from the way imperialism operates

Activists in the US speak out—why our fight for justice isn’t over


There are big questions and debates opening up about the future of the Black Lives Matter movement

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