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How can Palestine be free?

Palestinians have bravely fought Israel through both armed struggle and mass mobilisations. But, argues Nick Clark, it will take revolution in the Middle East to win liberation

A British passport to prejudice

Sarah Bates and Alistair Farrow spoke to immigration lawyers about how the Tories' ‘hostile environment’ for migrants policy is still tearing apart the lives of tens of thousands of people

Back this health workers’ fight to stop outsourcing

An inspiring battle by a group of Lancashire NHS workers can help roll back the tide of privatisation in the health service, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

What’s the deal in Iran?

Nick Clark looks at how decades of Western rulers’ meddling in Iran have meant coups, repression and war. But recent movements also show potential for resistance

The Nakba shows why it’s right to oppose Israel

The 70th anniversary of the Nakba, when Palestinians were driven from their land, shows why it’s right to show solidarity with Zionism’s victims

‘Kill all the Gentlemen’—tales of rural revolts

In his new history of countryside struggles in England, Martin Empson shows how ordinary people have always fought for their rights—and what’s needed for them to win

What to read by, and about, Karl Marx

A look at where socialists who are interested in Marx's ideas should start

Making a Marx on history—celebrating 200 years since Karl Marx's birth

Alex Callinicos looks at the lasting legacy of the great revolutionary

Standing in the way of privatised education - the battle against academies in Newham

An inspiring battle in east London has breathed new life into the fight to stop academies. Two socialist activists, Carolyn McGrath and Miriam Scharf, spoke to Socialist Worker about how the campaign was built – and how others can take up the struggle elsewhere

Paris in spring 1968 - fifty years on from a working class revolt that shook the state

The story of what happened in France in May 1968 is a reminder to never despair about the potential of workers to resist. Fifty years ago this month workers in France waged a struggle that shook the government and the state.

Join the protests against the Football Lads Alliance

Racists and fascists want to bring Islamophobia onto the streets of London and Manchester next month. Activists spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about why they’re joining the mobilisations to stop them

Labour & the state’s war drive

The establishment and the Labour right are most enraged by Jeremy Corbyn when he speaks against war, the links with the US and nuclear weapons. Nick Clark explains why

Battle on the docks—when workers marched for Enoch Powell

Support for racist Enoch Powell among some dockers showed how racism could take hold. But many fought against it

From Enoch Powell’s speech to Stephen Lawrence’s murder—how racism grows, and how it’s beaten back

This week marks the anniversaries of Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood” speech and Stephen Lawrence’s murder. Both can tell us about how to fight racism

Stephen Lawrence’s killing exposed the cops’ racism

The racist murder of Stephen Lawrence and its aftermath changed Britain. A campaign led by his parents forced the state to hold an inquiry into Stephen’s death and the police investigation into it.

‘We’ll reject the legacy of the racist Tory Powell’

Fifty years on, anti-racists will defy the message of Enoch Powell’s racist speech, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Anti-Muslim racism has made France the Republic of Islamophobia

Emmanuel Macron managed to beat fascist Front National (FN) leader Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election this time last year.

What’s behind gun and knife crime?

After several recent killings of young people in London, media and politicians have blamed “gangs” and to call for more resources for police. But, as Sarah Bates finds, the roots of the violence lie in deep social problems

Did big data rig the votes?

It’s a scary world out there. Powerful people are doing grubby things with personal information we may not even realise we’ve made available to them on the internet.

Why Israel is a racist state

Supporters of Israel say it’s antisemitic to call Israel racist. They want to silence legitimate criticisms of its institutional racism against the Palestinians

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