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Workers in revolt needed newspapers of their own


Workers’ councils and political parties set up newspapers to counter the lies of the rich—and to organise the struggle against them in the Russian Revolution of 1917

Mutiny at the heart of empire—how soldiers rebelled at Etaples


Ripples of revolution spread across Europe and beyond in the wake of the February revolt in Russia in 1917—and the British Army was no exception

Blood Money—the real cost of the Tories’ murderous arms deals


Arms dealers, top ministers and government officials from across the world descend on east London for the DSEI arms fair next week

How the shockwaves of the Russian Revolution spread across the world


News of revolution in Russia inspired workers to take action against their own rulers—and showed them they could win

No is not enough—but we need more than ideas to change society


Naomi Klein’s vision of how to win change only gets half way there

Up in arms—how workers in Russia united in action to beat a coup


At the beginning of September 1917 the commander of the Russian Army, general Lavr Kornilov, tried to crush the revolution.

The Russian Revolution saw workers transform society—and themselves


Ideas can change fast in a revolution, as ordinary people start to take control of their own lives and the world around them

More stop and search can’t cut knife crime


London police are exploiting recent horrific knife crimes to demand more powers. At the same time, the annual crackdown in the run up to Notting Hill Carnival looks set to involve sinister new surveillance techniques. Alistair Farrow spoke to people in London who bear the brunt of police racism

Four US-backed coups in Latin America—and two close shaves


Bloody history shows why and how we need to keep imperialist hands off Venezuela

How the dying British Empire tore India in half—and how it could have been stopped


Seventy years ago this week the British Empire left India after decades of brutal rule

Capital—a vampire at work


The first volume of Karl Marx’s Capital was published a century and a half ago. Joseph Choonara, author of a new reader’s guide to the work, explains its relevance today

Our terrified rulers spread lies to undermine revolution


Fearing that they would also be toppled, ruling classes across the world organised to crush the Russian Revolution of 1917

Does the fight for workers’ power mean dictatorship?


The ruling class won’t allow a socialist society to develop, so workers need their own instruments of class rule

Russian Revolution gave a glimpse of how we can uproot women’s oppression


Russia’s revolution showed there can be no women’s liberation without socialism, and no socialism without women’s liberation

Lewisham 1977 - forty years on from when we smashed the Nazi National Front


Forty years ago this week thousands of protesters blocked a Nazi march in south east London—and made history.

Venezuela, struggle and the left


As right wing opposition to Venezuela’s government grows, Andy Brown spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about the forces on the ground and the potential to change society

Taking up the fight against the local authority cuts


As Bristol’s mayor calls for protest against Tory austerity, Sadie Robinson looks at the fight against council cuts

The scramble to save the treasure of the Tsars


After revolution overthrew Russia’s ruling Tsars, a lucrative industry grew around relics of the old regime

GALLERY - Photographs of the Battle of Lewisham in 1977 against the Nazi National Front


Photographs of anti-fascist protest Lewisham 1977. To reproduce these images contact reports@socialistworker.co.uk

The horror of Passchendaele couldn’t stop rebellion


The Battle of Passchendaele, which began 100 years ago this week, could be seen as just another bloody episode in the slaughter of the First World War.

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