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The rising in 1820 was a challenge to the state


The Radical War in Scotland two centuries ago saw a mass strike movement, plans for armed rebellion—and then bitter government repression, writes Charlie McKinnon

How we can win a real say


What does democracy looks like? And who creates it?

Can the world go carbon free?


How can we win Extinction Rebellion's key demands?

Algeria’s fights for freedom


Algerians had to fight a brutal war for independence. But the struggle for freedom didn’t end when the nationalists kicked out the French in 1962, writes Alistair Farrow

Southall ’79, when the police killed Blair Peach


The Nazi National Front came to the heart of the Asian community in West London on 23 April 1979. They wanted to humiliate but instead provoked rebellion. Rampaging police arrested scores, injured many and murdered Blair Peach. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks back at the crucial battle

Driving out the homeless


People in desperate housing need are being forced to live in an old office block next to the North Circular road, a six lane motorway that loops through north London.

Algeria - conquest by France


Algeria's revolt has been shaped by a history of imperialism and revolution. As part of a new series, Alistair Farrow looks at the French conquest from the 1830s to the 1950s

Amritsar—A very British massacre


Hundreds killed, thousands injured and bodies piled on top of each other. Socialist Worker tells the story of one of the bloodiest crimes committed by the British Empire in India

Heading for extinction?


 The “sixth mass extinction” poses a deadly threat to future of humans, animals, plants—and the future of the planet. Sarah Bates looks at what’s behind the world-wide destruction of the natural world—and how we can fight to stop it

Genocide in Rwanda—25 years on


Horrific killings 25 years ago were rooted in colonialism, economic crisis and scapegoating

Pay to play—Developers conspire to segregate playgrounds between rich and poor


A scandal over access to a communal play area has raised wider questions about the ownership of public space under capitalism, writes Alistair Farrow

Brexit broke the bosses' system


It’s little wonder that so many people are frustrated and fatigued by the Brexit shambles. For the last three years Theresa May has manoeuvred

How did Mussolini’s fascists come to power?


Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the birth of Italian fascism 100 years on

School strikes—a climate of hope


After a reported 1.5 million people join school strikes over climate change, Sarah Bates reports from the walkout in London—and looks at where the movement could go next

North Africa - from a democratic uprising to revolution


The massive protests that have gripped Algeria in recent weeks are inspiring. How can they win?

What is socialism and can it work?


As thousands take to the streets to fight for climate action and against racism, Tomáš Tengely-Evans and Alistair Farrow look at what kind of society can fight the injustices of capitalism

Is opposing the Israeli state antisemitic?


As Labour faces accusations of antisemitism, Nick Clark explains why the Israeli state is a racist endeavour and why solidarity with Palestine is crucial

The Comintern - organising to fight for a global revolution


Revolutionaries formed the Comintern 100 years ago. Simon Basketter says this was a world-shaping event and that its activities still hold lessons for socialists today

‘We have millions of reasons to protest’ on International Women’s Day


On International Women's Day, 8 March, mass protests and strikes are planned in some countries. Sadie Robinson spoke to some of the activists involved.

After climate walkouts, school strikers say - ‘This is just the start’


A new movement against climate catastrophe is growing across the world. Sarah Bates spoke to the school students who organised the first climate strike in Britain, and who are now preparing for the next round on 15 March

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