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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

Sport and the system—whose game are we playing?


Sport offers relief and a sense of collective identity denied to us by capitalism—but bosses also use it to make profits and divide us. Sam Ord explores the contradictions

War and a deadly system—why conflict is central to capitalism


US president Joe Biden plans to keep using force to promote US imperialism, despite Middle East defeats. Nick Clark says it’s the way capitalism works that creates constant conflicts

State statisticians lose a whole year’s strike days


How many workers went on strike in 2020? One good answer might be “not enough”.

Greensill—corruption at the heart of the system


The scandal of former prime ministers joining with top civil servants to lobby the government for private sector gains grows hotter by the day. Sadie Robinson gathers what we know so far, and concludes that the problem is deeply rooted in capitalism

Financial institutions are funding climate destruction


Extinction Rebellion targeted banks last week as part of a campaign against their funding for fossil fuels. Sam Ord looks at global banks’ climate failures

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