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The July Days - Russian Revolution in crisis and a critical test for the Bolshevik party

In July 1917 frustration at the Provisional Government led to soldiers’ and workers’ protests that were violently put down

As support grows for Corbyn while Tory crisis deepens - now the left can win more

The general election delivered the latest shock to the ruling class. Charlie Kimber says there is a shifting mood in Britain—and asks how we can organise to win real changes

Fed up and fighting back - the health workers defying multinational Serco

Low-paid and migrant workers are at the sharp end of cuts and privatisation in the NHS. They face rocketing workloads and bullying bosses. But across north east London 1,000 porters, domestics and cleaners are taking on a multinational to demand higher pay—and showing how to fight, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Workers’ revolution ushered in an era of sexual liberation

For the rights of LGBT+ people and women, revolutionary Russia was decades ahead of its time—and shows what is possible when workers unite

Why does the right hate sex?

Right wingers have always hated women and LGBT+ people—and it’s all because of the capitalist system that wants to control our sexuality, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Why did Edson Da Costa die after the cops stopped him?

At around 10pm on Thursday 15 June police stopped a car on the Woodcocks estate, near Tollgate Road, in Beckton, east London. Six days later a 25 year old man who had been travelling in the car was dead.

Defend migrants, not the European Union

The left needs clarity in the Brexit debate. Dave Sewell argues that socialists should defend freedom of movement for migrants—and dump the bosses’ single market

Support for national rights strengthened the 1917 Russian Revolution

The Bolsheviks backed national rights for oppressed groups as a way of overcoming ‘Greater Russian chauvinism’

West of both worlds - inside the segregated borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Grenfell Tower fire has exposed the deep inequality at the heart of Kensington and Chelsea.

Abortion—demand the right to choose

Socialists must fight to defend and extend the right to free, safe and legal abortions

How revolution spread across Russia’s empire

Beginning in the capital Petrograd, the revolution quickly convulsed the vast Russian empire in struggles

Class—not age—is the key divide in Britain

Are workers the most conservative? Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues the election results tell a different story

Backing ‘soft Brexit’ and cross-party talks would spell disaster for the left

A catalogue of right wingers and rogues within the Labour Party want to work with the Tories and bosses.

How do you deal with debate during a revolution?

It’s a myth that the Bolsheviks were repressive dictators. Open debate was central to their revolutionary method

‘We need a summer of discontent’—activists, trade unionists and Labour supporters on where next after the election

Trade unionists, Labour Party members and campaigners spoke to Socialist Worker about how we can force the Tories from office.

Division and rule in Ireland—how Unionism bolstered empire

Simon Basketter looks at the brutal history of British imperialism in Ireland and the long-standing relationship between the Tories and Unionist bigots

Six days that entrenched imperialism

Fifty years ago Israel launched the Six Day War in a bid to shore up its relationship with the US and its murderous rule over Palestine, writes Nick Clark

Migrant workers say—‘Don't blame us for low pay’

Politicians across the spectrum, from the Tories to Labour, accept the myth that migrants are to blame for lower wages. But striking migrant workers are pushing wages up

Manuel Noriega—the murderous stooge the US betrayed in Panama

Colonel Manuel Noriega was a dictator and drug-runner. But he was also a bought and paid-for stooge of US imperialism.

Alexander Kerensky was loyal to the war but a traitor to the revolution

Alexander Kerensky started out on the side of the revolution but betrayed workers’ and soldiers’ demands for an end to the war

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