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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

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.

Serco - the world is not enough

A gigantic octopus that straddles the globe has wrapped its tentacle around the NHS. Its grip grows tighter and tighter.

Detroit 1967 - five days of riots against the cops when the motorcity was burning

Fifty years ago Detroit, the Motorcity, exploded in five days of rioting. The uprising marked the end of the Civil Rights era and the birth of Black Power

‘Bread, peace and land’ connected peasants with workers in the Russian Revolution

The question of how the revolutionary party relates to all groups in society remains relevant for the struggle today

How can we save the planet and stop catastrophic climate change?

Capitalism generates environmental damage and climate chaos—but we have the power to stop it by transforming the world, author Ian Angus explained to Dave Sewell

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’

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