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Making sense of Labour


Thousands have joined Labour hoping it can transform society. A new edition of The Labour Party—a Marxist History says the nature of the party shapes how it acts. Authors Donny Gluckstein and Charlie Kimber explain how their book can help activists in the struggle for change

Rosa Luxemburg - a fighter for revolution


One hundred years ago this week right wing paramilitaries killed the revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg—on the orders of a reformist, social democratic party.

The winter of discontent showed workers’ power


Forty years ago a Labour Party government was close to declaring a state of emergency due to militant strikes

1919—Britain in revolt


One hundred years ago protests and strikes shook the state

Brazil’s darkest days - the horrors of military dictatorship


Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro will be inaugurated on 1 January. He associates himself with the military dictatorship that ruled between 1964 and 1985, a regime of death squads and torture.

Cast Lead—Murder in Palestine


Ten years ago Israel launched an assault on the Gaza Strip. It left 1,400 people dead and left Gazans with a broken infrastructure that makes life a misery, writes Nick Clark

Universal Suffering—people at the sharp end of the Tories’ war on benefits speak out


Millions of people face a miserable Christmas because of the Tories’ hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit. Around 1.1 million currently claim UC, many with dependent children.

How we can take control


Journalists and politicians like politics to be a game for a few specialists, with ordinary people spectators at best. But we have the power to throw them into crisis

Cammell Laird shipyard strike has bosses reeling


A series of strikes by shipyard workers in Birkenhead has won widespread support—and has the potential to push back bosses’ job cuts

As anger at climate change boils over - how can we save the planet?


A renewed wave of rebellion is taking place worldwide to take on the threat of catastrophic climate change

Don't give in on the rights of migrants


Leading Leave and Remain supporters have found an issue that unites them—drawing up new ways to control immigration.

Can Labour tame the state?


How should a Corbyn government deal with enemies that have deep roots in the establishment, asks Nick Clark

The new rise of the right


From Hungary, to Italy, to Brazil, to the US, racists and fascists are growing. Charlie Kimber looks at what’s behind this terrifying growth—and how we can stop it

How we can push back against racism


Thousands of people will march in London on 17 November against the rise of racism and fascism. Activists spoke to Socialist Worker about the renewed threat from the right—and what needs to be done to fight it

Days of hope - the 1918 German Revolution


A revolution in Germany that erupted 100 years ago this month rocked Europe’s rulers and put a socialist world on the agenda. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at how the revolt showed the power of workers to liberate themselves—and to end bloody war.

Has Brazil fallen to fascism?


Far right Jair Bolsonaro is a threat to workers and the oppressed. But the potential power of those who oppose him means it’s possible to stop his project, argues Alistair Farrow

The brutal history of Peterloo


As director Mike Leigh’s film tells the story of the Peterloo massacre, Simon Basketter argues the events show how the ruling class reacts when its position is threatened

The women that make Glasgow are striking back


Working class women make Glasgow. That’s the message last week’s stunning 48-hour strike sent out as Glasgow City Council (GCC) services ground to a halt.

‘Together we can take on racism and the right,’ say activists at 1,400-strong conference


Anti-racists from across Europe vowed to step up the fight against the far right and racism at the Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) international conference in central London last Saturday.

Massacre at the Mexico Olympics


Fifty years ago this month the Mexican state launched a brutal crackdown on protesting students. The result was carnage but not the end of resistance

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