We are told regularly that, unlike dictatorships, ‘the people’ govern Britain. But, says Dave Sewell, it’s the unelected rich and powerful that really have their hands on the wheel
Working class sailors in the Baltic Fleet were the revolution’s powerhouse—and later the victims of its isolation and decline
Daniel Morgan was murdered on 10 March 1987. His body was found in a car park in south London.
Most of the media and mainstream politicians don’t think much of ordinary people.
Alistair Farrow looks at the power of the media—and its limits
The Tories tell us we can’t afford to spend on public services. That’s a bit rich, writes Charlie Kimber
Fifty years ago on Friday, Maria Styllou was among those who occupied the Greek embassy in London in response to a coup in Greece. She explains how the coup happened and what it means
One hospital is giving out leaflets telling patients without the right papers to pay up or risk being kicked out of Britain. Dave Sewell continues our investigation into the racist clampdown in the NHS
There is a constant battle for which ideas win out in society, argues Sadie Robinson. And when workers begin to fight back they turn all the normal ideas they’re fed upside down
May Day 1917 saw massive celebrations in Russia—but tension was brewing against the provisional government
New Labour swept into office 20 years ago this week. Nick Clark explains how the party is still being punished today for Blair’s attempts to sideline the working class
Tory governments have waged war on ordinary people since 2010, helped until 2015 by their Lib Dem allies. Of the countless reasons to kick them out, Eleanor Claxton-Mayer and Alistair Farrow explain seven of the key ones
Libya in North Africa is being torn apart by a grinding civil war stoked by competing imperial powers. The horror there is a painful lesson in why military intervention should be opposed, writes Alistair Farrow
Forty years ago this week thousands of anti-fascists partly broke up a Nazi National Front (NF) march in north London.
Joseph Stalin wrote to his Bolshevik party comrade Lev Kamenev in 1912, “I kiss you on the nose, Eskimo-fashion. Dammit! I miss you something awful. I miss you like hell, I swear. I have no one, not a soul to have a proper talk with, damn you.”
Front National (FN) presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is riding high in the polls. Dave Sewell argues she remains a committed Nazi despite attempts to detoxify the brand
Border guards and immigration cops, boosted by Donald Trump's election, are sowing terror and wrecking lives in south western US states. Migrants and campaigners spoke to Alistair Farrow
Elizabeth Grant-Campbell reviews I Am Not Your Negro, a new film about radical writer and activist James Baldwin, and Dave Sewell looks at the work and politics of a unique fighter against oppression
Workers flocked to join unions during the Russian Revolution—but as they grew bigger, so did their contradictions
Nothing good can come of putting nation before class