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Lies about the single market


Sadie Robinson looks at the new pamphlet by the Labour Party right wingers claiming to bust “Lexit myths”. It weakly accepts the limits of the bosses’ system

How struggle won women the vote


A sea of suffragette colours will mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. The Act gave some women in Britain the right to vote for the first time.

The rich business - why competition makes ‘ethical capitalism’ an impossibility


Bosses fear a backlash at rising inequality. And so they should, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans—their system is to blame

Vietnam's blow to US empire


In January 1968 Vietnamese resistance fighters inflicted a shattering defeat to US prestige. The Tet Offensive sent shockwaves across the world, writes Alistair Farrow

The great PFI swindle


It’s a long way from the partly built 40-mile £750 million Aberdeen bypass, work on which has been routinely delayed, to the £4 billion luxury development in Doha, Qatar.

Donald Trump’s first twelve months in office - a year of horrors and resistance


Cowardly, sexist, racist US president Donald Trump has lurched from crisis to crisis since his inauguration a year ago this Saturday. His attacks have been relentless—but the resistance has been inspiring.

Karl Marx showed why workers have the power to change the world


This year marks 200 years since Karl Marx’s birth. Sadie Robinson explains why workers are central in the first of an occasional series

Winston Churchill - a brutal bully and racist who was rightly hated by many


US right winger Mike Huckabee emerged from the latest Churchill film, Darkest Hour, to declare, “Churchill was hated by his own party, opposition party, and press."

A newly published book by Clara Zetkin on fascism gives a stark warning for today


Socialist Clara Zetkin’s analysis of fascism in the 1920s can help us today, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Freedom of speech for all?


The Tories are apparently desperate to defend free speech. Universities minister Jo Johnson has appointed odious free schools fanatic Toby Young to head up a new Office for Students.

Iran in revolt - Iranian socialists on what sparked the protests and why they matter


Nick Clark spoke to two Iranian socialists, Nima Soltanzadeh and Massoud, about what lies behind the recent protests—and what they mean for the struggle

Alexander Hamilton—an enemy of the working class


As the hit musical gets rave reviews in the West End, Anthony Hamilton looks at the truth behind the other Hamilton—a racist and a capitalist class fighter

Symptom of a sick society


If you’re experiencing mental distress, the problem might be capitalism. A new book by Iain Ferguson looks at the struggles around mental health, writes Sarah Bates

1968—when the world caught fire


The year 1968 was a watershed in world history. Mass movements shook governments to their foundations. People on opposite sides of the globe took inspiration from each other’s struggles.

‘This is no time to retreat’ - an interview with Kim Moody


Do workers still have power to fight the bosses—and if so, how can they use it? Author Kim Moody spoke to Charlie Kimber about his new book on the potential for resistance

The First Intifada—30 years since Palestinians rose up against Israel


Palestinian resistance organisation Hamas called for an intifada—uprising—after Donald Trump described Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week. It came on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the first intifada.

The revolution didn’t have to lead to a new ruling class


The victory of Joseph Stalin’s counter revolution and the rise of a bureaucracy that exploited workers was not inevitable

China on collision course?


China could be on the road to consolidating its rise into a world capitalist superpower. Dave Sewell looks at what its Belt and Road Initiative means for globalisation—and imperialism

The Clerkenwell explosion, and why the Fenians mattered


One hundred and fifty years ago, Irish revolutionaries carried out the largest terrorist attack in 19th century Britain.

Civil War laid the basis for the end of the Russian Revolution


The bloodshed of the civil war shows that the ruling class will do anything to stop revolution

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