The humanitarian crisis caused by Britain’s border in France has been pushed out of sight—but it’s as bad as it’s ever been. Refugees trapped at Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk spoke to Dave Sewell about their lives. Pictures by Guy Smallman
Many people will be familiar with prominent figures of the Russian Revolution such as Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Alexandra Kollontai.
Labour councils and Labour’s leadership seem to be on opposite sides of the fight for better housing.
Some on the left see battles for independence as dividing workers, while others back them as fights for liberation. Dave Sewell looks at how to judge national struggles
Postal workers have delivered an 89.1 percent vote for strikes on a 73.7 percent turnout, smashing the thresholds under Tory anti-union laws. Nick Clark spoke to postal workers about how they built the ballot
The October uprising had broad support from workers—unlike the parliamentary efforts to hold it back
It’s not a paranoid fantasy to argue that parts of the establishment want to derail the left wing Labour leadership’s plans.
Workers in revolt lost faith in the capitalist parliament—and looked towards a better system
We can’t rely on another Henry Kissinger stopping a drunk US president pressing the button, writes Simon Basketter. Removing the nuclear threat requires changing the system
The Football Lads Alliance (FLA) attracts people with a range of views, But fascists and racists joined its previous march, and it provides a platform around which Islamophobes organise.
Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was at the forefront of the 1917 Revolution
Judith Orr, author of the new book Abortion Wars, spoke to Sadie Robinson about what’s driving attacks on abortion—and the renewed resistance to them
The Confederate statues being brought down across the southern US states are monuments to slavery that were built to bolster white supremacy. They’ve got to go, argues historian Brian Kelly
Government documents leaked last week revealed the scale of the Tories’ planned clampdown on European Union migrants living in Britain. Migrants spoke to Dave Sewell about what the changes would mean—and how to take on the Tories’ racist scapegoating
Workers’ councils and political parties set up newspapers to counter the lies of the rich—and to organise the struggle against them in the Russian Revolution of 1917
Ripples of revolution spread across Europe and beyond in the wake of the February revolt in Russia in 1917—and the British Army was no exception
Arms dealers, top ministers and government officials from across the world descend on east London for the DSEI arms fair next week
News of revolution in Russia inspired workers to take action against their own rulers—and showed them they could win
Naomi Klein’s vision of how to win change only gets half way there
At the beginning of September 1917 the commander of the Russian Army, general Lavr Kornilov, tried to crush the revolution.