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The ‘national interest’ is not the interest of workers

The ‘national interest’ is not the interest of workers During times of turmoil, the ruling class will tell us to come together. Behind this is the drive to keep making profits writes Nick Clark

Anxious, exhausted and angry—health workers speak out

Anxious, exhausted and angry—health workers speak out The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the dire state of Britain’s underfunded NHS. Health workers battling the virus spoke to Socialist Worker about the harsh reality of being on the frontline

Corona crisis shows need to break from chaos of capitalism

Corona crisis shows need to break from chaos of capitalism A society based on democratic planning could meet the needs of everyone and boost innovation. Socialist Worker looks at how ordinary people could reshape our world

The myth of the ‘Blitz spirit’

The myth of the  ‘Blitz spirit’ The “Blitz spirit” was then, as now, a propaganda ploy.

Massacre that exposed apartheid—60 years after Sharpeville

Massacre that exposed apartheid—60 years after Sharpeville Sixty years ago this week the small township of Sharpeville in South Africa hit the headlines around the world. In 1985 Socialist Worker’s Alan Gibson looked at what happened.

It’s right to be this afraid

It’s right to be this afraid Coronavirus, climate catastrophe and nuclear war make us feel existential dread about the future of the world. But there is an emergency brake says Simon Basketter

Lesvos—a hellhole for refugees created by racism


Some 20,000 refugees are trapped in the tiny Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Nick Clark spoke to some of those in the camp about the reality of life there—and to anti-racist activists about how they have organised solidarity. Photographs by Guy Smallman

U.S. Democrats will not bring real change


Time and again radical movements for change have looked to the Democrats to fight for them, but have being bitterly betrayed. Tomáš Tengely-Evans and Gabby Thorpe argue today’s activists must not make the same mistake

Covid-19 - a virus that exposes the system’s failures


The coronavirus, like all serious epidemics, reveals capitalism’s priorities and shows us why it cannot protect us. Socialist and scientist John Parrington talked to Socialist Worker about the current crisis

Sex, gender and women’s liberation


The reality of women’s oppression is all around us. For all the advances won by resistance and struggle, capitalist society is riven with deeply entrenched sexism—unequal pay, ­sexual harassment, attacks on reproductive rights and objectification.

Bernie Sanders, the Democrats and the fears of the US establishment


Key elections are coming for the Democratic Party nomination for US president. Can Bernie Sanders win, and what will this signify?

Their free speech and ours


As debates rage on the left over whose opinions should we allow to be heard, the right pose as free speech defenders to justify bigotry. Simon Basketter speaks his mind

Flooding victims say ‘help came too late’


Climate catastrophe is here—and it’s causing storms and other forms of extreme weather

As UCU members prepare for walkouts - why everyone should back this vital strike


Sadie Robinson spoke to activists building the fight for equality and against neoliberal education, and urges everyone to get behind the strikers and their dispute

The fight for women’s freedom 50 years ago


A landmark conference 50 years ago this month helped to boost struggles for women’s liberation

Capitalism—a system rigged for oil


Multinational bosses plan to keep pumping out more oil and gas—despite climate catastrophe. Sarah Bates looks at why we have to keep fossil fuels in the ground and why the industry is so central to how capitalism operates

Who are Sinn Fein?


As counting begins in the Irish elections, Socialist Worker wishes the best to Solidarity-People Before Profit. With Sinn Fein neck and neck for top spot according to exit polls, Simon Basketter looks at the party’s history.

Yalta 1945—how they carved up the globe


Seventy five years ago, a cabal of world leaders crafted a secret plan to divide up Europe. Socialist Worker looks at how workers’ resistance forced their hand

No ‘peace or prosperity’ in Palestine


US president Donald Trump unveiled his ‘deal of the century’ for ‘peace’ in Palestine last week. His plan will entrench occupation and leave Israel in charge, writes Nick Clark

Brexit—is it all over?


As Britain leaves the European Union, Sophie Squire and Sarah Bates look at the problems that lie ahead for the Tories, big business and Labour

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