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‘Benefits regime pushed me to the edge’

‘Benefits regime pushed me to the edge’ The Tories’ rollout of Universal Credit has driven thousands of working class people into hunger, homelessness and debt—and some to death. People living through the war on benefits told Sadie Robinson why it should be scrapped

Rise of the far right in Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro Brazilian socialist Valerio Arcary spoke to Socialist Worker about the dangerous advance of Jair Bolsonaro

State racism—fuelling the fire of fascism

State racism—fuelling the fire of fascism Tories and others claim that they can undermine the far right by being more racist. But as Tomáš Tengely-Evans explains, conceding to the fascists’ ideas just boosts them

Calling time on the bullying bosses

Calling time on the bullying bosses McDonald’s, Wetherspoon and TGI Fridays strikers on their fight and how they organised

Blood money - victims speak out on the Infected Blood scandal

contaminated blood, Infected Blood Inquiry, cover-up, health, NHS, Tories A new inquiry is set to look at the decades of secrecy shrouding the use of contaminated blood in Britain. Thousands died as a result of being given blood that experts knew was infected with Hepatitis C. Sadie Robinson spoke to those fighting for justice

October 1968 - when Derry dared to revolt against British imperialism

Derry, October 1968, protest, demonstration, police, imperialism, Northern Ireland Fifty years ago this week an attack on a Derry civil rights march led to one of the biggest revolts against British rule in Northern Ireland. Simon Basketter tells the story

Remembering Derry 1968 - ‘This is not a riot. It is an outburst of rage’


The week after the Derry events Socialist Worker ran a front page story by Eamonn McCann. We reproduce an abridged version below

Socialist Worker’s 1989 interview with Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses


This was the last interview Salman Rushdie gave before he went into hiding. We re-publish it as an important document from the time

Islamophobia, Free Speech and Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses


Hassan Mahamdallie looks at what was behind the anger at Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, and how a new form of racism flourished in its wake

Fight the far right by challenging racism—not conceding to it


Some trade unionists want to talk to racist street movements. But victory against the far right doesn’t lie in compromise with its Islamophobia

Who would gain from a ‘People’s Vote’?


There is growing momentum behind calls for a ‘People’s Vote’ over Brexit. Support ranges from big business and right wing liberals to left wingers and union leaders. Sadie Robinson and Sarah Bates look at the campaign’s aim and how socialists should respond

Oslo deal betrayed Palestinians


The Oslo Accords signed 25 years ago helped Israel tighten its grip on Palestine. They enshrined the two-state solution that has been since exposed as a sham, writes Nick Clark

Ten years from Lehman Brothers—The day the system nearly collapsed


When US banking giant Lehman Brothers collapsed a decade ago, it marked the beginning of a gigantic crash that bosses still want us to pay for today.

The TUC—Managing Workers’ Anger


The TUC union federation is celebrating 150 years. Workers have won many gains through their unions—but their leaders have little to be proud of, writes Sadie Robinson

Murder in Yemen—Saudi coalition crimes revealed


A UN panel of experts has released a damning report into the Saudi-led war in Yemen, revealing widespread use of torture. Nick Clark unpacks the evidence

Chemnitz—A warning from Germany


Several thousand Nazis went on the rampage against migrants and left wingers in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, on the August bank holiday weekend. Gabi Engelhardt from Aufstehen Gegen Rassismus (Stand Against Racism) Chemnitz spoke to the Marx21 socialist magazine about what’s fuelled the far right—and how to push it back

Does the crisis in Venezuela show that socialism can’t work?


The right in Britain and internationally have held up the economic and social crisis in Venezuela as evidence that any kind of economic alternative to capitalism is impossible.

Activists speak out on the IHRA definition - it’s not antisemitic to stand up for Palestine


Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party are under pressure over how the party defines antisemitism. The right wants Labour to agree that it’s antisemitic to say “the existence of a state of Israel is a racist endeavour”.

The Black September massacre 1970


The media is using the Black September group’s hostage-taking of Israeli athletes in 1972 to attack Jeremy Corbyn. Nick Clark looks at the history of massacre, defeat and betrayal in the fight for Palestinian liberation that led to it

New book remembers when women workers struck and won equal pay at Trico


In 1976 a group of women workers struck for equal pay—and won. The 21-week walkout became the longest successful strike for equal pay in Britain. But many people have never heard of it.

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