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Flooding victims say ‘help came too late’

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

Their free speech and ours

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

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

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

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

Capitalism—a system rigged for oil

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?

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

The fight for trans rights


A new book by Laura Miles looks at the origins of trans people’s oppression, and what socialists should say. Tomáš Tengely-Evans read it—and says you should too

‘At the core of the Holocaust was an industrial killing system’—75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz


Author and poet Michael Rosen spoke to Socialist Worker on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Why do the royals still reign?


As scandals and splits tear chunks out of the royal family, Simon Basketter looks at what keeps them in place—and why the people who actually rule us still want them

Behind the push for war with Iran


Decades of Western imperialism in the Middle East lie behind the latest crisis

Engels showed how humans change the world


Gabby Thorpe is impressed by Camilla Royle’s new book on the life and work of Engels—a key contributor to Marxism

How the rich and powerful let Australia burn


The Australian wildfires show the terrifying reality of catastrophic climate change

Opioids in the US - a crisis prescribed by profit


The US is in the grip of a huge health epidemic so big that it is killing more than 130 people a day.

Capitalism can’t make you well


‘Wellness’ may seem like a harmless trend. But it rests on making money from alienation and the way that capitalism damages our minds and bodies

General election analysis—workers aren’t all right


As the right claim the general election and the Brexit vote are a rejection of left wing politics, Tomáš Tengely-Evans says there’s something much more complicated going on

Nicolae Ceausescu—death of brutal dictator was a Christmas gift


Stalinist regimes across Eastern Europe fell in 1989, but Romania was the icing on the Xmas cake says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Capitalism and climate—the system’s recipe for disaster


Climate change is creating extreme weather events that put food production at risk. To deal with it we have to challenge and transform a food system that is run for profit, writes Sarah Bates

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