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Sylvia Pankhurst - a rebel in the fight for votes

Sylvia Pankhurst - a rebel in the fight for votes Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst is well known as a fighter for votes for women. But a new book describes how struggles turned her into a revolutionary

The Communist Party of Great Britain—a party that began as radical

The Communist Party of Great Britain—a party that began as radical The Communist Party of Great Britain was founded 100 years ago to fight for revolutionary change. Ken Olende looks at its roots and the debates that took place as it was formed

Millions in Britain in poverty—and virus will make it worse

Millions in Britain in poverty—and virus will make it worse Over a million and a half more people in Britain live in deep poverty today compared to 20 years ago

Gandhi, violence and victory – which tactics can win real change?

Gandhi, violence and victory – which tactics can win real change? Mohandas Gandhi’s legacy continues to inspire activists today. Socialist Worker looks back at the tactics of the mass movement that kicked the British Empire out of India

20 September global climate strikes—as they happen

20 September global climate strikes—as they happen Workers and students are taking action against catastrophic climate change today. We're reporting on all the protests and rallies across Britain and internationally. Come back often for regular updates.

Paul Mason’s ‘popular front’ of failures is not the way to beat the right

Paul Mason’s ‘popular front’ of failures is not the way to beat the right Journalist Paul Mason has called on Labour to support a ‘Popular Front’ to stop the far right. It proved a disaster in the 1930s—and he should know it, writes Nick Clark

Warsaw 44 – An uprising betrayed

30 July 2019
Tens of thousands of people in Warsaw rose up against Nazi rule 75 years ago this month. The heroic action was abandoned by the Allies writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Britain’s legacy of brutality in Palestine

18 June 2019
Israeli attacks on Palestinians today rightly horrify millions of people. But the Zionist state has learned many of its repressive techniques from Britain, writes Nick Clark

Murder in Yemen—Saudi coalition crimes revealed

01 September 2018
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

Saudis use British bombs to brutalise Yemeni port

19 June 2018
People in Yemen face war, starvation and disease—and Britain must share the blame, says?Charlie Kimber

Syria strike shows the callousness of our rulers

17 April 2018
Missiles were launched against Syria as all the imperial powers jockey for their position in the carve up

British intervention in Syria could lead to a war between Iran and Israel

13 April 2018
Donald Trump and his hangers on Theresa May and French president Emmanuel Macron have paused attacking Syria—for now. 

We say no to Tories’ vigilante border plan

31 December 2017
The Tories are considering using “volunteers” to guard Britain’s borders and keep out those deemed illegal

EXCLUSIVE - ‘No room at inn’ as pregnant refugee sleeps rough at Britain’s border

12 December 2017
Bassam and her husband have travelled from war in Kurdistan seeking safety in Britain. She is six months pregnant. But Tory Britain has shut the door on them.

Robert Mugabe—how an anti-colonialist hero became an authoritarian nationalist

21 November 2017
Robert Mugabe has died. Here is his political obituary we wrote in 2017 when he was removed from office.

How the dying British Empire tore India in half—and how it could have been stopped

13 August 2017
Seventy years ago this week the British Empire left India after decades of brutal rule

Dunkirk and an empire in decline

23 July 2017
The establishment claims the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at Dunkirk was an example of people pulling together in the national interest.

Warmongers throw good money after bad

18 July 2017
How much bang for your buck do you think you’d get for a £100 million fighter jet?

Who really rules Britain?

30 May 2017
We are told regularly that, unlike dictatorships, ‘the people’ govern Britain. But, says Dave Sewell, it’s the unelected rich and powerful that really have their hands on the wheel

The Troublemaker - Spooks fight to cover up Britain's role in torture

14 March 2017
The Ministry of Defence and MI6 are insisting that claims made by people tortured must be heard behind closed doors.

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