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Build united fightback to stop fire and rehire

Build united fightback to stop fire and rehire Three quarters of people in Britain want bosses’ outrageous fire and rehire tactics scrapped. A poll conducted by Survation on behalf of the GMB union discovered that 76 percent of people believe the practice should be outlawed.

Britain’s crimes in Northern Ireland covered up

Britain’s crimes in Northern Ireland covered up The government’s plan to announce a bar on prosecutions of soldiers who killed in Northern Ireland was due on the same day as the inquest report into the Ballymurphy massacre. That saw British soldiers kill ten people in 1971.

US says it will leave Afghanistan—a bitter defeat for warmongers

US says it will leave Afghanistan—a bitter defeat for warmongers But despite the promises, president Joe Biden will still try to keep control in the region

Hartlepool–Labour in trouble

Hartlepool–Labour in trouble In years gone by the Labour Party could take the votes in the north east of England for granted. But, reports Nick Clark, next month’s Hartlepool by-election could show just how out of touch the party now is with its former heartlands

Government’s Sewell report denies systematic racism

Government’s Sewell report denies systematic racism “If the report had been intended to help address racism in Britain, it must surely be written off as a disaster.”

LETTERS—The report’s lies that Britain is a ‘model of racial equality’

LETTERS—The report’s lies that Britain is a ‘model of racial equality’ ​​​​​​​The long awaited Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report suggests “claims of institutional racism not borne out”.

Key issues in the fight against the police bill

29 March 2021
With protests growing around Britain, Isabel Ringrose looks at what’s at stake—and what we can do

Working class people will gain nothing from ‘patriotism’

06 February 2021
In a recent party broadcast, Labour Party leader Keir Starmer appeared beside a Union Jack. Nick Clark examines why Labour hopes to gain from nationalism—and why it’s wrong

Stock market booms as economy suffers

19 January 2021
The most bizarre single feature of capitalism is probably the stock market. It seems to have the ability to defy mere economic reality.

The Troublemaker—Tories criminalise Travellers who have no place to go

18 January 2021
Travellers will bear the brunt of a new discriminatory law from the Tories.

Sylvia Pankhurst - a rebel in the fight for votes

21 September 2020
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

26 July 2020
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

01 July 2020
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?

28 September 2019
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 2019
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

19 August 2019
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

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