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A line in the sand: The great carve-up of the Middle East

24 June 2014
Many of the modern borders in the Middle East were created by a secret agreement between imperial powers Britain and France during the First World War, explains Annette Mackin

JSOC exposed: How Britain’s SAS helped set up the US president’s private army

03 December 2013
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill looks at the shadowy Joint Special Operations Command in his new film Dirty Wars

Operation Legacy: When Britain burned the paper trail of its imperial crimes

03 December 2013
Britain burned a huge number of damning documents in secret to hide the shame of its brutal empire. Ken Olende looks at Operation Legacy

Osborne's rotten recovery

10 September 2013
This week Tory chancellor George Osborne proclaimed the British economy is in "recovery". However, the grim reality for many in Tory Britain is unemployment, low pay, pensioner poverty, and an ever?growing class divide.

Britain supplies weapons to dictators

03 September 2013
Part of the mess the government is in over Syria is about who to arm. But in the best traditions of the arms trade the Tories have it both ways.

Bedroom tax protests: Reports from across Britain

03 April 2013
Thousands of people took to the streets today, Saturday—just days before the bedroom tax hits social housing tenants that have what the Tories call a “spare room”.

Cold wind of capitalism

28 March 2013
It’s hard to believe that Britain had just been hit by a heat wave this time last year. This March has been the coldest in 50 years.

Vote Jerry Hicks in Unite ballot

21 March 2013
As voting begins for general secretary of Britain’s biggest union, rank and file candidate Jerry Hicks spoke to Dave Sewell about his vibrant campaign

Different destinations on a roller coaster underground

21 March 2013
Danny Dorling spoke to Socialist Worker about his new book 32 Stops and what the Central Line tells us about the growing inequality in Britain today

Tories and Labour have always let bosses ride free

15 January 2013
Britain’s rail network was nationalised 65 years ago—for the second time.

Anger at sectarian killings fuels fury with the state

15 January 2013
The British press has blamed bloody killings last week in Quetta, Pakistan, on "religious fanatics". This does nothing to explain why they took place.

Overpriced and chaotic - Britain's sold out railways

15 January 2013
If a council worker has to commute by train to London from Chelmsford in Essex, they’ll pay £348.70 a month for the privilege. In a year the cost is £3,540.

Blacklisted former union rep Jerry Hicks contests Unite election

15 January 2013
Britain’s biggest union is rushing through a general secretary election—and blacklisted former rep Jerry Hicks is campaigning for a fightback against austerity and job cuts.

Cameron is trapped in European pickle

15 January 2013
David Cameron will finally make his long heralded speech on renegotiating Britain’s relationship with the European Union (EU) on Friday. He is in a pretty pickle.

Reviews round-up

15 January 2013
Why did the Industrial Revolution happen here? Why was Britain the first country to industrialise and why did it begin in the 18th century?

George Orwell - a life of rebellion against the establishment that made him

15 January 2013
Orwell’s view of the kind of socialism needed in Britain—most clearly stated in The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius—is fundamentally wrong, but not in a trite, nationalistic way.

Who banks on bankers?

12 January 2013
Political pundits are rowing over whether to believe predictions that Britain is about to slip into an unprecedented triple dip recession.

William Morris: Poems of Protest

31 December 2012
William Morris was one of the most respected and admired decorative artists and writers in Britain in the 19th century.

Gil Scott-Heron: a revolutionary who began with empathy

31 December 2012
Gil’s music and poetry have always been popular in Britain, despite them being about conditions that are far removed from here. Why is that?

Radical surgery: snapshots from the fight to save the NHS

31 December 2012
Twenty five years ago this month 38 nurses from North Manchester General Hospital went on strike. They sparked a wave of action that spread across Britain and lasted the rest of the year.

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