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This Is America is a powerful commentary on racism in the US

This Is America is a powerful commentary on racism in the US Donald Trump argues it’s safe to carry a gun because that stops you being a victim of knife crime. In that context This is America, the latest single by Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, is a welcome breath of fresh air.

What’s the deal in Iran?

What’s the deal in Iran? Nick Clark looks at how decades of Western rulers’ meddling in Iran have meant coups, repression and war. But recent movements also show potential for resistance

LETTERS: ‘I was made to go through interrogation by the state’

LETTERS: ‘I was made to go through interrogation by the state’ Plus, cuts to mental health services, South Africa after Zuma and more

Donald Trump’s first twelve months in office - a year of horrors and resistance

Donald Trump’s first twelve months in office - a year of horrors and resistance Cowardly, sexist, racist US president Donald Trump has lurched from crisis to crisis since his inauguration a year ago this Saturday. His attacks have been relentless—but the resistance has been inspiring.

Alexander Hamilton—an enemy of the working class

Alexander Hamilton—an enemy of the working class As the hit musical gets rave reviews in the West End, Anthony Hamilton looks at the truth behind the other Hamilton—a racist and a capitalist class fighter

Socialist candidates have election success as voters turn against Trump

Socialist candidates have election success as voters turn against Trump Donald Trump was elected US president one year ago. In a fitting act of defiance, voters brought in the most left wing candidates on offer in many city and state elections last week.

Trump’s threats over Iran deal can plunge him into new crisis

10 October 2017
Trump is ratcheting up tensions against Iran

Vietnam—a graveyard for the US’s imperial ambitions

26 September 2017
A new ten-part documentary sets itself up as the definitive account of the Vietnam War. It brings out new voices and footage, but obscures the truth

US and its allies rattle sabres in Korea row

25 April 2017
The US and South Korea held their “largest ever” annual joint military exercise last week. The Japanese navy is sending two destroyers to rendezvous with US warship Carl Vinson.

Welcome to America: our vicious border controls just got nastier

11 April 2017
Border guards and immigration cops, boosted by Donald Trump's election, are sowing terror and wrecking lives in south western US states. Migrants and campaigners spoke to Alistair Farrow

War threats flow from logic of imperialism

11 April 2017
The world has moved closer towards a deadly military catastrophe in the last week. It’s an utterly chilling prospect.

Trump’s missiles pour more fuel on the fire

11 April 2017
US president Donald Trump took advantage of the Syrian regime’s latest atrocity last week to launch a major cruise missile attack on the Shayrat airfield.

Who James Baldwin was and why you should see I Am Not Your Negro

11 April 2017
Elizabeth Grant-Campbell reviews I Am Not Your Negro, a new film about radical writer and activist James Baldwin, and Dave Sewell looks at the work and politics of a unique fighter against oppression

Donald Trump gets beaten on Obamacare as activists get set for new struggles

28 March 2017
Donald Trump has been defeated on one of his core election pledges to repeal Obamacare, and now activists are getting ready for further resistance

The West's war sees record bombing in Iraq and Syria killing hundreds

28 March 2017
Leaders who condemned the attacks in Westminster are sowing terror in Iraq and Syria, writes Dave Sewell

South Korea - a state built for empires

21 March 2017
After a corrupt president, a mystic adviser and a giant firm were all humbled by revolt, Simon Basketter looks at how US imperialism, profit and dictatorship shaped South Korea

Anti-sexist action fuels the fight back against Trump

14 March 2017
Activists tell Socialist Worker how International Women’s Day became a focus for the movement in the US with massive numbers of women taking to the streets

Racist raids rise as US movement faces tests

28 February 2017
Union leaders are wrong to back Trump and should join the fight against him, writes Alistair Farrow

US federal court rejects Trump’s racist travel ban

07 February 2017
US president Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and Muslims was deemed illegal at the beginning of this week. But the thuggish bully immediately hit back.

Millions worldwide reject Trump’s sexist bigotry

24 January 2017
Over 5 million people globally marched for women’s rights and against Donald Trump last Saturday, according to the official Women’s March organisers.

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