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Trotsky was right - we need a revolution

16 August 2016
Tom Watson’s dossier on “Trotsky entryists” into the Labour Party has been used as an attack on the whole left.

Syria Speaks is an art book so subversive it can get you arrested

16 August 2016
Reading about art and culture from the frontline of Syria’s revolution was enough to get Faizah Shaheen, a Muslim woman from Leeds, held under the Terrorism Act last month.

Real change comes when the masses act

19 July 2016
For our rulers, ordinary people are best seen and not heard. They want us to accept politics as a spectator sport, and to take as little part in it as possible.

How did Malcolm X think we could defeat racism?

28 June 2016
Antony Hamilton’s new book A Rebel’s Guide to Malcolm X holds vital lessons for all revolutionaries, Nadia Sayed and Naima Omar told Alistair Farrow

World in turmoil and workers' struggles fuel interest in socialism

31 May 2016
Hundreds have been debating the way forward for the left at a series of rallies organised by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). Alistair Farrow listened to the debate in Birmingham

Big rally for socialism in Sheffield brings campaigners together

24 May 2016
Some 110 people attended a Socialist Workers Party rally in Sheffield last week. It asked, “Is socialism possible?”

Kienthal - the small beginnings of the anti-war tradition

26 April 2016
In 1916 socialists arguing against war were a minority, but change was coming. Alistair Farrow looks at how it started

Revolt and war in Syria five years on

08 March 2016
Five years ago Syrians rose up against the regime. Socialist Worker explains how the revolution’s defeat led to horror, and Razan Ghazzawi looks back at its hopeful beginnings

Topple the system to disarm Trident warheads

23 February 2016
The war on Syria is just one of the 42 conflicts raging across the globe. Amid the quagmire of the US and Russia’s shifting imperialist alliances, the conflict could rapidly escalate.

‘Hope has not died in Egypt’

05 January 2016
Five years ago this month protests in Tunisia triggered revolutions, crucially in Egypt. Sameh Naguib spoke to Judith Orr about the events—and the lessons for socialists

Rival powers struggle for influence in Syria

08 December 2015
For regional and global powers, the war on Isis has become the justification for military intervention in Syria. Yet Isis emerged in the shadow of the US occupation of Iraq.

Join the struggle to topple their system

08 December 2015
The ruling class loves a war. They pretend that we all have a “national interest” against an outside enemy and distract us from the attacks they are raining down on us.

How do our ideas change?

22 September 2015
It’s a common argument that socialists must accept some right wing ideas to get elected and make a difference. But Nick Clark argues that ideas can change through struggle

What is class in the 21st century?

11 August 2015
Apparent changes to the way we work can make it seem as if the working class no longer exists. But Joseph Choonara argues that we still have the potential to change the world

Postcapitalism - Will the system die a natural death?

04 August 2015
Journalist Paul Mason's new book claims that a “post-capitalist” world can emerge without the need for a workers’ revolution—but his arguments don’t stack up, argues Dave Sewell

1925-27: A fight for freedom in China

14 July 2015
A revolutionary upsurge shook China from 1925 to 1927, showing that even in a poor country workers can challenge capitalism and imperialism, writes Sadie Robinson

Who has power in society?

07 July 2015
As the global ruling class continues its clampdown on Greece, Tomáš Tengely-Evans asks where real power lies—and argues that workers can change the world

Conflict and war in Syria

02 June 2015
Judith Orr spoke to Syrian socialist Joseph Daher about the resistance, the regime, the West and rise of Isis after more than four years of conflict in the country

The Emperor's New Clothes cuts through the lies to show an alternative

21 April 2015
The Emperor’s New Clothes starring Russell Brand is a refreshing antidote to the election’s consensus of austerity and racism, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Social and economic contradictions mean the Arab revolutions will erupt once again

17 February 2015
Four years after the fall of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, how do the Arab revolutions stand? 

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