Socialist Worker


How did human beings evolve?

24 July 2012
Darwin’s theory of evolution is double-edged for Marxists. On the one hand it is a revolutionary theory, and it makes up a part of the arsenal we use to analyse the world.

The revolution in Syria is rooted in popular uprising

24 July 2012
The past few days may have seen the balance of forces tilt decisively against Bashar al-Assad and his regime. Paradoxically, a significant section of the Western left seems to have tilted as decisively in their favour.

Solidarity with Mahalla workers!

18 July 2012
Once again the Mahalla workers have declared a strike. Let us not forget that their great strikes in December 2006 and September 2007 and their struggles in February and April 2008 were the sparks which ignited the Egyptian revolution.

Strike by workers who opened door to Egypt's revolution

17 July 2012
Some 23,000 workers at the giant Misr Spinning plant in Mahalla al-Kubra, Egypt, walked out on strike last Sunday.

Music of the Arab revolutions spreads alongside the struggle

17 July 2012
Music, poetry and politics have always mixed in the Middle East—and never more so than during the Arab Spring.

Syrian revolution comes to a critical crossroads

17 July 2012
The Syrian revolution has reached a new crossroads. Recent regime massacres have combined with a series of defections that could open the door to greater influence by the West.

Marxism 2012: Videos of Hossam el-Hamalawy and Simon Assaf

13 July 2012
This year's Marxism festival saw a series of meetings on revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa. Here are videos of Hossam el-Hamalawy on the situation in Egypt and Simon Assaf on Syria, imperialism and revolution.

The revolution in Egypt is entering a new phase

12 July 2012
The political scene since the inauguration of Mohamed Mursi as Egypt’s president has been extremely fluid.

Syrians fight for the future

10 July 2012
Our revolution is first of all the rejection of decades of one party rule, where we could only have one ideology, one way of thinking and where we were isolated from any real political debate.

Stand with the Syrian revolt

10 July 2012
The Syrian regime has brutally cracked down—but as Adi Atassi’s article shows, the spirit and resolve of the revolution remains unbroken.

Recalling the victory of the Algerian revolution

03 July 2012
Algeria won independence from France in 1962 after a revolutionary war that cost more than a million Algerian lives. The French had invaded in 1830, but it took them almost two decades to crush Arab and Berber resistance.

Syrian rebels hold strong against Assad's demoralised forces

26 June 2012
The shooting down of a Turkish jet fighter by Syrian forces marks a dramatic turn in the Syrian revolution.

Eyewitness: 'Workers have the power to win this revolution'

26 June 2012
The president of the republic, Mohamed Mursi, won’t be allowed to go to bathroom without Field Marshal Tantawi’s permission. Scaf will remain political leader.

Britain's Industrial Revolution: the birth of a new power

26 June 2012
During this summer of royal and sporting spectacles, we seem to be surrounded by the warmed up leftovers of Britain’s patriotic myths.

Statement from Egypt's Revolutionary Socialists in wake of Mursi's presidential victory

25 June 2012
Egyptians heard on Sunday that Mohamed Mursi from the Muslim Brotherhood had won the country’s first presidential election since the fall of the dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Egypt’s revolution hangs in the balance

19 June 2012
The revolution in Egypt is at a critical moment. Some commentators in the mainstream media have even declared it finished.

Syria and imperialism

19 June 2012
Revolutions are momentous political battles centred on the actions of millions of ordinary people. They are full of surprises and contradictions—and do not follow any prescribed course or formula.

Revolution in the 'progressive' bloc

19 June 2012
The revolutionary socialist tradition has always combined a commitment to workers’ revolution with opposition to imperialism.

Unity against generals' attempted coup in Egypt

19 June 2012
The ruling Military Council (Scaf) has launched a number of very serious attacks on the Egyptian Revolution over the last week. The military police can now arrest civilians at will and parliament has been dissolved.

Syrian movement unites against Assad's regime

12 June 2012
The revolution in Syria is entering a critical phase marked by mutinies, strikes and a growing insurgency—as well as renewed attempts by the West and other outside forces to intervene.

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.