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Does zero hours mean zero power?

06 August 2013
Anger is growing at zero hours contracts—but ‘casual’ jobs or worse conditions don’t automatically stop workers fighting back, writes Sadie Robinson

Where did capitalism come from?

16 July 2013
Talat Ahmed looks at how the system developed the way it did in different parts of the world and argues that there was nothing special about the West other than accident

Austerity backlash: how Tory policies hit working class women hard

30 April 2013
The Tories are ripping up the lives of working class women, according to a new report by the Fawcett Society, writes Judith Orr

Ministers lie about jobless families

09 April 2013
Tory ministers refer to places in which “three generations of the same family have never worked”. But there’s little proof that such families exist.

What do we mean by class?

09 April 2013
As the BBC unveils a new system for defining class in Britain, Judith Orr explains what class means for Marxists —and how superficial definitions hide workers’ power

Illuminating working class history

21 March 2013
Red Saunders, a founder member of Rock Against Racism, has recreated important moments in working class history in large scale photographs with costumed models.

Tory's crocodile tears for 'white male working class' students

12 January 2013
David Willets, the Tories’ universities minister, claimed last week that white working class men need a special campaign to encourage them to go to university.

International news round-up

31 December 2012
Monti will run against Berlusconi Italy’s ruling class is in turmoil once more in the run-up to next month’s general election.

Working class unity can challenge the sectarian riots in Belfast

11 December 2012
Belfast and other parts of Northern Ireland have been gripped by an explosion of protests, riots and roadblocks at the hands of Loyalist paramilitaries.

Slovakian teachers leads the challenge to neoliberalism

11 December 2012
The ongoing teachers’ dispute in Slovakia has demonstrated the militant potential of a long sidelined working class.

Indefinite teachers strike shows power of Slovakian workers

04 December 2012
The ongoing Slovak teachers’ dispute has demonstrated the militant potential of the long dismissed Slovak working class.

Tories would struggle if workers fought back with strikes

04 December 2012
George Osborne’s latest statement won’t ease the pain of millions of working class people targeted by the Tories’ austerity attacks.

China's leaders have no solutions

13 November 2012
The 18th congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) closes in Beijing this week. Its main purpose was to demonstrate an orderly transition of power at the heart of China’s ruling class.

Glasgow Girls is a powerful tribute to working class spirit

13 November 2012
The "Glasgow Girls" of this play’s title were seven schoolgirls—four recently arrived refugees and three local teenagers—who shook the political establishment in 2005.

Norwich unites against racism and fascism to send EDL packing

11 November 2012
Around 2,000 protestors marched in Norwich against the fascist English Defence League (EDL) last Saturday in a fantastic display of multiculturalism and working class unity.

The state of racism in Britain

16 October 2012
The experience of being black in Britain has changed beyond recognition after 50 years of fighting racism and being part of working class struggle. It has changed Britain for both black and white people.

Can we reclaim the Labour Party?

09 October 2012
The Unite union has launched a strategy to win the Labour Party back for the working class. But can it be made to stand for left wing policies?

The Casual Vacancy exposes the reality of middle class prejudice

09 October 2012
I read J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books when I was 13 years old and found them gripping.

A&E cuts will hit the poorest

02 October 2012
A new report has revealed the devastating impact that hospital A&E closures will have on working class people.

Stage is set for mutinous citizens

25 September 2012
Every attempt at covering up the class spite at the heart of the government fails. For a public school educated Tory whip even an armed copper is simply a "fucking pleb" to be pushed aside as an irritant.

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