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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.

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.

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.

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.

Waterline: A tragic novel with an authentic working class voice

18 September 2012
Contemporary British novelists have a problem with today’s working class.

The class contempt that killed 96

18 September 2012
Liverpool football fans died because government and police refused to treat them as human beings." That’s what Socialist Worker said after the disaster at Hillsborough, Sheffield Wednesday’s football ground, in April 1989—and that was the truth.

Peggy Purdy (1930-2012)

18 September 2012
We lost a revolutionary socialist and a class fighter when Peggy died last week.

Ed Miliband's 'big ideas' aren't the way to beat the Tories

11 September 2012
Why isn’t Labour soaring ahead in the opinion polls? The Tories want to destroy the welfare state, privatise the NHS, bring profit into education and attack the living conditions of millions of working class people.

Kate Tempest: mixing high art, hip-hop, mythology and reality

11 September 2012
Kate Tempest’s "Brand New Ancients" is a beautifully vivid set of stories about working class life. It’s woven out of all the sorrow, suffering, joy, humiliation and humour that comes with it.

Parade's End: Drama highlights class tensions at a time of war

21 August 2012
Parade’s End explores the impact of the First World War, the turbulence of the period and the effect it had on society and ideas. The drama covers the moments leading up to the war, right through to its aftermath.

Robert Golden's Home: captured moments from workers' lives

14 August 2012
Robert Golden documents working class communities with streams of pictures that beautifully home in on moments of everyday life.

China Crisis: Bo Xilai, corruption and looming economic slowdown

14 August 2012
The fall of prominent Chinese politician Bo Xilai earlier this year exposed the depths of corruption in China’s ruling class. Much of the media here is focusing on his wife, Gu Kailai, who last week stood trial for murdering a British businessman.

Gore Vidal: a rebel in the American establishment

07 August 2012
Eugene Luther Gore Vidal, who died last week, was a ruling class dissident—a radical leftist who came from the establishment. Many admire him for his elegant, incisive essays on US politics. But just as radical in their way were his novels and plays.

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