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Elections


After Stoke and Copeland by-elections, how can Labour move forward?

28 February 2017
It is very welcome that Labour defeated Ukip in last night's Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election. But the defeat in Copeland is a severe setback.

Voting suppression in the US while Trump gives "alternative facts"

24 January 2017
Millions were not allowed to vote in the US presidential elections. There is a long history of rigged elections and voter suppression and it's designed to target the working class.

How could Labour have done better in Sleaford?

13 December 2016
There’s no reason for Labour to be squeezed between a racist Brexit and a neoliberal defence of the European Union

Labour, Ukip and workers

13 December 2016
Labour politicians claim the party has to be ‘tougher’ on immigration—or risk losing workers to Ukip. Nick Clark argues that aping the racist party will only fuel its success

Tory electoral reform - the case of the vanishing voters

20 September 2016
Hundreds of thousands of people have vanished from Britain’s electoral registers—and you’re more likely to be among them if you're young or poor.

Eric Pickles fans racist stereotypes on voter fraud

16 August 2016
Tory MP Eric Pickles said that authorities are “turning a blind eye” to election fraud among Muslims in a new government report published last Friday.

The left’s advance stalls in Spanish election disappointment

27 June 2016
The results of the general elections in the Spanish state yesterday, Sunday, brought disappointment for the left.

Hillary Clinton declares victory but the fight for a better society continues

11 June 2016
Hillary Clinton has proclaimed herself the winner of the contest to be the Democratic Party candidate for the US president in November.

Election winners and losers—and why we need to step up the fight against austerity

10 May 2016
The 5 May elections underline the need for a stronger anti-austerity challenge to the Tories. We don’t need Labour to move to the “middle ground” as the party’s right-wing claims, 

Don’t be silenced by the right's assault

03 May 2016
Socialist Worker went to press before this week’s elections. But we can virtually guarantee the Tories’ and media’s spin after the votes are counted—“Crisis for Corbyn”.

Racism’s cutting edge

03 May 2016
After Ken Livingstone’s suspension from Labour last week, Jeremy Corbyn said, “We are not tolerating antisemitism in any way or indeed any other kind of racism.”

Cameron uses anti-Muslim race hatred in desperate bid to win votes

26 April 2016
The Tories are whipping up an Islamophobic witch-hunt to try and revive Zac Goldsmith’s ailing campaign in the London mayoral election.

Racism in the race for London mayor

19 April 2016
Zac Goldmsith’s campaign to become London mayor is remarkable for one thing only—its filthy racism.

As 5 May elections loom - who do we vote for now?

12 April 2016
Who should we vote for in the 5 May elections? We have to look at the wider context of politics and resistance, argues Charlie Kimber

A great social process is being revealed by the US presidential race

12 April 2016
Media coverage of the US presidential elections is dominated by talk of primaries, caucuses, and delegate numbers. But behind the complex details a great social process is being revealed.

Republican voters could trump elite

08 March 2016
Donald Trump’s sweeping victories in the US primary elections on “Super Tuesday”—last week—has thrown the Republican Party into “a state of pandemonium”, according to the Washington Post newspaper.

Does breaking the glass ceiling liberate women?

08 March 2016
Sadie Robinson looks at what difference electing a woman president would have in the fight against sexism

Indian students march against government's 'war on democracy'

02 March 2016
A wave of protests has gripped India since the arrest of students’ union leaders in the capital, New Delhi, last month. With a march to the parliament planned for today, Wednesday, Kavita Krishnan explains what is at stake

Clinton and Trump ahead in US election race but Super Tuesday tells us more

02 March 2016
The results of the voting yesterday, Tuesday, in the United States are almost universally portrayed as a crushing victory for Hilary Clinton on the Democratic party side and Donald Trump for the Republicans. It’s not that simple.

Elections reveal anger and divisions in Iran

01 March 2016
Early election results from Iran have indicated large gains for the List of Hope, the “reformist” wing of the Islamic Republican regime’s ruling class.

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