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Elections


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.

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.

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

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.

Irish election: Establishment gets a kicking as people deliver verdict on austerity

29 February 2016
The vote reflected continuing resistance to austerity, and in particular the powerful campaign against water charges. The left of Labour Anti Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit (AAA/PBP) group and Sinn Fein made significant gains.

Fury at water charges will shape result of Irish election after 80,000 hit the streets

23 February 2016
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin last Saturday. Anti-water charge campaigners held a major demonstration ahead of the country’s general election on Friday of this week.

Vote for socialists in NUT elections

23 February 2016
VOTING to elect the national executive of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) starts this week.

India - protesters vow to continue struggle to free arrested student union president

19 February 2016
The biggest wave of student unrest for 25 years has hit India following the arrest in Delhi of Kanhaiya Kumar, a student union president.

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