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Election turmoil lies behind Labour crisis

18 November 2014
Alex Callinicos looks at the reasons for the electoral crisis Labour and the other main parties have found themselves in

Is the left breaking through in Europe?

18 November 2014
We should celebrate the radical left’s breakthroughs in Europe, argues Dave Sewell. But we still need to organise to change not just the politicians, but the whole system

Mass Hope Over Fear rally shows the chance to build new left in Scotland

14 October 2014
Up to 15,000 people rallied in Glasgow’s George Square last Sunday at an event called by the Hope Over Fear campaign initiated by Tommy Sheridan.

The left must unite to be an alternative

14 October 2014
The media cliche machine has been in overdrive since the by-elections on Thursday of last week. Tedious though this is, undoubtedly something big has happened.

Industrial in brief

17 June 2014
Big majority for action at Newsquest | Hall cleaners fight to keep their jobs | Teachers to walk out over redundancies | NUT general secretary election | Gwalia care workers defend conditions | Justice for Domestic Workers protest

Coalition humiliated after big poll losses

27 May 2014
The government crashed in the elections. But the vote hasn’t gone to the left, writes Simon Basketter

Vote for the alternative to scapegoating of migrants

22 April 2014
Candidates for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition are taking on austerity and racism in the local elections around England. Socialist Worker reports

TUSC prepares for the polls

04 February 2014
Some 200 supporters of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) met last Saturday to discuss the council elections in England on 22 May.

A year of elections tests South American governments

02 July 2013
Around 100,000 student protesters disrupted the polls at Chile’s primary elections last week. 

Votes for socialists in the local elections

07 May 2013
Some 120 candidates for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) stood in 117 wards in English and Welsh local elections on 2 May. 

Tories lose out in local elections - resist the racists

04 May 2013
The Tories lost 335 councillors in last Thursday's local elections. It was a dismal showing.

Vote socialist in the elections

30 April 2013
Socialist Worker backed the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in the elections this week.

UCU - vote Liz for a fighting union

15 January 2013
The National Executive and national officer elections in the UCU union are set to open in a few weeks’ time.

Catalan elections show support for independence from Spain

27 November 2012
Elections in Catalonia this week returned a parliament where more than two thirds of MPs want independence from Spain.

Socialists standing in by-elections

13 November 2012
Voters were set to go to the polls this week in the Manchester Central by-election and the election for Bristol mayor. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing candidates in both.

Interview with Gary Younge on the US presidential elections

25 September 2012
Four years ago there was lots of enthusiasm around the US presidential elections. People hoped for change from the Democrats’ Barack Obama. Has there been much change?

Netherlands: all the mainstream parties call for harsh austerity

18 September 2012
The Dutch parliamentary elections on Wednesday have been won by two parties, the neoliberal VVD and the social democratic Labour Party.

Dutch election results won't end deeper political polarisation

14 September 2012
The Dutch parliamentary elections on Wednesday have been won by two parties, the neoliberal VVD and the social democratic Labour Party.

Elections called as Quebec students’ Red Square revolt deepens

14 August 2012
Quebec’s student-led "Red Square" movement, which started in February, has sparked the greatest social unrest seen anywhere in Canada for decades.

Eyewitness from Mexico: Revolt against flawed elections

17 July 2012
For the second time in six years protests have erupted after an election result was seen as deeply flawed. The context is the ruling elites’ response to attempts to challenge them at the ballot box. The old ruling party, the PRI, controlled the Mexican presidency for 70 years.

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