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Ida B Wells, a writer who exposed the racist terror of lynching

Ida B Wells, a writer who exposed the racist terror of lynching 'Tell the world the facts,' said Wells as she unmasked US racism

US ‘Strike for black lives’ called as details emerge of George Floyd’s killing

US  ‘Strike for black lives’ called as details emerge of George Floyd’s killing A coalition of trade unions and campaign groups in the US is organising a “strike for black lives,” set for Monday 20 July.

Mrs America—a promising new drama about women’s liberation

Mrs America—a promising new drama about women’s liberation Mrs America follows the political upheaval around the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s

Ghislaine Maxwell arrested but abuser prince still refuses to talk

Ghislaine Maxwell arrested but abuser prince still refuses to talk  Ghislaine Maxwell is charged with procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with, and engaging in sexual activity with them herself.

International round up: Israel stalls annexation

International round up: Israel stalls annexation Israel stalled plans to annexe huge chunks of the Palestinian West Bank last week.

Korean War showed up imperialist barbarism

Korean War showed up imperialist barbarism The ‘forgotten war’ that began 70 years ago wrecked a country so that big powers could grab more influence, writes Sophie Squire

Claude McKay, a poet, activist and communist

03 July 2020
“If we must die, O let us nobly die/So that our precious blood may not be shed/In vain,” is perhaps another way of saying that black lives matter.

Trump’s drive to end lockdown is behind growing catastrophe in US

29 June 2020
The death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 128,000 in the US on Monday

W.E.B Du Bois—a pioneer of anti-racist theory and struggle

21 June 2020
Du Bois was one of the most prolific and popular sociologists, academics and civil rights activists of the first half of the 20th century

Tulsa: the city of Trump’s rally is the site of a racist massacre

20 June 2020
In 1921 racists wanted to put black people down, and break workers' unity

When war criminals fall out— Trump vs the generals

11 June 2020
For retired US Marine general James Mattis to publicly condemn the US president as a threat to the constitution is unprecedented. 

The revolt runs deep—take it to its most radical conclusions

08 June 2020
The power is in the streets. It’s not enough to write to your congressman or circulate a petition anymore

Historic US rebellion is an inspiring challenge to the system

08 June 2020
The magnificent uprising taking place across the US is historic. Mass demonstrations following the police murder of George Floyd have now continued for more than two weeks. The rebellion is the most significant in decades.

Trump opens a rift with US ruling class

08 June 2020
Many in the US ruling class may be beginning to wonder whether Trump is worth the trouble

United States—a history of revolts against racism

08 June 2020
Alongside a terrible history of vicious racism in the US, there is a tradition of militant anti-racism. Yuri Prasad looks back at when black and white people have fought back together against the system

Rage against racism fills streets of London

06 June 2020
“Black Lives Matter” was the urgent call to arms ricocheting off government buildings in Whitehall, central London, on Saturday. 

Ten days that may have changed the world

06 June 2020
Richard Greeman, a Marxist writer and activist best known for his work on Victor Serge, gives his analysis of the momentous US events

‘We are rebelling against the system that allows racism to exist,’ say US protesters

04 June 2020
As repression and resistance rage on the streets of US cities more than a week after George Floyd’s murder, Socialist Worker spoke to eyewitnesses on the protests

Thousands across Britain take the knee in solidarity with George Floyd

03 June 2020
People across Britain “took the knee” at 6pm on Wednesday to protest against the police murder of George Floyd.

This militant movement shows we can fight back

02 June 2020
An inspirational movement against police violence has taken on our rulers and terrified them. 

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