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Trump has mobilised a dangerous far right movement—it won’t be beaten by the Democrats, the state or the ‘centre ground’

07 January 2021
The mobilisation in Washington DC by far right protesters on Wednesday should be a spur to working class struggle

Project Selborne: military training outsourced to British, US and Israeli firms

06 January 2021
The Boris Johnson government has recently awarded a contract for running the Navy and Marine training establishments to the Fisher Training consortium.

Free Julian Assange

05 January 2021
A court decision on Monday blocked Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States.

Trump resorts to threats in bid to cling onto power

04 January 2021
US president Donald Trump is still refusing to concede defeat in last November’s election. 

Joe Biden’s presidency will pollute the planet

02 January 2021
Biden has consistently backed fracking, although he now claims he wants to see it banned on federal land.

Profits from drought. Bosses speculate on water

08 December 2020
 Capitalism has found an untapped market—speculating on water. For the first time in history, bankers and bosses will be able to bet on future water prices on Wall Street.

More restrictions imposed as Covid-19 deaths globally pass 1.5 million

03 December 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has reached a grisly milestone—1.5 million deaths worldwide.

Flint is harrowing to watch—but there is also hope

01 December 2020
In 2014, Michigan’s state government decided to cut costs by redirecting Flint’s water source from Lake Huron to the river Flint

Conflict grows as Israel murders Iranian scientist

30 November 2020
Israel brutally assassinated a scientist just outside the Iranian capital Tehran on Friday of last week.

Biden picks ‘diverse’ cabinet of warmongers and Wall Street’s friends

28 November 2020
President-elect Joe Biden’s first slate of cabinet choices this week was heralded as inclusive and diverse in the liberal press. 

Biden heralds return to US ‘forever wars’

23 November 2020
Donald Trump's decision last week to cut back US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq was roundly denounced by what Barack Obama called the “blob”— the mainstream national security establishment, whether Republican or Democratic.

Joe Biden’s cabinet will be a boost for the bosses

16 November 2020
The message from the early appointments to Joe Biden’s new cabinet is that it will be a collection of pro-business warmongers.

Letters - Don’t be fooled by the false promise of nuclear jobs

13 November 2020
Socialists and environmental campaigners should have no illusions in nuclear power.

Kamala Harris will prop up the US state

09 November 2020
What role will vice president-elect Kamala Harris play in the new government?

Voices from the US—‘I’m cheering, but we need to put pressure on’

09 November 2020
In the wake of the Joe Biden's election win, activists and trade unionists in the US spoke to Socialist Worker about what the election means - and what the tasks are for activists now.

Joe Biden win has galvanised us... now the key is to build struggle

09 November 2020
A win for Joe Biden has meant that liberals and progressive groups were galvanised.

Why the US doesn’t have a mass workers’ party 

09 November 2020
Sophie Squire examines why there isn’t a party of the working class, and argues that activists should fight for a revolutionary project

Celebrations at Trump’s defeat, but Biden is not the answer

08 November 2020
People in the US and other parts of the world have protested against him from the moment he won four years ago. Now, he is on his way out.

The Alabama miners strike of 1920—striking a blow at racism

07 November 2020
One hundred years ago miners went on strike in Alabama, in the US Deep South. Tomáš Tengely-Evans spoke to historian Brian Kelly about how their action helped to challenge the hold of racial segregation

Class struggle is the only alternative to an unfair system

04 November 2020
The US political system is rotten and offers nothing to ordinary people. This is the main conclusion from this week’s election.

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