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Lessons of the US strike in the skies 40 years ago

07 August 2021
It’s forty years since the US air traffic controllers’ strike— and its terrible defeat. Socialist Worker looks back at the dispute and assesses prospects for US unions today

Occupation wrong answer in Afghanistan

03 August 2021
The people responsible for wrecking Afghanistan are now wringing their hands at the chaos that they have left behind.

Delta variant outbreaks around the world show new Covid danger

03 August 2021
The US’s chief medical adviser has warned that “things will get worse” as coronavirus cases soar

What’s behind the right’s war on Critical Race Theory?

03 August 2021
Why is a low level war raging in the US on the subject of Critical Race Theory?

Back the protests in Cuba, but beware US imperialism

12 July 2021
Mass protests in Cuba are prompted by real grievances. Sophie Squire looks at the revolt but warns of the forces that will try to use them

School climate strikes called as heatwave hits

06 July 2021
Youth Climate group Fridays for Future has announced a global climate strike on 24 September.

Good riddance to Donald Rumsfeld

05 July 2021
“Donald Rumsfeld never loses.” James Mann in his book about George W Bush’s war cabinet, The Rise of the Vulcans, calls this “an old bit of folk wisdom that has been quietly passed around among Republicans for decades”.

Afghanistan—a bloody failure for US imperialism

05 July 2021
With the last US troops set to leave Afghanistan, Socialist Worker looks at how president Joe Biden is dealing with their defeat

Heatwave driven by climate change smashes temperature records

30 June 2021
The death toll is rising as a heatwave continues to sweep parts of the US and Canada.

US paramilitary training for Khashoggi assassins

29 June 2021
Four Saudis who participated in the 2018 killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary ­training in the United States the ­previous year under a contract approved by the US State Department.

Heat wave shows climate danger

29 June 2021
A heat wave across the US pacific northwest is a reminder of how climate change can lead to weather events that are potentially “life-endangering”.

US drives up pressure on Iran after election

21 June 2021
Iran’s presidential election has the US and Israel rallying their allies in the Middle East, reports Nick Clark

Biden tries to pull Russia into his battle with China

20 June 2021
Presidents Putin and Biden met last week for a summit. Socialist Worker investigates what the outcome means for imperialism

Biden injects billions into Big Pharma to compete

18 June 2021
The US government spent more than £13 billion last year funding multinational drugs firms to make Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.

Is there a ‘new cold war’ between the US and China?

14 June 2021
As US president Joe Biden goes on a mission to turn the West against China, Nick Clark investigates the competition between the capitalist states

Thousands march for Palestine in London as the G7 meets

12 June 2021
Around 8,000 protesters joined a rally outside Downing Street on Saturday to demand freedom for Palestine.

Volvo strike in US has lessons for everyone

11 June 2021
How can workers fight back as bosses and politicians seek to impose a regime of ­austerity and profits before people?

G7 Summit—world leaders accelerate towards climate chaos

07 June 2021
The G7 Summit this week in Cornwall will see the world’s most powerful leaders discuss a response to the environmental emergency. Sophie Squire explores the leaders’ response to the climate crisis that is threatening all our futures

US dockers and campaigners block Israeli ship in solidarity with Palestine

05 June 2021
One activist said the action sent 'a clear message that Zionism, racism, apartheid and the occupation of Palestine will be met with resistance'

Why the US backs Israel

28 May 2021
The US sometimes poses as a friend of Palestinians—but will never end its support for Israel. Sophie Squire explains what’s behind their relationship

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