23 February 2016
Doctors across Egypt held protests last Saturday against police brutality. Also: Chinese steel plant shut down, Morocco set for general strike
13 January 2016
British manufacturing is in recession, undermining chancellor George Osborne’s forecasts of steady economic growth.
20 October 2015
The tabloids marked the visit to Britain of Chinese president Xi Jinping with racist jokes. But David Cameron was declaring a new “golden age” as he rolled out the red carpet.
08 September 2015
It's been a dramatic summer—Greece, the European refugee crisis, Jeremy Corbyn. But the big story for the world economy has been the collapse of the Chinese stock market. Since peaking in June, falling share prices have wiped £3 trillion off its value.
01 September 2015
China’s rulers’ attempts to maintain growth have created a mountain of debt and empty buildings
25 August 2015
An explosion and fire at a chemical warehouse in Shandong province in eastern China last Saturday killed one person and injured nine.
25 August 2015
Global financial markets were in turmoil this week after China’s stock market suffered its biggest one-day plunge since 2007. The crisis has been dubbed “Black Monday”.
18 August 2015
A series of massive explosions shook Tianjin, north east China, on Wednesday of last week. Chinese media reported that the blasts burned an area of some 20,000 square metres.
15 July 2015
Sally Kincaid looks at the causes of China’s stock market crash and how it terrifies the country’s workers and rulers for different reasons
14 July 2015
A revolutionary upsurge shook China from 1925 to 1927, showing that even in a poor country workers can challenge capitalism and imperialism, writes Sadie Robinson
12 May 2015
China’s ability to exert its influence in neighbouring countries shows the limitations of US imperialism, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans
03 March 2015
Short news stories on pay strikes by Met office workers, campaigning against blacklisting on Crossrail, Freedom Riders protest, day school on workers' resistance in China and solidarity campaigns with Palestine.
04 November 2014
Beijing set for Hong Kong demo | Putin calls talks after election | Podemos tops poll in Spain
07 October 2014
The movement in Hong Kong has the potential to light the tinder box in China. Sally Kincaid looks at its relationship to mainland China and what this crisis could mean for its rulers
02 October 2014
More than 1,500 people protested outside the Chinese Embassy in central London yesterday, Wednesday, as part of a day of global solidarity with the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong. Another 500 protested in Manchester.
30 September 2014
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong as Socialist Worker went to press.
23 September 2014
Thousands of university and college students in Hong Kong started a week long boycott of classes this week.
08 July 2014
Metal workers' strike shakes South Africa | Maliki hangs on but Iraq may split | Massive march in Hong Kong | Former French president Sarkozy arrested
06 May 2014
Much recent economic news around the world is best described as smoke and mirrors. It’s true that there is some real evidence that advanced economies are starting to recover from the Great Recession of 2008-09.
29 April 2014
British planes add to Ukraine sabre rattling | Shoe strike hits China’s bosses | Peasants blockade Colombian roads | May Day general strike in Greece