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Why does the right hate sex?

Why does the right hate sex? Right wingers have always hated women and LGBT+ people—and it’s all because of the capitalist system that wants to control our sexuality, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Health bosses put their money before four year old child’s life

Health bosses put their money before four year old child’s life A child who is seriously ill with a rare disease is likely to be denied treatment because of new cost-saving measures in the NHS.

If Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister, we’ll need struggle to stop bosses’ sabotage

If Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister, we’ll need struggle to stop bosses’ sabotage Socialist Worker urges all its readers in England and Wales to back Jeremy Corbyn and vote Labour.

Who really rules Britain?

Who really rules Britain? We are told regularly that, unlike dictatorships, ‘the people’ govern Britain. But, says Dave Sewell, it’s the unelected rich and powerful that really have their hands on the wheel

Blame the system that creates terrorism

Blame the system that creates terrorism Terrorist attacks are often a brutal response to a brutal world, explains Simon Basketter—and the only way to end the violence is to transform the society that breeds it

There’s no such thing as national interest

There’s no such thing as national interest Theresa May's claims to represent us all are a lie to cover up the class divide

Albert Camus’ novel plagued by a disappointing adaptation in new play

18 April 2017
A new adaptation of the novel The Plague showing at the Arcola Theatre is disappointing with stilted, unpolished performances

Brexit begins—but is it business as usual?

04 April 2017
The Brexit debate is being conducted by two wings of the British political and media elites. Both claim that Britain leaving the European Union (EU) will lead to profound changes—for the worse, according to the Remainers, for the better according to the Tory and Ukip Brexiteers.

We need bold politics to beat the racist right

14 March 2017
Racist lies dominate much of mainstream politics. But wide sections of the population are repulsed by the lurch to the right of those at the top.

Donald Trump and big business - greed collides with fear for top bosses

07 February 2017
It's a cliche that markets are driven by fear and greed. The same is true of the attitude of big business in the US towards Donald Trump.

Time to get rid of this sick capitalist system

31 January 2017
Donald Trump is not just “business as usual”. He represents something more overtly and aggressively racist, sexist and undemocratic than most politicians.

Anger at the system rattles the ruling class

13 December 2016
Mark Carney warned last week that politicians had to tackle the growing “isolation and detachment” that working class people feel towards capitalism. The Bank of England governor is just the latest figure in the ruling class to feel the ground shifting beneath his feet.

The ABC of Capitalism—it’s back to school for young and old with this exhibition

29 November 2016
There are hard plastic chairs and work on the walls—but this is no ordinary classroom. The ABC of Capitalism is seriously good fun, writes Geoff Brown

'We'd take money off the devil'—meet the property speculators carving up your city

21 October 2016
Alistair Farrow goes undercover at the Mipim UK property speculators' convention

Deutsche Bank— the profit unarmed

04 October 2016
Deutsche Bank has symbolised German capitalism ever since its foundation in 1870, on the eve of Germany’s unification.

Market forces can’t contain cargo chaos death match

20 September 2016
The market is a wonderful thing.

A time of turmoil shaped Karl Marx’s ideas

30 August 2016
A new book by Gareth Stedman-Jones, Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion, stresses the impact of dynamic early capitalism on Karl Marx's theories. But workers’ struggles gave them their revolutionary edge that still cuts, argues Simon Basketter

Caster Semenya's success should be celebrated, not denigrated

23 August 2016
South African athlete Caster Semenya won the women’s 800 metre gold medal at the Olympics.

What does socialism look like?

23 August 2016
Reforming capitalism is not the same as socialism, argues Sadie Robinson. Another society is possible—but can only come about through a revolution by working class people

A revolving door of people who grant bosses pay rises

16 August 2016
The people hired by big companies to decide how much bosses should get paid are earning around £170,000 for attending a handful of meetings.

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