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Marx’s masterwork is as relevant as ever

Marx’s masterwork is as relevant as ever On 14 September 1867 Karl Marx’s Capital, Volume I, was published in Hamburg.

No is not enough—but we need more than ideas to change society

No is not enough—but we need more than ideas to change society Naomi Klein’s vision of how to win change only gets half way there

Sierre Leone mudslide death toll is no ‘natural’ disaster

Landslides and flooding killed hundreds of people in the West African state of Sierra Leone on Monday.

Wages down, prices up—time to fight the Tories' squeeze on our living standards

Wages down, prices up—time to fight the Tories squeeze on our living standards The Tories and bosses tried to spin new inflation figures released on Tuesday as good news for workers.

Capital—a vampire at work

Capital—a vampire at work The first volume of Karl Marx’s Capital was published a century and a half ago. Joseph Choonara, author of a new reader’s guide to the work, explains its relevance today

Low paid workers would take 316 years to earn the average fat cat's annual salary

Low paid workers would take 316 years to earn the average fat cats annual salary A worker earning the average wage in Britain of £28,000 a year would take 160 years to earn what the average company chief executive earns in one year.

Why does the right hate sex?

04 July 2017
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

13 June 2017
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

07 June 2017
Socialist Worker urges all its readers in England and Wales to back Jeremy Corbyn and vote Labour.

Who really rules Britain?

30 May 2017
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

30 May 2017
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

30 May 2017
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

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