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The Troublemaker - of Panama

05 April 2016
After leaked files from offshore firm Mossack Fonseca expose the secret stashes of the rich and powerful, Troublemaker roots through for the good stuff...

Panama Papers scandal shows how capitalism works - we need to get rid of it

05 April 2016
Politicians who insist there’s no money for wages, pensions, benefits or public services had their secret hoards exposed this week.

Marxism shows how we can uproot racism

15 March 2016
Fighting racism today involves understanding racism as one of the ways in which capitalism divides people.

British economy on the slide: “Sell everything” says bank

13 January 2016
British manufacturing is in recession, undermining chancellor George Osborne’s forecasts of steady economic growth.

Disability—produced by profit

12 January 2016
Roddy Slorach’s new book A Very Capitalist Condition puts forward a Marxist analysis of disability. Sadie Robinson looks at how its insights can help activists in the fightback

Amazon Unwrapped

15 December 2015
Simon Basketter looks behind the spin of the giant online retailer to examine how it expands by exploiting workers—and what really drives it

Six reasons the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris are worse than a cop-out

08 December 2015
The heads of state at the Cop21 climate change talks in Paris know that climate change is one of the most urgent problems facing humanity.

How does revolt end war?

10 November 2015
Imperialism and international competition lies behind wars the world over. But if capitalism causes war, what ends it? Dave Sewell looks at the revolts that stopped the slaughter

Melted down for profit - the real reasons for the crisis in steel

27 October 2015
As thousands of steel workers face the sack, Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues that we should blame the real culprits and fight back

How does struggle grow?

27 October 2015
The system pushes workers to fight back and struggles can unexpectedly break out—but as Sadie Robinson argues, that doesn’t mean we should simply sit back and wait

Tories dream of Chinese capitalism

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.

Cash and burn - the truth behind the Volkswagen scandal

29 September 2015
Volkswagen have been caught trying to rig emissions tests to make their diesel cars seem “cleaner”. The scandal has exposed how car manufacturers bend and break the rules in the drive for profit. But, as Simon Basketter argues, corruption and con tricks aren’t about bucking the system—they’re part of it

‘Marxism insists we can have a society without women's oppression’

01 September 2015
Socialist Worker editor Judith Orr spoke about her new book Marxism and Women’s Liberation

Made in China—how a debt crisis spread

01 September 2015
China’s rulers’ attempts to maintain growth have created a mountain of debt and empty buildings

We need to get rid of their bankrupt system

25 August 2015
The panic that spread through financial markets at the start of this week exposed the volatility of the system (see page 3).  For all the talk of “recovery” capitalism is fragile.

How ‘age-old’ national identities were invented

11 August 2015
The ideas of nationalism and borders have only developed with the growth of capitalism in the past 400 years, writes Dave Sherry

Our rulers won't combat climate change - we have to rise up to save the planet

03 March 2015
Protesters marching in London this Saturday will say it is time to act on climate change. They are right.

Out for freedom - socialists and the fight for LGBT liberation

06 January 2015
Laura Miles argues that we won’t win LGBT liberation until we get rid of capitalism—and to do that we have to look towards workers’ solidarity and struggle

Do health workers have the power to hit the bosses?

06 January 2015
Not all workers are exploited in the same way—but capitalism still needs their work, and that gives them power to hit back

Who are the lords of the land?

09 December 2014
As Toffs and Tories panic about land reform, Raymie Kiernan says their vast estates are stolen goods that we must take back

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