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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

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

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

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

Young offenders have been pushed to the brink by the system

18 November 2014
Youth worker Dean Ryan looks behind the headlines to show how capitalism pushes young people to crime

The rich could stop Ebola in a day

04 November 2014
The Ebola crisis which has already killed 5,000 people in west Africa could be halted with £600 million - and the world's top 85 billionaires are getting £50,000 a second

Wealth gap shows why we need a better world

04 November 2014
There are more than twice as many billionaires in the world today as there were five years ago. 

West Africa's Ebola crisis is a symptom of capitalism

14 October 2014
The Ebola outbreak in west Africa has cost thousands of lives. Ken Olende looks at how inequality and the legacy of colonialism lie behind the crisis. Marcia, an aid worker in Sierra Leone, writes exclusively from the front line

Hong Kong protests - lighting the fuse?

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

Motley mutinies, popular pirates and slave revolts at sea

16 September 2014
Historian Marcus Rediker spoke to Ken Olende about the struggles that took place aboard the ships of early capitalism

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