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Protests at new level as thousands march across Britain against police bill

Protests at new level as thousands march across Britain against police bill From London to Glasgow, from Weymouth to Newcastle, protesters poured on to the streets

How to join the Kill The Bill protests on 2, 3, 4 April

How to join the Kill The Bill protests on 2, 3, 4 April A list of some of the protests set for the Easter holiday

Ahoy, matey! Pirate series treasures truth of high seas

Ahoy, matey! Pirate series treasures truth of high seas Gabby Thorpe urges Socialist Worker readers to get beyond this docudrama’s corny characters and misshapen plots, and embrace their inner raider

Dutch elections signal scary shift to the right

Dutch elections signal scary shift to the right For a fourth time, the conservative People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy have won the national election in Holland.

Protesters and strikers murdered by police in Myanmar

Protesters and strikers murdered by police in Myanmar Myanmar is in the grip of fierce fighting between the ruling army regime and pro-democracy campaigners.

The Egyptian Revolution—A glimpse of what democracy could look like

The Egyptian Revolution—A glimpse of what democracy could look like The Egyptian Revolution was the result of the coming together of two forces—those of the street with those of the workplace. And in both, the question of democracy was crucial.

Bankers’ and bosses’ man asked to take over in Italy

05 February 2021
Italy's rulers want to install a technocrat to push through measures they cannot impose by normal means

The left in Britain and the US after two earthquakes

06 November 2020
Win or lose, Donald Trump has upended the politics of the United States.

Class struggle is the only alternative to an unfair system

04 November 2020
The US political system is rotten and offers nothing to ordinary people. This is the main conclusion from this week’s election.

Win for left in Bolivian vote

19 October 2020
After almost a year of an unelected right wing government backed by the US, the people of Bolivia have voted to remove the coup regime.

How we can win a real say

28 April 2019
What does democracy looks like? And who creates it?

Signs of democracy

16 April 2019
Ordinary people have responded in a huge variety of ways to the political and economic crisis ravaging the system.

After John McDonnell’s pledges - how do we get real workers’ democracy?

25 September 2018
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has enraged the Tories and the right wing press by announcing plans to nationalise the water industry, rail and other utilities.

LETTERS: We need open borders not single market and ID cards

06 March 2018
Plus, food and capitalism, voting rights and sexism in the media

Our rulers are violent hypocrites

03 October 2017
 The Spanish state has responded to the Catalan independence referendum with violence.

The Russian Revolution was democratic. Holding it back was not

02 October 2017
The October uprising had broad support from workers—unlike the parliamentary efforts to hold it back

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

How we fought the colonels’ coup in Greece—and what it can teach us for today

02 May 2017
Fifty years ago on Friday, Maria Styllou was among those who occupied the Greek embassy in London in response to a coup in Greece. She explains how the coup happened and what it means

The left is the real winner of Spanish elections as two party system crumbles

21 December 2015
Elections last Sunday brought political instability--with big gains for left party Podemos, no prospect of a stable government, and a potentially decisive role for Catalan nationalists. The real test will be deepening resistance, argues Andy Durgan

Greece's royal coup - lessons of the July Days

21 July 2015
The current battle against unelected institutions in Greece isn’t the first. Dave Sewell looks at the July Days in 1965—and how that movement could have won

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