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

LETTERS: We need open borders not single market and ID cards Plus, food and capitalism, voting rights and sexism in the media

Our rulers are violent hypocrites

Our rulers are violent hypocrites  The Spanish state has responded to the Catalan independence referendum with violence.

The Russian Revolution was democratic. Holding it back was not

The Russian Revolution was democratic. Holding it back was not The October uprising had broad support from workers—unlike the parliamentary efforts to hold it back

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

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

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

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

Activists back Rabina Khan for Tower Hamlets mayor

12 May 2015
Dozens of activists were on the streets of Tower Hamlets last Saturday to launch the campaign to elect Rabina Khan as Tower Hamlets mayor.

Demand more than the ‘democracy’ of the rich

03 February 2015
From Athens to London via Edinburgh there are constant reminders of how the rich try to subvert democracy.

Is the left breaking through in Europe?

18 November 2014
We should celebrate the radical left’s breakthroughs in Europe, argues Dave Sewell. But we still need to organise to change not just the politicians, but the whole system

Oppose Islamophobic witch hunt against Lutfur Rahman in Tower Hamlets

11 November 2014
The Tories have launched an assault on Tower Hamlets council in east London. They plan to send in a “takeover squad” to run parts of the authority.

Pro-democracy protests spread across Hong Kong as unions threaten strikes

30 September 2014
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong as Socialist Worker went to press.

An empire bathed in blood: when Britannia ruled the waves

23 September 2014
In a desperate bid to head off a Scottish Yes vote, David Cameron evoked a mythical British Empire that had given democracy to the poor and freedom to the slaves. Here Ken Olende looks back at what life was really like when Britannia ruled the waves

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

Tiananmen Square: Another China is possible

15 April 2014
The protests in Tiananmen Square that began 25 years ago this week showed the possibility of real socialism emerging in China, writes Dave Sewell

Tony Benn reviews Paul Foot's 'The Vote'

26 February 2005
Tony Benn reviews Paul Foot’s last book, The Vote: How It Was Won and How It Was Undermined.

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