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The left in Britain and the US after two earthquakes

The left in Britain and the US after two earthquakes Win or lose, Donald Trump has upended the politics of the United States.

Class struggle is the only alternative to an unfair system

Class struggle is the only alternative to an unfair system 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

Win for left in Bolivian vote 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

How we can win a real say What does democracy looks like? And who creates it?

Signs of democracy

Signs of democracy 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?

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

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

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