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International round-up: Democracy under threat in Tunisia after coup

International round-up: Democracy under threat in Tunisia after coup President Kais Saied is manoeuvring for total power after his takeover last month, explains Nick Clark

Lessons of Hong Kong resistance

Lessons of Hong Kong resistance It has been one year since the repressive Security Law was enacted in Hong Kong. Lam Chi Leung, an activist based in Hong Kong, explains how the situation has changed.

Biden’s economic shift boosts bosses

Biden’s economic shift boosts bosses JOE BIDEN, a veteran Democratic Party politician, was generally seen as the continuity candidate when he ran successfully for the presidency of the United States. “Continuity” here means with the previous Democratic administrations of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

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

22 March 2021
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

01 March 2021
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

15 February 2021
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

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