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.
28 April 2019
What does democracy looks like? And who creates it?
16 April 2019
Ordinary people have responded in a huge variety of ways to the political and economic crisis ravaging the system.
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.
06 March 2018
Plus, food and capitalism, voting rights and sexism in the media
03 October 2017
The Spanish state has responded to the Catalan independence referendum with violence.
02 October 2017
The October uprising had broad support from workers—unlike the parliamentary efforts to hold it back
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
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
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
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
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.
03 February 2015
From Athens to London via Edinburgh there are constant reminders of how the rich try to subvert democracy.
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
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.
30 September 2014
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong as Socialist Worker went to press.
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
16 September 2014
Historian Marcus Rediker spoke to Ken Olende about the struggles that took place aboard the ships of early capitalism
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
26 February 2005
Tony Benn reviews Paul Foot’s last book, The Vote: How It Was Won and How It Was Undermined.