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"03.12.2016 17:43:07" socialistworker.co.uk Post Office workers strike against job losses—and could step up action before Christmas Post Office workers struck across Britain today, Saturday—one of the busiest days of the year—in a fight against privatisation and job losses. The strikes could escalate if bosses don't back down
"02.12.2016 17:33:40" socialistworker.co.uk The single market is a tool for the bosses Ordinary people are told that it is in their interests to support the European Single Market. In reality the single market was designed to nurture and protect giant corporations. The one positive aspect of the single market is the one its defenders are prepared to sacrifice—the free movement of labour.
That's why we have to defend free movement—and reject the single market
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"30.11.2016 22:25:08" socialistworker.co.uk Durham County Council climbs down over teaching assistant contracts—but threat of sack still not withdrawn Durham County Council announced today, Wednesday, it will not fire around 2,000 teaching assistants on 31 December and rehire them on worse contracts the next day. The climbdown is a sign that strikes had put the council under pressure. It should have spurred Unison, which represents the vast majority of TAs, on to win.
Unfortunately Unison “decided this was enough to call off the strikes”.
"30.11.2016 15:12:03" socialistworker.co.uk Defend free movement—not the single market Theresa May's Tory government wants to “have its cake and eat it” in Brexit negotiations—but that's not going to happen. There's a danger that opposition to what the Tories plan will fuse around a neoliberal defence of the single market.
"29.11.2016 16:59:54" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new issue of Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk We lead on how to fight racism and the rise of the far right in Europe. We also carry a feature on the inspiring strikes by teaching assistants in Durham, and more reports from the
"29.11.2016 16:59:54" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new issue of Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk We lead on how to fight racism and the rise of the far right in Europe. We also carry a feature on the inspiring strikes by teaching assistants in Durham, and more reports from the
"29.11.2016 16:08:13" socialistworker.co.uk Campaigners call unity vigil in east London after vicious acid attack Activists in east London are organising to make sure their area is not divided by racism. Campaigners call unity vigil in east London after vicious acid attack
"29.11.2016 15:11:39" socialistworker.co.uk 'It's our turn to fire you', South Korean workers tell president In a sign of the growing pressure on South Korean president Park Geun-hye to resign, she announced that MPs would decide her fate on Tuesday. 'It's our turn to fire you', South Korean workers tell president
"29.11.2016 15:07:35" socialistworker.co.uk Workers across public sector in Greece walk out against Syriza government's austerity Public sector workers struck across Greece against austerity measures on Thursday of last week. Workers across the public sector in Greece strike against Syriza's austerity
"29.11.2016 14:58:35" socialistworker.co.uk Nazi Norbert Hofer could win Austrian presidency in election re-run As Austria's rulers make peace with the fascists ahead of a presidential election, only militant opposition on the streets will push back the threat Nazi Norbert Hofer could win Austrian presidency after election re-run
"29.11.2016 14:38:45" socialistworker.co.uk How we got Ukip to cancel their march Nigel Farage promised to lead a march of 100,000 on the Supreme Court this weekend. So where are they? No one seems to know. “We're as confused as you are,” they said
"29.11.2016 13:57:14" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS - anti-racism is a fight for the interest of the working class At a recent meeting my union branch—health workers in the Unite union—affiliated to Stand Up To Racism (SUTR). They agreed for me to write an SUTR article in every issue of our monthly newsletter. LETTERS - anti-racism is a fight for the interest of the working class
"29.11.2016 13:56:03" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS - anti-racism is a fight for the interest of the working class At a recent meeting my union branch—health workers in the Unite union—affiliated to Stand Up To Racism (SUTR). They agreed for me to write an SUTR article in every issue of our monthly newsletter. LETTERS - anti-racism is a fight for the interest of the working class
"29.11.2016 13:39:39" socialistworker.co.uk 'We won't be bullied'—meet the women standing up to Labour in County Durham County Durham teaching assistants are battling against the odds—and pushing their union officials—to take the fight to a Labour council trying to slash their pay. Raymie Kiernan spoke to the women leading the fight “They thought we were a soft target, but I couldn't look my children in the eye if I didn't fight.”
"29.11.2016 11:41:18" socialistworker.co.uk It's time to delete alt-right The movement of bigots that Donald Trump has brought off the web forums into the White House tries to look edgy, but Nazis are at its heart The alt-right isn't a movement that's mobilising fascism on the streets. But its rise shows—and reinforces—the potential for one that could.
"29.11.2016 11:37:48" socialistworker.co.uk Pay down, benefits cut - the Tories are still making us pay Real wages in Britain are set to fall below 2008 levels by 2021 and the poorest third of households are going to get poorer Pay down, benefits cut - how the Tories are still making us pay
"29.11.2016 11:23:53" socialistworker.co.uk Arcadia distribution walkout hits 'cyber Monday' as workers strike in Solihull Arcadia distribution workers in Solihull struck on Monday—one of the year's busiest online shopping days. Arcadia distribution walkout hits 'cyber Monday' as workers strike in Solihull
"29.11.2016 11:15:58" socialistworker.co.uk Crossrail workers occupy bosses' office in protest over missing bonus Over 100 construction workers protested against Crossrail bosses in London last Friday. Crossrail workers occupy bosses' office in protest over missing bonus
"29.11.2016 11:05:16" socialistworker.co.uk Drivers vote for walkouts as Southern rail's crisis grows Train drivers on Southern rail have voted by 87 percent to strike. Their first walkout is planned for 13 and 14 December. Drivers vote for walkouts as Southern rail's crisis grows
"29.11.2016 10:49:38" socialistworker.co.uk NHS victory in Nottingham hits privateers Carillion Campaigners fighting to defend the NHS across Britain can take heart from a victory against outsourcing giant Carillion in Nottingham last week. NHS victory in Nottingham hits privateers Carillion after long running campaign
"28.11.2016 18:45:23" socialistworker.co.uk Ukip's new leader Paul Nuttall can't hide their old troubles Newly-elected bigot Paul Nuttall now has to lead a deeply divided party, writes Sadie Robinson Paul Nuttall has been elected the latest leader of the racist Ukip party. Whether he will be in the post for longer than Diane James, who managed just 18 days, is yet to be seen.
"26.11.2016 13:37:21" socialistworker.co.uk Fidel Castro 1926-2016 History must judge Fidel Castro both as the freedom fighter whose defiance humiliated US imperialism and as the ruler of a repressive, unequal society. When the young Fidel Castro stood trial for an armed attack on the Moncada military barracks in 1953, he dared the court, “Condemn me. It doesn't matter. History will absolve me.”
"25.11.2016 17:26:52" socialistworker.co.uk Austerity-lite has given a dangerous boost to the right in Italy The right has fed off a political crisis in Italy but workers' action could shift the mood to the left, writes Simon Basketter Five Star leader Beppe Grillo proclaimed, “It is those who dare, the obstinate, the barbarians who will take the world forward.”
"24.11.2016 15:34:46" socialistworker.co.uk Labour must defend migrants—not attack them, says Diane Abbott Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has slammed calls for Labour to oppose immigration. Abbott told Socialist Worker, “I'm alarmed by people saying we need to dump freedom of movement because people on the doorstep say they don't like immigration.”
"24.11.2016 13:33:53" socialistworker.co.uk Jo Cox's murderer—a killer Nazi in a racist society The conviction of Thomas Mair for the murder of Jo Cox MP led to discussion in the media of his links to Nazi ideology and groups. "Mair was guilty. But so are the media who will pause briefly to remember Cox and then go back to a daily diet of vicious racism, thereby helping to create more Thomas Mairs."
"24.11.2016 08:49:10" socialistworker.co.uk Durham teaching assistants' strike grows as Labour council shows contempt Some 2,000 teaching assistants in the Unison and ATL unions began a second 48-hour walkout yesterday, Wednesday. The Labour council has launched a propaganda offensive against the teaching assistants. But parents still back strikers
"23.11.2016 15:30:26" socialistworker.co.uk Phillip Hammond's Autumn Statement—Tories' plan is still to make us pay Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement boosts the rich at the expense of the poor. What's in the Autumn Statement—and what does it mean for us?
"22.11.2016 17:13:52" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new issue of Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk We lead on news that the Tories are looking at plans to force patients to show their passports before receiving NHS treatment. We also feature fresh reports from the movement in
"22.11.2016 17:13:52" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new issue of Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk We lead on news that the Tories are looking at plans to force patients to show their passports before receiving NHS treatment. We also feature fresh reports from the movement in
"22.11.2016 16:10:15" socialistworker.co.uk Guards strike for safer trains on Southern Also: SNP urged to nationalise Scotrail after one train cuts off Edinburgh Department for Transport director of passenger services Peter Wilkinson thinks unions should “get the hell out of my industry”. These strikers disagree
"22.11.2016 14:09:17" socialistworker.co.uk Durham teaching assistants fight pay cut - and split the local Labour Party A revolt by County Durham teaching assistants (TAs) is dividing the Labour Party. The TAs were set to walk out for their second 48-hour strike on Wednesday. Durham teaching assistants fight pay cut - and split the local Labour Party
"22.11.2016 12:17:35" socialistworker.co.uk The Chagos Islands - 'sanitised' by Britain's barbarism Britain has refused to give the Chagos Islanders the right of return. Nick Clark looks at the history of this great crime The Chagos Islands - 'sanitised' by Britain's barbarism
"22.11.2016 12:06:59" socialistworker.co.uk Millions trapped in poverty as class still divides Britain Right wing MPs fear falling social mobility could undermine support for the free market system, writes Sadie Robinson Free market policies have condemned most people in Britain to worse lives than their parents had
"22.11.2016 12:06:47" socialistworker.co.uk Zero hours contracts and temporary jobs - is precarious work the new norm? We are told that the rise of precarious work is changing the world. But Joseph Choonara argues that workers' potential power to change the world is as relevant as ever Zero hours contracts and temporary jobs - Joseph Choonara asks is precarious work the new norm?
"22.11.2016 11:36:23" socialistworker.co.uk 1917 - Russia's Red Year is inspiring in full colour a century on A new graphic novel brings the Russian Revolution to life with an emphasis on the role played by ordinary working people, writes Gabby Thorpe 1917 - Russia's Red Year is inspiring in full colour a century on in this new graphic novel by Tim Sanders and John Newsinger
"22.11.2016 11:04:17" socialistworker.co.uk Labour needs clarity, not slippage, in defence of migrant workers So much of what's said about the supposed economic damage caused by migration is driven by xenophobic fantasy that has nothing to do with any genuine evidence So much of what's said about the supposed economic damage caused by migration is driven by xenophobic fantasy that has nothing to do with any genuine evidence
"22.11.2016 10:34:17" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS - Prisons are violent cesspits that the Tories make even worse Prisons are violent cesspits that the Tories make even worse After the Bedford prison riot a former prisoner writes to Socialist Worker - prisons are violent cesspits that the Tories make even worse
"21.11.2016 18:43:39" socialistworker.co.uk Activists to take to the streets to defend the NHS As Tory assault is unveiled, Labour's NHS day needs to start a movement If the Tories succeed, hundreds of hospital departments and services across England will shut.
"20.11.2016 16:36:09" socialistworker.co.uk 'Self defence is no offence'—Victory to the Rotherham 12 Not guilty verdicts in the Rotherham 12 case represent a landmark victory that has implications for anti-racists across Britain. A group of Asian men in Rotherham has shown that if you fight against injustice, you can win, writes Phil Turner Victorious defendants from the Rotherham 12 campaign tell Socialist Worker how they won
"19.11.2016 18:58:28" socialistworker.co.uk Thousands join march to stop attacks on education Students and lecturers marched together in central London today, Saturday, in defence of education. Several thousand joined the United for Education national demonstration, called by the NUS students' union and the UCU lecturers' union
"18.11.2016 18:11:43" socialistworker.co.uk Donald Trump's bad dream team In New York's Trump Tower, a vile presidential transition team is putting together a cabinet and filling over 1,000 senior posts. Tomáš Tengely-Evans gets to know our new overlords In New York's Trump Tower, a vile presidential transition team is putting together a cabinet and filling over 1,000 senior posts. Here's a handy guide to our new overlords
"18.11.2016 12:54:35" socialistworker.co.uk 'The protests are getting bigger,' say anti-Trump activists in the US The protests that greeted Trump's election have grown, spreading across the US. Trump's bigoted, racist rhetoric has disgusted millions. Hundreds of thousands have come out onto the streets.
"17.11.2016 10:33:57" socialistworker.co.uk Calls for inquiry into South Yorkshire Police following Rotherham 12 not guilty verdicts An independent inquiry into policing has been demanded after a landmark victory in the Rotherham 12 case. The jury in the case unanimously found all ten defendants standing trial not guilty of violent disorder. Campaigners demand an inquiry into South Yorkshire Police following not guilty verdicts in the Rotherham 12 trial
"16.11.2016 12:53:10" socialistworker.co.uk Rotherham 12 jury delivers not guilty verdicts for all Asian men on trial The jury in the trial of the Rotherham 12 has today, Wednesday, delivered not guilty verdicts for all men who stood trial. Jury delivers not guilty verdicts in Rotherham 12 trial
"15.11.2016 16:47:16" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk. We lead on racist Donald Trump's election as US president, how it happened—and how he can be fought.
We also feature a report from the huge protests in South Korea to force out president
"15.11.2016 16:47:16" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk. We lead on racist Donald Trump's election as US president, how it happened—and how he can be fought.
We also feature a report from the huge protests to force out president Park Geun-hye in
"15.11.2016 15:11:03" socialistworker.co.uk Defend the NHS on Saturday 26 November The Tories are ramping up their plans to break up and privatise the NHS. It will take mass protests and hard-hitting strikes by health workers to defend the NHS
"15.11.2016 14:04:43" socialistworker.co.uk NHS trusts told to hush up damaging new cuts—as Branson grabs £700 million deal Health bosses have been instructed to keep secret damaging plans that would see hospital departments and services axed across England. “NHS leaders wanted to be able to 'manage' the STP narrative… particularly where plans might involve politically sensitive changes”
"15.11.2016 12:52:41" socialistworker.co.uk Gas giants under fire for 'hidden' profits The main energy firms are making much bigger profits than they claim, and other stories about the Tories and the rich The big six British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON Energy UK, npower, ScottishPower and Southern Electric have made more than they are letting on
"15.11.2016 11:40:44" socialistworker.co.uk Stand Up To Racism activists take action for migrants and refugees Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) campaigners joined protests and rallies across Britain last week—from central London to small-town Devon. Stand Up To Racism activists take action for migrants and refugees
"15.11.2016 11:22:49" socialistworker.co.uk South Korean protests demand president Park Geun-hye's resignation South Korean protests demand president Park Geun-hye's resignation
"15.11.2016 11:02:42" socialistworker.co.uk School workers wage a class war in Durham Teaching assistants (TAs) in Durham are waging an inspiring struggle that shows how to respond to council bosses' attacks. School workers wage a class war in Durham
"14.11.2016 09:55:42" socialistworker.co.uk Eyewitness from New York—'The movement against Trump is growing' In New York and Los Angeles this weekend we saw the largest demonstrations so far. Tens of thousands took to the streets in what was the largest protests yet. "The Democratic Party accepts Trump. The people reject him in the streets"
"13.11.2016 18:07:00" socialistworker.co.uk The resistible rise of the new right The politics of the ruling class are in deep crisis as disillusionment with the system deepens. Socialist Worker argues that discontent doesn't have to go to the right "The question is whether the fury at big business and the political elite is turned leftwards or grabbed by the racists and the right."
"13.11.2016 11:39:16" socialistworker.co.uk Thousands march against fracking in Manchester Two thousand environmentalists, socialists and trade unionists marched in Manchester yesterday, Saturday, against Tory plans to frack for shale gas all over Britain. Two thousand environmentalists, socialists and trade unionists marched in Manchester yesterday, Saturday, against Tory plans to frack for shale gas all over Britain
"12.11.2016 20:26:56" socialistworker.co.uk Unite the Resistance conference debates how to build a fightback in the era of Trump and Corbyn Up to 300 trade unionists and activists from around Britain gathered in central London today, Saturday, at Unite the Resistance national conference. It was a day to inspire charity sector worker Kathryne told Socialist Worker. "It's been one of the best days I've had for a long time," the Durham trades council activist said.
"Seeing that there's fight in people who are taking knocks from the cuts and
"11.11.2016 18:36:35" socialistworker.co.uk 'The nation is fed up with lies and corruption'—anti-Trump protesters take their anger to the streets The election of right wing Republican Donald Trump as US president has led to shock—and sparked protests. Activists across the US spoke to Alistair Farrow about the result, the aftermath and how they are fighting back Demonstrators spoke to Socialist Worker about their reaction to the election, how they are organising and what lies behind Trump's victory.
"10.11.2016 17:22:04" socialistworker.co.uk Who voted for Donald Trump? We offer a breakdown of the US presidential election results—and look at what they tell us A breakdown of the US presidential election results—and what they tell us
"10.11.2016 13:36:42" socialistworker.co.uk Claimants strike a blow against the bedroom tax—but there are still battles to be fought A Supreme Court ruling on the bedroom tax yesterday, Wednesday, was damning for the government. But it set down limits on legal challenges to the hated policy. Judges found that the government had acted unlawfully and that the policy was discriminatory on grounds of disability
"10.11.2016 11:51:40" socialistworker.co.uk Rotherham 12 were defending themselves in the face of an 'unexpected onslaught', court told Protesters did no more than act in self defence while standing together against a "cauldron of hatred" from Nazi thugs, the Rotherham 12 trial heard. Protesters did no more than act in self defence while standing together against a "cauldron of hatred" from Nazi thugs, the Rotherham 12 trial heard.
"10.11.2016 08:47:53" socialistworker.co.uk Hundreds join protest outside US embassy in response to Trump's election Hundreds of people turned outside the US embassy in London last night, Wednesday to protest against Donald Trump's election as US president. It showed people are ready to stand up to the racism and bigotry at the heart of Trump's campaign
"09.11.2016 15:23:53" socialistworker.co.uk We don't want Trump—but neither do the bosses Donald Trump's victory is the result of—and a reaction to—more than thirty years of neoliberalism, writes Alex Callinicos Donald Trump's victory is the result of—and a reaction to—more than thirty years of neoliberalism, writes Alex Callinicos
"09.11.2016 07:47:12" socialistworker.co.uk Why did Trump win? How has Donald Trump, a thuggish racist billionaire who boasted of sexual assaults on women, won the US presidency? It is a result that sends shockwaves across the world. It must be met by increased resistance.
"08.11.2016 17:43:54" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new issue of Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk leading on shocking new figures that show 3.5 million children in Britain live in poverty.
We also feature news and analysis in the wake of the High Court Brexit ruling and an
"08.11.2016 17:43:54" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new issue of Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk leading on shocking new figures that show 3.5 million children in Britain live in poverty.
We also feature news and analysis in the wake of the High Court Brexit ruling and an
"08.11.2016 16:57:23" socialistworker.co.uk Trouble upon Tyne as Newcastle Labour chiefs threaten to slash wages A Labour council in the north east of England has told workers to take a pay cut of thousands of pounds or lose 100 jobs. Newcastle City Council plans to slash more than 1,800 workers' wages by up to a third.
"08.11.2016 16:54:39" socialistworker.co.uk Not guilty verdict for cop in Sean Rigg perjury case The trial of former Metropolitan Police sergeant Paul White delivered a not guilty verdict on Tuesday.
"08.11.2016 15:22:48" socialistworker.co.uk Stand Up To Racism gets going as new groups form A movement against racism is taking shape as activists set up local Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) groups across Britain. Stand Up To Racism gets going as new groups form
"08.11.2016 13:28:34" socialistworker.co.uk Benefit attacks have violated disabled people's rights, says United Nations Tory benefit reform has meant “grave or systematic violations of rights of people with disabilities”, the United Nations (UN) has found. Benefit attacks have violated disabled people's rights, says United Nations
"08.11.2016 11:55:57" socialistworker.co.uk Campaigners unite across Britain to stop Tory attacks on the NHS Opposition is growing to the Tories' Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) for the NHS. STPs would slash hospital departments and services across England. Campaigners unite across Britain to stop Tory attacks on NHS
"07.11.2016 18:12:30" socialistworker.co.uk Ruling class in open warfare after court ruling on Brexit Is Britain beginning to experience the kind of “culture war” that divides the political elite in the US? Brexit has polarised different sections of the ruling class. Now we have to fight for our own vision of Brexit, writes Alex Callinicos
"07.11.2016 11:05:24" socialistworker.co.uk Why is Labour in such a muddle over migration? Labour needs to choose between defending migrants and pandering to racist 'concerns', writes Nick Clark "Labour has to decide whether it wants to attack migrants or defend them."
"06.11.2016 12:20:03" socialistworker.co.uk Behind the American nightmare—an interview with Gary Younge Journalist and author Gary Younge spoke to Socialist Worker about racism, class, violence and the turmoil in US society—and what the election campaign means Socialist Worker asked author Gary Younge for his thoughts on racism, class and the US presidential election. Here's what he had to say
"05.11.2016 18:43:43" socialistworker.co.uk Campaigners and trade unionists march together to save libraries, museums and galleries Up to 2,000 people marched in central London today, Saturday, to defend libraries, museums and galleries under threat from cuts. Fiona Barry, a library campaigner from Warrington where 9 out of 11 libraries are threatened by cuts said, “I've not seen a coming together of campaigns like this before. This is a crucial moment in time when we need to defend what we've got."
"05.11.2016 10:04:39" socialistworker.co.uk Is Britain becoming more segregated? A report claiming to show parts of Britain being 'segregated' by ethnic minorities and Muslims has fed racist scaremongering and political posturing. But its flawed definitions paint a misleading picture, residents told Tomáš Tengely-Evans Newspaper reports this week have said Britain is becoming dangerously segregated. But are they really true?
"04.11.2016 16:24:19" socialistworker.co.uk Big Stand Up To Racism meetings around the country aim to build mass movement Around 350 people attended Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) meetings in Bristol, Birmingham and Huddersfield this week. They were part of a nationwide series of rallies on Confronting the Rise of Racism. Hundreds turned out to build the fight against racism
"04.11.2016 14:48:44" socialistworker.co.uk Striking Southern Rail guards want to step up the action as bosses' bullying continues A fresh 48-hour strike by Southern train guards that began today, Friday, saw strikers furious at bullying and victimisation of trade unionists from bosses. Bosses are withholding strikers' backdated pay
"04.11.2016 12:15:55" socialistworker.co.uk Turkish authorities arrest pro-Kurdish MPs Turkish security forces have detained at least 11 MPs from the pro-Kurdish and left-wing Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). Solidarity with the HDP, no to repression
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"03.11.2016 11:41:54" socialistworker.co.uk Police commander's ignorance 'beggars belief' Rotherham 12 trial told A police commander in charge on the day Nazis attacked Asian counter demonstrators in Rotherham has been likened to a character from TV comedy Fawlty Towers. Michael Mansfield QC said the violent attack was “utterly foreseeable and utterly preventable.”
"02.11.2016 18:17:52" socialistworker.co.uk Tories struggle to fight on many fronts Theresa May's ministers this week scuppered some of their predecessors' key policies. "The Tories are nervous. They have to see through a Brexit that many didn't want—and neither did the ruling class they represent. That means walking a tightrope."
"01.11.2016 16:13:08" The new Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk It leads on the disgraceful decision to refuse an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave and includes features on the US elections and why bosses pay women less. We report on Labour's crisis
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"01.11.2016 15:20:34" socialistworker.co.uk Refugees on the streets after Calais camp demolished Hundreds of people, including children, are still sleeping rough in and around the ruins of the Calais “jungle” as it is demolished. Refugees on the streets after Calais camp demolished
"01.11.2016 15:02:08" socialistworker.co.uk Rail workers protest and look to spread the fight against Southern rail bosses Govia Up to 200 rail workers from every region across Britain protested in Westminster on Tuesday in support of train guards on Southern rail. “Every other operator is watching this dispute for the outcome. But I think we can win this.”
"01.11.2016 14:44:22" socialistworker.co.uk Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? A false choice that's rigged in favour of the bosses The vote for US president next Tuesday will pitch two of the most unpopular and reactionary candidates ever against each other. Whoever wins will be distrusted and disliked by a majority of the population. Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? A false choice that's rigged in favour of the bosses
"01.11.2016 13:50:52" socialistworker.co.uk Solid strike over G4S poverty pay at St George's Hospital as bosses suspend reps Health workers at St George's Hospital in south London struck for equal pay and conditions on Tuesday. Solid strike over G4S poverty pay at St George's Hospital as bosses suspend reps
"01.11.2016 13:40:28" socialistworker.co.uk Thousands take to the streets to beat Tory health cuts in the NHS Two huge marches to defend local services show a mood to defend the NHS, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans Thousands take to the streets to beat Tory health cuts in the NHS
"01.11.2016 13:32:52" socialistworker.co.uk 'Red Ellen' Wilkinson - How a radical campaigner was limited by Labour A new biography of MP and campaigner Ellen Wilkinson documents her fight for radical change—and how a commitment to parliament scuppered it, writes Nick Clark Ellen Wilkinson was a “self-professed Marxist throughout her political career” - yet she ended up becoming a minister in a coalition government led by the Tories
"01.11.2016 13:18:09" socialistworker.co.uk National post strike was 'stronger than last time' Post Office workers struck across Britain for the second time on Monday in a fight to stop attacks on their jobs, pensions—and to defend the service. National post strike was 'stronger than last time'
"01.11.2016 12:49:51" socialistworker.co.uk How do bosses still dare to pay women lower wages? The resilience of the gender pay gap is nothing to celebrate, Sadie Robinson argues—and the reasons tell us something about how the system uses sexism How do bosses still dare to pay women lower wages?
"01.11.2016 12:10:32" socialistworker.co.uk Ex-miners demand to know - who was responsible for police attacks at Orgreave? About 100 people poured into the Yorkshire NUM Miners' Hall in Barnsley today, Tuesday, for an Orgreave Truth and Justice (OTJC) press conference. Ex-miners demand to know - who was responsible for police attacks at Orgreave?
"01.11.2016 11:43:11" socialistworker.co.uk Time to take action to save libraries, galleries and museums Over a quarter of a million people in the West Midlands could be left with no art gallery, youth services or museums and just one library out of 16 in four years time. “It's really a critical moment. If we don't stop the latest attacks, lots of what's been built up over the last 100 years or so will just not exist."
"01.11.2016 11:17:33" socialistworker.co.uk Trading blows turn treaties into toast—why trade deals are in trouble ONE OF the main drivers of neoliberalism has been the removal of barriers to international trade. It is now in serious trouble. Alex Callinicos on why international trade deals are faltering
"01.11.2016 10:58:12" socialistworker.co.uk Presidential crisis focuses resistance in South Korea Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of South Korea's capital Seoul last Saturday to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye. A report from comrades in South Korea about the crisis facing the Park government.
"31.10.2016 17:00:06" socialistworker.co.uk Campaigners slam Tories for ruling out Orgreave inquiry There will be no inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave, home secretary Amber Rudd has announced. Former miners say the fight will go on after 'smug' Amber Rudd's announcement on Orgreave
"31.10.2016 15:51:05" socialistworker.co.uk Campaigners slam Tories for ruling out Orgreave inquiry There will be no inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave, home secretary Amber Rudd has announced. Campaigners slam Tories for ruling out Orgreave inquiry https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43606/Campaigners+slam+Tories+for+ruling+out+Orgreave+inquiry
"31.10.2016 10:15:13" socialistworker.co.uk Police spotter failed to report Nazi hooligans, Rotherham 12 trial hears A police “spotter” failed to report seeing Nazi troublemakers on the day of a big anti-fascist protest, a court has heard. Police spotter failed to report Nazi hooligans, Rotherham 12 trial hears
"28.10.2016 13:00:22" socialistworker.co.uk Women refugees protest as Calais clearance puts hundreds at risk Hundreds of refugees—including many children—still face uncertainty and danger in the Calais “jungle” two days after the authorities declared it gone. Women refugees protest as Calais clearance puts hundreds of refugees at risk
"27.10.2016 11:50:47" socialistworker.co.uk Brid Smith on the growing fight for abortion rights in Ireland People Before Profit TD (MP) Brid Smith challenged the Irish government to prosecute her for possessing tablets which can be used to cause an abortion. She held up the tablets during a debate on a bill calling for a referendum to repeal the state's Brid Smith on the growing fight for abortion rights in Ireland
"27.10.2016 10:51:30" socialistworker.co.uk Labour MPs refuse to oppose civilian bombings in Yemen More than 100 Labour MPs refused to back their party's own motion against bombing civilians in Yemen at a vote in parliament last night, Wednesday. If at least 91 more Labour MPs had voted they could have beaten the Tories
"26.10.2016 15:51:43" socialistworker.co.uk Newsquest journalists 'even more resolved' to carry on fighting Striking journalists at regional newspapers produced by Newsquest South London are battling on in their fight against job cuts. "A recent edition of Newsquest's Croydon Guardian, which now has no reporters, carried just four stories about Croydon in 36 pages. The rest of the paper was made up of adverts"
"25.10.2016 14:54:37" socialistworker.co.uk The real solution to the refugee crisis in Calais—open the borders Authorities in France began removing migrants and refugees from the Calais “jungle” camp on Monday. Some 8,000 refugees, including 1,500 children and young people, are being thrown to the wind. The new Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk It leads on the real solution to the refugee crisis in Calais - open the borders
"25.10.2016 14:09:10" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"25.10.2016 14:09:10" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"25.10.2016 12:31:19" socialistworker.co.uk General strike in Greece can beat the European Union's austerity programme Public sector unions in Greece are gearing up for a new general strike against Syriza's austerity drive, writes?Panos Garganas in Athens General strike in Greece can beat the European Union's austerity programme
"25.10.2016 11:34:37" socialistworker.co.uk The battle against health cuts is on in Devon as 4,000 demonstrate to save services Attacks on acute services in Devon are part of a wider assault on the NHS—and campaigners want to see a united fightback, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans The battle against health cuts is on in Devon as 4,000 demonstrate to save services
"25.10.2016 10:50:22" socialistworker.co.uk Protesters in London show solidarity with Calais refugees and migrants Around 150 people protested outside the French embassy in London on Monday night. Protesters in London show solidarity with refugees and migrants in Calais
"25.10.2016 10:35:32" socialistworker.co.uk Southern rail owners trouser millions in public money despite failed service the Tories' favourite rail firm stands to pocket another £48 million despite its woeful Southern rail service. Southern rail owners trouser millions in public money despite failed service
"24.10.2016 15:07:24" socialistworker.co.uk Nazis targeted town to stir up racism and violence, Rotherham 12 trial hears The 'Yorkshire's Finest' group has links to fascist organisations such as the National Front, reports Phil Turner Nazis targeted town to whip up racism and violence, Rotherham 12 trial hears
"24.10.2016 10:27:25" socialistworker.co.uk Anger as the 'shambles' of Calais camp demolition puts child refugees at risk Authorities in France began removing migrants and refugees from the Calais “jungle” camp today, Monday. It was home to some 8,000 refugees, including 1,500 children and young people. Anger as the 'shambles' of Calais camp demolition puts child refugees at risk
"23.10.2016 15:07:42" socialistworker.co.uk Campaigners debate way forward for resistance to Tory assault on housing The campaign against the Tories' hated Housing and Planning Act took a big step forward yesterday, Saturday, with a 300-strong summit of activists, tenants, residents and councillors.
"23.10.2016 11:39:03" socialistworker.co.uk Hungary 1956—rebirth of socialism from below On its 60th anniversary, Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the Hungarian Revolution where workers and students battled for power—and shook a regime that claimed to represent them 60 years ago today a revolution erupted in Hungary - and showed workers' power
"22.10.2016 15:31:54" socialistworker.co.uk Housing protests are a sign of Egypt's deepening crisis A spontaneous demonstration over housing costs by up to 1,000 people in the Egyptian city of Port Said this week brought growing frustrations over the country's social crisis onto the streets. Housing protests are a sign of Egypt's deepening crisis
"21.10.2016 16:49:49" socialistworker.co.uk 'We'd take money off the devil'—meet the property speculators carving up your city Alistair Farrow goes undercover at the Mipim UK property speculators' convention "We're interested in working with anybody who's got money and we don't really care where it comes from"
"21.10.2016 12:14:39" socialistworker.co.uk The Sun wot made it up - peddling lies about migrants The hyped up media war on refugees escalated this morning, Friday, in a slightly bizarre way. Migrant lies? The Sun is the master of those!
"21.10.2016 10:33:03" Timeline Photos We dug through the night to help people in Aberfan - a letter from South Wales:
"When the Aberfan disaster happened on a Friday morning 50 years ago, broadcasts were constantly telling people to keep away. But by the Saturday evening, they'd put out an
"21.10.2016 06:56:33" socialistworker.co.uk The crime of Aberfan A coal slide killed over a hundred people—most of them children—yet it could have been avoided. It was caused by bosses' neglect and the complicity of some miners' union leaders. 50 years on from the crime of Aberfan, here's why the disaster was allowed to happen - and why no one was held to account
"20.10.2016 14:37:41" socialistworker.co.uk Solidarity for child refugees arriving in Croydon after press goes on the attack Politicians and newspapers have whipped up a vile debate about whether small numbers of refugee children arriving from Calais are adults. Solidarity for child refugees arriving in Croydon after press goes on the attack
"20.10.2016 11:54:51" socialistworker.co.uk Compromises on the left set to help the Tories form a new government in Spain A leadership coup inside the Spanish equivalent of the Labour Party may have restored the Spanish Tories to office. After nine months with no government, prime minister Mariano Rajoy of the right wing Popular Party (PP) hopes to form one this week. Compromises on the left set to help Tories form a new government in Spain
"20.10.2016 09:32:47" Timeline Photos The age profile app used by the Daily Mail to attack migrants and refugees, says tooth pulling Tory David Davies is 58 - he's actually 46
"19.10.2016 16:08:33" socialistworker.co.uk Durham teaching assistants in huge vote to strike against Labour council pay cut Teaching assistants have voted by 93 percent to strike against huge pay cuts being pushed by County Durham Labour councillors.
"19.10.2016 14:25:14" socialistworker.co.uk Drivers refuse to cross picket lines in Luton as 250 post workers join CWU strike Around 250 postal workers in Luton and Leagrave delivery offices are out on strike today, Wednesday, in a row over disciplinaries. Drivers refuse to cross picket lines in Luton as 250 post workers join CWU strike
"19.10.2016 14:02:13" socialistworker.co.uk South African students appeal to workers for support in a fight against the system A revolt by students in South Africa against a tuition fee rise has grown into an all-out fight for quality, free and decolonised education. South African students appeal to workers for support in a fight against the system
"19.10.2016 10:28:36" socialistworker.co.uk Eight men guilty of child sexual abuse - over a decade after police received complaints Eight men have been found guilty of 19 charges relating to sexual abuse of three girls – over a decade after one reported the abuse to police. Eight men found guilty of child sexual abuse - over a decade after police received complaints
"19.10.2016 10:12:49" socialistworker.co.uk The truth about Calais—migrants speak out David Cameron calls them a 'swarm' and to Sun columnists they are 'cockroaches'. But every migrant in Calais tells a human story of war and poverty. Dave Sewell went to listen As sections of the media try to undermine support for vulnerable refugees - read the truth about life in Calais
"19.10.2016 10:01:22" socialistworker.co.uk Gerry Conlon: 'I confessed after being kidnapped and brutalised' 'I was arrested on 30 November 1974. I was dragged from my bed at home in Northern Ireland. I was handcuffed and thrown in the back of an army personnel carrier with squaddies in. The Guildford Four were released from jail 27 years ago today - read more about the case here https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/21919/Gerry+Conlon%3A+I+confessed+after+being+kidnapped+and+brutalised
"18.10.2016 15:45:52" socialistworker.co.uk Socialist Worker (Britain) The new Socialist Worker is now online at www.socialistworker.co.uk It leads with professor Leslie Brent, who fled Hitler in the 1930s, demanding that Theresa May lets refugees into Britain. We have features marking 50 years since the crime of Aberfan and
"18.10.2016 15:44:51" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"18.10.2016 15:44:51" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"18.10.2016 15:12:35" socialistworker.co.uk As Tories fight - we need a vision of a left Brexit it's never a good sign for a prime minister when they are forced to say they have “full confidence” in their chancellor only a few weeks after appointing him. As Tories fight - we need a vision of a left Brexit
"18.10.2016 15:02:55" socialistworker.co.uk Child who fled Hitler in the 1930s now tells Theresa May - let in the refugees A man who fled the Nazis and came to Britain as a child refugee has slammed the Tories for locking out today's refugee children. Child who fled Hitler in the 1930s now tells Theresa May - let in the refugees
"18.10.2016 14:48:21" socialistworker.co.uk After Aleppo, Mosul is the next city to be razed by imperialism The United States and Russia backed brutal assaults on major cities this week. Both are designed to boost their control in a strategically and economically crucial part of the world—regardless of the cost in civilian lives. Tens of thousands of Iraqi troops and sectarian militia, have begun an assault on Mosul in northern Iraq
"18.10.2016 14:44:45" socialistworker.co.uk The Troublemaker - Labour's anti-nuke defence spokesperson backs Trident Nia Griffith is one of those who quit the shadow cabinet, only to return following Jeremy Corbyn's re-election as Labour leader. The Troublemaker - Labour's anti-nuke defence spokesperson backs Trident
"18.10.2016 12:48:53" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: It's time to get organised after the Stand Up To Racism conference We need unity in action to combat the rise of the far right across Europe. That was the message to take away from the Stand Up To Racism conference.
"18.10.2016 11:08:07" socialistworker.co.uk We won't be border cops, say London midwives Theresa May has backed a scheme by bosses at a London hospital to make pregnant women show their passport or immigration documents before giving birth. “We would never deny someone treatment, wherever they came from.”
"18.10.2016 10:23:06" socialistworker.co.uk Could our rulers ease Syria's torment? Only by pulling out and leaving it alone The Syrian war is an obscenity, a brutal meat-grinder that consumes mainly the innocent. It goes on only because it is in the interest of rival imperialist powers and their local clients and allies. The fighting in Syria only goes on because it is in the interests of rival imperialist powers and their local clients and allies
"18.10.2016 09:58:16" socialistworker.co.uk Don't be played by the 'gig economy' hype A new report hails the 'digital platforms' that are making workers 'independent'. But the claims are misleading, writes Alistair Farrow Don't be played by the 'gig economy' hype
"18.10.2016 09:37:15" socialistworker.co.uk Rotherham 12 - prosecution witness seen with men giving Nazi salutes, court hears A prosecution witness in the Rotherham 12 trial was pictured alongside a group of men giving Nazi salutes. Rotherham 12 trial - prosecution witness was pictured with men giving Nazi salutes, court hears
"18.10.2016 09:29:06" socialistworker.co.uk Hungary 1956—rebirth of socialism from below On its 60th anniversary, Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the Hungarian Revolution where workers and students battled for power—and shook a regime that claimed to represent them Sixty years ago this week a revolution erupted in Hungary. It showed that workers have the power to take on the ruling class and run society.
"15.10.2016 19:35:56" socialistworker.co.uk Anti-racists take to streets across Britain to demand child refugees are let in Two men who came to Britain as child refugees in the 1930s spoke out for the refugee children of today at London Liverpool Street last night Friday. Labour lord Alf Dubs and Professor Leslie Brent came as part of the “Kindertransport” trains fleeing the The 250-strong rally at the Kindertransport statue outside station was the centrepiece of a day of action for the Dubs amendment. It was called out of last week's Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) conference.
"14.10.2016 18:52:19" Photos from Socialist Worker (Britain)'s post Stand Up To Racism campaigners protested around Britain on Friday for child refugees to be brought here under the Dubs amendment. Lord Alf Dubs, who came to Britain as a child refugee on the Kindertransport train, joined a rally at the statue at London
"14.10.2016 13:03:40" socialistworker.co.uk Dario Fo - a committed revolutionary who stood against the state Nobel Prize-winning playwright and revolutionary activist Dario Fo, who has died at the age of 90, was one of the most important writers in Italian history, writes Mark Brown Dario Fo - a committed revolutionary who stood against the state
"13.10.2016 13:28:53" socialistworker.co.uk Big turnout on Newsquest picket lines as workers start 7-day strike Journalists working on regional newspapers in south London walked out on the first day of a week-long strike today, Thursday. Big turnout on Newsquest picket lines as workers begin a 7-day strike in south London
"13.10.2016 10:53:02" socialistworker.co.uk Week-long walkout set at Newsquest to stop cuts Journalists working on regional newspapers in South London were set to begin a week-long strike on Thursday of this week. Solidarity to Newsquest workers in south London starting a one-week strike today
"12.10.2016 13:28:45" socialistworker.co.uk Ealing and Haringey - anti-racists get organised and on the streets in London Anti-racists lobbied Ealing council in west London yesterday, Tuesday, to demand councillors support the implementation of the "Dubs Amendment". Reports from Ealing and Haringey - anti-racists get organised and onto the streets in London
"12.10.2016 10:19:36" socialistworker.co.uk Far right got 'more than they bargained for', Rotherham 12 trial hears A Nazi ringleader led a drunken street attack on Asian men after an anti-fascist demonstration in Rotherham marking the racist murder of a grandfather, a jury has heard. Far right got 'more than they bargained for' Rotherham 12 trial hears
"11.10.2016 16:52:08" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk leading on the fantastic Stand Up To Racism conference on Saturday.
It also explores the reality behind the new Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake and looks at the challenges facing Jeremy
"11.10.2016 14:33:20" socialistworker.co.uk Mazher Mahmood found guilty but tougher questions remain about the 'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood, known as the “Fake Sheikh”, has been found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
"11.10.2016 14:31:41" socialistworker.co.uk 'Southern rail - do your worst' say defiant striking train guards Train guards were defiant as they began a three-day strike on Tuesday against Southern rail bosses' plans to introduce the dangerous Driver Only Operation (DOO). 'Southern rail - do your worst' say defiant striking train guards
"11.10.2016 11:24:55" socialistworker.co.uk Joint cinema workers' strike called after Ritzy workers walk out Striking workers at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, south London, marched to the BFI London film festival in Leicester Square on Thursday of last week. Joint cinema workers' strike called after Ritzy workers walk out
"11.10.2016 10:49:31" socialistworker.co.uk Huge conference shows how we can stop Tory racism The Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) conference last Saturday was a fantastic success. It must now become the launchpad for a mass social movement. The inspiring conference has to be followed by broad-based events in every city and town to push back against the rise of racism
"11.10.2016 10:42:39" socialistworker.co.uk Theresa May shifts to the right - but makes new enemies Theresa May used last week's Tory conference in Birmingham to shift her party and her government sharply to the right. Theresa May shifts to the right - but makes new enemies, says Alex Callinicos
"11.10.2016 08:54:10" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: There's some justice at last over racist 'perfect murder' At Glasgow High Court last Wednesday, Ronnie Coulter was found guilty of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar. The fight for justice was never given up
"09.10.2016 13:30:11" socialistworker.co.uk Victory for abortion rights movement shows how Polish society is changing A wave of mass protests in Poland has smashed a proposed total ban on abortions in a humiliating defeat for the right wing government. Victory for abortion rights movement shows how Polish society is changing
"09.10.2016 10:36:10" socialistworker.co.uk The battle that beat the Blackshirts—80 years since Cable Street The march of Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists was halted on 4 October 1936 by a working class revolt in east London. Alistair Farrow looks at what we can learn from anti-fascists who recall the mobilisation Solidarity with those on the Battle of Cable 80th anniversary march in east London today:
Anti-fascists were up against the full force of the police who were determined to let the fascists march. But their mass mobilisation fought off repeated attempts
"08.10.2016 16:44:38" socialistworker.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott speak at Stand Up To Racism conference Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott, new shadow home secretary, were greeted with a standing ovation as they entered the Stand Up To Racism conference today, Saturday. Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott speak at Stand Up To Racism conference
"08.10.2016 15:11:04" socialistworker.co.uk Afternoon workshops at Stand Up To Racism conference Migrant workers are not to blame for falling wages and worsening conditions at work. Afternoon sessions at Stand Up To Racism
"08.10.2016 13:01:17" socialistworker.co.uk Stand Up To Racism conference - activists debate and organise to defend migrant rights and oppose racists People have travelled from across Britain to join the Stand Up To Racism national conference in central London today, Saturday. Stand Up To Racism conference - activists debate and organise to defend migrant rights and oppose racists
"08.10.2016 09:43:28" socialistworker.co.uk Over 1,500 gather in London to Stand Up To Racism Trade unionists, students, refugee solidarity volunteers, politicians, socialists and campaigners from all over Britain are queueing up for a landmark conference to launch a mass anti-racist movement. Over 1,500 gather in London to Stand Up To Racism
"07.10.2016 15:19:54" socialistworker.co.uk Chicago teachers plan all out strike from next week Some 30,000 Chicago teachers and school staff plan to start an indefinite strike on Tuesday of next week. The action follows a 96 percent vote for action on a 90 percent turnout by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members. Kristine Mayle, a Chicago teacher, told Socialist Worker that the “open-ended” strike “is likely to go on for a while”. “The board of education is proposing serious cuts to our pay and benefits,” she said.
"07.10.2016 14:29:49" socialistworker.co.uk West plots to deport Afghan refugees back to warzone Western governments and their allies are conniving to send Afghan refugees back to a warzone. West plots to deport Afghan refugees back to warzone
"07.10.2016 13:12:02" socialistworker.co.uk Ukip's been floored—but is it a killer blow? Nigel Farage's party should have been careful what it wished for. Sadie Robinson diagnoses the racists' post-Brexit headaches Ukip is not dead, but its headaches are likely to continue
"07.10.2016 11:27:23" socialistworker.co.uk Striking Chicago teachers say funding crisis takes the biscuit A teachers' strike in the US has gained widespread support, reports Kristine Mayle from Chicago Teachers Union Local 1 branch Kristine Mayle, a Chicago teacher, told Socialist Worker that the “open-ended” strike “is likely to go on for a while”. “The board of education is proposing serious cuts to our pay and benefits,” she said.
"06.10.2016 14:23:33" socialistworker.co.uk Activists plan protests after Tories overturn Lancashire council's fracking ban Communities and local government secretary Sajid Javid has overturned Lancashire County Council's rejection of fracking today, Thursday. He authorised gas firm Cuadrilla to begin its dangerous drilling for shale gas at Preston New Road in the village of Tina—who could face jail next month for protests against fracking—said, “There are no trucks for us to block yet—but we will be on the roadside verges and we will be making clear that this is the start of something.”
"06.10.2016 12:31:54" socialistworker.co.uk Over 200 join solidarity protest outside court as trial of Rotherham 12 begins More than 200 people protested on the first day of the trial of the Rotherham 12 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, today, Thursday. Over 200 join solidarity protest outside court as trail of Rotherham 12 begins
"06.10.2016 09:17:13" socialistworker.co.uk South African student revolt grows in face of repression The South African students' revolt against a tuition fee hike continues—and has defied the authorities' attempts to stop demonstrations and protests. South African student revolt grows in face of repression
"05.10.2016 15:11:38" socialistworker.co.uk Fight for abortion rights explodes onto Poland's streets The fight for abortion rights in Poland has exploded onto the streets. After mass protests, the Polish government has said it's withdrawing support for a law that would ban abortion. Read our reports of the the protests and the background to the new movement:
"05.10.2016 15:01:57" socialistworker.co.uk Theresa May's talk of 'centre ground' can't mask her dangerous right wing vision Prime minister Theresa May closed a Conservative Party conference of hard right wing policies by laying out her “vision” in a speech today, Wednesday. Theresa May's talk of 'centre ground' can't mask her dangerous right wing vision
"04.10.2016 20:09:22" socialistworker.co.uk Dirty tricks from Durham Labour council as teaching assistants ballot for strikes Labour-run Durham County Council is playing classic divide and rule to ram through its 23 percent cut to pay teaching assistants' (TAs) pay in the hope it can undermine a move towards strikes. TA Jan told Socialist Worker, “The majority of us are prepared to strike—we can't afford not to.”
"04.10.2016 14:47:59" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new Socialist Worker is online ... We say, Let in all the refugees. (socialistworker.co.uk)
We also report on Southern Rail bosses' threat to sack strikers; speak to anti-racists in Leeds who respond to Rachel Reeve's dangerous speech; and look at
"04.10.2016 14:06:09" socialistworker.co.uk Southern Rail privatisers threaten to sack all strikers Train guards on Southern Rail faced the sack unless they accepted a new role and agreed to bosses' terms by Thursday this week. Southern Rail privatisers threaten to sack all strikers
"04.10.2016 11:54:30" socialistworker.co.uk Anger as politicians pledge to demolish Calais 'jungle' The “jungle” shantytown of refugees in Calais is to be demolished “in the next few weeks”, French prime minister Manuel Valls vowed last Sunday. Anger as politicians pledge to demolish Calais 'jungle'
"04.10.2016 11:19:56" socialistworker.co.uk Black Lives Matter protesters won't accept a whitewash after more killings Protests took place across the US over the weekend as the police's killing spree continued apace. “We don't want to see a cover-up"
"04.10.2016 10:50:29" socialistworker.co.uk Jim Ratcliffe's fracking ships set a course for climate catastrophe One of Scotland's most notorious bosses says jobs are in 'safe hands' with his fracked shale gas from the US As long as energy production is in the hands of Jim Ratcliffe and his ilk, people and the planet will be sacrificed for profit
"04.10.2016 08:51:23" socialistworker.co.uk Deutsche Bank— the profit unarmed Deutsche Bank has symbolised German capitalism ever since its foundation in 1870, on the eve of Germany's unification. When Rudolf Hilferding wrote his classic Marxist study Finance Capital (1910), portraying the fusion of big investment banks with Deutsche Bank— the profit unarmed
Deutsche Bank has symbolised German capitalism ever since its foundation in 1870, but now it is in trouble ...
"04.10.2016 08:21:33" socialistworker.co.uk The battle that beat the Blackshirts—80 years since Cable Street The march of Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists was halted on 4 October 1936 by a working class revolt in east London. Alistair Farrow looks at what we can learn from anti-fascists who recall the mobilisation The march of Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists was halted today in 1936 by a working class revolt in east London.
"03.10.2016 14:07:40" socialistworker.co.uk Fight for abortion rights explodes onto Poland's streets The fight for abortion rights in Poland has exploded onto the streets. Tens of thousands are taking part in a “women's strike” today, Monday. People who could take a day off work poured onto the streets in towns and cities across Poland and thousands of school students also took part." Andrzej Żebrowski reports from Poland
"03.10.2016 10:38:55" socialistworker.co.uk Activists build for Stand Up To Racism conference to launch mass movement It will bring together solidarity with refugees, opposition to the Islamophobic Prevent strategy, organising against racist attacks and activists in the Black Lives Matter movement. Over 1,000 people have registered for the Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) conference in central London on Saturday. It will bring together solidarity with refugees, opposition to the Islamophobic Prevent strategy, organising against racist attacks and activists
"02.10.2016 19:37:23" socialistworker.co.uk Thousands join march in Birmingham as Tory conference begins Anger against austerity and racism was on show in Birmingham today, Sunday, as thousands joined a demonstration against the Tory Party conference. Shouts of "Tories out now" rang out as the march made its way through Birmingham.
"01.10.2016 10:00:00" socialistworker.co.uk Leeds activists 'disgusted' by Rachel Reeves' phoney 'concern' over immigration People in Leeds are angry at their Labour MP Rachel Reeves' scaremongering speech over immigration at Labour conference this week. Leeds activists speak out against the Rachel Reeves immigration speech
"01.10.2016 09:26:49" socialistworker.co.uk Best of both worlds is a dangerous illusion for Labour left An important discussion took place at the Momentum event in Liverpool last weekend on Parliamentary Socialism in the 21st Century. It was billed as an exploration of the ideas of Ralph Miliband, the father of Ed and David. Everyone should take part in the mobilisations that Corbyn and his supporters call for. But it's also right to insist that parliament is not the key arena of struggle and that we need an independent revolutionary movement.
"30.09.2016 15:38:08" socialistworker.co.uk Shimon Peres—war criminal and confidence trickster Shimon Peres was a war criminal that is lauded as a peacemaker. Shimon Peres, whose funeral was today, is lauded as a peacemaker. But he is defined by one event that revealed all that he was and all that he stood for—the massacre at Qana
"30.09.2016 12:34:33" socialistworker.co.uk Leeds activists 'disgusted' by Rachel Reeves' phoney 'concern' over immigration People in Leeds are angry at their Labour MP Rachel Reeves' scaremongering speech over immigration at Labour conference this week.
"30.09.2016 08:47:43" socialistworker.co.uk Teaching Labour a lesson in Durham Rank and file teaching assistants in Durham are fighting for their very livelihoods. Their battle has pitted them not just against the Labour-led council but their own union officials too. When Durham County Council announced a huge pay attack on teaching assistants, it probably didn't expect to meet much resistance. Officials in the workers' Unison union probably didn't expect too much trouble either.
"29.09.2016 14:21:31" socialistworker.co.uk Protests against tuition fee hike sweep South African university campuses Student protests against a tuition fee rise are sweeping South Africa. Protests against a propose tuition fee hike are sweeping South African university campuses
"29.09.2016 10:47:09" socialistworker.co.uk Strikers at London Met win solidarity on the picket line Pickets and supporters defied wind and rain to rally at London Metropolitan University today, Thursday. Strikers at London Met win solidarity on the picket line
"29.09.2016 09:30:00" socialistworker.co.uk Don't pass up chance to mobilise the fight against the Tory austerity When Tory leader Theresa May moved into Downing Street, the pundits claimed that the Tory splits had been healed. When Tory leader Theresa May moved into Downing Street, the pundits claimed that the Tory splits had been healed. But Mays “Brexit means Brexit” slogan can't paper over deep divisions about how to solve the crisis for Britain's ruling class that erupted
"29.09.2016 09:15:00" socialistworker.co.uk Defend refugees, organise against the rise in racist attacks Anti-racists are organising solidarity with migrant workers and Muslims under attack. Labour councillor Mohamed Khan from Milton Keynes said, “The government needs to tell migrants they have right to stay.”
"29.09.2016 08:43:36" socialistworker.co.uk Corbyn supporters angry as Labour right fight back Left wing Labour Party members have reacted with fury to a speech by deputy leader Tom Watson at party conference yesterday, Tuesday. Tom Watson ought to remember that the period from when Tony Blair was elected in 1997 to when Gordon Brown lost in 2010 saw Labour's vote fall by five million.
"28.09.2016 19:40:36" socialistworker.co.uk Corbyn's speech rallies the left - and opposes the scapegoating of migrants Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn used his conference speech today, Wednesday, to set out his vision for “the socialism of the 21st century”. “I've waited 40 years to hear a Labour leader talk about socialism like that”
"28.09.2016 09:19:02" socialistworker.co.uk Corbyn supporters angry as Labour right fight back Left wing Labour Party members have reacted with fury to a speech by deputy leader Tom Watson at party conference yesterday, Tuesday. The Labour right staged a fightback yesterday - and won some important conference votes
"27.09.2016 15:31:19" Timeline Photos The new Socialist Worker is now online. It leads with reports from the Labour Party conference http://bit.ly/2dpd2Hl, the Durham Teaching Assistants' dispute http://bit.ly/2dpcBgl and the fight against racism in Britain http://bit.ly/2dhbcqF
"27.09.2016 15:26:40" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"27.09.2016 15:11:53" socialistworker.co.uk Labour will 'hit the streets' to fight the Tories' grammar school scam Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced a day of action against Tory plans for new grammar schools. “We will not let Theresa May get away with segregating children by creating new grammar schools,” vowed shadow education secretary Angela Rayner
"27.09.2016 15:10:48" socialistworker.co.uk Teaching Labour a lesson in Durham Rank and file teaching assistants in Durham are fighting for their very livelihoods. Their battle has pitted them not just against the Labour-led council but their own union officials too. "It's changed me and made me much stronger, more bolshie and much more confident. Three months ago there is no way I would have contemplated standing in front of a hall full of people to speak."
"27.09.2016 14:55:49" socialistworker.co.uk Teaching Labour a lesson in Durham Rank and file teaching assistants in Durham are fighting for their very livelihoods. Their battle has pitted them not just against the Labour-led council but their own union officials too. “Our strategy is to not just be victims and accept these pay cuts”
"27.09.2016 13:27:34" socialistworker.co.uk University strike to defend reps and jobs at London Met Workers at London Metropolitan University were set to strike on Thursday to defend jobs, education and their union reps. University strike to defend reps and jobs at London Met
"27.09.2016 11:13:31" socialistworker.co.uk Incompetent or corrupt Met coppers lose millions of files Scotland Yard has lost 13 unsolved murder files and is considering whether they were destroyed by corrupt cops.
"26.09.2016 18:03:50" socialistworker.co.uk Will rivalry and repression start a nuclear war over Kashmir? Protesters shot, a base bombed and fighting talk at the top bring old tensions between India and Pakistan back to boiling point India and Pakistan stand on the brink of major confrontation
"26.09.2016 17:20:40" socialistworker.co.uk Was patriotic reformer Clement Attlee on the Labour Party's left or right? A new biography celebrates the worst in Labour leader Clement Attlee—but it also exposes how Attlee's contradictions are rooted in the party, writes Nick Clark The Labour Party's support for the Nato war machine and the Trident weapon of mass destruction goes back a long way
"26.09.2016 16:17:43" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: I worked in a grammar school - they don't help the poorest New grammar schools won't do what Theresa May says they will, a former teacher writes The return of grammar schools disguises a break for the rich as an opportunity for the poor
"25.09.2016 15:07:57" socialistworker.co.uk Decision to call off junior doctors' strikes is a missed chance to defend the NHS It was wrong for doctors' leaders to call off the strikes, but the lack of solidarity from other unions and Labour was a major factor It was wrong for doctors' leaders to call off the strikes, but the lack of solidarity from other unions and Labour was a major factor
"24.09.2016 13:06:13" socialistworker.co.uk 'MPs must listen to the members' say joyous Corbyn supporters Jeremy Corbyn supporters erupted in cheers at the news he had been re-elected as leader of the Labour Party with an increased mandate today, Saturday. Corbyn said, "I am calling on Labour Party members all over the country to join us in a national campaign for inclusive education for all next Saturday"
"24.09.2016 10:53:21" socialistworker.co.uk Corbyn's victory: the Labour right are fuming, we're cheering The Socialist Workers Party congratulates Jeremy Corbyn on his re-election as Labour Party leader. Well done Corbyn! Now let's mobilise against the Tories, the bosses and their capitalist system.
"22.09.2016 13:52:08" socialistworker.co.uk Refugee deaths are the bitter fruit of European Union and British repression Hundreds of migrants drowned off the coast of Egypt yesterday, Wednesday. It was the bitter fruit of European Union (EU) naval operation in Libya that includes British ships. Refugee deaths are the bitter fruit of EU and British repression
"20.09.2016 13:35:38" Timeline Photos The new edition of Socialist Worker is now online https://socialistworker.co.uk/. It leads with reports on the rise in racist attacks http://bit.ly/2cQAAzz, analysis of the Labour leadership election http://bit.ly/2dgqdcB and an open letter to a Jeremy
"20.09.2016 13:29:54" socialistworker.co.uk Huge support for Jeremy Corbyn—let's turn the tide on the Tories Wrangling over the shadow cabinet and whether there can be “unity” between left and right wingers looked set to dominate the Labour Party conference. Huge support for Jeremy Corbyn—let's turn the tide on the Tories
"20.09.2016 13:29:25" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"20.09.2016 12:29:00" socialistworker.co.uk World leaders look on as refugees drown Dave Sewell looks at a United Nations Refugee Agency report which details the scale of the crisis as world leaders plan a new clampdown on refugees So even though the number crossing is down from over a million last year, the deaths aren't slowing down. Some 3,210 people are already believed to have died in 2016, compared to around 4,000 for all of 2015.
"20.09.2016 10:34:21" socialistworker.co.uk Strike and protests confront Greek Nazis Golden Dawn fascists are facing opposition, writes Greek socialist and anti-fascist Giorgos Pittas Anti-fascists gathered in Keratsini three years after Pavlos Fyssas was murdered there by members of Nazi party Golden Dawn
"20.09.2016 08:42:08" socialistworker.co.uk Jeremy Hunt can be beaten back by strikes The battlelines in the fight to defend the NHS have been drawn as junior doctors plan three five-day walkouts in the run-up to Christmas. https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43402/Jeremy+Hunt+can+be+beaten+back+by+strikes
"19.09.2016 19:08:53" socialistworker.co.uk Inside the 'Moderates' meetup': Vows to keep fighting to oust Corbyn At a meeting of 'moderate' Labour Party factions, activists and MPs plotted to keep undermining their leader As #Dispatches "expose" Momentum, here's a reminder of what the Labour right have been plotting
"19.09.2016 14:53:10" socialistworker.co.uk Letter to a Jeremy Corbyn supporter A year since his first letter, Charlie Kimber warns that no peace is possible with the vicious Labour right—and that vital battles outside the party risk being neglected Jeremy Corbyn is almost certainly going to be re-elected Labour leader on Saturday. It will be a reason to celebrate—and a time for important choices.
"19.09.2016 13:56:49" socialistworker.co.uk The Magnificent Seven - Cowboys take on capitalism in a slow-paced shoot-out Director Antoine Fuqua's new take on 1960s hit western The Magnificent Seven has provoked debate about the film's intentions. Also: Eastern Europeans in Brexitland, An evening with Peggy Seeger The film's villian tells the town, “With democracy comes capitalism. With capitalism comes god. You are standing in the way of god.”
"19.09.2016 13:42:54" socialistworker.co.uk William Blake's paintings give Tracey Emin's famous bed new meaning An exhibition in Liverpool offers a rare chance to see two very different giants of art, writes Alex May Can an unmade bed be art if the only mediation is to move it to an art gallery?
"19.09.2016 12:53:40" socialistworker.co.uk Nick Howard 1933-2016 Nick Howard, an inspiring revolutionary socialist for six decades, has died a few days after his 83rd birthday. He met Che Guevara. "He even met Che Guevara and other leaders of the Cuban revolution in 1961"
"19.09.2016 12:02:55" socialistworker.co.uk Tory electoral reform - the case of the vanishing voters Hundreds of thousands of people have vanished from Britain's electoral registers—and you're more likely to be among them if you're young or poor. Tory electoral reform - the case of the vanishing voters
"19.09.2016 11:17:04" socialistworker.co.uk Resist the rise in racism The horrific attack on a pregnant woman in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, has sent anger and fear through Muslim people in the area. "There's growing Islamophobia in Europe and France and the issue of the burkini ban has highlighted that."
"17.09.2016 17:26:41" socialistworker.co.uk 20,000 join Refugees Welcome march through London Up to 20,000 people from all over Britain marched through central London today, Saturday, to say Refugees Welcome.
"16.09.2016 16:51:10" socialistworker.co.uk Police face questions over Rotherham child abuse case Police failed to act on a 13 year old girl's complaints that she was repeatedly raped in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, a court has heard.
"16.09.2016 16:45:55" socialistworker.co.uk Unions back deadly energy as Hinkley Point gets the green light The decision to build a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset is a disaster for safety, the environment and workers' living standards.
"16.09.2016 16:45:43" socialistworker.co.uk London Met university workers vote for strikes to defend their victimised reps UCU union members at London Metropolitan University in north London have voted by two to one for strikes. London Met university workers vote for strikes to defend their victimised reps
"16.09.2016 16:15:20" socialistworker.co.uk Letters—Orgreave justice campaign says keep the pressure on I was among the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign members who met home secretary Amber Rudd in parliament last week.
"16.09.2016 15:10:34" socialistworker.co.uk Police face questions over Rotherham child abuse case Police failed to act on a 13 year old girl's complaints that she was repeatedly raped in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, a court has heard.
"16.09.2016 06:30:00" socialistworker.co.uk 4,000 Post Office workers strike against branch closures Bosses want to close down more than 100 crown branches and outsource them to companies such as WHSmith. They also plan cuts to admin, supply chain and cash handling services. "This is a moment when we have to take this fight on and link our industrial and political agenda."
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"15.09.2016 10:19:02" socialistworker.co.uk Junior doctors pressure BMA to keep the strikes on—now get behind them Junior doctors have stopped an attempt to end their fight against Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt's imposition of a dangerous new contract.
"15.09.2016 09:26:56" socialistworker.co.uk Shipyard workers on trial in Egypt appeal for solidarity This weekend 26 workers from Egypt's Alexandria Shipyard are expected to find out the verdict in their military trial. They are calling for support Article updated with analysis by Egyptian socialist activist Hisham Fouad
"14.09.2016 14:32:55" socialistworker.co.uk Shipyard workers on trial in Egypt appeal for solidarity This weekend 26 workers from Egypt's Alexandria Shipyard are expected to find out the verdict in their military trial. They are calling for support Activists are appealing for people everywhere to join a day of action this Friday, 16 September.
"13.09.2016 17:04:47" socialistworker.co.uk TUC congress delegates pass motions opposing austerity and racism The TUC bureaucracy was pessimistic about the prospects of defending workers' rights at conference in Brighton this week. TUC congress delegates pass motions opposing austerity and racism
"13.09.2016 16:01:19" Timeline Photos The new Socialist Worker is now online: https://socialistworker.co.uk/
It leads with the Tories' latest attack on education http://bit.ly/2cKrt4u and Corbyn's enemies' plot to get rid of him http://bit.ly/2cDbTeN
"13.09.2016 15:57:03" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"13.09.2016 14:46:39" socialistworker.co.uk Inside the 'Moderates' meetup': Vows to keep fighting to oust Corbyn At a meeting of 'moderate' Labour Party factions, activists and MPs plotted to keep undermining their leader An exclusive report from a meeting last night of the Labour right
"13.09.2016 14:18:56" socialistworker.co.uk Don't forget Dada's rebellion against a ridiculous society It's 100 years since the birth of the Dada artistic movement. Rachel Levine argues BBC's new TV documentary Gaga for Dada misses the point entirely.
"13.09.2016 12:29:04" socialistworker.co.uk Orgreave campaigners demand justice ahead of meeting with Tory minister Campaigners from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) and their supporters gathered outside parliament today, Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with home secretary Amber Rudd. Orgreave campaigners demand justice ahead of meeting with Tory home secretary Amber Rudd - and ex-miner Arthur Critchlow describes why there should be a public inquiry
"13.09.2016 10:02:23" socialistworker.co.uk Durham teaching assistants say no to deal that would cut their pay Rank and file teaching assistants (TAs) are organising to reject a “much improved” offer from Labour-controlled Durham County Council. Durham teaching assistants say no to a deal that would cut their pay - and teaching assistants in Derby prepare to strike
"13.09.2016 09:26:32" socialistworker.co.uk As cuts cause growing crisis in the NHS - strikes can defend the health service The NHS crisis is so deep that even top managers say it is near breaking point. As cuts cause a growing crisis in the NHS - strikes can defend the health service
"13.09.2016 09:13:23" socialistworker.co.uk TUC Congress - unions must break the law to defend workers' rights This year's TUC congress in Brighton came after the Tories passed their Trade Union Act in May. Report from TUC congress - unions must break the law to defend workers' rights
"13.09.2016 08:47:53" socialistworker.co.uk Protests, boycotts and strikes hit prisons across the US A wave of prison strikes has spread across the US. Prisoners at an estimated 40 institutions across over 20 US states held strikes, protests and boycotts on Friday of last week.
"13.09.2016 08:11:37" socialistworker.co.uk Divisions over grammar schools show divides in the Tory Party As the weeks go by, we are beginning to get a picture of what kind of prime minister Theresa May will be. May might think grammars could make a mark early on in her premiership.The second explanation is that May is throwing a bone to the Tory right.
"12.09.2016 17:02:33" socialistworker.co.uk Exploitation is just the job in a bosses' recovery of low pay and zero hours More people may be in work but full-time positions are getting harder to find. Behind the figures, Alistair Farrow finds that bosses are making employment work for them—not us The Tories have seized on new employment figures - but they're less quick to talk about the types of new job created
"12.09.2016 15:42:58" socialistworker.co.uk Hate that has deep roots—Christine Delphy speaks out against Islamophobia Sociologist Christine Delphy, one of France's leading feminists, spoke to Socialist Worker about where the Islamophobia behind this summer's wave of burkini bans came from—and where it could lead to
"12.09.2016 11:41:21" socialistworker.co.uk Labour purges show limits of reformism Labour's long history of expulsions is ultimately driven by the party's focus on parliament, writes Nick Clark This isn't the first time that left wing Labour members have been hounded out of the party
"12.09.2016 10:51:43" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: Tory cuts leave domestic violence victims no means to escape abusers The murder of Clodagh Hawe and her children by her husband Alan, and storylines in popular soaps, have put domestic violence under the media spotlight.
"10.09.2016 20:40:56" socialistworker.co.uk Protest demands closure of Yarl's Wood detention centre Around 300 people, many of them refugees and asylum seekers, rallied despite the rain outside Yarl's Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire today. "The government treats people like they aren't human - I'm here to tell them they don't have the right."
"10.09.2016 12:23:18" socialistworker.co.uk Grammatical terror - don't roll back the clock on education Theresa May has confirmed that her Tory government's first central policy will be to bring back grammar schools. Sadie Robinson talks to people who experienced the much-hated system first time round
"09.09.2016 12:47:51" socialistworker.co.uk Exclusive: union faces £1 million bill for fighting Southern Rail firm The Aslef train drivers' union is facing a bill for almost £1 million for daring to fight the firm behind the Southern rail fiasco. Outrageous attack as Aslef faces massive legal costs
"09.09.2016 11:34:20" socialistworker.co.uk Dungavel detention centre to close: fight to shut them all The government's announcement that Dungavel immigration detention camp in Scotland will close is a victory for protest, and a spur for continuing struggle The closure of Dungavel is to be celebrated. If it can be closed, so can all the other camps, writes Margaret Woods
"08.09.2016 15:12:10" socialistworker.co.uk Rights not games: Disabled People Against Cuts activist speaks out Why we blocked Westminster Bridge and are right to portest Robert Punton writes on DPAC's Westminster Bridge action and defends "disruption"
"07.09.2016 16:57:01" socialistworker.co.uk DPAC blocks Westminster Bridge as part of week of action Hours before the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Brazil tonight, Wednesday, disabled activists blocked Westminster Bridge in London. https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43351/DPAC+blocks+Westminster+Bridge+as+part+of+week+of+action
"07.09.2016 16:56:48" socialistworker.co.uk Home Office deportations to Jamaica show racism at core of British state Some 60 people were deported to Jamaica today, Wednesday, on a flight chartered by the Home Office and with the cooperation of the Jamaican state.
"07.09.2016 16:53:14" socialistworker.co.uk Train guards strike to protect safety on Southern rail Disabled passengers joined the picket line today, Wednesday, at London's Victoria station in solidarity with RMT union train guards fighting to retain their role on Southern train services. “We want accessible transport for all and that's why we back the guards' fight,” said Roger from DPAC.
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"06.09.2016 13:59:08" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's Socialist Worker front page says "Fight for migrant rights". Read more at https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43348/Fight+to+defend+migrant+rights
"06.09.2016 13:50:42" socialistworker.co.uk The Tories can be beaten - but only if we fight The Tories marked their return from a long summer holiday by doing what they do best—whipping up racism and fighting among themselves. The Tories can be beaten - but only if we fight
"06.09.2016 13:15:18" socialistworker.co.uk College strikers in Scotland want a bigger share and equal treatment Some 2,500 support staff across 20 Scottish further education colleges walked out on Tuesday over pay. It was the Unison union's first Scotland-wide college strike. “We work with the same students in the same colleges as lecturing staff—so we should get the same lump sum they got,” said Jim
"06.09.2016 10:37:51" socialistworker.co.uk Mass purge in the Labour Party as the right gets desperate to beat Jeremy Corbyn The real reason for the ludicrous attacks on Corbyn is that the right know they're losing, says Nick Clark Mass purge in the Labour Party shows that the right knows it is losing - and gets desperate
"06.09.2016 10:04:31" socialistworker.co.uk Referendum in Colombia could end armed struggle After a decades-long civil war, left wing guerrillas Farc could make peace with the state. Dave Sewell looks at the events which have led to the referendum Farc was born of the legitimate resistance of Colombian peasants. Its degeneration has been a distorted response to the incredible violence unleashed by Colombia's elite.
"06.09.2016 09:52:18" socialistworker.co.uk Demonstration demanding demolition of Calais 'jungle' camp aids the racists Lorry drivers, shopkeepers, farmers, police, dockers and right wing politicians are protested this week in Calais to demand the demolition of the “jungle” refugee camp. Demonstration demanding demolition of the Calais 'jungle' camp aids the racists
"06.09.2016 09:36:42" socialistworker.co.uk Socialist Worker Appeal—why we're asking for your money Every pound will strengthen a socialist paper at the heart of the resistance Few news sources can be relied on to be on the side of workers and the oppressed. Socialist Worker can.
"06.09.2016 09:07:57" socialistworker.co.uk Tories bail out Southern rail bosses to bash the union The Southern Railway gravy train was topped up with a £20 million bailout last week from Tory transport secretary Chris Grayling. These rail parasites are in cahoots with the Tories
"06.09.2016 08:59:14" socialistworker.co.uk Condition critical—health workers tell how Tory cuts and closures put NHS in crisis New Tory plans to 'centralise' health services are masking a fresh round of cuts to the health service. But a funding crisis means the NHS is already under severe strain—and disaster could be just around the corner, as health workers told Tomáš Health care isn't just about administering drugs, it's about addressing all aspects of patients' needs and concerns. But Tory funding cuts and a spiralling staffing crisis, fuelled by poverty pay and rocketing workloads, are making that harder and harder
"06.09.2016 08:52:00" socialistworker.co.uk The state gets vicious When Two Worlds Collide in Peru Alberto Pizango and 51 others have been on trial for the last two years in Peru charged with rebellion, sedition, murder and conspiracy against the state. Alberto Pizango and 51 others have been on trial for the last two years in Peru charged with rebellion, sedition, murder and conspiracy against the state.
"06.09.2016 08:38:33" socialistworker.co.uk Racists AfD party gains in regional election in Germany The racist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party beat chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU into third place in a regional election last weekend | Plus Sioux protests take on big oil in the US Forces on the left have failed to shape people's anger at the establishment. The SPD and Greens are seen as part of the establishment. That's less true of Die Linke, but some leading figures have not unequivocally stood with refugees and Muslims.
"06.09.2016 08:16:51" socialistworker.co.uk G20 rulers can't fix their failing system The G20 summit this week is a good test of the mood among the ruling classes of the world. It brings together leaders and central bankers from 20 major economies that collectively account for 85 percent of global production and 80 percent of world trade. The G20 meeting in China was dominated by recognition of continuing economic stagnation—or worse—and fear of rising resistance to political and economic elites.
"05.09.2016 18:21:53" socialistworker.co.uk Junior doctors' strike off after their leaders buckle The British Medical Association (BMA) suspended a planned five-day strike today, Monday. The argument for action needs to be made more urgently than ever.
"05.09.2016 16:59:51" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: Huge debt puts off working class people from studying I'm 18 and about to start a Bachelors degree. I'm also from a working class family in the North, that huge part of England the government doesn't seem to know exists. Everyone should enjoy an education packed with opportunity and discovery, without having to worry about any debt
"05.09.2016 12:59:54" socialistworker.co.uk A time of turmoil shaped Karl Marx's ideas A new book by Gareth Stedman-Jones, Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion, stresses the impact of dynamic early capitalism on Karl Marx's theories. But workers' struggles gave them their revolutionary edge that still cuts, argues Simon Basketter Marx was a great thinker. He was also, crucially, an active socialist
"05.09.2016 12:51:05" socialistworker.co.uk Can Jeremy Corbyn's plans work? Rivals attack Corbyn's policies as 'loony left' but millions back them nevertheless. Raymie Kiernan and Tomáš Tengely-Evans look at what difference his policies could make Jeremy Corbyn is putting forward the policies that he believes a Labour government should carry through to make Britain a country that works for “the millions not the millionaires”.
"04.09.2016 16:50:07" socialistworker.co.uk Huddersfield NHS marchers vow to keep up A&E fight, and back junior doctors Hundreds marched through Huddersfield against the proposed closure of the local accident and emergency department and organisers said 10,000 took part in a rally and fun day. Hundreds march, and thousands join rally, against Huddersfield NHS cuts
"04.09.2016 14:09:34" socialistworker.co.uk A Very British Deterrent - Trident exposes our rulers' contempt for democracy A BBC documentary uses previously secret documents to tell the story of Britain's nuclear “deterrent” from the end of the Second World War. Nuclear weapons do not bring democracy nor do they defend democracy - by their very irrational nature they subvert democracy
"03.09.2016 15:14:18" socialistworker.co.uk Anger on streets of Paris at dirty climate deal As politicians cut a dirty deal on climate change, some 20,000 people protested on the streets of Paris last Saturday. The leaders of the US and China are congratulating themselves today for joining the climate agreement hammered out in Paris last year. But the deal is just a fake alibi for wrecking the planet - as protesters said at the time.
"03.09.2016 09:27:14" socialistworker.co.uk Should Labour MPs face reselection? What could happen when activists push for right wing MPs to be replaced by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn, asks Nick Clark Being an MP should not be regarded as a job for life
"02.09.2016 16:40:57" socialistworker.co.uk Labour councils should be fighting cuts—not implementing them Bristol City Council plans to axe one sixth of its workforce in a bid to plug gaps in its budget. Unions should mobilise in the streets against the plans. Meanwhile in Durham teaching assistants facing a Labour attack say they feel like they even have to Labour mayor Marvin Rees was elected in a revolt against the previous cuts-imposing mayor. He now plans £43 million of cuts.
"02.09.2016 11:50:46" socialistworker.co.uk Millions strike against labour reforms in India Millions of workers in India have joined a one-day general strike today, Friday. India's banking system also ground to a halt with millions of rupees worth of financial transactions blocked by the action. Some 15,000 bank workers in the Telangana region of southern India joined the strike.
"02.09.2016 07:13:01" socialistworker.co.uk Labour right step up the purge Thousands of Labour members have had their party membership suspended as part of a bid by the right to steal the leadership election. Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell said party officials were carrying out a “rigged purge of Jeremy Corbyn supporters”
"01.09.2016 11:36:21" socialistworker.co.uk Socialist MP speaks out on rotten Apple Irish tax scam Why doesn't the Irish government want 13 billion euros in unpaid tax from US multinational Apple? Richard Boyd Barrett, a member of the Irish parliament, explains the case to Raymie Kiernan Irish socialist MP Richard Boyd Barrett explains why the government doesn't want 13 billion euros from Apple
"01.09.2016 09:17:16" socialistworker.co.uk Anti-racists hold unity vigil after Polish migrant killed in Harlow Over 200 people joined a vigil for Polish migrant Arkadiusz "Arek" Jowik in Harlow, Essex, last night, Wednesday. Adam Cochrane from Harlow Stand Up to Racism told the crowd, "The Polish people are our brothers and sisters and they are welcome."
"31.08.2016 17:13:26" socialistworker.co.uk Junior doctors to strike for five days from 12 September. Now build solidarity The junior doctors are fighting for all of us, and they are right to escalate their strikes. The fight is back on for the NHS and for all health workers pay and conditions.
"31.08.2016 10:24:10" socialistworker.co.uk Turkish and Syrian socialists issue joint statement against intervention Revolutionaries demand that Turkey immediately cease military operations in Syria, stop its enmity against the Kurds, and open its borders to refugees. Important statement by Turkish and Syrian revolutionaries
"31.08.2016 10:08:13" socialistworker.co.uk All out to build solidarity as junior doctors leaders' call for strikes to defend NHS Junior doctors' leaders meet to discuss the next phase of their action today, Wednesday. There are strong signs that they plan monthly strikes against a dangerous new contract and in defence of the NHS. Aislinn Macklin-Doherty, a junior doctor in London, told Socialist Worker, "We're striking for the safety of our patients ... junior doctors are the single biggest roadblock to the Tory party's plans.”
"31.08.2016 07:00:00" socialistworker.co.uk A time of turmoil shaped Karl Marx's ideas A new book by Gareth Stedman-Jones, Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion, stresses the impact of dynamic early capitalism on Karl Marx's theories. But workers' struggles gave them their revolutionary edge that still cuts, argues Simon Basketter Marx's ideas were shaped by revolutionary struggles that were making history—from uprisings across Europe in 1848 to the 1871 Paris Commune
"30.08.2016 18:28:37" socialistworker.co.uk The fight for a better society is no utopian fantasy Every socialist dreams of winning a better and fairer world, one which isn't run in the interests of the rich. But that doesn't mean our dreams are simply “fantasy” as former Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls suggested this week. "The question is whether it's possible for Labour to champion a radically different kind of society. Or whether it's more “realistic” to try and manage the current system."
"30.08.2016 15:54:31" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk. It leads on the fresh Tory attacks on the NHS and features coverage of anti-racist protests in Britain and France.
We also ask how Corbyn's plans can work, and review a new book on Karl Marx
"30.08.2016 14:56:07" socialistworker.co.uk Black Lives Matter takes politics back into Carnival Notting Hill Carnival's roots lie in fighting racism, but it's become corporate and heavily policed. Alistair Farrow spoke to Carnival-goers and activists "There's racism in the way that the police treat Carnival compared to events like Glastonbury festival, where there's just as much crime going on.
"There's a stigma and prejudice in how they treat black people. It makes people get angry, especially when
"30.08.2016 13:32:48" socialistworker.co.uk Activists push to turn the tide against 'burkini' ban The Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) is campaigning to overturn the bans. Activist Sellouma told Socialist Worker, “We were up in arms about the way Muslim women are being treated. This indignation pushed us to action.”
"30.08.2016 13:16:54" socialistworker.co.uk Calais camp swells—but Tories keep border shut The Border Force boat Valiant was scrambled on Thursday morning of last week to intercept a small dinghy crossing the Channel.
"30.08.2016 12:26:16" socialistworker.co.uk Blame capitalism not socialism for Venezuela's crisis The right argue that if we vote for a socialist such as Jeremy Corbyn then Britain will end up like Venezuela. But Venezuela's problem isn't too much socialism—it's not enough. The right argue that if we vote for a socialist such as Jeremy Corbyn then Britain will end up like Venezuela. But Venezuela's problem isn't too much socialism—it's not enough.
"30.08.2016 11:56:13" socialistworker.co.uk Labour right step up the purge Thousands of Labour members have had their party membership suspended as part of a bid by the right to steal the leadership election. The Labour right hope the clean-out of members will narrow the gap between Corbyn and his challenger Owen Smith.
"30.08.2016 11:31:58" socialistworker.co.uk Warmth and colour make Julieta's simple story truly captivating Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's newest film Julieta is an elegant and rewarding emotional drama—though far from his best, writes Alan Kenny
"30.08.2016 09:38:21" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: Richard Branson is taking Virgin passengers for a ride Richard Branson was keen to try and prove that Jeremy Corbyn did not have to sit on the floor of one of his overcrowded, overpriced trains. Hearing the words “renationalise the railways” must bring fat cat Branson out in a cold sweat
"30.08.2016 07:00:00" socialistworker.co.uk It's cock-up after Balls-up for blundering blokes of Labour Poor old Owen Smith can't stop putting his foot in his mouth. Smith's team insist that far from bragging about his intimidating masculinity, he was making a “self-deprecating” joke about his height.
Troublemaker finds that a bit of a tall tale.
"29.08.2016 18:00:01" socialistworker.co.uk Australian protests for refugee rights grow Thousands protest as opposition to refugee detention surges, reports?James Supple in Sydney A new wave of anger in Australia is engulfing the government over its offshore detention camps for refugees.
"29.08.2016 16:57:13" socialistworker.co.uk Can Jeremy Corbyn's plans work? Rivals attack Corbyn's policies as 'loony left' but millions back them nevertheless. Raymie Kiernan and Tomáš Tengely-Evans look at what difference his policies could make We look at Corbyn's plans in detail
"28.08.2016 10:37:39" socialistworker.co.uk The strange story of Labour's Clause 4 For some, the difference between 'Old' and 'New' Labour lies in the party's constitution. The truth is more complicated, says Nick Clark Why did Labour write socialism into its constitution in 1918?
"27.08.2016 13:22:51" socialistworker.co.uk Uber Eats strikers summon solidarity at the tap of a button Delivery riders working for Uber Eats struck yesterday, Friday, against the company's attempt to cut their pay to just £3.22 per delivery. Riders turned the tables by using Uber's app to call other workers down to the picket line
"26.08.2016 20:14:38" socialistworker.co.uk Hundreds protest against 'burkini' ban Protesters took to the streets against “burkini” bans today, Friday, as a constitutional stand-off developed in France over whether they would continue to be implemented. The ruling against the burkini bans is a victory. But it is only a start.
"26.08.2016 16:02:05" socialistworker.co.uk Protesters occupy CPS lobby demanding justice for Kingsley Burrell The Justice for Kingsley Burrell campaign occupied the building that houses Birmingham's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) offices today,Friday. “We're supposed to have a fair platform across the board but we don't," said Kadisha Brown-Burrell. “The system is rigged.”
"26.08.2016 14:27:41" socialistworker.co.uk London bus strike rattles bullying boss One of London's top transport tycoons broke down in fury today, Friday, as over 1,000 of his workers walked out on strike. “You see what we're up against," said one driver, after boss Neil Smith's tirade of abuse at the picket line
"26.08.2016 12:49:58" socialistworker.co.uk Shock new attacks on the NHS to come, but there's also resistance NHS bosses are drawing up plans to shut hospital departments across England as the Tories ramp up their assault on the health service. Plans that were leaked today are a major threat to the NHS.
"26.08.2016 12:27:29" socialistworker.co.uk Union general secretary hits back after he's banned from Labour Bfawu bakers' union general secretary Ronnie Draper has spoken out after he was suspended from the Labour Party yesterday, Thursday. Ronnie Draper, a Labour party member for 40 years, has been suspended from the party. And he's angry.
"26.08.2016 11:14:02" socialistworker.co.uk We should drop the Nato warmongers' alliance Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn struck fear into Britain's rulers when he said he would avoid war if a Nato ally was attacked. When our rulers claim that Nato is a cornerstone of “collective defence”, they mean of their own interests—not ours
"26.08.2016 10:04:41" socialistworker.co.uk What does socialism look like? Reforming capitalism is not the same as socialism, argues Sadie Robinson. Another society is possible—but can only come about through a revolution by working class people Capitalism is a brutal, chaotic and wasteful system that fails the vast majority of humanity in the name of making a minority obscenely wealthy. Socialism would reverse all of this.
"25.08.2016 12:50:00" socialistworker.co.uk Paris was liberated by revolt in August 1944 Striking workers and the French Resistance rose up to free Paris from Nazi occupation in 1944—before allied troops arrived, author Matthew Cobb tells Sarah Ensor Paris was officially liberated from Nazi occupation today in 1944. But striking workers and the French Resistance had risen up before allied troops arrived.
"25.08.2016 12:09:55" socialistworker.co.uk Swindon postal workers' wildcat strike gets suspended rep reinstated Postal workers on unofficial strike in Swindon ended their walkout last night, Wednesday, after a suspended rep was reinstated. As many as 1,000 workers walked out yesterday
"25.08.2016 10:50:32" Timeline Photos French anticapitalists are protesting against the #burkiniban in Port-Leucate. Don't forget to join tomorrow's protest at the French Embassy in London, or at a French consulate near you
"24.08.2016 15:59:02" socialistworker.co.uk Swindon postal workers walk out after management suspend rep Postal workers in Wiltshire staged an unofficial walkout this morning, Wednesday, after bosses suspended a union rep. Workers at the delivery office staged the wildcat action after a show of hands this morning. Up to 1,000 workers at other offices around Swindon walked out in solidarity.
"24.08.2016 15:30:38" socialistworker.co.uk Outrage after armed police enforce French burkini ban Anti-racists in France and Britain are preparing to protest against the “burkini ban” imposed in 18 localities in France. Join the emergency protest outside the French embassy in London on Friday
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"24.08.2016 08:42:43" socialistworker.co.uk Caster Semenya's success should be celebrated, not denigrated South African athlete Caster Semenya won the women's 800 metre gold medal at the Olympics. Lord Sebastian Coe wants Semenya banned from competition.
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"23.08.2016 15:36:52" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's Socialist Worker (Britain) front page says Act now to beat the right. Read more at https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43277/Huge+support+for+Jeremy+Corbyn+shows+we+should+act+now+to+beat+the+right
"23.08.2016 15:31:33" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's Socialist Worker (Britain) front page says Act now to beat the right. Read more at https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43277/Huge+support+for+Jeremy+Corbyn+shows+we+should+act+now+to+beat+the+right
"23.08.2016 15:23:15" socialistworker.co.uk Antarctic melt poses grim threat As the Antarctic winter draws to a close, scientists watching the continent's ice shelf have found alarming signs that it could be falling apart. The Antarctic ice cap contains 90 percent of the world's ice. The question of what happens to it could be one of the most important for humanity's future over the next few centuries.
"23.08.2016 14:49:35" socialistworker.co.uk What does socialism look like? Reforming capitalism is not the same as socialism, argues Sadie Robinson. Another society is possible—but can only come about through a revolution by working class people Owen Smith says “we live in a capitalist society and Labour is about trying to achieve socialism within that”. Yet socialism is so different to capitalism that winning it means overthrowing the system.
"23.08.2016 14:46:09" socialistworker.co.uk Police killing of Dalian Atkinson was 'legalised murder' Dalian Atkinson's family faces a long fight for justice after his killing, writes Dave Sewell “What it boils down to is one man killing another man. Everybody sugarcoats it but they shouldn't. The police killed him. The story is murder.”
"23.08.2016 14:31:56" socialistworker.co.uk Rallies for Corbyn set the tone for a tense vote in Labour leadership Support for Jeremy Corbyn's campaign continued to grow as ballot papers for the Labour Party leadership election went out on Monday. “After we re-elect Jeremy we need to go forward and not just campaign for a politicians' parliament. We'll get real justice when we abolish this rotten system that looks after a minority and replace it with a socialist society.”
"23.08.2016 14:14:26" socialistworker.co.uk Bomb slaughters Kurds as the Turkish state clamps down Kurdish people in Turkey are under assault by Isis and the Turkish state in the aftermath of the failed coup, argues?Charlie Kimber
"23.08.2016 12:40:50" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: The stench of hypocrisy runs through this society At least three French towns have banned the wearing of “burkinis”. This has supposedly been done in the name of “emancipating women” and “combatting terrorism”. Forcing women to wear less clothing on a beach is as sexist and oppressive as forcing women to wear more clothes. We should defend women's right to wear whatever clothing they like.
"23.08.2016 10:39:38" socialistworker.co.uk After the death of Gaddafi: Where next for Libya? When the chaotic videos and images of Muammar Gaddafi's last moments were broadcast, it generated mass celebrations—and deep misgivings. Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown five years ago today. Here's what we wrote at the time
"23.08.2016 10:27:46" socialistworker.co.uk Southern strikes are on the right track as bosses feel the heat Bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) face the prospect of more strikes in their battle with rail workers' unions to undermine safety and slash services. The Tories hired Southern rail operator GTR to bully staff and lie about the reasons for its shocking service
"22.08.2016 19:28:00" socialistworker.co.uk Landlords double their profit from housing benefit in just a decade New figures show how the Tories are pushing the market into housing—and the damage it does, says Alistair Farrow The Tories' housing policies have created this scandal while their mates in the private housing industry cash in
"22.08.2016 17:34:29" socialistworker.co.uk The Tories fear Brexit - we need to shape it The left must start to contest the debate about what will happen when Britain leaves the European Union (EU). At the moment the argument is dominated by competing right wing visions. The Tories' problem is that as soon as the negotiations start they will disappoint one or other crucial source of their support
"22.08.2016 16:35:22" socialistworker.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn can win - but not without help, say retired car workers in Cowley Has Jeremy Corbyn made the Labour Party unelectable? It's the main charge against him from the Labour right and even parts of the “soft left”. “Politicians walk all over working class people, but Corbyn doesn't, that's why people are voting for him despite what the right says.”
"22.08.2016 12:55:58" socialistworker.co.uk Paul Foot on Toussaint L'Ouverture and the great Haitian slave revolt This month saw the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Caribbean republic of Haiti after a revolutionary uprising against slavery. This morning in 1791, Haiti woke up to a slave revolution. Read Paul Foot's article about it
"21.08.2016 12:03:00" socialistworker.co.uk Why is Leon Trotsky relevant today? On the 75th anniversary of the assassination of the Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky, Sue Caldwell asks if his ideas can help activists fighting for another world today Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was assassinated by Stalin's henchman 76 years ago today. Why does his legacy still terrify the ruling class - and inspire revolutionary socialists?
"21.08.2016 09:47:18" socialistworker.co.uk Deadly force - cops and their lethal weapons Cops love their “non-lethal” Tasers so much that their use is rocketing. But they are an ideological tool in the hands of our rulers—and there's no way of making them safe, argues Dave Sewell. Pictures by Guy Smallman The fact that Tasers are deadly is no secret. They even carry a manufacturers' warning.
"21.08.2016 08:20:40" socialistworker.co.uk George Lansbury was loved - but it wasn't enough for the union leaders George Lansbury went from campaigner to Labour leader only to be brought down by his own side, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans This isn't the first time the Labour Party has had a popular, left wing leader - and vicious attacks on him from within.
"20.08.2016 08:09:07" socialistworker.co.uk Here to stay, here to fight - how the Grunwick strike changed everything Forty years ago this Saturday Asian women workers at Grunwick photo processing plant in north west London walked out. Socialist Worker looks at how their strike, which lasted for nearly two years, was a game-changer in the struggle against racism 40 years ago today Asian women workers at Grunwick photo processing plant began their epic strike. Jayaben Desai issued a warning on her way out.
“What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some
"19.08.2016 15:32:52" socialistworker.co.uk If your pension scheme's in trouble it's not because the boss is hard up Britain's top firms threw five times more cash at their shareholders than they paid into workers' pension schemes last year. There's plenty of money to pay workers' pensions. It just needs taking off the fat cats.
"19.08.2016 15:15:29" socialistworker.co.uk There are cuts but no incisions as NHS surgery waiting times soar Routine operations face chronic delays in a crisis that Tory plans will only make worse, warns Tomáš Tengely-Evans Hospital bosses cancelled 753 operations “on the day” - and “equipment shortages and a lack of beds were the most common reasons”
"18.08.2016 13:47:00" socialistworker.co.uk Indonesia: the ravages of colonialism Celebrations are under way this week in Indonesia. The country is looking back on 64 years since founding president Sukarno and vice-president Mohammed Hatta proclaimed independence from the Netherlands. On this day in 1945 Indonesia's founding president Sukarno took office. It was the first colonised country to win independence after the Second World War - despite a vicious campaign by the British Empire to restore Dutch rule.
"18.08.2016 09:24:04" socialistworker.co.uk A revolving door of people who grant bosses pay rises The people hired by big companies to decide how much bosses should get paid are earning around £170,000 for attending a handful of meetings. The Troublemaker was glad to hear that hard-working MP Wes Streeting is having a good summer
"18.08.2016 09:09:29" socialistworker.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn urges his supporters to build a 'mass movement' Jeremy Corbyn supporters have spoken out against attacks on them by the right wing of the Labour Party. "He inspired me to get involved.He wants change and he wants a fairer and better society.”
"17.08.2016 13:10:06" socialistworker.co.uk Why Frantz Fanon's call to rise against racism still resonates today Frantz Fanon was a giant of the fight against colonialism. Chris Newlove hails a revival of his ideas—and argues for taking them further, not letting academia tone them down Fanon argued that the concept of “blackness” was created by racism, itself a product of the economic motivations of slavery and of capitalism
"17.08.2016 08:25:00" socialistworker.co.uk Trotsky was right - we need a revolution Tom Watson's dossier on “Trotsky entryists” into the Labour Party has been used as an attack on the whole left. As Trotsky argued, a revolution is the “entrance of the masses into the realm of rulership over their own destiny”
"16.08.2016 15:32:18" socialistworker.co.uk Take back our trains from the fat cats Delayed, overcrowded, and expensive trains. That's what the privatisation rail rip-off has brought us. This week's cover story: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was right when he said rail bosses “cannot be trusted” and argued for renationalisation of the railways.
"16.08.2016 15:31:44" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's Socialist Worker (Britain) front page says take back our trains from the fat cats. Full story at https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43247/Take+back+our+trains+from+the+fat+cats
"16.08.2016 15:30:47" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's Socialist Worker (Britain) front page says take back our trains from the fat cats. Full story at https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43247/Take+back+our+trains+from+the+fat+cats
"16.08.2016 15:06:37" socialistworker.co.uk Dalian Atkinson dies from cops' taser Former Aston Villa football player Dalian Atkinson died in Telford on Monday after police tasered him outside his father's house. Ken Faro, a filmmaker and justice campaigner, told Socialist Worker, “Judging by the evidence so far, it's incumbent on the Crown Prosecution Service to charge these officers.”
"16.08.2016 14:36:39" socialistworker.co.uk French cops ramp up terror as refugee numbers grow in Calais A wave of state harassment and the arrival of new refugees are making conditions in the “jungle” shantytown in Calais even more intolerable. Charities working with them reported last week that the population had hit 9,000 and was projected to pass 10,000 before the end of the month.
"16.08.2016 13:54:43" socialistworker.co.uk Ukip keeps on tearing itself apart The racist Ukip party is losing money and members. It was over £850,000 in deficit last year and its membership dropped 4.5 percent. Ukip's woes continue...
"16.08.2016 13:46:58" socialistworker.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn urges his supporters to build a 'mass movement' Jeremy Corbyn supporters have spoken out against attacks on them by the right wing of the Labour Party. Jeremy Corbyn urges his supporters to build a 'mass movement'
"16.08.2016 13:45:48" socialistworker.co.uk Way to beat Labour right is to keep mobilising in streets Labour's right are trying to discredit supporters of party leader Jeremy Corbyn by labelling them “extremists” and “entryists”. Labour's right are trying to discredit supporters of party leader Jeremy Corbyn by labelling them “extremists” and “entryists”.
"16.08.2016 13:12:53" Timeline Photos Four years ago today South African police gunned down 34 striking mine workers at the Lonmin corporation's Marikana mine https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43240/Dont+forget+the+message+of+Marikana
"16.08.2016 12:47:45" socialistworker.co.uk Kiss-in defies shop bosses' homophobia in Hackney Around 200 LGBT+ people and supporters joined a mass “kiss-in” in a Sainsbury's supermarket branch in Hackney, east London, last Saturday. “we have strength in numbers”
"16.08.2016 12:45:41" socialistworker.co.uk Freedom for Egyptian revolutionaries but many more face state repression Egyptian revolutionary socialist activists Mahienour el-Masry and Yousef Shaaban have been freed from jail after serving 15-month sentences on trumped-up charges. Mahienour and Yousef are well-known in their home town of Alexandria for the key role they played in the 2011 revolution.
"16.08.2016 12:42:12" socialistworker.co.uk Fury on the streets following racist murders in the US A shooting of another black man and the murder of two Muslims has sparked anger, says ?Charlie Kimber “The police aren't here to protect us, they are here to kill us unless we are their slaves”
"16.08.2016 11:27:37" socialistworker.co.uk School janitors in Glasgow make a clean sweep with a strike Glasgow school janitors began a five-day strike on Monday in a long-running dispute over pay with bosses at Cordia, a city council-owned firm. School janitors in Glasgow make a clean sweep with a strike
"16.08.2016 10:54:08" socialistworker.co.uk Freedom for Egyptian revolutionaries but many more face state repression Egyptian revolutionary socialist activists Mahienour el-Masry and Yousef Shaaban have been freed from jail after serving 15-month sentences on trumped-up charges. Freedom for Egyptian revolutionaries but many more face state repression
"16.08.2016 09:59:25" socialistworker.co.uk Fury on the streets following racist murders in the US A shooting of another black man and the murder of two Muslims has sparked anger, says ?Charlie Kimber Fury on the streets after racist murders in the US
"16.08.2016 07:53:12" socialistworker.co.uk Here to stay, here to fight - how the Grunwick strike changed everything Forty years ago this Saturday Asian women workers at Grunwick photo processing plant in north west London walked out. Socialist Worker looks at how their strike, which lasted for nearly two years, was a game-changer in the struggle against racism The start of 1976 didn't seem promising for anyone hoping to turn the tide against racism. But a strike at a mail order photo processing firm in north west London proved to be a game changer. Forty years ago this week.
"15.08.2016 15:02:00" socialistworker.co.uk Britain's crimes in India - the truth behind the drama As a new television drama looks at British rule in India, Nick Clark looks at the exploitation, famines and massacres that were the brutal reality of the Empire Today in 1947 India won independence from brutal Britain. Never forget the crimes of empire
"15.08.2016 13:46:26" socialistworker.co.uk Eric Pickles fans racist stereotypes on voter fraud Tory MP Eric Pickles said that authorities are “turning a blind eye” to election fraud among Muslims in a new government report published last Friday. Eric Pickles' recommendations clamp down on Muslims—and could drive more people away from voting.
"15.08.2016 13:19:29" socialistworker.co.uk Syria Speaks is an art book so subversive it can get you arrested Reading about art and culture from the frontline of Syria's revolution was enough to get Faizah Shaheen, a Muslim woman from Leeds, held under the Terrorism Act last month. As one essay puts it, “the doors of the Kingdom of Silence were flung open”.
"15.08.2016 11:48:44" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: I came to seek asylum—but they locked me up instead I come from Cameroon, where it is illegal to be gay. In 2012 I was caught with another man in a hotel and arrested. "I have to show proof that I am gay. I've given pictures as evidence and letters of support from LGBT+ groups but it's still not enough.
Maybe my case worker wants a video of me and my partner having sex."
"15.08.2016 10:07:52" socialistworker.co.uk The real cost of the Tories' war on welfare reveals the truth behind it David Cameron and his crusading work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith made a mission of “reforming” benefits. The resilience of welfare spending exposes a myth about what it goes on
"15.08.2016 09:49:52" socialistworker.co.uk Who owns Britain? How the rich kept hold of land The death of a billionaire landowner last week highlighted how much land in Britain remains in very few hands. Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates England's old aristocratic fiefdoms have rebranded themselves as large capitalist enterprises, each with their own corporate logos
"14.08.2016 11:04:22" socialistworker.co.uk Bertolt Brecht is back—and still as relevant 60 years after his death The great radical playwright Bertolt Brecht died 60 years ago this week. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the legacy of his plays and politics The great radical playwright Bertolt Brecht died 60 years ago today
"14.08.2016 07:47:41" socialistworker.co.uk Why Frantz Fanon's call to rise against racism still resonates today Frantz Fanon was a giant of the fight against colonialism. Chris Newlove hails a revival of his ideas—and argues for taking them further, not letting academia tone them down “I undertake to face the possibility of annihilation in order that two or three truths may cast their eternal brilliance over the world.”
"13.08.2016 10:40:00" socialistworker.co.uk The 'constraint of unity' fatally weakened the Bennite left Calls for a truce in the Labour Party risk leading the left to repeat the mistakes of the 1980s, warns Sadie Robinson Should the pro-Corbyn Labour left sue for peace with the right? It didn't work so well for Tony Benn's followers in the 1980s
"13.08.2016 08:18:23" socialistworker.co.uk Lewisham 1977: the day we turned the tide on the Nazi National Front Thirty years ago this week the apparently unstoppable rise of the Nazi National Front (NF) met a serious challenge. On Saturday 13 August 1977 a Nazi march through Lewisham in south London faced a counter demonstration by thousands of anti-fascists. The On this day in 1977, the Battle of Lewisham began to turn the tide against the fascist National Front
"12.08.2016 14:53:32" socialistworker.co.uk Moazzam Begg's 'confessions' tell the story of an Islamophobic age Moazzam Begg knows what it's like to exist under the War on Terror. In new documentary The Confession he recounts a life that can inspire resistance to racism and repression, writes Talat Ahmed In powerful new film The Confession, Moazzam Begg recounts his journey from a happy Birmingham childhood to being Britain's most high profile political prisoner.
"12.08.2016 14:02:48" socialistworker.co.uk Junior doctors back in action to beat Hunt Junior doctors could return to the picket lines after the British Medical Association (BMA) decided today, Friday, to move towards further industrial action. “This is so winnable—let's win it.”
"11.08.2016 15:48:56" socialistworker.co.uk Muslim women are worst affected by discrimination and Tory policies, say MPs Muslim women have been forced to abandon wearing the headscarf in order to find work, a parliamentary committee has found. "We know that if you put in a CV with a Muslim name you're less likely to get an interview"
"11.08.2016 13:30:28" socialistworker.co.uk GMB's move against Corbyn warns us that union leaders can be fair weather friends The GMB union's decision yesterday, Wednesday, to back Owen Smith in the Labour Party leadership election is a significant blow to Jeremy Corbyn. “It was a stitch-up," GMB member Kate told Socialist Worker.
"10.08.2016 07:56:04" socialistworker.co.uk Why the Labour right love to twist the truth about Leon Trotsky Labour deputy leader Tom Watson is hardly the first to use Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky as a cheap insult. If the likes of Watson call you a Trot, wear it as a badge of pride.
"09.08.2016 14:50:56" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new Socialist Worker (socialistworker.co.uk) is now online ... We lead on the scandal that Britain's richest corporate bosses got pay rises of 10 percent on average last year; report from the Southern rail picket lines; look at what's at stake in the
"09.08.2016 14:07:16" socialistworker.co.uk Filthy rich bosses grab 10 percent pay rises Britain's richest corporate bosses got pay rises of 10 percent on average last year.
"09.08.2016 14:05:48" socialistworker.co.uk Bosses in disarray after Southern Rail strike Train guards on Southern Rail have defied lies and slurs to launch a five-day walkout over safety concerns. Raymie Kiernan reports from the picket lines “When you consider this service and what privatisation has cost, it's an absolute cheek that they keep putting the fares up.”
"09.08.2016 11:39:10" socialistworker.co.uk Serial killer cop complains that he's treated like a criminal Also: Man dies after pepper spray, new unite to terrorise us, Stephen Lawrence CCTV out Police marksman Anthony Long killed three people during his career and was once described by a senior officer as “The Met's very own serial killer”.
"09.08.2016 10:56:28" socialistworker.co.uk Bertolt Brecht is back—and still as relevant 60 years after his death The great radical playwright Bertolt Brecht died 60 years ago this week. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the legacy of his plays and politics What lives on is Brecht's beautiful and clear language to put across his radical political message—one which resonates today.
As Brecht put it, “I always thought, the very simplest words must be enough … That you'll go down if you don't stand up for
"09.08.2016 10:53:48" socialistworker.co.uk Bank of England's desperate measures won't stop turmoil The Bank of England is fighting to avert a new recession by throwing billions of pounds at the City of London. "No amount of free money can drag a system based on maximising profits out of a crisis of profitability."
"09.08.2016 10:34:21" socialistworker.co.uk Latest strike figures don't tell the whole story Official figures show a sharp drop in the number of working days “lost” to strikes in 2015 compared to 2014. But the figures don't necessarily show a recent shift in class struggle. What do the 2015 strike figures actually tell us about the state of class struggle?
"09.08.2016 10:16:32" socialistworker.co.uk Pigs have got their snouts in the trough - and so have MPs Chief constables and senior officers are grabbing tens of thousands of pounds in expenses—on top of huge salaries.
"09.08.2016 09:09:38" socialistworker.co.uk Weymouth bus drivers wait for a week of strikes then two come along at once Weymouth bus workers returned to the picket line on Monday in their long-running dispute with First for pay parity with workers at the Yeovil depot. They are the lowest paid in First Group.
"09.08.2016 08:33:15" socialistworker.co.uk Anger at lack of change sets back ANC in South African elections Also: Olympic protest in Rio, hunger strike in Israeli jails and BDS clampdown South Africa's ruling party the African National Congress (ANC) has suffered its worst electoral setback since the end of apartheid
"09.08.2016 08:12:34" socialistworker.co.uk The siege is broken but bombs still pound Aleppo Syrian opposition forces in Aleppo were fighting to recapture the north western city as Socialist Worker went to press.
"08.08.2016 17:50:00" socialistworker.co.uk Ukip racists tear each other apart as Brexit vote leads to leadership crisis The racist Ukip party has descended into civil war after the favourite to be the party's next leader, Steven Woolfe, was banned from standing. Ukip was widely expected to be boosted by the Leave vote in the EU referendum. Instead it is in deep crisis and losing members.
"08.08.2016 17:09:09" socialistworker.co.uk Wood Group workers escalate action over pay attacks on Shell North Sea platforms An oil workers' strike in the North Sea shows how to beat the energy bosses, reports?Raymie Kiernan Wood Group workers prepare to step up the action on Shell's North Sea platforms. Send solidarity!
"08.08.2016 16:47:52" socialistworker.co.uk New Tory detainee plan - lock up kids and punish migrants with isolation New guidelines to detention centre guards will mean migrants can be kept in solitary confinement—even if it could kill them. It's all part of a new onslaught, says Dave Sewell New Tory detainee plan - lock up kids and punish migrants with isolation
"08.08.2016 15:56:30" socialistworker.co.uk Stand with Corbyn - not Smith or Jones As the Labour leadership contest hots up, Alex Callinicos looks at the roots of the conflict gripping the Labour Party and explains why it matters that Jeremy Corbyn wins As a court overturns Labour NEC's stitch-up, Alex Callinicos looks at what's at stake in the leadership election
"08.08.2016 14:00:04" socialistworker.co.uk How runaway train profits derail safety Private train firms are wreaking chaos on the railways and making passengers' lives a misery. Now they want to ram through even more attacks—but a series of strikes to defend safety could stop them in their tracks, writes Raymie Kiernan Brighton train guard Simon told Socialist Worker, “When stations have no staff people will get left behind. But we're determined that these plans will not happen.”
"08.08.2016 12:07:35" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: NHS treats LGBT+ people like second class citizens Several leading media outlets have responded to ground-breaking advances in HIV prevention with homophobic slurs.
"08.08.2016 06:33:23" socialistworker.co.uk Rail bosses' attack on safety is a plot to smash workers' unions—say no to DOO Workers in Scotland, London and the south east of England are stepping up their strikes to resist bosses' plans to undermine safety on the railways. Solidarity with Southern train guards who begin a five day strike for safety today
"07.08.2016 10:58:15" socialistworker.co.uk Naked in the chamber—the contortions of Nye Bevan Tomáš Tengely-Evans continues our series on the Labour Party with a look at a figure claimed by both the left and the right Why do both the Labour left and right claim the mantel of Aneurin Bevan?
"06.08.2016 19:37:57" socialistworker.co.uk Activists protest across Britain against police racism Anti-racist campaigners have held rallies and protests across Britain. Some 200 people marched from the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, north London, to Tottenham police station today, Saturday. They were demanding justice for Mark Duggan and all Carole Duggan, Mark's aunt, told the crowd outside the police station, "Black people are used as practise for new policing methods."
"05.08.2016 10:17:56" Timeline Photos Solidarity with #blacklivesmatter protesters today. Join #Shutdown across UK and the London protest tonight, 6.30pm, Altab Ali Park #E1
"05.08.2016 07:14:01" socialistworker.co.uk Labour hustings in Cardiff - Corbyn looks to anti-austerity to win debate, and election Labour's two big obsessions—electability and party unity—were the big themes of its first leadership hustings in Cardiff last night, Thursday. Labour hustings in Cardiff - Corbyn looks to anti-austerity to win debate, and election
"04.08.2016 15:02:34" socialistworker.co.uk Health workers take on ISS privateers at east London hospital Health workers employed by outsourcing giant ISS at Homerton Hospital in east London are fighting attacks on their hours and jobs. “If we weren't here and no one did the cleaning, it would affect the whole hospital. How can you care for patients in a dirty environment?”
"04.08.2016 06:52:24" socialistworker.co.uk Surface tension—the battle against the North Sea oil bosses Offshore oil workers have a tough life—and to keep up profits bosses are out to make it even tougher. But a new wave of strikes could put a stop to that. Raymie Kiernan spoke to trade unionists organising on the North Sea rigs Workers on seven Shell offshore platforms started a 48-hour strike this morning. Read more about the issues at the heart of their dispute
"03.08.2016 12:00:00" socialistworker.co.uk Angry over deaths in France? You're banned French cops kettled 1,000 people in Paris last Saturday to stop them marching for justice for a black man who died in police custody. French cops kettled 1,000 people in Paris last Saturday to stop them marching for justice for a black man who died in police custody.
"03.08.2016 11:45:00" socialistworker.co.uk Anger at bosses' collusion on immigration raid but migrant pay strike at Fawley wins Bosses hope discrimination will divide us, but a successful strike of migrant workers at Fawley refinery was an important victory, writes Dave Sewell Bosses use discrimination against migrants as a weapon against workers. But this summer they have met with resistance, including a successful strike by migrant workers.
"03.08.2016 11:15:00" socialistworker.co.uk 2011 rioters were rising up against injustice Five years after the summer riots, Alistair Farrow takes aim at claims that they were just 'mindless' One of the rioters in London said, “Everything the police have done to us, did to us, was in our heads.That's what gave everyone their adrenaline to want to fight the police. It was because of the way they treated us.”
"02.08.2016 18:21:00" socialistworker.co.uk There is no 'lesser evil' in the US election Now that Hillary Clinton has been confirmed as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate the usual arguments are being mobilised to brigade the left behind her. The most important one stresses not the positive qualities of the Democratic candidate but Clinton isn't a “lesser evil” than Trump. Each needs the other to justify their candidacy
"02.08.2016 17:45:06" socialistworker.co.uk Theresa May delays Hinkley Point nuclear deal as Tory splits fail to heal A last-minute U-turn on a major infrastructure deal last week dashed any hopes that prime minister Theresa May's coronation would halt the turmoil in the Tory Party. Lord O'Neill, the Treasury minister for infrastructure investment and relations with China, wasn't told and could now quit
"02.08.2016 16:40:00" socialistworker.co.uk Tug of war in Turkey over coup aftermath A battle is taking place in Turkey to decide who will gain in the wake of an attempted military coup last month. A battle is taking place in Turkey to decide who will gain in the wake of an attempted military coup last month
"02.08.2016 16:04:10" socialistworker.co.uk Anger at bosses' collusion on immigration raid but migrant pay strike at Fawley wins Bosses hope discrimination will divide us, but a successful strike of migrant workers at Fawley refinery was an important victory, writes Dave Sewell Bosses hope discrimination will divide us, but a successful strike of migrant workers at Fawley refinery was an important victory
"02.08.2016 16:00:22" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"02.08.2016 14:59:10" socialistworker.co.uk Cameron's cronyism is a fitting legacy for pig man David Cameron's legacy is as it should be. A load of honours for his mates.
"02.08.2016 14:26:30" socialistworker.co.uk Thousands rally for Corbyn—who says we can't beat the Tories Up to 10,000 people joined a rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn in Liverpool on Monday night. It was another sign of the growing support behind his campaign to be re-elected leader of the Labour Party. Up to 10,000 people joined a rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn in Liverpool on Monday night. It was another sign of the growing support behind his campaign to be re-elected leader of the Labour Party.
"02.08.2016 14:15:28" socialistworker.co.uk Rail bosses' attack on safety is a plot to smash workers' unions Workers in Scotland, London and the south east of England are stepping up their strikes to resist bosses' plans to undermine safety on the railways. Rail bosses' attack on safety is a plot to smash the unions
"02.08.2016 13:57:57" socialistworker.co.uk Stafford Cripps - a one-time Labour radical who was a turncoat twice over Simon Basketter continues our series of columns on the Labour Party with a look at one of its lesser-known radicals Stafford Cripps - a one-time Labour radical who was a turncoat twice over
"02.08.2016 13:38:27" socialistworker.co.uk As the Rio Olympics loom - the brutal reality of Brazil's eviction games A city planned for the rich and 'slavery' for workers while the poor are cleansed for being in the way. Andy Brown and Simon Shaw expose the Rio Olympic Games As the Rio Olympics loom - the brutal reality of Brazil's eviction games
"02.08.2016 12:07:28" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: Stand with refugees against councils and media smears Residents on the Scottish island of Bute have hit back at pernicious claims made in the Daily Mail newspaper last week that Syrian refugees here “want to leave”.
"02.08.2016 11:16:29" socialistworker.co.uk 2011 rioters were rising up against injustice Five years after the summer riots, Alistair Farrow takes aim at claims that they were just 'mindless' Five years ago this month riots spread across Britain after the police killing of Mark Duggan. Rioters weren't 'mindless' - they were rising up against injustice
"02.08.2016 08:31:08" socialistworker.co.uk 66 Days—a fine lesson in the brutality of the British state Several attempts have been made to dramatise Bobby Sands' fatal hunger strike—but 66 Days succeeds where others have failed, says?Sarah Bates Several attempts have been made to dramatise Bobby Sands' fatal hunger strike—but 66 Days succeeds where others have failed, writes Sarah Bates
"01.08.2016 16:33:43" socialistworker.co.uk The named person scheme – protecting Scotland's children? What attitude should socialists take towards a scheme that the Supreme Court says breaches human rights? The UK Supreme Court ruled last week that the Named Person Scheme, a key policy of the Scottish National Party (SNP) government in Scotland, breached the Human Rights Act.
"31.07.2016 12:37:39" socialistworker.co.uk Corbyn's surging leadership election campaign leaves Smith floundering Jeremy Corbyn's campaign to be reelected leader of the Labour Party gained momentum this weekend as thousands marched and rallied in the north of England. Thousands come to hear Corbyn speak across the north of England.
"30.07.2016 12:18:49" socialistworker.co.uk Black Lives Matter activists block central London streets Activists staged a Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstration outside Oxford Circus in central London yesterday, Friday. It came amid escalating police racism in Britain and the US. After occupying the Apple store the protesters marched to Downing Street where they joined up with an anti-fascist protest organised by Unite Against Fascism.
"29.07.2016 17:19:58" socialistworker.co.uk Surface tension—the battle against the North Sea oil bosses Offshore oil workers have a tough life—and to keep up profits bosses are out to make it even tougher. But a new wave of strikes could put a stop to that. Raymie Kiernan spoke to trade unionists organising on the North Sea rigs North Sea Oil is big business with 24-hour production. But workers disrupted that last week with a one-day strike—the first North Sea strike in 28 years.
"29.07.2016 10:35:25" socialistworker.co.uk You can't change the cops The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in the US, and Mzee Mohammed in Britain, have inspired a wave of protest. Join the Black Lives Matter protest tonight, 6pm, Oxford Circus ... and read why you can't change coppers.
"28.07.2016 09:47:01" socialistworker.co.uk Striking cleaners protest for sacked colleagues in City of London Striking cleaners and their supporters protested outside the 100 Wood Street corporate offices in the City of London financial district last night, Wednesday. They are demanding the reinstatement of two of their colleagues. Petros Elias, UVW general secretary, said that the Living Wage doesn't mean anything if you don't have a job. “The cleaners are staying out until the others get their jobs back,” he said.
"27.07.2016 14:37:11" socialistworker.co.uk Owen Smith puts on left face to launch his Labour leadership challenge Owen Smith, who is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership, officially launched his campaign today, Wednesday. He made a concerted effort to present himself as a left winger. Smith knows Corbyn has shifted the debate within Labour away from Blairism. So to grab some Labour members' support, and try to secure some union backing, he has been forced to put on a left face.
"27.07.2016 13:29:23" socialistworker.co.uk Migrant workers win equal pay at Fawley oil refinery Striking migrant workers have won equal pay from bosses at Esso's Fawley oil refinery near Southampton. Their victory is in stark contrast to the message from politicians, and some in the labour movement, who claim migration drives down wages.
"26.07.2016 16:48:00" socialistworker.co.uk Tory government wants Thatchers' cosy corruption to be kept secret indefinitely Tory corruption is to be kept secret. Two files entitled “Cementation contract: Mark Thatcher and the Omanis” are listed as being “retained” for 65 years. Two others were “temporarily retained” with no release date. Two files entitled “Cementation contract: Mark Thatcher and the Omanis” are listed as being “retained” for 65 years.
"26.07.2016 14:54:13" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new Socialist Worker is now online (socialistworker.co.uk) We lead on a damning Lords report that's slammed the Tories' for abandoning 10,000 child refugees; look at the latest in the Labour leadership battle; analyse growing imperialist tensions in
"26.07.2016 13:52:27" Socialist Worker (Britain) Tensions in the South China Sea are now pitting the US, the world's greatest superpower, against a rising China
"26.07.2016 13:51:58" socialistworker.co.uk 'Our North Sea oil strike is for safety and is solid' Money-grabbing bosses claim they must make cuts—but workers aren't buying it Oil multinational Shell was hit by a strike of 400 workers on seven of its offshore platforms on Tuesday—the first North Sea strike in 28 years.
"26.07.2016 13:03:06" socialistworker.co.uk Bernie Sanders jeered for backing Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders has spent a year being cheered by hundreds of thousands of supporters across the US for calling for a “political revolution”. Sanders said, “Trump is a bully and a demagogue.” People shouted back, “So is Hillary!”
"26.07.2016 10:18:33" socialistworker.co.uk The useless Labour right is flailing into a slow-motion split The Labour right are a puzzle. How come they are simultaneously so venomous towards Jeremy Corbyn and, as John McDonnell famously put it, so “useless”? How come right wing Labour MPs are simultaneously so venomous towards Jeremy Corbyn and, as John McDonnell famously put it, so “useless”?
"26.07.2016 10:03:57" socialistworker.co.uk March in Bromley takes the road in protest at council cuts and privatisation A 400-strong march of council workers and their supporters defied cops in Bromley, south east London, last Saturday by taking the road and blocking traffic. March in Bromley takes the road in protest at council cuts and privatisation https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43130/March+in+Bromley+takes+the+road+in+protest+at+council+cuts+and+privatisation
"26.07.2016 09:58:25" socialistworker.co.uk London Met workers start indicative ballot on action to defend jobs UCU union members at London Metropolitan University are holding an indicative ballot for strikes against mass job cuts. London Met workers start indicative ballot on action to defend jobs https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43128/London+Met+workers+start+indicative+ballot+on+action+to+defend+jobs
"26.07.2016 09:48:16" socialistworker.co.uk China crisis - could island strife lead to world war? A recent dispute over islands in the South China Sea is a sign of how imperialist tensions between the US and China could set the region ablaze, writes Dave Sewell Tensions in the South China Sea are now pitting the US, the world's greatest superpower, against a rising China
"26.07.2016 08:46:13" socialistworker.co.uk Why Lenin said Communists must try to affiliate to Labour How to relate to members of the Labour Party has always been one of the most important questions for revolutionaries in Britain. In 1920, when the Communist Party of Great Britain was founded, it was a central debate. The principle of trying to relate to Labour members while building an independent revolutionary organisation is as relevant now as it was in 1920.
"26.07.2016 08:09:41" socialistworker.co.uk KFC's finger lickin' zero hours lies exposed Fast food giant KFC claims it doesn't use zero hours contracts in Britain. Alistair Farrow takes apart the spin KFC's finger lickin' zero hours lies exposed:
KFC claims that restaurant workers selling its foods are not employed on zero hours contracts, but Socialist Worker has seen zero hours contracts which the company had issued...
"23.07.2016 18:19:21" socialistworker.co.uk Corbyn in Manchester: 'Politics is changing' The first mass rally of Jeremy Corbyn's campaign to be re-elected as Labour Party leader took place in Salford today, Saturday.
"21.07.2016 15:30:57" socialistworker.co.uk Victory for cleaners, but the battle goes on Workers at 100 Wood Street in the City of London won a significant victory yesterday, Wednesday, as Thames Cleaning backed down and offered them the London Living Wage of £9.20 an hour.
"21.07.2016 11:34:03" socialistworker.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn tells rally 'This is about the kind of world we want to live in' Jeremy Corbyn made a surprise appearance at a central London rally last night, Wednesday, ahead of his leadership election campaign launch today.
"21.07.2016 11:08:24" socialistworker.co.uk Black Lives Matter activists meet to organise and discuss strategy The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in Britain took another significant step forwards last night, Wednesday, as over 100 people met at Shacklewell Lane mosque in east London.
"19.07.2016 15:25:44" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"19.07.2016 14:21:05" socialistworker.co.uk Dirty tricks from the Labour right leave members 'disgusted' Members of the Labour Party have spoken out against attempts to shut down party democracy in the run-up to a new leadership election. Dirty tricks from Labour right leave members 'disgusted'
"19.07.2016 14:07:49" socialistworker.co.uk Labour MPs' votes for Trident let the Tories off the hook Labour MPs lined up with the Tories to attack their own leader in parliament on Monday. It showed the lengths to which they will go to oust left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn. Labour MPs' votes for Trident let the Tories off the hook
"19.07.2016 13:52:18" socialistworker.co.uk Davey Hopper 1943-2016 It is with great sadness we learnt of the death of Davey Hopper, general secretary of the Durham Miners Association and NUM union, last Saturday.
"19.07.2016 13:13:37" socialistworker.co.uk Theresa May's new Tory cabinet is made of bankers, bullies and crooks Socialist Worker's guide to the new set of right wing ministers who replaced the old ones last week Socialist Worker's guide to the new set of right wing ministers who replaced the old ones last week
"19.07.2016 12:53:54" socialistworker.co.uk Marxism and oppression - do we say 'class first, race later?' The Institute of Race Relations has published its journal Race and Class highlighting the fight against racism in post-war Britain. Marxism and oppression - do we say 'class first, race later'?
"19.07.2016 11:22:03" socialistworker.co.uk Our fury matters - black activists speak out Thousands of people protested across Britain in recent weeks to insist that “Black Lives Matter”. Called in response to a series of police killings in the US, the protests have struck a chord with many young people angry at racism in Britain too. Black “One of the huge parallels between what has been going on in the US and what's happening in Britain is that young people are coming out and marching.”
"19.07.2016 10:31:49" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: Where can I turn now that Bernie Sanders has let us down? I feel betrayed and let down. I've backed Bernie Sanders all the way in his campaign to be the Democratic Party candidate for US president. Now he has backed Hillary Clinton.
"19.07.2016 09:40:52" socialistworker.co.uk The Independent Labour Party - prioritising parliament gave more power to the right Charlie Kimber looks at the Independent Labour Party (ILP), one of the founding organisations of the Labour Party The Independent Labour Party - prioritising parliament gave more power to the right
"19.07.2016 08:57:35" socialistworker.co.uk Big Bill Haywood - a fighter against the bosses and revolutionary trade unionist Big Bill Haywood was a giant of the US workers' movement. John Newsinger has edited a new collection of Haywood's journalism and writes on the life of the revolutionary Big Bill Haywood - a fighter against the bosses and revolutionary trade unionist
"19.07.2016 08:00:03" socialistworker.co.uk New Black Lives Matter protests take on police racism and violence The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in Britain widened and deepened over the last week. Demonstrations and vigils for victims of police violence took place across the country. New Black Lives Matter protests take on police racism and violence
"18.07.2016 08:40:16" From the archive: Trash Trident-six deadly nuclear myths...and how to defuse them https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/41999/Trash+Trident:+six+deadly+nuclear+myths...and+how+to++defuse+them
"16.07.2016 16:56:41" socialistworker.co.uk Thousands say No to Racism, No to Austerity, Tories Out Around 10,000 people joined the No to Austerity, No to Racism, Tories Out demonstration in London today, Saturday. It was organised by Stand Up to Racism and the People's Assembly. Hundreds also came to a rally in Glasgow.
"16.07.2016 15:33:38" socialistworker.co.uk Pictures of the No to Racism, No to Austerity demonstration, London, 16 July Thousands of people marched on a protest called by Stand Up to Racism and the People's Assembly in London on Saturday. Gallery of pictures by Guy Smallman of today's No to Austerity, No to Racism demonstration in London.
"16.07.2016 15:32:07" socialistworker.co.uk Protest against racism and austerity Thousands of people have been marching today in London against austerity and racism on a demonstration organised by Stand Up to Racism and the People's Assembly.
"16.07.2016 13:29:46" socialistworker.co.uk Socialist Workers Party statement on the Turkish coup The Socialist Workers Party joins the people of Turkey in condemning the attempted military coup in that country.
"15.07.2016 12:34:03" socialistworker.co.uk Unite union backs reselection to make MPs accountable The Unite trade union has voted for Labour MPs to face mandatory reselection. This means they would be more accountable.
"15.07.2016 11:31:14" socialistworker.co.uk Black Lives Matter protests in Bradford and Leeds Around 1,000 people gathered in Bradford, and 800 in Leeds for Black Lives Matter/Say No to Racism protests this week.
"15.07.2016 10:53:24" socialistworker.co.uk Tweedledum and tweedledee - the Labour challengers gunning for Jeremy Corbyn A fresh leadership election has been officially launched in the Labour Party. Nick Clark profiles the plotters who want to oust Jeremy Corbyn Tweedledum and Tweedledee - meet the Labour challengers who are gunning for Jeremy Corbyn
"14.07.2016 13:42:35" socialistworker.co.uk Migrant workers strike because they get half the pay of others Migrant workers at Esso's Fawley oil refinery in Southampton struck today, Thursday, against bosses who pay them half as much as British workers. Send messages of support to email@example.com or 07958624506
"13.07.2016 16:23:42" socialistworker.co.uk Socialist Worker (Britain) https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43080/Jeremy+Corbyn+receives+a+heros+welcome+at+Unite+union+conference
"13.07.2016 15:09:55" Timeline Photos Standing ovation for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the Unite union conference in Brighton
"13.07.2016 11:14:27" socialistworker.co.uk Black Lives Matter protests continue in Britain - here's how you can get involved The Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests that burst onto the streets of Britain over last weekend continue throughout this week. They are showing solidarity with the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, who were killed by police in the US earlier Black Lives Matter protests continue in Britain - and here's how you can get involved
"12.07.2016 19:41:57" socialistworker.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn on ballot for Labour leader - now build the fight against the Tories Labour's national executive committee has voted by 18 votes to 14 tonight, Tuesday, that Jeremy Corbyn will automatically be on the ballot paper for the Labour leadership election. Corbyn is on the ballot paper - now build the fight against the Tories
"12.07.2016 15:52:08" The new issue of Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk It looks at the fight against austerity and racism, the battle to defend Jeremy Corbyn, what Theresa May becoming new leader means for the Tories and much more
"12.07.2016 15:22:19" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"12.07.2016 14:57:33" socialistworker.co.uk Unite union delegates back Jeremy Corbyn Delegates at the Unite union conference this week were furious at moves against Jeremy Corbyn—and wanted the union to take a stand. Support for Jeremy Corbyn from delegates at Unite conference
"12.07.2016 14:45:03" socialistworker.co.uk Defend Jeremy Corbyn from the right wing in the Labour Party The Labour leadership crisis has brought the deep divisions in the party out into the open—and they're pushing it to breaking point. Defend Jeremy Corbyn from the right in Labour
"12.07.2016 13:53:00" socialistworker.co.uk How lies created the case for the Iraq war Tony Blair did not go to war in Iraq because of 'mistakes' or 'honestly held beliefs'—evidence given to the Chilcot inquiry exposes a deliberate process of lies to justify intervention What does the Chilcot report actually say—and what does it really tell us?
"12.07.2016 12:53:03" socialistworker.co.uk Fury at police killings in the US spark Black Lives Matter protests across Britain The racist killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police in the United States last week has sparked an eruption of anger. Fury at police killings in the US spark Black Lives Matter protests across Britain. Thousands joined protests at just hours' notice. And protesters are debating the best way to resist and win
"12.07.2016 12:32:57" socialistworker.co.uk Unite union backs Trident renewal as delegates denounce Len McCluskey's 'fudge' The powerful Unite union will call on Labour MPs to vote with the Tories to back the renewal of the Trident nuclear missile system next week. Unite union conference votes to back Trident renewal - but delegates denounce Len McCluskey's 'fudge' and say Trident won't save jobs
"12.07.2016 11:18:00" socialistworker.co.uk Chilcot report - Tony Blair should be put in the dock over Iraq war Warmonger and former Labour prime minister Tony Blair could face a motion of contempt in parliament following the release of the Chilcot report last week. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is reported to be ready to vote for it. Chilcot - Tony Blair should be put in the dock over Iraq war
"12.07.2016 11:03:46" socialistworker.co.uk Elections in South Africa could mean hope as Economic Freedom Fighters take on ANC South Africa's local government elections, set for 3 August, will see a bitter battle between the ruling African National Congress and its opponents on both left and right. Elections in South Africa could mean hope as Economic Freedom Fighters challenge the ANC
"12.07.2016 10:49:35" socialistworker.co.uk We must overcome the dangerous divisions in the working class The Brexit referendum revealed a united ruling class and a divided working class. A few eccentrics aside, big business backed Britain's membership of the European Union (EU). They are now united in mourning the result of the vote. We must overcome the dangerous divisions in the working class writes Alex Callinicos
"12.07.2016 10:13:48" socialistworker.co.uk Tories have a new leader in Theresa May - but their party's still divided The chaos in the Tory party keeps on giving. David Cameron was set to leave Downing Street as Socialist Worker went to press. Tories have a new leader in Theresa May - but their party's still divided
"12.07.2016 09:53:56" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS - Don't squander this chance to finish off hated Tories The Leave vote shows a clear rejection of the establishment, of endless austerity and constant attacks against the working class LETTERS - Don't squander this chance to finish off hated Tories, writes an ex-miner
"11.07.2016 17:52:20" socialistworker.co.uk Heart surgery, health cuts and the market A bitter row has broken out between some of Britain's best known hospitals following plans to reorganise heart surgery for children and babies. Heart surgery, health cuts and and the market
"10.07.2016 17:53:49" socialistworker.co.uk Pictures of Black Lives Matter protest in Brixton, London People in Brixton, south London, protested on Saturday after the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by US police Pictures from the protest in Brixton, south London, by Guy Smallman
"10.07.2016 17:07:40" socialistworker.co.uk Pictures of Black Lives Matter protest in Birmingham People protested in Birmingham after the racist murders by US police Gallery of pictures by Geoff Dexter
"10.07.2016 16:28:15" socialistworker.co.uk Outrage after US police murder black people The racist killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police in the United States have sparked an eruption of anger in that country but also more widely. Protests in the US and London, Birmingham, and Bristol
"08.07.2016 13:19:43" socialistworker.co.uk Protests sweep Zimbabwe Protests, strikes and stay-aways have swept Zimbabwe in southern Africa as people revolt against food shortages, unpaid wages, corruption and repression. Solidarity with comrades in Zimbabwe fighting back. Long live workers' struggle! Varombo Tamuka! Abayanga Sesivhukile!
"07.07.2016 11:12:44" socialistworker.co.uk Chilcot - Blair's 'UN route' was discussed in April 2002 - and it was the pathway to war The meeting between George Bush and Tony Blair in April 2002 has been described as a turning point the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Chilcot report - Tony Blair's 'UN route' was discussed with Bush in April 2002 - it was not an alternative to invasion but the pathway to war
"07.07.2016 08:32:16" socialistworker.co.uk Iraq Poem by Alan Gibbons Author and campaigner Alan Gibbons sent Socialist Worker this poem yesterday, in the wake of the publication of the Chilcot report. Iraq Poem by Alan Gibbons
"06.07.2016 17:31:28" socialistworker.co.uk The dodgy dossier, Alistair Campbell and Iraq's weapons Tony Blair's “dodgy” dossier gets an entire chapter in the Chilcot Inquiry's report into the Iraq war, published today.
"06.07.2016 16:30:45" socialistworker.co.uk Chilcot report destroys Blair's case for war The Chilcot inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war delivers its report today, Wednesday UPDATE: Jeremy Corbyn apologises for Labour launching the war in Iraq
"06.07.2016 15:08:30" socialistworker.co.uk Chilcot on Blair, lies and WMDs John Chilcot's speech this morning slammed Blair and others for asserting that there were Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq.
"06.07.2016 14:59:45" socialistworker.co.uk Chilcot on Blair, lies and WMDs John Chilcot's speech this morning slammed Blair and others for asserting that there were Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. Chilcot on Blair, lies and WMDs
"06.07.2016 14:58:50" socialistworker.co.uk Chilcot report destroys Blair's case for war The Chilcot inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war delivers its report today, Wednesday UPDATE: War criminal Tony Blair refuses to apologise for waging war on Iraq https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43036/Chilcot+report+destroys+Blairs+case+for+war
"06.07.2016 14:23:11" socialistworker.co.uk Chilcot report destroys Blair's case for war The Chilcot inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war delivers its report today, Wednesday UPDATE: Trade unions respond to Chilcot
"06.07.2016 12:43:57" socialistworker.co.uk When did Blair agree to regime change in Iraq? Chilcot does not accept that Tony Blair had decided to join the US in invading Iraq as early as the start of 2002. But this appears to be contradicted by some of the evidence in the report.
"06.07.2016 11:30:16" socialistworker.co.uk The day the world said no to war on Iraq It was the day the world said no to Bush's war. Demonstrations took place in over 600 cities and towns. The numbers of demonstrators far surpassed the most optimistic forecasts of ten million. In some countries people marched in their millions or hundreds 15 February 2003 - the day the world said no to war, as reported by Socialist Worker at the time
"06.07.2016 11:07:32" socialistworker.co.uk Chilcot report destroys Blair's case for war The Chilcot inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war delivers its report today, Wednesday Chilcot report destroys Blair's case for war
"06.07.2016 10:18:35" socialistworker.co.uk Chilcot report: coverage throughout the day The Chilcot inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war delivers its report today, Wednesday Update: anti-war protesters and Stop the War convenor Lindsey German say warmongers must be held responsible - and disaster of Iraq should "stop future military interventions"
"06.07.2016 09:36:42" socialistworker.co.uk Chilcot report: coverage throughout the day The Chilcot inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war delivers its report today, Wednesday
"06.07.2016 08:47:48" socialistworker.co.uk Anti-war movement was right on Iraq The Chilcot report into the Iraq war was set to be published this Wednesday. It is expected to expose the lies the West used to wage war on Iraq in 2003. But millions of people at the time saw through the lies and joined one of the biggest movements Join the Stop the War Coalition protest over Chilcot - today 10am, QEII, central London SW1P 3EE - the anti-war movement was right on Iraq
"05.07.2016 15:38:46" socialistworker.co.uk Corbyn's peace offer won't stop Labour MPs conspiring against him Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to compromise with the right—but that can't save him, argues Nick Clark
"05.07.2016 15:36:36" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"05.07.2016 15:29:55" socialistworker.co.uk Pictures of the teachers' strike across England Teachers struck across England on Tuesday in defence of education and their working conditions
"05.07.2016 15:22:59" socialistworker.co.uk Teachers wage war on Tories with England-wide walkout Teachers in England struck on Tuesday in a battle against Tory education policies and cuts. Thousands of schools were closed as the walkout made a big impact. Teachers wage war on Tories with an England-wide walkout and thousands join rallies and protests
"05.07.2016 14:59:16" socialistworker.co.uk Don't let the elite's crisis go to waste Boris Johnson and Ukip politician Nigel Farage have followed David Cameron into the sunset. Brexit is bad for their side, and that makes it an opportunity for us
"05.07.2016 12:40:24" socialistworker.co.uk Junior doctors vote to reject rotten deal Junior doctors have voted to reject a proposed junior doctors' contract cobbled together by the British Medical Association and Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt. "BMA members in England voted by 58 percent to 42 percent to reject the proposed dangerous new contract on a 68 percent turnout. This is a clear mandate to reject the deal—and call more strikes that can scrap the toxic contract."
"05.07.2016 11:03:48" socialistworker.co.uk Solidarity on streets after racist incidents Hate crime reports have risen but anti-racists are fighting back, reports?Tomáš Tengely-Evans A new report by the Muslim charity Tell Mama showed that “offline” Islamophobic attacks rose by 200 percent in 2015. It recorded 437 “offline” incidents, up from 146 in the previous year.
"05.07.2016 10:33:11" socialistworker.co.uk Anti-war movement was right on Iraq The Chilcot report into the Iraq war was set to be published this Wednesday. It is expected to expose the lies the West used to wage war on Iraq in 2003. But millions of people at the time saw through the lies and joined one of the biggest movements Millions in Britain and across the world made their judgment on Tony Blair and the Iraq war long before the Chilcot report finally published. They know he, along with then US president George W Bush, is responsible for the destruction of a country and the
"05.07.2016 09:22:20" socialistworker.co.uk Teachers' walkout over Tory education cuts has a big impact across England Teachers across England are out on strike today, Tuesday, in a battle against Tory education policies and cuts. "It's important to stand with teachers today as they're doing this for everyone."
"05.07.2016 05:38:36" socialistworker.co.uk Teachers set to strike against Tory cuts - and fight to defend education Teachers will take part in an England-wide school strike next Tuesday over the impact of Tory policies and funding cuts. Teachers across England are on strike today against Tory education cuts and to demand guarantees over conditions for all teachers. They are also fighting to defend education - get to a rally or picket line to support them
"04.07.2016 14:49:37" socialistworker.co.uk Teachers set to strike against Tory cuts - and fight to defend education Teachers will take part in an England-wide school strike next Tuesday over the impact of Tory policies and funding cuts. Are you visiting a picket line or rally tomorrow as teachers across England walk out on strike? Please let us know how it's going where you are - send reports and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
"04.07.2016 13:22:27" Timeline Photos It's 35 years since black and white young people took on the cops during the Toxteth riots - here's a picture taken at the time by John Sturrock
"04.07.2016 12:36:37" socialistworker.co.uk After the EU vote - where do ideas come from and how do they change? Marxism can help explain why some workers have racist ideas and how that can change, writes Alistair Farrow After the EU vote - where do ideas come from and how can they change?