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"29.03.2017 15:30:00" socialistworker.co.uk Labour council pays £80,000 a year for consultants to push Haringey demolitions Haringey council's plans to demolish seven estates in the north London borough took another step forward this week. The £2 billion redevelopment project is the biggest of its kind in London and will set a dangerous precedent if it's allowed to go ahead. Campaigners demand that tenants and residents should be given a vote on the redevelopment proposals but councillors have refused to acknowledge the demand, because they know the proposals will get voted down.
"29.03.2017 15:16:35" socialistworker.co.uk Striking teachers battling cuts tell Lewisham councillors to 'start listening' Strikers at Forest Hill School in south east London are causing ructions in the local Labour Party in a deepening row over a £1.3 million cuts package that Labour-run Lewisham council wants to push through. Parents plan to march with strikers tomorrow to “When there were financial problems with the banks the government bailed them out,” Roisin said. “I think there is money there that could resolve this.”
"28.03.2017 17:04:57" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's front page says 'Sick ID checks must go'. It leads on news that NHS top bosses want GPs to check EU citizens' documents
Read more on this story at https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44350/Sick+I.D.+checks+must+go+says+GP
"28.03.2017 16:18:47" socialistworker.co.uk As Holyrood demands new independence vote, campaigners say 'get on streets again' Theresa May travelled to Scotland on Monday to say again "now is not the time to be talking about a second independence referendum”. But Scotland's parliament just voted for one Theresa May travelled to Scotland on Monday to say again "now is not the time to be talking about a second independence referendum”. But Scotland's parliament just voted for one
"28.03.2017 14:26:55" socialistworker.co.uk Cops can't agree why CS gas was used before shooting of Anthony Grainger Police failed to record their advice and discussion of tactics before the killing of Anthony Grainger, a public inquiry heard this week. Cops can't agree why CS gas was used before shooting of Anthony Grainger
"28.03.2017 13:52:10" socialistworker.co.uk Protesters take on a rotten housing redevelopment in Southwark Around 150 people marched against the proposed redevelopment of vast swathes of Southwark, south London, last Saturday. Protesters take on a rotten housing redevelopment in Southwark
"28.03.2017 13:32:59" socialistworker.co.uk Will referendum backfire for the Tories' friend in Turkey? A repressive government is holding a biased referendum to increase its powers to silence opposition further—and the Tories are backing them all the way. Erdogan is a staunch opponent of workers' rights and freedom for the Kurdish minority. None of this bothered Boris Johnson
"28.03.2017 12:33:28" socialistworker.co.uk Ukip bigots fall out in latest episode of racist soap opera The racist Ukip party has no MPs following last week's resignation of Douglas Carswell. It's the latest instalment in the ongoing saga that is Ukip. The Troublemaker - Ukip bigots fall out in latest episode of racist soap opera
"28.03.2017 11:25:04" socialistworker.co.uk One Housing's rent hikes are met with tenants resistance Housing associations wants to raise rents by nearly 40 percent for some east London tenants. Alistair Farrow argues that the way to defend homes and win the fight is to get political The fight to defend housing is taking off with tenants resisting rent hike
"28.03.2017 11:19:50" socialistworker.co.uk The West's war sees record bombing in Iraq and Syria killing hundreds Leaders who condemned the attacks in Westminster are sowing terror in Iraq and Syria, writes Dave Sewell The West's war is growing in the Middle East with hundreds killed and thousands displaced from their 'war on terror'
"28.03.2017 11:12:56" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS - unions should not work with fracking firms and the cops It was shocking to see the GMB union calling for police and judges to take a “firmer line” against people protesting against fracking. LETTERS - unions should not work with fracking bosses and the cops
"28.03.2017 10:31:59" socialistworker.co.uk Backlash builds against Tories' cuts to school budgets Over 100 people joined an angry meeting in Lancaster on Monday, opposing Tory cuts to school funding. The Tories' so-called fair funding formula will see England's schools losing Backlash builds against Tories' cuts to school budgets. As Robert Kelsall from the NAHT head teachers' union told the Lancaster meeting, “I have spoken to 3,000 governors and school leaders up and down the country who want to fight."
"28.03.2017 06:30:00" socialistworker.co.uk Divisions at the top over Theresa May's Brexit Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) was set to start on Wednesday—along with a new round of headaches for the Tories There are fractures at the top. We can split them open with pressure from below
"27.03.2017 06:30:00" socialistworker.co.uk Power in a union—Unite's warring bureaucrats and their rank and file challenger As the Unite general secretary election gets underway, Dave Sewell looks at the politics behind the battle for Britain's biggest union How can Unite become a real "fightback union"? Rank and file leadership candidate Ian Allinson offers the answer
"26.03.2017 12:08:03" socialistworker.co.uk Durham teaching assistants march, and are determined to win 1,000 teaching assistants and their supporters took to the streets. They are furious at the Labour council that threatens huge pay cuts. These council workers are threatening "payback" for the Labour councillors who voted to slash their wages
"26.03.2017 06:30:00" socialistworker.co.uk Calls for cops to get more repressive powers after Westminster attack More cops, more weapons and more powers to use them and detain people. That's what cops and commentators are demanding after Khalid Masood's attack on parliament on Wednesday. If cops get more powers it will mean further racist scapegoating and political harassment.
"25.03.2017 10:05:02" socialistworker.co.uk Racist report used to scapegoat Muslims in Birmingham after Westminster attack As details of the life of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood emerge, so is a veiled and poisonous type of Islamophobia Don't accept the Islamophobic scaremongering about Birmingham
"24.03.2017 18:08:10" Timeline Photos No to Islamophobia! Stand up to Racism vigil on Whitehall says don't let racists divide us after Westminster attack
"24.03.2017 13:14:48" socialistworker.co.uk The movement against brutal Tory cuts to school funding is spreading The revolt to stop the Tories' attacks on school funding is growing. Over 100 teachers and parents attended a meeting east London on Wednesday. Get involved in the fight to stop brutal Tory school cuts
"24.03.2017 07:30:00" socialistworker.co.uk Calls grow for crackdown on Muslims after Westminster attack—we need unity against the racists Anti-racists and socialists have to act now to make sure the attack in Westminster on Wednesday isn't used to deepen racism, bolster police powers and justify more wars. This is why we have to redouble the calls for unity and solidarity with Muslims and migrants
"23.03.2017 07:54:26" socialistworker.co.uk After Westminster attack, unite against racism There will be attempts to use the shock and pain of the killings to divide working people, justify more wars and whip up Islamophobia. It is vital now that anti-racists redouble their efforts to stop the spread of division and hate
"22.03.2017 09:52:58" socialistworker.co.uk Winning Scottish independence will take a revolt against the Tories With a second referendum in Scotland increasingly likely, the left must fight to make sure it is called and won—and furthers ordinary people's interests The Scottish parliament will vote on whether or not to have a second independence referendum today.
Getting a second referendum and then winning it needs a massive social movement
"21.03.2017 17:47:50" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's front page says Tory cuts to welfare are class war on benefits. It leads on cuts to the personal independence payment disability benefit, and features interviews with people who are struggling after having their benefit removed.
The page also
"21.03.2017 16:04:13" socialistworker.co.uk Winning Scottish Independence will take a revolt against the Tories With a second referendum in Scotland increasingly likely, the left must fight to make sure it is called and won—and furthers ordinary people's interests It won't be won by saying it's really about staying in the European Union
"21.03.2017 15:30:41" socialistworker.co.uk As May triggers Article 50, the EU is still no alternative New EU attacks on Greek workers and on refugees are a reminder that our task is fight for a left Brexit Theresa May plans a racist, nationalist Brexit. But EU leaders continue with policies that are no better.
"21.03.2017 15:07:56" socialistworker.co.uk Labour's right wing MPs won't be beaten at their own game So much has changed inside the Labour Party, and yet so little. Left and right in Labour are now in a stalemate—but Corbyn and the left weaken as it goes on
"21.03.2017 14:32:02" socialistworker.co.uk Lenin sought to unite workers in struggle Our rulers caricature the Bolsheviks who led the Russian Revolution because they are afraid of a repeat Our latest article in the series for the Russian Revolution centenary when workers united and led a revolution
"21.03.2017 14:26:07" socialistworker.co.uk South Korea - a state built for empires After a corrupt president, a mystic adviser and a giant firm were all humbled by revolt, Simon Basketter looks at how US imperialism, profit and dictatorship shaped South Korea Mass mobilisations of workers have gotten rid of president Park, but there has been a long history of imperialism in South Korea
"21.03.2017 14:22:06" socialistworker.co.uk McGuinness went from rebel to minister Rebels are often condemned in their lifetime and praised in death. Former Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader Martin McGuiness managed to receive the praise while still alive. Martin McGuinness's life embodied a tragic truth—that courage and fighting spirit are not enough to transform the system
"21.03.2017 14:04:16" socialistworker.co.uk Workers come last in the first of US president Donald Trump's budgets Attacks on workers could be trouble for Trump—if the movement stays strong enough, says Alistair Farrow Workers come last in the first of Donald Trump's budgets https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44296/Workers+come+last+in+the+first+of+US+president+Donald+Trumps+budgets
"21.03.2017 13:32:58" socialistworker.co.uk Strike against cuts that will destroy a school Around 70 people formed a loud, confident picket line at Forest Hill School for boys in Lewisham, south east London, today, Tuesday. Teachers strike against cuts that will destroy a school in Forest Hill - and win support from parents https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44292/Strike+against+cuts+that+will+destroy+a+school
"21.03.2017 12:13:50" socialistworker.co.uk Officials covered up birth defects link to protect drug firm New evidence has emerged of a cover-up involving the government, medical authorities and giant corporations. This shocking story reveals the contempt those at the top hold for ordinary people
"21.03.2017 10:35:03" socialistworker.co.uk Get Out - a film that channels the horror of life in a racist society This genre-straddling US blockbuster hones in on racism—casual and overt, writes Ken Olende. Also: reviews of Man Down and The Salesman Some of the things that happen are over the top, but how could they be anything else? The reality of racism is nonsensical and ridiculous
"21.03.2017 07:30:00" socialistworker.co.uk Schools revolt and Scotland standoff add to Tories' woes The Tories are on the rocks over their attacks on schools The Tories' problems are mounting up
"20.03.2017 18:25:54" socialistworker.co.uk School bullies meet their match—how resistance to school funding cuts is spreading Theresa May and her education secretary Justine Greening may have bitten off more than they can chew Could there be a campaign against the cuts at your local school?
"20.03.2017 17:27:18" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: There's plenty of room for refugees—just ask the toffs We need to thank the Financial Times newspaper for helping to explode the myth that “Britain is full”. Last week it ran a fawning profile of Britain's largest landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch. What Britain is really too full of is rich landowners hogging everything for themselves
"20.03.2017 07:30:00" socialistworker.co.uk Large march in Paris caps off international weekend of anti-racism Over ten thousand people demonstrated in Paris yesterday, Sunday, against racism and police violence The fascist Marine Le Pen may be topping the polls in France, but yesterday's march shows there's potential to build resistance
Read and share these reports from anti-racist actions across the world over the weekend. The rise of the racist right is
"19.03.2017 16:37:56" socialistworker.co.uk Labour activists slapped down by party officials for opposing free school Labour Party officials have threatened to suspend one of their own constituency parties for campaigning against a free school Labour activists slapped down by party officials for opposing free school in south London https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44284/Labour+activists+slapped+down+by+party+officials+for+opposing+free+school
"18.03.2017 22:32:43" Stand Up To Racism demonstration in London Video footage from the 30,000-strong demonstration in London today
Read more at https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44280/Tens+of+thousands+march+against+racism
"18.03.2017 17:44:49" socialistworker.co.uk Glasgow says no to racism Around 3,000 people joined an anti-racist march in Glasgow PICTURE GALLERY by Duncan Brown of today's march in Glasgow. #standuptoracism #marchagainstracism #refugeeswelcome
"18.03.2017 17:25:28" socialistworker.co.uk Anti-racist unity in the streets of London 30,000 people joined the Stand Up To Racism march in London PICTURE GALLERY from today's great march in London
"18.03.2017 17:10:51" socialistworker.co.uk Tens of thousands march against racism International protests show the potential for a mass movement against racism
"18.03.2017 15:42:28" Photos from Socialist Worker (Britain)'s post Some great pics of #MarchAgainstRacism Glasgow from Duncan Brown
"18.03.2017 15:20:13" Photos from Socialist Worker (Britain)'s post #MarchAgainstRacism report from Greece: "Up to 15,000 on Athens march, massively refugees from the camps. Marching on EU office".
"18.03.2017 15:08:11" Photos from Socialist Worker (Britain)'s post Ladislav was part of a lively European Union (EU) migrants bloc on the #marchagainstracism. "Many Roma people left the Czech Republic 20 years ago because there was a lot of racism in our country," he told Socialist Worker. "Now we're seeing racism in
"18.03.2017 14:24:48" Photos from Socialist Worker (Britain)'s post Around a thousand people marched in Cardiff as part of the international #marchagainstracism.
MP for Cardiff Central Jo Stevens spoke to the crowd, “Theresa May is a mate of Donald Trump, she was the first to go and visit him. She was the person who sent
"18.03.2017 14:20:03" Timeline Photos On #MarchAgainstRacism in London, Care worker Raj from Wolverhampton was marching against "Racism, Trump and all the right wingery that's going on."
He said, "My parents were immigrants and I want to make sure other people enjoy the same right to come
"18.03.2017 13:53:10" Timeline Photos On #MarchAgainstRacism in London, Tea, secretary of SWSS at Sheffield Hallam, said "We don't support Trump coming here, we support immigrants coming here, and we'll keep fighting for open borders and the freedom to move. Everything on the news gets you
"18.03.2017 13:50:06" Photos from Socialist Worker (Britain)'s post 3,000 in Glasgow and around 1,000 in Cardiff for #MarchAgainstRacism Great turnouts.
"18.03.2017 13:23:53" Timeline Photos On #MarchAgainstRacism in London Yeoman Kim says, "I was bullied as a child because of racism. The demo has a great atmosphere and is really welcoming.
"It's better to be a united voice than an echo. If you're just doing stuff online it doesn't do much
"18.03.2017 13:23:12" Timeline Photos Azad Ali of Mend spoke just before the #marchagainstracism set off. "Malcolm X warned that if you're not careful the newspapers will have you hating the oppressed and loving the oppressor," he said. "Is that not what's happening today?
"When I was young
"18.03.2017 13:06:41" Photos from Socialist Worker (Britain)'s post As the crowds gathered for the Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) #marchagainstracism to set off they listened to speeches from anti-racist campaigners, trade union leaders and politicians.
Sabby Dhalu from SUTR accused Theresa May of becoming "more Trumpian
"18.03.2017 12:44:20" Timeline Photos #MarchAgainstRacism in London. The movement against Donald Trump has pulled many new people into fighting against racism and bigotry. Rachel (left) from Canterbury told Socialist Worker, "We heard about the demo on the Women's March in January.
"18.03.2017 12:34:20" Timeline Photos #MarchAgainstRacism in London: Dagmara had come on the 42-strong coach from Leicester. "I'm here because of what's happening to the Polish community," she told Socialist Worker.
"We've lived here and worked here and built up a life for ourselves, but
"18.03.2017 12:16:25" socialistworker.co.uk Anti-racists gather across Britain to join protests against racism Anti-racists gather across Britain to join protests against racism Anti-racists gather across Britain for protests against racism https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44279/Anti+racists+gather+across+Britain+to++join+protests+against+racism
"18.03.2017 11:58:44" Timeline Photos Many protesters are marching because they are sick of the everyday racism in society.
London protester Sareena told Socialist Worker, "Racism is something I've always had to live with. I never understood why someone would judge you based on your skin
"18.03.2017 11:51:02" Timeline Photos Many young people have come out in London to protest against racism today.
Seventeen year old student Clara has set up a refugee group at her college. She told Socialist Worker it was "really important" to protest. "I think it can really make a
"18.03.2017 11:48:33" Timeline Photos Protesters are gathering in London, Glasgow and Cardiff for Stand Up To Racism demonstrations. In London college student Amira said, "I really think that minorities aren't being represented in the media, that what's happening isn't being talked about. For
"17.03.2017 11:07:09" Timeline Photos Why I'll march against racism.
Lucia Pradella, Campaign to defend freedom of movement:
"Discriminating against migrants puts pressure on working conditions for all workers. Immigration controls damage the interests of the whole working class."
"17.03.2017 07:40:44" socialistworker.co.uk Trump suffers setback over second Muslim ban US president Donald Trump's latest Muslim ban has suffered a sharp legal reverse Good. But Trump has threatened to return to the original ban
"16.03.2017 20:29:56" Timeline Photos Why I'll march against racism.
Lenin Escudero, Justice for Cleaners: "The government uses the same old arguments because it wants to divide people. Instead we need to join and fight together"
Find out where you can join the demonstrations at
"16.03.2017 15:36:19" socialistworker.co.uk Aslef union leaders strike another rotten deal with Southern bosses Aslef union leaders and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway, which runs Southern rail, have agreed a deal to be voted on by train drivers. This deal must be rejected
"16.03.2017 15:06:06" Timeline Photos Why I'll march against racism.
Amira Taha, Local government worker: "It's important to have numbers and to march. Authority is powerful, but people have even more power."
Find out where you can join the demonstrations at
"16.03.2017 13:10:48" socialistworker.co.uk Tory schools funding plan provokes parents' fury Parents are hitting back at Tory plans to slash schools' money. There's a growing campaign against funding cuts that damage children's education
"16.03.2017 10:47:48" socialistworker.co.uk Dutch far right comes second in election—but establishment parties can't stem its rise Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has hailed the result of the general election yesterday, Thursday, as a victory against “the wrong kind of populism”. Dutch far right comes second in election—but establishment parties can't stem its rise
"16.03.2017 10:17:43" socialistworker.co.uk McDonald's workers ordered not to be political online McDonald's fast food stores are clamping down on trade union activists. That's the implication of a social media policy document seen by Socialist Worker. McDonald's fast food stores are clamping down on trade union activists. That's the implication of a social media policy document seen by Socialist Worker.
"16.03.2017 07:55:09" socialistworker.co.uk Hammond's national insurance climbdown exposed Tory weaknesses Tory chancellor Philip Hammond has shown that the Tories are for turning. Yesterday's U-turn showed there can be opportunities for our side to win
"15.03.2017 18:00:43" Timeline Photos Why I'll march against racism.
Aki Achi, Right2WorkUk and 1DayWithoutUs: "We have the government deporting us and the justice system discriminating against us. This march is about migrant workers and British people coming together to say this isn't
"15.03.2017 15:40:57" socialistworker.co.uk Cleaners strike for equality at university in London Cleaners at the London School of Economics (LSE) university began a 48-hour strike today Migrant workers fighting for equal pay and conditions
"15.03.2017 12:04:01" socialistworker.co.uk Yes to a new Scottish independence referendum Socialist Worker supports the break-up of the British state. Why we say Yes to a second Scottish independence referendum—and why you should too
"15.03.2017 07:49:12" socialistworker.co.uk Racist right in Netherlands could see election breakthrough As people in the Netherlands vote in a general election today, Wednesday, the result could be another breakthrough for the racist right. Anti-racists are preparing for a mass protest in Amsterdam this Saturday—the same day that thousands will march in London, Glasgow and Cardiff
"14.03.2017 16:30:07" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's front page sends a message from Muslims and migrants—'We won't give in to racism'. Read more at socialistworker.co.uk
"14.03.2017 15:57:05" socialistworker.co.uk MPs vote down the Lords over Theresa May's Brexit bill Tories triggering Article 50 should be a spur to fight to shape the outcome, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans MPs vote down Lords over Theresa May's Brexit bill l
"14.03.2017 15:06:07" socialistworker.co.uk 'Going back isn't possible' —refugee slams new rules The Home Office quietly pulled the rug out from under thousands of refugees with new rules last week. Refugee Amyna tells Socialist Worker she can't go back to Iraq
"14.03.2017 12:47:10" Timeline Photos Why I'll march against racism.
Wiktor Moszczynski, 3 Million campaign: "We migrants have contributed to this society. We're part of it and we're here to stay"
Find out where you can join the demonstrations at
"14.03.2017 11:38:47" socialistworker.co.uk Anti-migrant Labour MPs attack Corbyn over Brexit Backbench Labour hypocrites who support the EU's worst aspects but not the rights of migrant workers only deepen the party's crisis 29 backbench MPs, led by Chuka Umunna, are out for Corbyn's blood again just weeks after Corybn spoke at the NHS demo
"14.03.2017 11:09:05" socialistworker.co.uk Hospitals rationing care are rapped—but not funded NHS bosses have told local trusts to stop denying hip operations. But the Tories' STP plans insist they make cuts NHS England has told local health bosses to stop rationing services to patients living in pain. Hospitals have been told to stop cutting some services—but haven't been given extra funds.
"14.03.2017 10:47:38" socialistworker.co.uk The Troublemaker - Spooks fight to cover up Britain's role in torture The Ministry of Defence and MI6 are insisting that claims made by people tortured must be heard behind closed doors. The Troublemaker - spooks fight to cover up Britain's role in torture
"14.03.2017 10:10:49" socialistworker.co.uk Capitalism—a system born of slavery People across the political spectrum acknowledge that racism exists, but its origins are shrouded in mystery—deliberately so. Capitalism—a system born of slavery
"14.03.2017 09:08:06" socialistworker.co.uk After Article 50 vote, fight for a Brexit for workers The formal process of Britain leaving the European Union could start as early as this week, and will definitely happen by the end of the month, say the Tories Let's fight hard for a Brexit that seizes the opportunities of leaving the bosses' single market and the EU's anti-migrant laws
"14.03.2017 08:58:41" socialistworker.co.uk Anti-racists prepare for mass protest in Amsterdam as general election looms State austerity and racism have boosted the racist Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, says Dave Sewell Anti-racists prepare for mass protest in Amsterdam as general election looms
"13.03.2017 14:56:06" socialistworker.co.uk Rail strikers win solidarity in fight for safety Over half of Northern rail services and 80 percent of Merseyrail services were cancelled on Monday as both firms became the latest to see walkouts by train guards. Over half of Northern rail services and 80 percent of Merseyrail services were cancelled today, Monday, as both firms became the latest to see walkouts by train guards. The action is over passenger safety, jobs and workers' conditions.
"13.03.2017 14:54:46" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: Stuff the bigoted Daily Mail and decriminalise abortion The Daily Mail newspaper complains that Marie Stopes' doctors are effectively providing abortion on demand by certifying women for the procedure without actually seeing them. The Daily Mail should come clean about its real agenda, a GP writes
"13.03.2017 13:30:36" Timeline Photos Why I'll march against racism.
Dr Siema Iqbal, Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend): "When we march together we give strength to others."
Find out where you can join the demonstrations at
"13.03.2017 07:53:55" socialistworker.co.uk Here to stay, here to fight. Muslims and migrants on how they're fighting racism Ten activists from around Britain who will be marching on Saturday told Socialist Worker why they will not be moved Theresa May thinks migrants, Muslims and minorities make good scapegoats—but they are central to the resistance to her agenda.
"12.03.2017 13:35:24" Timeline Photos Why I'll march against racism.
Roger McKenzie, Unison union: "We're not prepared to let racism riddle our society. What's needed is to build a movement"
Find out where you can join the demonstrations at
"12.03.2017 07:27:10" socialistworker.co.uk Labour has to back Scottish independence, not just a second referendum The Labour Party is trying to face two ways over Scottish independence—and the result will be disastrous. Labour's only hope in Scotland lies in a radical, anti-austerity vision of independence
"11.03.2017 11:43:28" Timeline Photos Why I'll march against racism
Sumbul Ahmed, student: "Lobbying isn't enough. To have an effect it takes something more forceful"
"11.03.2017 07:24:05" socialistworker.co.uk The fight against racism is international, says activist in Greece The weekend of Saturday 18 March will be an international mobilisation against racism across Europe that was initially called by the movement in Greece. It's one week to go until people across the world take action for an international day of anti-racism
"10.03.2017 16:30:03" socialistworker.co.uk Go all out to build for the 18 March anti-racist demonstrations Stand up to Racism campaigners had a coordinated push last night, Thursday, to build the turnout for the 18 March demonstrations At a meeting in Hammersmith local Labour MP Andy Slaughter warned of a rise in racism and said, "We have to fight this, and we have to make it our number one priority."
"10.03.2017 08:15:46" socialistworker.co.uk Celebrations in South Korea after president Park Geun-hye is forced out Opposition activists in South Korea are celebrating the Constitutional Court's unanimous decision by all eight judges to uphold the impeachment of president Park Geun-hye. This is the power mass movements can have
"09.03.2017 15:07:24" socialistworker.co.uk The real national insurance scandal is bogus self-employment What's the truth about the changes in national insurance contributions (NICs) for self-employed people? You won't hear any top Tories complaining about this
"09.03.2017 12:12:04" socialistworker.co.uk Thatcher government feared inquiry into truth about Miners' Strike cops Newly released documents from 1985 show that then home secretary Leon Brittan wanted to avoid “any form of enquiry into the behaviour of the police”. Newly released documents show Thatcher's government feared the truth about Orgreave
"08.03.2017 21:26:10" socialistworker.co.uk Big protests in Ireland, the US and across the world mark International Women's Day Protests for abortion rights and against sexist governments took place across the world to mark International Women's Day today, Wednesday People Before Profit TD Brid Smith said the protest in Dublin was “very impressive, and was young lively and independent.”
"08.03.2017 21:01:45" Brilliant end to the Russia 1917: Festival of the oppressed and workers revolution
Alex Callinicos "the Russian revolution let out the most dangerous secret that capitalism can be overthrown. And if it happened once it can happen again!"
"08.03.2017 19:57:53" socialistworker.co.uk South Korea: 'the week of destiny has begun' With a key court ruling expected very soon, the forces for and against President Park are mobilising A revolutionary comrade from south Korea is now speaking via Skype at the Russia 1917: Festival of the oppressed and workers revolution meeting a at student central. See our article in socialist worker for more information
"08.03.2017 19:22:51" Timeline Photos Russia 1917: Festival of the oppressed and workers revolution meeting now under way in student central
Andriána a young student from London said "currently we're seeing massive movements and history is important - it's refreshing to see as perspective on
"08.03.2017 18:38:45" socialistworker.co.uk Cuts and pennies for us, big giveaways for the rich—Hammond hammers the poor Former Tory chancellor, George “Slasher” Osborne, congratulated Philip Hammond on the chancellor's first spring budget for its “fiscal responsibility”. It really says it all. The 1 percent pay cap for millions of public sector workers, cuts to benefits, and policies that favour the wealthy are still firmly in place
"08.03.2017 16:44:38" socialistworker.co.uk Protests in Egypt after regime 'steals daily bread' from the poor Demonstrations swept across several Egyptian cities after the government's Supply Ministry slashed the amount of subsidised bread available to the poor. The Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists said, “The hundreds and thousands who took part in protests today are setting an example of how to challenge the regime."
"08.03.2017 07:57:38" socialistworker.co.uk February 1917 - when workers remade history A century ago this week in Russia, the February Revolution ended an ancient dictatorship and began the quest for a new society It's International Women's Day - and 100 years since action by women textile workers launched the Russian Revolution
"07.03.2017 16:16:06" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's front page leads on Saturday's huge march for the NHS. It also calls on everyone to join the Stand Up To Racism demonstrations on 18 March, and takes on the Tories' new grammar schools plans
Read more at socialistworker.co.uk
"07.03.2017 14:33:17" socialistworker.co.uk Allan Borrell: 1947-2017 Allan Borrell, who died last month, was a revolutionary socialist since his early twenties. Allan was "a talented, full time organiser for the SWP in Glasgow and then Teesside in the late 1970s and early 1980s."
"07.03.2017 13:40:42" socialistworker.co.uk Tens of thousands strong NHS demo shows Tory cuts can be beaten Tomáš Tengely-Evans reports from last Saturday's huge NHS march and argues that Tory cuts can be beaten Mark, a Unite union member from Essex, summed up the mood of defiance.The government is hell-bent on destroying the NHS,” he told Socialist Worker. “We were all born in it, we all use it—we've got to fight for it.”
"07.03.2017 13:35:32" socialistworker.co.uk South Korea: 'the week of destiny has begun' With a key court ruling expected very soon, the forces for and against President Park are mobilising 15 million people have taken part in protests against President Park since October. Now a critical moment is fast approaching.
"07.03.2017 13:00:22" socialistworker.co.uk The Troublemaker - Labour MPs definitely won't challenge Jeremy Corbyn, honest A number of Labour MPs say they're definitely not going to challenge Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership. Not right now anyway. Troublemaker - Labour MPs definitely won't challenge Jeremy Corbyn, honest
"07.03.2017 11:52:59" socialistworker.co.uk February 1917 - when workers remade history A century ago this week in Russia, the February Revolution ended an ancient dictatorship and began the quest for a new society February 1917 - when workers remade history
"07.03.2017 10:15:23" socialistworker.co.uk What does the Tory Trade Union Act mean for trade unionism? As the Trade Union Act comes into force, Sadie Robinson looks at the barriers that aim to stop workers striking—and why the Tories want them The Tory Trade Union Act is now in force - what does it mean for trade unionism?
"07.03.2017 07:58:05" socialistworker.co.uk Tories under pressure over migrants and refugees As the Tories come under increasing pressure to stop using European Union (EU) migrants as bargaining chips, activists across Britain are building for anti-racist demonstrations. Gary Younge said, “While I am delighted the House of Lords have done what they did, we can't rely on them.
“They have done what they've done in no small part because we are what we are and we have done what we've done. If we stop, they will stop—this
"06.03.2017 07:38:02" socialistworker.co.uk Trump, Obama and Watergate—how struggle from below can force crisis at the top US president Donald Trump has accused former president Barack Obama of bugging his home in the penthouse of Trump Tower during the presidential election campaign It was the heroic resistance of the Vietnamese people to the US—and the burgeoning anti-war movement—that caused Nixon's downfall.
Similar mass resistance could do the same to Trump today.
"05.03.2017 18:40:40" socialistworker.co.uk Must the Labour Party move right? As pundits argue that Labour can only win if it dumps Jeremy Corbyn's left wing policies, Dave Sewell looks at what is really behind the party's problems Did Labour's landslide victory in 1997 come because of Tony Blair—or in spite of him?
"05.03.2017 07:32:36" socialistworker.co.uk We need to fight for new referendum on Scottish independence Theresa May has set herself on a collision course with everyone who wants an independent Scotland It will take a mass movement, on the scale of the one in 2014 and beyond, to force the Tories to concede a referendum and then win it
"04.03.2017 21:40:48" It's Our NHS Video footage from today's fantastic march. Read our report at https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44194/Huge+march+for+our+NHS+shows+the+fury+against+the+Tories
"04.03.2017 17:30:06" socialistworker.co.uk Huge march for our NHS shows the fury against the Tories Over 200,000 joined a demonstration in London. It shows there's a mood to fight, and win #OurNHS demonstration protested at the crisis, and said migrants and "health tourism" are not to blame
"04.03.2017 15:11:26" Timeline Photos Socialist Worker reporters on #OurNHS demo say, "Over 120 union banners on the march. Over 30 are health branches from Unison, Unite, GMB, RCM, RCN & BMA. Others include trades councils, PCS, NUT, CWU, RMT, UCU, NUJ, TSSA. More than 50 Labour Party
"04.03.2017 15:01:09" Timeline Photos This is the spirit we need! On the #OurNHs demo, a phalanx of campaigners in red hoodies from Grantham, Lincolnshire. They marched chanting "Whose NHS? Our NHS!"
Their campaign started in defence of Grantham hospital but has now broadened its focus. Its
"04.03.2017 14:52:52" Timeline Photos From the stage at #OurNHS demo. A huge demonstration that must be a springboard for further campaigns and strikes.
"04.03.2017 14:30:23" Timeline Photos When the front of the #OurNHS demo had reached Whitehall, the back had still not left the assembly point!
"04.03.2017 14:03:06" Timeline Photos On #OurNHS march in London, Louis Allan, an actor, says, "Our NHS was built by migrants. The longer we let the Tory attacks happen, the more the future of the NHS will be privatisation.
"We need a health care system that provides for everyone. The Tories
"04.03.2017 14:00:42" socialistworker.co.uk Tens of thousands on national demonstration to save the NHS Chants of "Whose NHS? Our NHS" are ringing out in central London as thousands gather for the national demonstration to defend the health service today, Saturday. #OurNHS march today is massive!
"04.03.2017 13:59:56" Timeline Photos #OurNHS demo in London. Tens of thousands on the march. Gamze says, "Over the years I have seen the effect of the cuts and the pressures of workload on staff' 'Health tourism' is totally false
"We can't keep up with the demand because they just keep
"04.03.2017 13:12:23" socialistworker.co.uk Tens of thousands on national demonstration to save the NHS Chants of "Whose NHS? Our NHS" are ringing out in central London as thousands gather for the national demonstration to defend the health service today, Saturday. There's deep anger against the Tories, and their attempt to blame migrants for the crisis.
"04.03.2017 12:35:16" Timeline Photos On the NHS demo in London: Admin worker Bex from Manchester said the NHS crisis was "frightening. My friend's dad spent 14 hours on a trolley having seizures because they had no beds.
"Then they sent him home because the waiting queue for the MRI scanner
"04.03.2017 12:28:27" Timeline Photos On the NHS demo in London: Campaigners from Huddersfield came dressed as forensic detectives investigating the "murder" of the NHS. Cheryl Burns said "The STPs will cut £22 billion from the NHS nationally. In our little 'footprint' that means there will
"04.03.2017 12:21:12" Timeline Photos On the NHS demo in London: Housing worker Juliette Kerins travelled from York with her daughter. She said "The NHS is being privatised by stealth. Too much of it has been sold off or been put into PFIs. Renationalise it all! You look at the medical system
"04.03.2017 12:19:30" Timeline Photos On the NHS demo in London tens of thousands are preparing to march. Temp worker Sasha Roberts from Cambridge: "I saw the demo on Facebook and thought yes, that sounds good, keep the NHS national instead of selling it off. I don't believe that competition
"04.03.2017 12:18:05" Timeline Photos On the NHS demo in London. Angel Grace, a support worker from Swindon, came dressed as 19th century nurse Florence Nightingale "because we'll need her to come back if there's no NHS".
She added, "If it goes out to private firms there's penny-pinching.
"04.03.2017 12:16:49" Timeline Photos At the NHS demo in London today. A group of student nurses from Birmingham marched together in their scrubs.
Sophie said, "We work full time for the NHS for free while we train and now they are bringing in fees. The next batch of student nurses will
"04.03.2017 08:00:55" socialistworker.co.uk March for NHS could launch movement against Tory health plans Tens of thousands of people will take to the streets of London today, Saturday, in defence of the NHS Are you joining the march today? Comment and let us know
"03.03.2017 16:37:52" socialistworker.co.uk What's behind the NHS crisis? As tens of thousands of people get ready to march for the NHS in London tomorrow, Blyth Brentnall looks at what's causing the NHS crisis—and pins the blame on austerity and privatisation It's not "health tourism" to blame for the NHS crisis—it's cuts and privatisation
"03.03.2017 13:17:00" socialistworker.co.uk Mark Duggan's family challenge inquest ruling The family of Mark Duggan took their fight for justice to the court of appeal yesterday, Thursday. The family of Mark Duggan took their fight for justice to the court of appeal
"03.03.2017 12:14:00" socialistworker.co.uk Unite for our NHS—blame Tories not migrants Patients' lives are being lost as relentless Tory attacks have pushed the NHS past breaking point. Tens of thousands will march for the NHS on a national demonstration in London tomorrow
"03.03.2017 07:46:34" socialistworker.co.uk The Labour Party shouldn't try to 'out-Ukip Ukip,' says MP Diane Abbott Shadow home secretary and Labour MP Diane Abbott has the labour movement to reject myths about immigration and to march against racism on Saturday 18 March. “I'm very sad to hear Labour politicians who should know better saying that immigrants are responsible for driving down wages and conditions.
“Let me make this clear. Immigrants don't drive down wages and conditions."
"02.03.2017 18:50:11" socialistworker.co.uk Confrontation in South Korea, and the chance of a general strike The supporters of embattled President Park Geun-hye, and the movement seeking to remove her, clashed in the capital Right and left take to the streets, and further battles are inevitable
"02.03.2017 14:58:56" socialistworker.co.uk Senior Unison officials accused of 'deceit' and 'subterfuge' during general secretary election, hearing told Did former Unison Greater London union regional secretary Linda Perks hijack an official union meeting to influence an election? In their papers for the case, complainants accused Team Dave of “corrupt practices”
"02.03.2017 12:47:56" socialistworker.co.uk Corbyn must fight against the Labour right, not placate them There have been a series of veiled threats to Corbyn's leadership. Corbyn's only hope lies in breaking from his foes—not placating them There have to be more of the struggles that give a sense that society can change—and Corbyn has to be part of it
"01.03.2017 17:50:31" socialistworker.co.uk Ukip in crisis again as hard racists blame 'wet' racists for by-election defeat Open warfare has broken out in the racist Ukip party. Ukip leader Paul Nuttall's failure to win the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election last month has provoked a fresh round of infighting.
"28.02.2017 17:49:54" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk
We lead with an NHS migrant worker speaking out on Tory attacks on the health service and carry an interview with shadow chancellor John McDonnell on where next for Labour after the Copeland
"28.02.2017 16:17:33" socialistworker.co.uk After Stoke and Copeland by-elections, how can Labour move forward? It is very welcome that Labour defeated Ukip in last night's Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election. But the defeat in Copeland is a severe setback. The Labour left must not buckle to the right, now more than ever
"28.02.2017 16:14:16" socialistworker.co.uk New Stand Up To Racism groups set up ahead of mass demos on 18 March Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) meetings are taking place across Britain. Activists aim to combat Tory attacks, keep up the fight against Donald Trump and build for protests on 18 March. “If I could describe what it feels like to be a Muslim at the moment, it would be 'beseiged',” said Ahammad Hussain from the Lewisham Islamic Centre
"28.02.2017 14:14:30" socialistworker.co.uk Bigots launch drive to silence students' Palestine societies Friends of Palestine societies at universities across Britain are coming under what appears to be a coordinated attack from pro-Israel pressure groups. Friends of Palestine societies at universities across Britain are coming under what appears to be a coordinated attack from pro-Israel pressure groups.
"28.02.2017 13:55:19" socialistworker.co.uk After woman is deported from Britain - resist the Tory wave of racism Deportations, attacks on refugees and plans to end European Union freedom of movement rules show the Tories true face—but they can be challenged, writes Dave Sewell After woman is deported from Britain - resist the Tory wave of racism
"28.02.2017 13:45:24" socialistworker.co.uk South Korea: a fierce political struggle gets fiercer One million people took to the streets of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, last Saturday to demand the immediate resignation of the President, Park Geun-hye. But right-wingers are also mobilising. Latest from the comrades in Workers Solidarity. Tomorrow, 1 March, both the left and the right will mobilise on the streets
"28.02.2017 12:15:11" socialistworker.co.uk Antisocial Tories create an uncaring society The Tory attacks on both the NHS and social care leave vulnerable people with nowhere to go. Workers spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about two sets of cuts that are creating a crisis—with a real effect on patients' lives Deep cuts to health and social care services are having a severe impact on patients' lives
"28.02.2017 10:04:56" socialistworker.co.uk Racist raids rise as US movement faces tests Union leaders are wrong to back Trump and should join the fight against him, writes Alistair Farrow
"27.02.2017 17:06:06" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS: Students' solidarity flushed transphobia down the toilet A friend of mine, a 16 year old transgender woman at college in London, recently had major problems with transphobic bathroom rules. This small example of solidarity shows the way to tackle transphobia and bigotry.
"26.02.2017 18:16:47" socialistworker.co.uk How troops refused orders and joined the Russian Revolution A mutiny by soldiers was key to forcing out the Tsar in Russia—and a mass revolt of ordinary people made their rebellion possible A mutiny by soldiers was key to forcing out the Tsar in Russia—and a mass revolt of ordinary people made their rebellion possible
"26.02.2017 13:23:00" socialistworker.co.uk Cinema workers strike ahead of Oscars As the rich prepare to dish out gongs to those at the top of the film industry—cinema workers struck to get decent pay for those at the bottom. The strike is growing in spite of bullying managers
"25.02.2017 15:16:33" socialistworker.co.uk Moazzam Begg—'The state targets Muslims' Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg spoke to Alistair Farrow about the deep Islamophobia at the top of society—and how resistance to it gives him hope After a week of furore in the press over compensation to torture victims, former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg spoke to Socialist Worker about tortutre, Islamophobia and the British state
"24.02.2017 16:46:03" socialistworker.co.uk DHL strikes stick a spanner in Philip Green's profit machine Warehouse workers in Solihull and Leeds struck back against disgraced tycoon Sir Philip Green today, Friday.
"24.02.2017 14:02:02" socialistworker.co.uk After Stoke and Copeland by-elections, how can Labour move forward? It is very welcome that Labour defeated Ukip in last night's Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election. But the defeat in Copeland is a severe setback. It is very welcome that Labour defeated Ukip in last night's Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election. But the result in Copeland, Cumbria, is disastrous for Labour.
"23.02.2017 15:03:08" socialistworker.co.uk The truth about the '£1 million of taxpayers' money to an Isis fighter' The scandal is not that Jamal al-Harith may have received some money. The scandal is Guantanamo and the much wider crimes of invasion, occupation, torture, imprisonment and murder. The scandal is not that Jamal al-Harith may have received some money. The scandal is Guantanamo and the much wider crimes of invasion, occupation, torture, imprisonment and murder.
"23.02.2017 14:00:04" socialistworker.co.uk Blame the right for the shifting Labour vote Labour must take on the Tories and racism to win back more working class support, says Nick Clark Win or lose, the right will use the results of by-elections today to attack Corbyn and the left
"23.02.2017 12:02:09" socialistworker.co.uk Strikers defend suspended rep as college bosses ram through jobs attack Workers braved stormy picket lines at the College of North West London (CNWL) today, Thursday, as they struck to defend their union rep. Workers say their rep's suspension is an attempt to weaken the union ahead of cuts
"23.02.2017 10:33:01" socialistworker.co.uk Labour, Ukip and workers Labour politicians claim the party has to be 'tougher' on immigration—or risk losing workers to Ukip. Nick Clark argues that aping the racist party will only fuel its success Labour politicians say that if they want to beat Ukip, they have to copy its racism. This is why they're wrong
"23.02.2017 07:00:02" socialistworker.co.uk Broken potteries? What's really going on in Stoke The racist Ukip party hopes it can win the Stoke-on-Trent by-election as the press feeds an atmosphere of anti-migrant racism, but Nick Clark finds Labour's problems go deeper than its failure to offer an anti-racist alternative The Labour Party is fighting to keep seats in two by-elections taking place in Stoke-on-Trent Central and Copeland today. So we visited Stoke the other week to ask people what they really think of Labour.
Here's what we found out
"22.02.2017 19:20:45" socialistworker.co.uk University bans Palestine meeting from campus after pressure from pro-Israeli group A university has cancelled a meeting hosted by a Friends of Palestine student society after lobbying from a pro-Israeli organisation. Uclan Friends of Palestine society chair Anam Riaz said, "“We have every right to speak out on what is happening in Palestine and should be able to advocate for Palestinian rights"
"21.02.2017 17:15:14" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk leading on the latest protests against Donald Trump's proposed visit to Britain. We also carry coverage of the protests in the US, news on the Tories' latest assault on the NHS, and a feature
"21.02.2017 14:57:40" socialistworker.co.uk Make Saturday 18 March a day of revolt against racism The protests against US president Donald Trump and his state visit have been magnificent, but the government is still determined that he will come. From the start the fight against Trump in Britain has also been about Theresa May's entanglement with his policies. This understanding has to be turned into direct action.
"21.02.2017 14:49:02" socialistworker.co.uk Pensions green paper repeats old lies The government is piling in behind bosses' attacks on pension schemes with a new green paper calling for cuts. Pensions green paper repeats old lies
"21.02.2017 14:37:21" socialistworker.co.uk Cash for the car bosses at Vauxhall won't help defend workers' jobs Calling on the Tories to back 'British firms' will only harm workers' interests, argues Dave Sewell Cash for the car bosses at Vauxhall won't help save workers' jobs
"21.02.2017 14:35:29" socialistworker.co.uk Capitalism is racist from the top to the bottom
"21.02.2017 14:04:03" socialistworker.co.uk Has the 'deep state' turned on Donald Trump? ONE STRIKING feature of contemporary politics is the development of intense conflicts within the ruling class, with each side denouncing the other as liars. Sections of the US state want to bring Trump into line, but so far he's not listening, writes Alex Callinicos
"21.02.2017 13:23:29" socialistworker.co.uk British soldiers are back fighting in Iraq Also: More troops will deepen the crisis in Afghanistan The assault on western Mosul in Iraq threatens 650,000 people trapped in the city.
"21.02.2017 12:31:29" socialistworker.co.uk Toxic hospital cuts plan is provoking local resistance Some councils are refusing to sign up to the Tories' STP cuts plans. Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues that local health campaigns are showing how to challenge the attacks on our NHS Toxic hospital cuts plan is provoking local resistance
"20.02.2017 19:35:11" socialistworker.co.uk Protests across Britain as MPs debate Donald Trump state visit Thousands of people have taken to the streets today, Monday, in the latest day of protests against US president Donald Trump. The movement against Trump continues
"20.02.2017 13:08:23" socialistworker.co.uk Oldham 'Trojan Horse' claims boost racist agenda A racist witch hunt is underway in Oldham, Greater Manchester. The Sunday Times claims Muslims are trying to take over state schools. Reject Islamophobic slurs
"19.02.2017 16:49:00" socialistworker.co.uk Thousands take action across the US as problems mount for Donald Trump US president Donald Trump is facing serious problems. He has not yet been able to fill key positions and the protests against him are deepening. Thousands of people took to the streets in the US last week in a show of defiance to Donald Trump's presidency
"18.02.2017 17:25:44" socialistworker.co.uk Campaigners vow to build the fight against Trump at forum in London A united call to organise against the racist, sexist bigot Donald Trump went out from a national conference in London today, Saturday. A broad range of organisations have come together to fight Trump's state visit
"17.02.2017 17:51:08" socialistworker.co.uk When we wrecked rulers' state visits Before Trump, there was Bush. When Tony Blair rolled out the red carpet for his hated mate in the White House, mass protests ruined their royal tea party The story of how people resisted Bush's visit shows us what's possible as we prepare to resist Trump
"17.02.2017 16:03:59" socialistworker.co.uk socialistworker.co.uk The National Guard is on the streets of the US once again. Socialist Worker looks at four key moments when troops were used to combat struggle at home—and how they reveal our rulers' fear of resistance
"16.02.2017 17:15:36" socialistworker.co.uk After Southern drivers reject shoddy deal—unions should turn up the heat on Tories Southern rail train drivers say the fight isn't over
"16.02.2017 16:18:22" socialistworker.co.uk Activists hail York's largest anti-racism meeting in living memory As many as 175 people packed into the York Stand up to Racism rally Large meetings in York and the Black Country show support is growing for the national Stand Up To Racism demonstration on 18 March
"16.02.2017 14:18:26" socialistworker.co.uk Trump's turnaround can't solve US imperialism's Palestine problem On the surface of it, Donald Trump seemed to make a huge shift in the US imperialist policy in the Middle East yesterday, Wednesday. Israel has shown it will never tolerate a Palestinian state
"15.02.2017 21:17:23" socialistworker.co.uk Racist, lying bandwagon-jumper Nuttall should have stayed at Tranmere Rovers Unlike Paul Nuttall, Roy Bentham was at the Hillsborough disaster that cost 96 Liverpool fans their lives. He responds to the Ukip leader's lies Ukip leader Paul Nuttall is bringing shame to himself, his family and the people of Merseyside, writes campaigner and Liverpool FC fan Roy Bentham
"15.02.2017 17:10:34" socialistworker.co.uk Labour council pushes ahead with massive attack on council housing A Labour council in north London took a step closer to launching a massive attack on council housing tenants last night, Tuesday. Councillors have disgracefully talked about attracting “higher value” tenants to the borough to offset the Tories' funding cuts instead of fighting against them
"15.02.2017 15:54:42" socialistworker.co.uk Movement in South Korea radicalises—but the right prepare to take to the streets Some 750,000 people took to the streets of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, last Saturday to demand the immediate resignation of the President Park Geun-hye. Defenders of corrupt president Park Geun-hye say they will mobilise next month. The movement against her will meet them with counter protests
"15.02.2017 10:59:45" socialistworker.co.uk 15 February 2003: the world against the war Saturday 15 February 2003 went down in history. Over 20 million people across the world joined a global protest against war in Iraq. The scale of the action stunned rulers everywhere. Saturday 15 February 2003, 14 years ago today, went down in history. Over 20 million people across the world joined a global protest against war in Iraq. The scale of the action stunned rulers everywhere.
"14.02.2017 17:06:59" socialistworker.co.uk Tories should be in trouble over Brexit On the face of it, the Tories should be more divided than Labour by the vote to leave the European Union. Alex Callinicos says Corbyn's "sensible position has been undermined by the constant disloyalty of the right wing majority of the Parliamentary Labour Party".
"14.02.2017 16:20:45" Socialist Worker (Britain) New Socialist Worker is online ... Welome refugees ... not Trump! Join the protests next Monday https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44092/Welcome+refugees+not+Donald+Trump
"14.02.2017 15:33:01" socialistworker.co.uk In Ireland movement grows for a referendum on abortion rights The 8th Amendment in Ireland makes abortion illegal but there is growing support for repeal and safe access to abortions Abortion should be legal and accessible for all, in Ireland there is a growing movement to fight to gain abortion rights
"14.02.2017 15:28:46" socialistworker.co.uk Attacks on abortion in the US meet resistance Activists are fighting Donald Trump's new attacks on abortion rights, writes Eleanor Claxton-Mayer After the Women's Marches people are preparing to beat back the attacks on abortion rights
"14.02.2017 15:28:20" socialistworker.co.uk The intensive scare around 'health tourism' is helping the Tories kill the NHS It's not migrants who are draining the NHS - and laws to deny them free care are costing lives Controls on “health tourism” distract from the real threats to the NHS, undermine its existence and are wrecking lives
"14.02.2017 14:17:03" socialistworker.co.uk BA cabin crew escalate their struggle British Airways “mixed fleet” cabin crew were set to walk out for four days from Friday, following two three-day strikes last week. Support the BA strikers!
"14.02.2017 13:47:26" socialistworker.co.uk Wider action needed after forced sackings by EHRC The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have sacked ten workers with only a days notice while they were on strike against budget cuts and redundancies Reinstate the ten sacked workers at the Equality and Human Rights Commission
"14.02.2017 12:25:58" socialistworker.co.uk Revolt in France over police violence and rape Protests have shaken France this week after the brutal actions of police assaulting and raping a young black man with a truncheon. The latest in police brutality in France has been met with mass protests #justicepourtheo #ACAB
"14.02.2017 12:23:04" socialistworker.co.uk Protests in Romania call for the government to go A government decree watering down punishments for corruption has sparked large scale protests with thousands taking to the streets. Massive demonstrations against the coprrupt government show the power of protest in Romania
"14.02.2017 10:27:15" socialistworker.co.uk Letters: Building Stand Up To Racism has created a buzz at school We've had a great experience in building Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) in the school where I teach. "Getting organised has also given people a confidence boost—and it's created really good debates and discussions in school."
"14.02.2017 09:18:32" socialistworker.co.uk Utterly Nuttall-lie. I can't believe Ukip isn't racist! It is Ukip leader Paul Nuttall seems to be easily confused. He is Ukip's candidate in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election due next week Leader of the Ukips, Paul Nuttall, is confused
"12.02.2017 16:51:47" socialistworker.co.uk Broken potteries? What's really going on in Stoke The racist Ukip party hopes it can win the Stoke-on-Trent by-election as the press feeds an atmosphere of anti-migrant racism, but Nick Clark finds Labour's problems go deeper than its failure to offer an anti-racist alternative Labour is in trouble in Stoke-on-Trent—but not for the reason most newspapers tell you.
"11.02.2017 18:30:44" socialistworker.co.uk A show of confidence as workers walk out at four Picturehouse cinemas Hundreds of workers took part in the biggest cinema strike in British history today, Saturday. A show of confidence as workers walk out at four Picturehouse cinemas
"11.02.2017 11:54:02" socialistworker.co.uk Don't play into Labour right's attempt to divide left over Brexit Labour MPs rebellion against left wing party leader Jeremy Corbyn last night, Wednesday, was probably smaller than what the right wing had hoped. Corbyn's strength is that he gave voice to the hundreds of thousands of people angry at the Tories and fed up with the Labour right. If there's going to be a new leadership challenge, there'll need to be a fightback on the streets to beat back the right.
"10.02.2017 18:25:25" Timeline Photos Over 100 people hold vigil at Downing Street in protest against the government's decision to shut out child refugees
"10.02.2017 13:48:15" socialistworker.co.uk Resistance spreads on US campuses as Trump plans fresh attacks US activists are celebrating the decision by a panel of judges that continues the suspension of President Trump's Muslim ban. But there are many more battles to come. Trump has lost in the courts, but the attacks keep coming.
"09.02.2017 14:41:36" socialistworker.co.uk Lord Dubs slams Tory decision to shut out child refugees The same Tory government that's opening the door to bigot-in-chief Donald Trump slammed it in the face of lone child refugees this week. Protest tomorrow, 6pm, Downing Street
"09.02.2017 14:08:19" socialistworker.co.uk Don't play into Labour right's attempt to divide left over Brexit Labour MPs rebellion against left wing party leader Jeremy Corbyn last night, Wednesday, was probably smaller than what the right wing had hoped. The right want to whip up anger against Corbyn for backing the bill in the hope that his supporters will abandon him.
"08.02.2017 20:55:35" socialistworker.co.uk Labour MPs turn Tories' Brexit crisis into a bid to oust Corbyn A crisis in the Labour Party over the European Union (EU) has led to renewed speculation that left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn could resign or be Now rumours are flying that some MPs could be moving to replace Corbyn—including Clive Lewis and Rebecca Long-Bailey from Labour's “soft left”.
"08.02.2017 18:48:02" socialistworker.co.uk Egyptian textile workers' strike shows growing anger at regime's austerity Around 3,000 textile workers in Mahalla, northern Egypt, walked on Tuesday out in a sign of growing discontent at spiralling living costs. Egyptian textile workers' strike shows that while the regime has put down struggle, it cannot bank on pacifying a working class with a militant tradition.
"08.02.2017 10:31:48" socialistworker.co.uk Turn anti-Trump revolt into movement to win Theresa May is in trouble over her decision to invite US president Donald Trump to Britain. Even the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, lambasted Trump this week. On Monday 20 February at 4.30pm MPs will debate two petitions on whether Trump should be allowed to visit Britain. This can become a day of rage against Trump and racism.
"07.02.2017 15:42:07" Socialist Worker (Britain) New Socialist Worker is online .... May has invited a Monster, Keep Trump Out
"07.02.2017 15:28:58" socialistworker.co.uk Jeremy Hunt's racist clampdown in the NHS will cost lives Prime minister Theresa May and health minister Jeremy Hunt ramped up the assault on migrants and the NHS this week. Jeremy Hunt's racist clampdown in the NHS will cost lives
"07.02.2017 15:05:34" socialistworker.co.uk Care crisis 'not our problem' minister tells families after slashing funding After fuelling a crisis in social care by slashing billions in funding, the Tories have said children should be responsible for looking after their elderly parents. Care crisis 'not our problem' minister tells families tells families after slashing funding
"07.02.2017 14:41:14" socialistworker.co.uk Tory housing policy papers over the cracks and won't solve the crisis The Tories' Housing White Paper released this week marks a shift away from the pretence that everyone can buy their own home. Tory housing policy papers over the cracks and won't solve the crisis
"07.02.2017 14:18:45" socialistworker.co.uk Southern Rail deal should be rejected Southern Rail are proposing a deal to end the long dispute with Aslef and RMT unions but the promises fall well short of what is needed. Striking RMT and Aslef unions were supported by Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) in their ongoing fight with Southern Rail
"07.02.2017 14:13:42" socialistworker.co.uk As tens of thousands march—we can keep Trump out Anger at Donald Trump's assault on Muslims, migrants, women and others burst onto the streets of Britain last Saturday. The protests followed large mobilisations after Trump's inauguration last month, but this rising movement is still pulling in new people.
"07.02.2017 14:05:53" socialistworker.co.uk Broken potteries? What's really going on in Stoke The racist Ukip party hopes it can win the Stoke-on-Trent by-election as the press feeds an atmosphere of anti-migrant racism, but Nick Clark finds Labour's problems go deeper than its failure to offer an anti-racist alternative Labour is in trouble in Stoke-on-Trent. But not for the reason most newspapers tell you
"07.02.2017 13:19:59" socialistworker.co.uk Locking people out to drown or starve is our rulers' rotten response to climate change Campaigners were set to meet in central London on Saturday to discuss climate change and refugees. Locking people out to drown or starve is our rulers' rotten response to climate change
"07.02.2017 12:29:57" socialistworker.co.uk South Korea: mass movement returns to the streets Around 400,000 people took to the streets of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, last Saturday to demand the immediate resignation of president Park Geun-hye. Thanks to comrades in Workers Solidarity for their latest report. Please remember their appeal for solidarity with the occupying students at SNU and send messages of support to email@example.com
"07.02.2017 12:16:19" socialistworker.co.uk Newcastle joins the fight to stop STPs and to save the NHS Chants of “Save our NHS” rang through Newcastle city centre as over 1,000 people joined a march against the Tories' assault on the health service last Saturday. Newcastle joins the fight to stop STPs and to save the NHS
"07.02.2017 11:43:11" socialistworker.co.uk The revolt to stop Donald Trump spreads into the workplace Protests over new US president Donald Trump's racist policies continue into their third week. The revolt to stop Donald Trump spreads into the workplace
"07.02.2017 11:21:46" socialistworker.co.uk Donald Trump and big business - greed collides with fear for top bosses It's a cliche that markets are driven by fear and greed. The same is true of the attitude of big business in the US towards Donald Trump. Donald Trump and big business - greed collides with fear for top bosses
"06.02.2017 16:36:36" socialistworker.co.uk Mass protests demand Romanian prime minister steps down over 'corruption law' Over 200,000 people took to the streets of Bucharest in Romaniaon Sunday night.A further 300,000 marched in towns and cities across the country, including 40,000 in Timisoara and 45,000 in Cluj-Napoca. Romania shows the power of mass protest—but also that movements can be pulled both to the left and right.
"06.02.2017 11:54:55" socialistworker.co.uk Why it's better to be Bolshie Revolts repeatedly break out, but they don't always win. The Bolshevik party in Russia showed how socialist organisation plays a critical role in driving revolutions forward to victory Our series on the 1917 Russian Revolution continues with a look at the contrasting roles of the Bolsheviks... https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44045/W ...and the Mensheviks https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44046/W
"05.02.2017 16:05:44" socialistworker.co.uk socialistworker.co.uk BA cabin crew escalate their fight against poverty pay
"05.02.2017 12:00:04" socialistworker.co.uk Get ready to protest against the Israeli prime minister's talks with Theresa May Protesters are getting ready for a visit to Britain by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday. Get ready to protest against the Israeli prime minister's talks with Theresa May tomorrow
"05.02.2017 10:14:48" socialistworker.co.uk 40,000 march in London against Trump and May, and thousands more around Britain In London 40,000 people marched today, Saturday, against Donald Trump's Muslim ban—and Theresa May's support for Trump. “Now is more important than ever, things just keep escalating—we have to say enough is enough," said Kristina, a student from the University of Surrey.
"04.02.2017 16:43:19" socialistworker.co.uk 40,000 march in London against Trump and May, and thousands more around Britain In London 40,000 people marched today, Saturday, against Donald Trump's Muslim ban—and Theresa May's support for Trump. A movement is growing against Trump and May
"04.02.2017 12:17:05" socialistworker.co.uk Tens of thousands gather for day of protest against Trump Tens of thousands have gathered in central London to kick off a day of protest cross Britain against US president Donald Trump's “Muslim ban”. Another day of huge protests
"04.02.2017 09:16:38" socialistworker.co.uk Take to the streets against Trump and May this Saturday 4 February After the great success of Monday's marches, step up the pressure by demonstrating this Saturday Solidarity with all protesting against Trump's #MuslimBan look out for coverage on socialistworker.co.uk and @socialistworker on Twitter
"03.02.2017 17:53:43" socialistworker.co.uk Get ready to protest against the Israeli prime minister's talks with Theresa May Protesters are getting ready for a visit to Britain by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday. Protesters are getting ready for a visit to Britain by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday.
"03.02.2017 16:59:17" socialistworker.co.uk Woolwich ferry workers strike 'for safety and against harassment' Ferry workers in Woolwich walked out for a second time over allegations of management bullying and sexual harassment today, Friday. They operate the Thames river ferry crossing in south east London. Solidarity with the Woolwich Ferry workers
"03.02.2017 12:59:33" socialistworker.co.uk Big anti-racist demos welcome refugee children into Greek schools Big demonstrations welcomed around 500 refugee children to school in the port city of Piraeus, near Athens in Greece, last Tuesday. Teachers, parents, anti-racists, trade unionists from the local councils and all the left wing parties came together. It was fantastic to see local trade unionists taking children's hands and bringing them into school.
"02.02.2017 14:23:54" socialistworker.co.uk Muslims in Britain say - join the London protest on Saturday against Donald Trump Activists are going all out to build for the demonstration against Donald Trump outside the US embassy in London this Saturday. Muslims in Britain say - join the London protest on Saturday against Donald Trump
"02.02.2017 11:51:54" socialistworker.co.uk Protests against Trump continue in US - and worry the president A thousands-strong protest by students at the University of California, Berkley, stopped the alt right pundit Milo Yiannopoulos last night, Wednesday. Trump had to cancel a visit to Milwaukee, and students stopped a speech by a leading "alt right" figure
"02.02.2017 11:39:53" socialistworker.co.uk The Asylum Market—the film G4S don't want you to see A new film, The Asylum Market, exposes the dire conditions that asylum seekers in Britain suffer in accommodation provided by security firm G4S. The film is so damning that its producer claims the BBC refused to show it. So you can watch it here instead
"01.02.2017 15:02:30" socialistworker.co.uk Bring home the resistance to racism and Trump, says journalist Gary Younge Guardian journalist Gary Younge called for building a mass movement against racism in Britain this week. “The principle resistance will take place in the streets or it will not happen at all," Guardian journalist Gary Younge told a Stand Up To Racism meeting in central London
"31.01.2017 18:00:01" socialistworker.co.uk Time to get rid of this sick capitalist system Donald Trump is not just “business as usual”. He represents something more overtly and aggressively racist, sexist and undemocratic than most politicians. We need to fight every example of racism, sexism and homophobia —but also to tear out the roots of all oppression. We need a socialist society
"31.01.2017 16:14:45" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's front page says DUMP TRUMP, SACK MAY
Read more at https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44031/R
"31.01.2017 15:29:50" socialistworker.co.uk How do we beat Trump? We asked campaigners across the US how they're taking on the monster in the White House
"31.01.2017 14:33:35" socialistworker.co.uk Labour MPs are set to defy leader Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit bill Corbyn is right to reject Tory plans and trigger Article 50—but Labour rebels weaken him, says?Nick Clark Labour MPs set to defy Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit bill
"31.01.2017 14:17:23" socialistworker.co.uk Job centres targeted in Tory assault on the poor The Tories are preparing a fresh attack on the poor, announcing plans to close more than one in ten job centres last week.
"31.01.2017 14:16:34" socialistworker.co.uk Richest 0.01 percent dodge more tax as children fall into 'stark' poverty Britain's super rich have dodged £1 billion more in tax since the Tories set up a new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) unit in 2009 to make them pay more tax. Richest 0.01 percent dodge more tax as children fall into 'stark' poverty https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44026/Richest+0.01+percent+dodge+more+tax+as+children+fall+into+stark+poverty
"31.01.2017 14:14:47" socialistworker.co.uk Take to the streets against Trump and May this Saturday 4 February After the great success of Monday's marches, step up the pressure by demonstrating this Saturday Let's protest in even greater numbers on Saturday.
"31.01.2017 14:00:28" socialistworker.co.uk Striking teaching assistants besiege Derby council to overturn huge pay cut Around 150 teaching assistants (TAs) descended on Derby Council's head office on Tuesday blowing whistles, ringing bells and waving flags and placards. “Why have the senior council chiefs had a pay rise but they're cutting our pay?”
"31.01.2017 13:54:08" socialistworker.co.uk Donald Trump unleashes racist attack with vicious Muslim ban Donald Trump's racist onslaught reached fever pitch last weekend as he placed a ban on people coming to the US from seven Muslim-majority countries. Donald Trump unleashes racist attack with vicious Muslim ban - but there are tensions within the establishment
"31.01.2017 13:50:24" socialistworker.co.uk Reports of protests against Trump across the country on Monday Furious protests filled the streets in towns and cities across Britain yesterday, Monday, against Donald Trump. Thousands came out on Monday to say Dump Trump all over the country
"31.01.2017 12:48:26" socialistworker.co.uk 'We're going to fight NHS cuts,' activists vow as health bosses get worried Health bosses have hired “bouncers” to shield themselves from growing anger at consultation meetings 'We're going to fight NHS cuts,' vow activists as health bosses get worried
"31.01.2017 11:55:51" socialistworker.co.uk Tenants outraged as Labour council drives through Tory demolition Haringey residents are taking on the council over “redevelopment” that would destroy seven estates in north London writes Alistair Farrow "Everybody is fighting back. No one wants their estate to be broken down and the community to disappear."
"31.01.2017 10:26:11" socialistworker.co.uk Thousands join protests against Trump's Muslim Ban Images from just some of the protests in towns and cities across Britain Gallery: Images from last night's protests show the scale of the anger at Trump's Muslim ban
"31.01.2017 09:56:46" socialistworker.co.uk Marching matters After two weeks of mass resistance to new US president Donald Trump, Simon Basketter looks at the power of protests and where it can lead As the great American freedom fighter Frederick Douglass wrote, “Without struggle there is no progress. And those who profess to favour freedom, yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without digging up the ground. They want the ocean without the
"30.01.2017 20:40:00" socialistworker.co.uk Protests against Trump's Muslim ban erupt across Britain Towns and cities across Britain erupted in protest tonight, Monday, against Donald Trump's ban on immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries. A new movement is rising up against Donald Trump - and Theresa May
"30.01.2017 19:41:26" socialistworker.co.uk Protests against Trump's Muslim ban erupt across Britain Towns and cities across Britain erupted in protest tonight, Monday, against Donald Trump's ban on immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries. Monster crowds came out and protested tonight against Donald Trump's racism and Theresa May's support for him
"30.01.2017 18:17:30" Timeline Photos Whitehall in central London is rammed with protesters against Donald Trump's racist #MuslimBan
"30.01.2017 17:54:02" Timeline Photos Huge protests are underway across Britain against Trump's #MuslimBan. Four-figure turnouts in towns including Nottingham, Leeds, Glasgow and this in Newcastle:
"30.01.2017 11:25:20" socialistworker.co.uk List of protests this week in Britain against Trump's attacks on Muslims and migrants Socialist Worker urges all readers and supporters to join the protests in Britain against Trump's ban and British complicity with it. From Aberdeen to Falmouth, from Aberystwyth to Hull. London, Glasgow, Birmingham...and Melton Mowbray. 37 protests in Britain tonight. Take to the streets!
"30.01.2017 07:40:30" socialistworker.co.uk List of protests this week in Britain against Trump's attacks on Muslims and migrants Socialist Worker urges all readers and supporters to join the protests in Britain against Trump's ban and British complicity with it. Take to the streets!
"29.01.2017 15:54:07" socialistworker.co.uk Protests against Trump's Muslim ban sweep the US - and planned in Britain too Trump's attacks on Muslims and migrants have caused outrage. Join the protests here! Demos across Britain today, tomorrow and next Saturday. Full list in this article.
"29.01.2017 13:34:17" socialistworker.co.uk Protests against Trump's Muslim ban sweep the US - and planned in Britain too Trump's attacks on Muslims and migrants have caused outrage. Join the protests here! Strikes and demos confront Trump's racism. Let's do it here.
"29.01.2017 08:59:34" socialistworker.co.uk 1905—a 'dress rehearsal' for the Russian Revolution Twelve years before the 1917 Russian Revolution, another uprising shook the Tsarist regime to its core Our centenary series on the Russian Revolution continues with a look at its "dress rehearsal" in 1905
"28.01.2017 20:13:29" socialistworker.co.uk NHS workers oppose Tory clampdown on migrants Trade unionists in the NHS are building the anti-racist movement in response to new attacks on migrants who receive health care. “It will deter people from seeking care and that can mean the difference between life or death"
"28.01.2017 17:49:50" socialistworker.co.uk Get ready to protest when Trump comes to Britain Campaigners have vowed that if US president Donald Trump comes to Britain he'll be met with mass protests Let's fill the streets against the monster in the White House. No to Trump and May's axis of racism and austerity.
"28.01.2017 09:13:55" socialistworker.co.uk High-flying strikers take on low-down bosses at BA 'Mixed fleet' British Airways cabin crew are waging an inspiring battle against poverty pay. Dave Sewell spoke to workers at their 'strike HQ' in west London British Airways Mixed Fleet Unite cabin crew are set for 6 more strike days. Read what they said on the picket line last week
"27.01.2017 17:29:06" socialistworker.co.uk Voting suppression in the US while Trump gives "alternative facts" Millions were not allowed to vote in the US presidential elections. There is a long history of rigged elections and voter suppression and it's designed to target the working class. Voting suppression is still present today in the US elections
"27.01.2017 16:47:16" socialistworker.co.uk Denial—'Take the gloves off and call it lying' Director Mick Jackson told Tomáš Tengely-Evans about his film Denial, the David Irving case it dramatises and the issues it raises today David Irving is a Nazi who masqueraded as a respectable historian. We can openly write this because Irving lost a landmark libel trial in 2000. This film tells its story
"27.01.2017 07:54:00" socialistworker.co.uk Two days of revolt in the United States Donald Trump has a fight on his hands. The racist, sexist billionaire was sworn in as US president on Friday. But he couldn't do so without provoking hundreds of thousands of people in the US—and millions across the globe—to take to the streets to oppose "Donald Trump should know that there are many more people who will fight him rather than support him"
"27.01.2017 06:57:00" socialistworker.co.uk Never again! The horror of the Holocaust Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at what created the Nazi genocide—and how to make sure it's not repeated On #HolocaustMemorialDay, we say "Never Again". Here's how to make sure the horror is not repeated
"26.01.2017 15:57:56" internationalsocialists.org Defend South Korean students struggle against Seoul National University's corporatization : International Socialist Tendency Students in Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea, have been occupying SNU's main building for over 100 days since October 10, 2016, against a plan to build a campus extension in the city of Siheung. Students at Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea, have been occupying SNU's main building for over 100 days. They are fighting big business influence in the university. Now 29 of them face "permanent expulsion". Send your solidarity to
"26.01.2017 14:34:56" socialistworker.co.uk Striking cleaners take on KCL bosses Cleaners at Kings College London (KCL) began a 48-hour strike today, Thursday, in response to massive workloads and understaffing. “We need more cleaners, never before was it dirty like it is now. But instead we're getting more supervisors and managers!”
"26.01.2017 11:50:00" socialistworker.co.uk Trump plans right wing horror show for world As millions marched against him over the weekend, Donald Trump and his coterie of jackals have reminded the world why he is so despised. Donald Trump and his coterie of jackals have reminded the world why he is so despised
"26.01.2017 08:45:00" socialistworker.co.uk Inquiry into police killing of Anthony Grainger opens A public inquiry into the death of Anthony Grainger, a mechanic and father of two from Bolton, began last Tuesday. A public inquiry into the death of Anthony Grainger, shot by police in 2012, began last Tuesday
"25.01.2017 20:36:55" socialistworker.co.uk Savagery and splendour under the Tsars After the Tsar's fall in 1917, a whole industry sprung up to paint his dynasty as martyrs. In reality, they were brutal dictators Our weekly series on the 1917 Russian Revolution continues with the savagery and splendour of the Tsars
"25.01.2017 17:34:18" socialistworker.co.uk Syriza one year on - what went wrong? The celebration that followed left party Syriza's election last year has given way to bitterness, says Dave Sewell Two years ago today radical left party Syriza was elected in Greece. But voters' hopes were dashed. What went wrong?
"25.01.2017 16:12:51" socialistworker.co.uk Harrods restaurant boss resigns after workers' successful fight for tips Workers at the posh department store Harrods in London celebrated another victory this week. The push for union recognition at Harrods goes from strength to strength
"25.01.2017 11:56:44" socialistworker.co.uk The toxic taste of air pollution There was a spike in hospital admissions last week as towns and cities across Britain were covered in toxic smog. And as Dave Sewell writes, if action isn't taken against pollution, things could get worse Why is our air so polluted? This article from 2012 explains the toxic scandal
"25.01.2017 10:18:57" socialistworker.co.uk Robert Burns—an auld radical The ruling class loves to claim the 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns as its own. Yet through Burns' poetry, Charlie McKinnon uncovers his real, revolutionary legacy To mark Burns Night tonight, Charlie McKinnon looks at the real revolutionary poetry of an auld radical
"25.01.2017 10:08:43" socialistworker.co.uk Robert Burns—an auld radical The ruling class loves to claim the 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns as its own. Yet through Burns' poetry, Charlie McKinnon uncovers his real, revolutionary legacy It's Burns Day! The ruling class loves to claim the 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns as its own. Here, through Burns' poetry, Charlie McKinnon uncovers his real, revolutionary
"25.01.2017 10:04:45" youtube.com Going To A Town - Lily Allen (Rufus Wainwright cover) Going To A Town - Lily Allen (Rufus Wainwright cover) Singer Lily Allen came to the Stand Up To Racism protest against Donald Trump in London last Friday and performed a cover of Going To A Town by Rufus Wainwright. She has now released a video based on the
"24.01.2017 15:03:05" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's Socialist Worker front page celebrates the millions-strong Women's Marches against Donald Trump and says "Build the Resistance". Read all about it at https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43985/W
"24.01.2017 13:48:43" socialistworker.co.uk After Supreme Court ruling on Article 50, fight for a left wing, anti-racist Brexit Brexit raises the question of what sort of society we want to live in Brexit raises the question of what sort of society we want to live in
"24.01.2017 12:38:20" socialistworker.co.uk Nuclear cover-up misfires for Theresa May Was Theresa May's first act as prime minister last year to cover up a nuclear missile gone haywire? May praised Trident as “our ultimate safeguard” while knowing that it had just badly misfired
"24.01.2017 12:30:26" socialistworker.co.uk Why did TUC snub Southern guards in talks with bosses? Striking train guards on Southern rail are furious that TUC-brokered talks between train drivers' union Aslef and management, which resumed on Monday, do not include their RMT union. “Drivers and guards are fighting for the same thing. The TUC are helping the company divide and rule.”
"24.01.2017 10:22:39" Timeline Photos One that went wrong earlier: On 21 March 1989 the first sea launch of a Trident II missile from a nuclear submarine off the coast of Florida, USS Tennessee, went disastrously wrong. It blew up after four seconds. Of course, we were told, they had fixed
"24.01.2017 10:20:49" socialistworker.co.uk Letters: What free movement is and how we can fight to defend it Socialists defend refugees' rights and argue for open borders in principle. Therefore it is often accepted as obvious that we support the freedom of movement inside the European Union (EU). The fight for a world without borders will be long and difficult. By contrast, the freedom of movement inside the EU is an existing workers' right. If we don't resist, soon it will be gone for ever.
"23.01.2017 19:06:12" socialistworker.co.uk Stop playing the Labour right's Brexit game The Labour Party is getting itself into yet another pickle. This time it's over Theresa May's plan to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and start the two-year countdown to Britain leaving the European Union (EU).
"23.01.2017 18:03:21" socialistworker.co.uk 'It's time for a shake-up' after the fall of Northern Ireland's sectarian assembly New elections in Northern Ireland are an opportunity for 'real, tangible change' say candidates for People Before Profit “The old is dying and the new is beginning to be born”
"23.01.2017 17:36:41" socialistworker.co.uk socialistworker.co.uk “The astonishing claim by the authorities, including the Intelligence Services, that they knew nothing about the allegations surrounding McGrath's sexual activities until 1980 is a total travesty.”
"22.01.2017 15:05:42" socialistworker.co.uk Two days of revolt in the United States Donald Trump has a fight on his hands. The racist, sexist billionaire was sworn in as US president on Friday. But he couldn't do so without provoking hundreds of thousands of people in the US—and millions across the globe—to take to the streets to oppose The racist, sexist billionaire Donald Trump was sworn in as US president on Friday, but he couldn't do so without provoking hundreds of thousands ... From Socialist Worker's correspondent in Washington DC.
"22.01.2017 11:33:10" Weekend of protests against Donald Trump hits London Video report from protests organised by Stand Up To Racism and Women's March on London at Donald Trump's inauguration as US president. Read more at socialistworker.co.uk/art/43970/100%2C000+join+Womens+March+in+London
"21.01.2017 18:42:18" socialistworker.co.uk Eyewitness report from the Women's March in Washington The streets of Washington DC were rammed full today, Saturday, in an inspiring show of strength against US president Donald Trump. Millions protesting across the globe, huge numbers in the US. Trump faces resistance from day one.
"21.01.2017 15:46:16" socialistworker.co.uk 100,000 join Women's March in London Tens of thousands of people joined the Women's March from the US embassy in Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square in London today, Saturday. They were rejecting Donald Trump and the bigotry he represents and thrives on. For many protesters it was their first demonstration. School students Grace and Freja were angry about Trump promoting sexism.
"20.01.2017 20:09:34" twitter.com Socialist Worker on Twitter “#dumptrump demo marches down Oxford Street in London https://t.co/0bRE2Yc5bT” London anti-Trump demo marches down Oxford Street
"20.01.2017 19:49:44" socialistworker.co.uk London protest rages against Trump Chants of "dump Trump" echoed outside the US embassy in London tonight, Friday, as 2,000 people came to oppose the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president. Big protest in London tonight against Trump.
"20.01.2017 17:44:54" socialistworker.co.uk In Washington DC, a tremendous protest rains on Trump's parade Protesters from across the US told Sadie Robinson, on location in Washington DC, why they are marching against Donald Trump Rage erupted onto the streets of Washington DC today as thousands of protesters turned out to oppose Donald Trump
"20.01.2017 15:15:30" Photos from Socialist Worker (Britain)'s post More pictures from our reporter in Washington
"20.01.2017 14:02:47" Photos from Socialist Worker (Britain)'s post Some photographs today from Socialist Worker's reporter in Washington. Solidarity with all those fighting back! Join the protests in Britain today and tomorrow. Details at Stand Up To Racism page.
"20.01.2017 12:14:54" socialistworker.co.uk President Evil on the rampage—a guide to Donald Trump, monster in the White House As Trump's inauguration looms closer, Alistair Farrow takes aim at the boss of bigotry
"20.01.2017 08:03:39" socialistworker.co.uk Stop this bigot! Inaugurate the resistance to Donald Trump US socialist Eric Fretz writes from New York
"19.01.2017 16:06:49" socialistworker.co.uk BA strikers hit back at bosses who keep them on poverty pay Up to 3,000 “mixed fleet” cabin crew began their second strike at British Airways (BA) today, Thursday. Defiance on the picket line should inspire us all
"19.01.2017 11:02:02" socialistworker.co.uk 'We're not moving': revolt against plans to wreck council estates Tenants and residents in Haringey, north London, are fighting plans that could bulldoze seven council estates. Council tenants want to decide their future, not leave it to property firms
"19.01.2017 06:44:00" socialistworker.co.uk Brutish Airways is bloody awful to strikers Cabin crew at BA are standing up to intimidation from their bosses, writes Dave Sewell Solidarity to Mixed Fleet Unite cabin crew on strike today against the bloody awful bullies at Brutish airways #BAlowpaynoway
"18.01.2017 18:40:00" socialistworker.co.uk Mutiny and rebellion in the shadow of a world war Every week in 2017 Socialist Worker is running an article about an aspect of the Russian Revolution. Click here for the introductory article, and for the full list go to tinyurl.com/sw1917 Our centenary series on the 1917 Russian Revolution continues
"18.01.2017 15:32:50" socialistworker.co.uk It's official—Tories' new hospital cuts will cost lives, admits Devon NHS boss Shocking new footage shows Laura Nicholas making the admission at a public meeting “if an ambulance has to drive past a hospital to go somewhere else, someone may die”
"18.01.2017 11:50:39" socialistworker.co.uk Holocaust survivor Esther Brunstein speaks out… 'I have a mission to bear witness' Esther Brunstein is a Holocaust survivor and anti-fascist campaigner. Born and raised in a family of Jewish socialists in Poland, she survived the Lodz ghetto and the Auschwitz extermination camp. RIP Esther Brunstein, Holocaust survivor and anti-fascist campaigner
"18.01.2017 08:20:45" socialistworker.co.uk Corbyn's 'populism' could tap into anger Jeremy Corbyn 'relaunch' can help—but he must stop backsliding on immigration, writes Nick Clark Jeremy Corbyn's speech last Saturday was a better “populist relaunch” than his official populist relaunch
"17.01.2017 15:58:53" Socialist Worker (Britain) Stop this bigot! On this week's front page, US activist Eric Fretz says inaugurate the resistance to Donald Trump. Read the full story at https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43958/Stop+this+bigot%21+Inaugurate+the+resistance+to+Donald+Trump
"17.01.2017 15:34:51" socialistworker.co.uk Fight May's vision of a racist Brexit Tory prime minister Theresa May came out for a right wing, racist “Brexit” on Tuesday. Time is running out for the Tories
"17.01.2017 12:16:40" socialistworker.co.uk Trade unionists are taking the fight against racism into the workplaces The Stand Up To Racism trade union conference is a chance to organise against racism, writes Eleanor Claxton-Mayer Trade unionists are taking the fight against racism into the workplaces
"17.01.2017 12:16:05" socialistworker.co.uk 'We support the free movement of labour' - trade unionists speak out Free movement of labour has become a key debate. Workers currently have the freedom to travel across the European Union (EU) under current rules. 'We support the free movement of labour' - trade unionists speak out
"17.01.2017 11:51:20" socialistworker.co.uk Second death in weeks at immigration jail Also: refugees drown trying to reach Italy Detainees held a self-organised memorial inside Morton Hall, attended by all those in the dead man's wing
"17.01.2017 10:52:35" socialistworker.co.uk 'I will not be silent after racist attack' Nahella Ashraf, an activist from Manchester Stand Up To Racism (SUTR), speaks out after being subjected to a racist attack on a trip to Hammersmith, west London, earlier this month “When the mainstream media and the government indicate that all Muslims are to blame for terrorism, it's going to filter through to physical attacks”
"17.01.2017 09:20:03" socialistworker.co.uk President Evil on the rampage—a guide to Donald Trump, monster in the White House As Trump's inauguration looms closer, Alistair Farrow takes aim at the boss of bigotry The prospect of a Trump presidency is terrifying, but he won't get an easy ride
"17.01.2017 08:57:45" socialistworker.co.uk Operations cancelled for cancer patients as crisis grows in the NHS A “large number” of cancer patients have had their operations cancelled due to “severe pressure” in the NHS, a senior doctor warned last weekend. “The NHS crisis was caused by the government, not a bad winter”
"16.01.2017 16:57:33" socialistworker.co.uk 'Why I am standing for Unite leader' - Fujitsu striker Ian Allinson The nomination period for the Unite union's general secretary election opens today, Monday. On the Fujitsu picket line, striker Ian Allinson told Socialist Worker why he's standing “It's possible to win people towards a principled opposition to racism."
"16.01.2017 09:25:47" socialistworker.co.uk Broad support for Stand Up To Racism protest against Donald Trump Over 50 MPs, trade unionists, anti-racism campaigners, faith leaders and others have signed a statement calling for support for the Stand Up To Racism demonstration this Friday on the day that Donald Trump is inaugurated. Be part of the demonstrations on Friday.
"15.01.2017 16:57:55" socialistworker.co.uk Frontlines shift in the fight to stop fracking The frontlines in the fight against fracking have moved to just outside the village of Little Plumpton, near Blackpool. The fight against fracking continues
"14.01.2017 12:00:05" socialistworker.co.uk GP slams May's comments on the NHS crisis The Tories are trying to scapegoat GPs for the NHS emergency Reject the Tory scapegoating, join the demonstration on 4 March
"13.01.2017 12:25:30" socialistworker.co.uk Fujitsu IT workers launch new wave of strikes against bosses' attacks IT workers in Manchester are resisting a multinational firm's attack. Fujitsu is holding down pay, robbing pensions and planning mass layoffs. With the IT sector increasingly important within the British economy and bosses everywhere on the offensive, the fight at Fujitsu has broader significance.
"12.01.2017 11:27:45" socialistworker.co.uk You won't believe the truth about Trump and fake news US president elect Donald Trump screamed "fake news" at a press conference last week in response to some piss taking allegations. You won't believe the truth about Trump and fake news ...
"12.01.2017 07:28:01" socialistworker.co.uk The NHS is on life support with a severe case of Tory cuts The British Red Cross declared a “humanitarian crisis” in the NHS after it was drafted in to stop the health service breaking down. With the NHS in "humanitarian crisis", Jeremy Hunt must go! Protest this evening
"11.01.2017 17:22:00" socialistworker.co.uk Slaving over the stoves of the rich... and you don't even get the tips The scandalous theft of waiters' service charges at posh Harrods is just the tip of the iceberg of how bosses make life in the kitchens hell, catering workers told Alistair Farrow Catering workers are slaving over the stoves of the rich... and they don't even get the tips
"11.01.2017 16:42:01" socialistworker.co.uk Migrants—part of our class As left wing figures claim that bringing down immigration is a working class question, Dave Sewell argues the choice is between workers uniting or turning on one another Union leader Len McCluskey is wrong about how Karl Marx answered the "class question" of migrant workers
"11.01.2017 14:10:19" socialistworker.co.uk How the left can win amid global turmoil Last year was remarkable. In some ways the election of Donald Trump in the US summarises many trends. This should be a good situation for the left to offer an anti-capitalist alternative. The truth is not so cheerful.
"10.01.2017 17:49:43" Socialist Worker (Britain) New protests as activists demand justice for man murdered by police, Yassar Yaqub
"10.01.2017 16:39:05" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's Socialist Worker front page says Jeremy Hunt must go now over the NHS crisis. Our other cover stories report on the protests demanding Justice 4 Mohammed Yassar Yaqub and opposing The Labour Party's retreat on free movement for EU migrants.
"10.01.2017 16:22:14" socialistworker.co.uk EU abandons refugees to freeze to death Refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos had their thin summer tents covered in snow this week, as a deadly cold spell swept across Europe. Cruel border policies make refugees vulnerable. The result is death.
"10.01.2017 15:53:38" socialistworker.co.uk New protests as activists demand justice for man murdered by police, Yassar Yaqub Angry protesters blocked the M62 motorway on Monday evening to mark a week since police shot and killed Yassar Yaqub. New protests as activists demand justice for man murdered by police, Yassar Yaqub
"10.01.2017 15:38:54" socialistworker.co.uk Defeat for government over higher education bill should encourage resistance Lords voted against the government yesterday, Monday, to support an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill. Defeat for government over higher education bill should encourage resistance
"10.01.2017 15:12:48" socialistworker.co.uk Migrants —part of our class As left wing figures claim that bringing down immigration is a working class question, Dave Sewell argues the choice is between workers uniting or turning on one another As left wing figures claim that bringing down immigration is a working class question, the real choice is between workers uniting or turning on one another
"10.01.2017 14:09:54" socialistworker.co.uk Chopper close shave shows why offshore workers' fight for safety is needed A helicopter shuttling workers between the Elgin and West Franklin platforms ran into difficulties resulting in the chopper coming inches away from falling into the sea, an offshore worker writes Today all North Sea helicopter flights were recalled over safety fears. An offshore worker writes about the incident that sparked it and the fight against the oil barons
"10.01.2017 13:26:29" socialistworker.co.uk Slaving over the stoves of the rich... and you don't even get the tips The scandalous theft of waiters' service charges at posh Harrods is just the tip of the iceberg of how bosses make life in the kitchens hell, catering workers told Alistair Farrow Behind the scenes at Britain's swankiest restaurants, low paid workers are getting ripped off by their billionaire bosses
"10.01.2017 13:21:21" socialistworker.co.uk Was Russia too backward for a socialist revolution? The Russian working class was a minority in a backward society, but it wielded power disproportionate to its small size The Russian working class in 1917 was a minority in a backward society, but it wielded power disproportionate to its small size
"10.01.2017 13:16:47" socialistworker.co.uk Israel launches a violent crackdown in East Jerusalem Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem fought a “crackdown” by Israeli forces, Mexico's 'gasolinazo' revolt grows I Support workers in Egypt Israel launches violent crackdown in East Jerusalem
"10.01.2017 13:00:55" socialistworker.co.uk 'Trump will not keep us hiding in the shadows' vow activists ahead of protests The racist, sexist billionaire's election as president has galvanised opposition, says?Sadie Robinson 'Trump will not keep us hiding in the shadows' vow activists ahead of protests
"10.01.2017 12:45:31" socialistworker.co.uk How the left can win amid global turmoil Last year was remarkable. In some ways the election of Donald Trump in the US summarises many trends. How the left can win amid global turmoil
"10.01.2017 12:44:00" socialistworker.co.uk SWP annual conference - anti-racism frames the wider issues in politics Revolutionaries debated the political situation and how to shape it at the 2017 Socialist Workers Party conference SWP conference - anti-racism frames the wider issues in politics
"10.01.2017 11:44:51" socialistworker.co.uk How can the movement win in South Korea? Around 600,000 people took to the streets of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, last Saturday to demand the immediate resignation of President Park Geun-hye. Protests have been rocking the country for 11 consecutive weeks—including the five weeks since The latest update from comrades in Workers Solidarity in South Korea
"09.01.2017 17:51:10" socialistworker.co.uk The NHS is on life support with a severe case of Tory cuts The British Red Cross declared a “humanitarian crisis” in the NHS after it was drafted in to stop the health service breaking down. “Accident and emergency departments are in meltdown—I've seen nurses crying on shift because the situation is so dire.”
"09.01.2017 11:17:43" socialistworker.co.uk London Tube workers strike as bosses threaten safety Many London roads were gridlocked on Monday as a Tube station workers' strike over staffing and safety hit hard. It closed dozens of stations, mostly in central London, and led to severe disruption on virtually every line.
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"08.01.2017 12:33:29" socialistworker.co.uk Support socialist and workplace activist Ian Allinson for Unite general secretary The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) has decided to support grassroots socialist challenger Ian Allinson in the Unite union's upcoming general secretary election. Support socialist and workplace activist Ian Allinson for Unite general secretary
"07.01.2017 17:05:16" socialistworker.co.uk Crisis gives more cream to fat cat billionaires For all their whining about Brexit, the rich have got richer, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans Despite the scaremongering around Brexit, Britain's capitalists have been able to protect and grow their fortunes
"07.01.2017 11:39:36" socialistworker.co.uk A hundred years on from the 1917 Russian Revolution - when workers stormed heaven A hundred years ago the 1917 Russian Revolution ushered in a radical new society. We start our anniversary coverage with a look at a year that changed the world A hundred years ago the 1917 Russian Revolution ushered in a radical new society
"06.01.2017 19:31:28" socialistworker.co.uk Babylon: A call to arms in the fight against racism Every so often a film comes along that so brilliantly captures an era that it can tell you more about how life was than any historical document. Babylon is one such film. Filmmaker Franco Rosso died last week. His 1980 classic Babylon was a call to arms in the fight against racism
"06.01.2017 18:53:40" socialistworker.co.uk After Yassar Yaqub's funeral, protest called in Bradford over police 'assassination' Hundreds of mourners gathered in Huddersfield today, Friday, for the funeral of Yassar Yaqub. Police shot Yassar dead on Monday evening as he sat in a car on the M62 near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. “They're saying it was pre-planned. We see it as a pre-planned assassination.”
"06.01.2017 15:48:29" socialistworker.co.uk Labour-dominated parliamentary group calls for crackdown on migrants A group of MPs and Lords largely run by Remain-campaigning Labour big beasts has called for a vicious new regime of internal immigration controls. These Labour MPs should be ashamed after demanding a harsher crackdown on migrants than even the Tories have contrived
"06.01.2017 12:10:00" socialistworker.co.uk Angry protests hit West Yorkshire after police killing of Yassar Yaqub People across West Yorkshire and beyond have reacted with fury to the police shooting of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub. “It seems like the police murdered him. It seems like they will attempt to cover it up.” #justice4yassar
"06.01.2017 10:00:02" socialistworker.co.uk Row with Russia exposes imperialist rivalries What we call “the US”, “China”, and “Russia” are geographically based capitalist power-complexes. Their interests sometimes overlap, but often conflict. Even as dramatic a change of personnel as Trump's victory isn't going to dissolve these rivalries.
"05.01.2017 16:29:10" socialistworker.co.uk The Brexit that we want There are specific demands around Brexit that the whole working class movement needs to unite around. Alistair Farrow sets out Socialist Worker's contribution to an urgent debate The Tories don't have a clue about how this will resolve itself
"05.01.2017 09:54:25" socialistworker.co.uk Angry protests hit West Yorkshire after police killing of Yasser Yaqub People across West Yorkshire and beyond have reacted with fury to the police shooting of Mohammed Yasser Yaqub. Angry protests hit West Yorkshire after police killing of Yasser Yaqub
"03.01.2017 15:16:08" Socialist Worker (Britain) This week's Socialist Worker front page says "Take the fight to the racists". Go to https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43897/No+retreat+on+free+movement+++Take+the+fight+to+the+racists for the full story - plus articles on Brexit, Labour, rail strikes,
"03.01.2017 15:00:37" socialistworker.co.uk socialistworker.co.uk For all the tabloid panic - foreign aid is not the scandal
"03.01.2017 14:51:42" socialistworker.co.uk No more backsliding on defending migrants It's no surprise that 2017 begins with attacks on migrant workers. But it's disappointing that so many come from members of the Labour Party. No more backsliding on defending migrants
"03.01.2017 12:52:03" socialistworker.co.uk John Berger was a firm Marxist who transformed art history John Berger, who died on Monday at the age of 90, was the most important writer on art in the last sixty years or more. Ways of Seeing was, in form and content, completely different from and opposed to the kind of “culture” programmes broadcast by the BBC both before and after. It advanced, without concessions, a serious Marxist argument about the entire Western art
"03.01.2017 10:25:31" socialistworker.co.uk Row with Russia exposes imperialist rivalries What we call “the US”, “China”, and “Russia” are geographically based capitalist power-complexes. Their interests sometimes overlap, but often conflict. Even as dramatic a change of personnel as Trump's victory isn't going to dissolve these rivalries.
"03.01.2017 10:00:43" socialistworker.co.uk Strikes take on 'Southern Fail' the Tories are ignoring the woeful service of their favourite rail firm Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). But Southern rail workers are continuing their fight into the New Year. Strikes take on 'Southern Fail'
"02.01.2017 17:00:45" socialistworker.co.uk The US and Israel split over how to keep up the racist occupation The fake two-state solution used to co-opt Palestinian organisations is wearing thin, argues Nick Clark A row over settlement building has exposed tensions
"02.01.2017 16:39:01" socialistworker.co.uk Did 'Team Dave' break the rules to get Prentis re-elected Unison general secretary? Raymie Kiernan writes on an investigation into alleged malpractice in the Unison union leader's election Did 'Team Dave' break the rules to get Prentis re-elected Unison general secretary? A report from a recent hearing into allegations of malpractice
"02.01.2017 16:14:43" socialistworker.co.uk Activists resist Tories' Islamophobic Prevent strategy and racism Some 60 children a week were referred under the Tories' Islamophobic “Prevent” strategy between March 2015 and March 2016. Activists resist Tories' Islamophobic Prevent strategy and racism
"02.01.2017 15:37:15" socialistworker.co.uk The Brexit that we want There are specific demands around Brexit that the whole working class movement needs to unite around. Alistair Farrow sets out Socialist Worker's contribution to an urgent debate It's time for the working class movement to seize hold of the debate and stop Brexit being dominated by toxic Tory solutions
"02.01.2017 11:13:43" socialistworker.co.uk A hundred years on from the 1917 Russian Revolution - when workers stormed heaven A hundred years ago the 1917 Russian Revolution ushered in a radical new society. We start our anniversary coverage with a look at a year that changed the world 1917 showed that “workers are capable not only of great dreams, but that they have in them the power to make dreams come true.”
"28.12.2016 17:36:01" socialistworker.co.uk South Korea: protesters want the president and all the 'accumulated evils' out now Around 700,000 people took to the streets of South Korea last Saturday, Christmas Eve. It was the third mass protest after the parliamentary vote to impeach president Park Geun-hye. The latest from the Christmas protests in South Korea. Solidarity and thanks to the comrades of Workers Solidarity
"23.12.2016 13:18:25" Howl for the NHS on Whitehall today - no to the Tory "STP" slash, trash and privatise plans!
"22.12.2016 15:10:26" socialistworker.co.uk Anti-racists rally against Islamophobic attacks in east London and Edinburgh Some 200 people protested in solidarity with a Muslim who was attacked in Chingford, north east London, last night, Wednesday. Anti-racists rally against Islamophobic attacks in east London and Edinburgh
"20.12.2016 16:53:35" socialistworker.co.uk South Korean protests continue despite MPs' impeachment of president For the past eight weeks mass protests have rocked South Korea demanding the resignation of the president Park Geun-hye. The protests continue and many people will not accept half measures. Solidarity with the continuing protests and many thanks to Workers Solidarity
"20.12.2016 10:06:42" socialistworker.co.uk Tories defend Saudi Arabia after it admits dropping British-made bombs on Yemen Saudi Arabia's military has finally admitted that it has used British-made cluster bombs in its assault on Yemen. The truth has been dragged out of the regime after an attempted cover-up lasting over six months. The truth about Saudi Arabia using British-made bombs in Yemen has finally come out. Yet the Tories still defend the regime ...
"19.12.2016 19:38:43" socialistworker.co.uk As Tories call for crackdown, solidarity with the rail strikes "Don't they know it's Christmas?" seems to be the level of the media's debate over the group of strikes set to take place during the holiday period. Three days of strikes by the drivers last week shot the woeful service run by Southern owners Govia Thameslink Railway to the top of the political and news agenda.
"19.12.2016 17:12:21" socialistworker.co.uk Post Office strikers step up their fight—but more attacks are in the post Post Office workers stepped up their fight against closures, privatisation, job losses and pension attacks with the start of a five day strike today, Monday. Even more closures could be announced in January
"17.12.2016 13:04:53" socialistworker.co.uk Royal Mail strike in Accrington takes on bullying boss Postal workers in Accrington, Lancashire, walked out for the second time today, Saturday, in a fight against bullying bosses. Martin Berry, branch secretary of the CWU's East Lancs Amal branch told Socialist Worker, “There's a manager who's been bullying the staff for some time. Now they've had enough."
"16.12.2016 11:22:35" socialistworker.co.uk Four Nazis jailed for violent disorder following Rotherham protest Four Nazis who attacked Asian anti-fascist protesters in Rotherham two weeks after a racist murder have been jailed for a total of eight years and eight months for violent disorder. Four Nazis jailed for violent disorder following Rotherham protest
"13.12.2016 18:20:25" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new issue of Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk
We lead with a demand to renationalise the rail, and report from the successful drivers' strike at Southern today. We also carry a report from South Korea, where a mass movement has
"13.12.2016 15:09:18" socialistworker.co.uk Solid Southern train drivers' strike shuts down routes into London A powerful train drivers' strike shut the Southern rail network on Tuesday as the Aslef union members began a two-day walkout. They planned another 24-hour strike this Friday. Solid Southern train drivers' strike shuts down routes into London
"13.12.2016 13:38:10" socialistworker.co.uk Striking back just in time—meet the workers taking on Sir Philip Green Workers in Solihull near Birmingham are facing down the super-rich and super-hated BHS boss Philip Green. They work on the minimum wage filling orders for his Arcadia Group. For years they accepted poor pay and conditions. But not any more... Jack, a warehouse worker, told Socialist Worker, “We feel anonymous inside there, we might as well be wearing those masks. If I had to sum it up, I'd say that they were more interested in stocks than staff.”
"13.12.2016 12:58:57" socialistworker.co.uk Convoy to Calais delivers much-needed solidarity A convoy of over 100 students and trade unionists travelled to Calais last Saturday to deliver solidarity and over £10,000 to the Care4Calais charity. Convoy to Calais delivers much needed solidarity
"13.12.2016 12:31:16" socialistworker.co.uk Tory 'counter-terrorism' and Prevent has driven up Islamophobic racism Activists slammed the Tories' “Prevent” strategy at an Islamic Human Rights Commission's (IHRC) event last Saturday. Tory 'counter-terrorism' and Prevent has driven up Islamophobic racism
"13.12.2016 12:20:58" socialistworker.co.uk Residents left without food as care crisis grows Some care home residents face hefty bills as the quality of care gets worse, says Raymie Kiernan Residents left without food as social care crisis grows
"12.12.2016 16:32:30" socialistworker.co.uk Hospital bed overcrowding five times worse than in 2010 The Tories' NHS plans are going to make the current 'bed crisis' worse The number of patients waiting for longer than four hours in A&E for a bed has increased by 500 percent
"11.12.2016 16:35:54" socialistworker.co.uk Anti-choice bigots launch new attack on abortion rights after Trump's election We are already feeling the effect of Donald Trump's election in the US. The war on women's rights has started. An activist from the US reports on the struggle to stop the right rolling back abortion rights
"10.12.2016 13:08:24" socialistworker.co.uk How could Labour have done better in Sleaford? There's no reason for Labour to be squeezed between a racist Brexit and a neoliberal defence of the European Union Labour doesn't have to be squeezed, nor does it have to choose between a right wing, racist Brexit programme or a neoliberal defence of the EU
"09.12.2016 18:03:08" socialistworker.co.uk Scottish FE workers win pay battle College bosses in Scotland have admitted defeat and agreed to pay further education support staff the same flat rate pay rise won by lecturers earlier this year.
"09.12.2016 15:41:04" socialistworker.co.uk Victory for anti-fracking campaigners as charges against activist dismissed In a major victory for the anti-fracking movement as a judge dismissed charges of contempt of court against activist Tina Rothery today, Friday. Tina told Socialist Worker, “This is a victory for activism in general—it shows that it can disrupt this industry's smooth process into our communities.”
"08.12.2016 19:08:47" socialistworker.co.uk Southern rail bosses lose court bid to ban strikes—now workers must turn up the heat A High Court judge threw out a request from Southern rail owners Govia Thameslink Railway to ban train drivers' industrial action today, Thursday. The judge said Govia's legal team had made a “novel” attempt to override the democratic 87 percent vote of Aslef union members—but it's injunction “must fail”.
Southern driver Charlie was "over the moon" at the result
"08.12.2016 17:31:11" socialistworker.co.uk Workers in Greece launch general strike as bosses demand brutal austerity A general strike in Greece brought the country to a standstill today, Thursday. The strike came in advance of the Greek parliament meeting this Saturday to vote on the conditions of the next bailout. Greek workers are still fighting back
"08.12.2016 13:00:01" socialistworker.co.uk Tata steel deal comes at a heavy price—and should be rejected Bosses at Tata Steel and trade union leaders have agreed a deal over the closure of the Port Talbort steelworks in south Wales. Tata has not guaranteed jobs. And workers' pensions will depend on the ups and downs of the capitalist casino
"08.12.2016 11:46:34" socialistworker.co.uk Tory plan to close half of Glasgow's jobcentres needs to be fought Tory plans to close half of all jobcentres in Glasgow are just the beginning of a massive attack on jobcentre workers and users, PCS union activists have warned. "They want to see what the reaction is. So there has to be a fight."
"06.12.2016 17:47:59" Socialist Worker (Britain) The new issue of Socialist Worker is now online at socialistworker.co.uk
In our lead story this week a doctor speaks out on the devastating effect that Tory STP health plans will have on the NHS. We also ask an activist in Austria about how the
"06.12.2016 16:25:21" socialistworker.co.uk In tough times - some reasons to be cheerful In tough times, it's important to celebrate when our side wins. In Italy, Austria and the US, ordinary people recorded heartening victories this week. In tough times - some reasons to be cheerful
"06.12.2016 16:08:58" socialistworker.co.uk Britain is segregated - between rich and poor Racists have seized on a new report on segregation in Britain. After the Casey report: Britain is segregated - between rich and poor
"06.12.2016 16:04:39" socialistworker.co.uk Durham TAs' strikes force council into retreat—but union officials call off action Durham teaching assistants (TAs) have forced council bosses to retreat. But a chance for a clear cut victory was snatched away from them by union officials. TAs had bosses on the ropes. But their three-day strike was called off without strikers getting a say in the matter
"06.12.2016 15:28:41" socialistworker.co.uk Silver service workers can scupper the supper rush RMT union members at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool are balloting to strike on 23 December. Hotel workers in Liverpool are organising against the bosses
"06.12.2016 15:08:33" socialistworker.co.uk Doing Israel's dirty work is taking its toll on Fatah Displays of unity thinly mask a profound crisis in the party that runs the Palestinian Authority, writes Nick Clark A rift has grown so deep inside the Fatah party in Palestine that over the past few months it has even spilled over into gunfights in the street
"06.12.2016 13:58:05" socialistworker.co.uk Louise Casey's segregation report will whip up racism and demonise Muslims A new report sparked headlines that migrants are not “integrating” into British society. Louise Casey's segregation report will whip up racism and demonise Muslims
"06.12.2016 13:51:58" socialistworker.co.uk Labour must choose a side on migrants How much longer can the Labour Party keep disagreeing with itself about immigration? Pressure on the party—and the tensions inside it—over immigration are growing. Labour must choose a side on migrants
"06.12.2016 13:33:33" socialistworker.co.uk Yarl's Wood detainees speak out during protest in solidarity with refugees A big protest in defence of refugees made links with detainees locked up at Yarl's Wood, reports Freya Blake Yarl's Wood detainees speak out during protest in solidarity with refugees
"06.12.2016 11:57:23" socialistworker.co.uk Referendum revolt in Italy fells prime minister Matteo Renzi Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation after suffering defeat in a referendum on constitutional reforms last Sunday. Referendum revolt in Italy fells prime minister Matteo Renzi
"06.12.2016 11:31:54" socialistworker.co.uk Anti-fascist movement stops Nazi election win for Norbert Hofer in Austria Nazi Norbert Hofer failed to win in a re-run of the Austrian presidential election, writes Sadie Robinson Anti-fascist movement stops Nazi election win for Norbert Hofer in Austria
"06.12.2016 11:16:26" socialistworker.co.uk LETTERS - Parents value the Durham TAs - even if bosses don't Durham County Council has left itself open to the “threat of equal pay claim” from other employees—but our teaching assistants (TAs) are paying the price. LETTERS - parents value the Durham TAs - even if bosses don't Durham Teaching Assistants Value Us campaign
"06.12.2016 10:41:55" socialistworker.co.uk New images from the mass protests on the streets of South Korea Protests demanding the resignation of president Park Geun-Hye have spread More pictures from the struggle on the streets of Seoul
"06.12.2016 10:19:44" socialistworker.co.uk Cowardly Labour MPs vote to protect Tony Blair over the war in Iraq Tory and Labour MPs united last week to stop any further investigation into Tony Blair's war crimes in Iraq. Cowardly Labour MPs vote to protect Tony Blair over war in Iraq
"05.12.2016 18:13:00" socialistworker.co.uk How Standing Rock protesters stood up to the US state Native Americans have won their struggle at Standing Rock in North Dakota. Alistair Farrow looks at how they defied police violence, corruption and cronyism to defend their water supply Only two weeks ago the US Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the land the camp is based on, threatened to forcibly remove the protesters.
Now they have been forced to deny permission for drilling the pipeline.
"04.12.2016 12:04:47" socialistworker.co.uk Remembering Rock Against Racism—how music helped to fight the Nazis Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed 40 years ago. A new book, Reminiscences of RAR, gives voice to some of those involved. Sadie Robinson looks at some of those voices. The story of Rock Against Racism, as told by those who were there
"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 to force out president Park Geun-hye in
"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 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
"01.11.2016 16:08:24" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"01.11.2016 16:08:24" Socialist Worker (Britain)
"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