Editorials

Labour party conference 2021: Locking the Left out for good?

Editorial October 2021, No. 387

Dave Stockton  ·  01 October 2021

Why we are relaunching Workers Power

Editorial September 2021 No. 385

Workers Power  ·  27 August 2021

Labour’s “loyal opposition” is betraying workers

Unemployment at 7.5% and rising.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  08 February 2021

2020: A year of reaction and resistance

The year in revolutionary review

Workers Power  ·  31 December 2020

Organise the rank and file

Over the past year or two the failure of the union leaders – left as well as right – to call the escalating and united action they have promised at the TUC and union conferences, and the catastrophic retreat without a fight at Grangemouth, underline the importance of not relying on, or waiting for these […]

Workers Power  ·  02 October 2014

Is this our last chance to unite the resistance?

By Jeremy Dewar / 02 September 2013 David Cameron broke off his fourth summer holiday in an attempt to stampede parliament into supporting military action against Syria. But Ed Miliband, whom the Tories had taunted with being “weak”, turned on him and soon it was the Bullingdon boy who looked weak. So will Ed Miliband’s […]

Workers Power  ·  02 September 2013

WP no. 371 Editorial

The crisis in the Socialist Workers Party has implications for the entire left. Allegations of rape against a leading member were shamefully mishandled. Expulsions and a clampdown on dissent provoked a substantial and ongoing exodus from the party. The International Socialist Network is grouping together many who have left the SWP. It held its first […]

Workers Power  ·  22 April 2013

Editorial: let's learn the lessons of 2012 | #369 February 2013

Read issue 369 here THE COALITION government is determined to start 2013 as it means to go on: by making workers, benefit claimants, pensioners and young people pay for the ongoing economic crisis. Austerity is now set to last till 2018 at least. A decade of pain. Not for themselves of course. This government has […]

Workers Power  ·  20 January 2013

Say Yes to a General Strike on #Oct20!

The Trades Union Congress has agreed to consider the practicality of a general strike in response to the government’s austerity programme. Their first step should be to ask their 6 million members what they think. Are they willing to take action in defence of jobs, wages, pensions, health and education? The entire left should be […]

Workers Power  ·  15 October 2012

Editorial: we can beat the cuts – but only with a new strategy and a new leadership

  The TUC has called a national demonstration against austerity in the autumn under the banner “A Future that Works”. This demo comes more than 18 months after the TUC’s “March for the Alternative”. By any standards, one isolated demo every year and a half is a pathetic response to the worst capitalist crisis since […]

Workers Power  ·  12 June 2012

Editorial: N30 shows that the fight is on

THE MASS strike on N30 has the potential to change the political situation in Britain. It shows that if you want mass numbers then the unions are essential to filling the streets of every city and town with people who want to fight the government’s cuts. The real sense of unity and collective strength in the face […]

Workers Power  ·  07 December 2011

Editorial: Anticapitalism hits the streets

November is a crucial month in the fightback against the cuts. Demonstrations and protests by students and electricians will hit the headlines; there will be a large conference, Unite the Resistance, with hundreds of rank and file trade unionists; and everything will be building up for mass strikes on 30 November. And let’s not forget […]

Workers Power  ·  07 November 2011

Editorial: Autumn of struggle

THIS SUMMER has been a truly momentous one. The riots that swept the country caused huge soul searching by liberal England and a reactionary backlash by the hang ’em and flog ’em brigade. Either way the youth of today responded with their own shock and awe against consumerism and the police in the kind of rioting we […]

Workers Power  ·  31 August 2011

Strike against the coalition's cuts

There have been two events in the last few months which have shown that we have the power to beat the government. The first was when the students occupied the Tory HQ at Millbank, writes Simon Hardy in this month’s editorial

Workers Power  ·  26 April 2011

Why socialists should vote yes in the Alternative Vote referendum

The Alternative Vote (AV) system isn’t proportional, but it’s still an improvement on the rotten First Past the Post (FPTP) system, that’s why socialists should be campaigning for a critical ‘yes’ vote The referendum on the AV system tells us a lot about the Clegg-Cameron Coalition. In return for the Liberal Democrats dropping their commitment […]

Workers Power  ·  19 April 2011

Editorial: we can beat the Tories!

Along with thousands of activists, all our readers will be striving to make the 26 March demonstration as big as possible. 500,000 jobs to go in the public sector. Another 500,000 to follow in the private sector. 34 per cent cuts in council spending leading to libraries, youth services, care for the elderly all being […]

Workers Power  ·  06 April 2011

Editorial: All together now

Over the next four years the Tories and the Liberal Democrats want to destroy the welfare state as we know it, writes editor Simon Hardy

Workers Power  ·  25 March 2011

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