Society

Obituary: Desmond Tutu (1931–2021)

Anti-apartheid activist and liberation theologian Desmond Tutu has died after a long battle with cancer, aged 90.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  29 December 2021

Why we should oppose the new Online Safety Bill

By Alex Rutherford THE GOVERNMENT and Labour are exploiting the murder of David Amess MP to whip up fears around ‘online anonymity’ in order to ram through a raft of measures giving the government unprecedented control over online free speech. The Bill has been on the cards for some time – the draft text was […]

Alex Rutherford  ·  24 October 2021

Met boss keeps top job – for now

Despite a career of abuse, cover-up and racism, Cressida Dick will be reappointed as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

Marcel Rajecky  ·  07 October 2021

Bosses blame ‘pingdemic’ for market failures

Brexit and pandemic-induced shortages fuel demands for action on pay and conditions

Tim Nailsea  ·  27 August 2021

How can students fight for change?

An explosion of student activism needs national coordination and a common strategy

Joe Crathorne  ·  27 August 2021

We need a revolution to stop the climate crisis

We need to campaign between now and the COP26 to build a movement to stop climate catastrophe.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  27 August 2021

Police: enforcers of class rule

The police do not exist to ‘protect and serve’ the population at large.

George Banks  ·  11 July 2021

Marxism and nationalism

The origins, purpose and alternative to nationalist ideology

George Banks  ·  26 January 2021

Paul Embery: When the dog whistle becomes tedious

Tim Nailsea reviews Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class by Paul Embery

Tim Nailsea  ·  08 December 2020

How capitalism causes unemployment

How Marxists explain the causes and consequences of unemployment under capitalism

Jeremy Dewar and Samuel George  ·  08 September 2020

Imperialism, capitalism and the destruction of humanity and nature

A Marxist analysis of the fundamental contradictions between sustainability and the capitalist mode of production.

Workers Power  ·  07 April 2020

Why the government is lying about coronavirus

Our era is indeed facing ever more regular and more severe crises from global heating to financial meltdowns to pandemic diseases. Yet these global, social problems are being dealt with along rival national lines and under competing capitalist property rights

Jeremy Dewar  ·  16 March 2020

Ireland 1968-69: Mass revolt against the Orange state

On 5 October 1968, the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) savagely beat a peaceful civil rights march off the streets of Derry. This police riot was flashed over television screens throughout Ireland and Britain that very evening. Among the defenceless marchers was Westminster MP Gerry Fitt, with blood streaming down his face after being truncheoned. Some 96 people needed hospital treatment.

Workers Power  ·  05 October 2018

Metropolitan Police roadshow crashes in Brixton

By Jeremy Dewar On a windswept, rainy Thursday night on 11 February, around 40-50 people gathered in front of Lambeth Town Hall to voice their opposition to the police. The occasion was the “consultation” exercise run jointly by the London Mayor’s Office and the Met, which is touring all 32 London boroughs: MOPAC. Left Unity’s […]

Workers Power  ·  20 February 2014

From civil rights to Black Power

By Richard Brenner On 1 February 1960, an impulsive and practically unplanned act of bravery by four black college students sparked the great civil rights’ revolt in the USA. The students went into a Woolworths store in Greensboro, North Carolina and then sat down at a lunch counter that was reserved for whites. A waitress […]

Workers Power  ·  09 October 2013

Margaret Thatcher Dies – celebrate, agitate, organise!

  By Dave Stockton ANY EXPRESSION of sorrow for the death of Margaret Thatcher or praise for her qualities or achievements from any representative of the workers’ movement are a sure sign of past or future betrayals. Doubtless her self-admitted disciple, Tony Blair, will fawn over her memory. After all he shamelessly flattered her in […]

Workers Power  ·  08 April 2013

How Bolshevik women fought for liberation

In celebration of International Women’s Day and as part of an ongoing debate about the principles of women’s organisation and the revolutionary movement, Joy Macready looks at the history of early Soviet Russia and its lessons for today The Marxist position on women’s liberation owes a great debt to a remarkable group of women in […]

Workers Power  ·  12 March 2013

Lessons from the 2010–11 student movement

By KD Tait THE ACTS OF resistance taken by thousands of young people during the student movement of winter 2010-11 shook the government and sparked months of mass opposition to cuts. Democratic general assemblies uniting students with workers and young people, militant demonstrations using self-defence against police violence, and nationally coordinated waves of direct action including boycotts, […]

Workers Power  ·  10 September 2012

More political persecution of student activists

Dan Edmonds reports on the latest round of students going through the courts after the protests AS THE courts prepare to give recent alleged rioters punitive sentences and the right wing media clamour for harsher punishments, we should not forget the attacks that the state launched on protesters in the aftermath of the student and […]

Workers Power  ·  31 August 2011

The week the youth fought back

Marcus Halaby recounts how the London and UK riots of August 2011 unfolded

Workers Power  ·  31 August 2011

British justice – class justice

The vengeful sentencing after the riots have revealed the true nature of the capitalist state. Jeremy Dewar calls for a campaign to defend all the detainees

Workers Power  ·  31 August 2011

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