Editorials

Labour’s “loyal opposition” is betraying workers

Unemployment at 7.5% and rising.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  08 February 2021

Editorial: 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 […]

Red Flag  ·  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 […]

Red Flag  ·  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 […]

Red Flag  ·  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 […]

Red Flag  ·  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 […]

Red Flag  ·  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 […]

Red Flag  ·  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 […]

Red Flag  ·  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 […]

Red Flag  ·  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 […]

Red Flag  ·  31 August 2011

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