Press and media

Hillsborough exposes Establishment’s fear and loathing of the working class

The 27 year campaign for truth and justice is a lesson in the value of courage and solidarity By Dave Stockton Hillsborough – which saw the death of 95 Liverpool fans on 15 April 1989 – remains one of the worst sporting tragedies. Given that that it took 27 years for the South Yorkshire Police […]

Workers Power  ·  25 May 2016

Defying the press onslaught

There has been no let up in the coordinated smear operation against Corbyn “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” It started in earnest in August 2015, at the point when it became obvious that Jeremy Corbyn was on course for a landslide victory in last […]

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

Workers Power No. 384 June 2015

The June 2015 issue of Workers Power Review is out now. [scribd-url pubid=”24852238179500127593153362″ url=”” ]

Workers Power  ·  03 June 2015

Workers Power No. 383 April 2015

The April issue of Workers Power Review is out now [scribd-url pubid=”24852238179500127593153362″ url=”” ]

Workers Power  ·  06 May 2015

War of words

By Bernie McAdam 21 March, 2015 “Sex Lessons at Five Under Labour”, “Sick Benefits – 75% are Faking”, “Immigrant Baby Boom” “Immigrant and Scrounging”… and so it goes on. Disgusting as it is predictable, this is a sign of what to expect from the Tory dominated press, as the election campaign gathers pace. And we […]

Workers Power  ·  21 March 2015

Workers Power No.380 November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Workers Power is out now. [scribd-url pubid=”24852238179500127593153362″ url=”” ]   Click here to read online (pdf) or select an article below Save the NHS – support the healthworkers’ strike No to the bombing of Syria and Iraq – solidarity with Kobane! Vote Labour – and build a socialist alternative UKIP: a racist, […]

Workers Power  ·  06 November 2014

Workers Power No.379 October 2014

                    The October 2014 issue of Workers Power is out now. Click here to read online (pdf) or select an article below   We need a new leadership to beat austerity EDITORIAL: Organise the rank and file Defy the anti-union laws REVIEW: FBI’s Most Wanted – Assata: An Autobiography […]

Workers Power  ·  29 September 2014

Workers Power #378: Summer 2014

                    The Summer 2014 issue of Workers Power is out now Click here to read online (pdf) or select an article from the links below The main enemy is at home Solidarity with Antifascists in Ukraine campaign founded Racist and sexual abuse rife at Yarl’s Wood […]

Workers Power  ·  10 June 2014

Workers Power No.377

New world disorder Stop the ‘hospital closure clause’ Labour shuts door on collective working class participation Police spy on Lawrence family Is independent rank and file organisation the key to unlocking trade union potential? Teachers: all out on 26 March Next steps for People’s Assembly LU: strike forces management climbdown Kyiv: new regime rules under […]

Workers Power  ·  14 March 2014

WP No. 376 January-February 2014

The January-February issue of our monthly paper. Read as PDF      

Workers Power  ·  13 January 2014

Marxism and the media: Press freedom, the royal charter and the hypocrisy of the press barons

  The row over a royal charter to regulate the press that erupted earlier this year was not about press freedom but about the desire of the billionaire newspaper owners to keep control of their moneymaking machines. Freedom of the press and of speech can only be guaranteed by the mass of people being involved […]

Workers Power  ·  29 October 2013

Daily Mail launches hateful attack on Miliband

By Jeremy Dewar The Daily Mail is a rabid, racist and reactionary paper. It has history. So it was no surprise to see it fighting against Labour’s left turn. But even by its standards, its attack on Ed Miliband’s dead father was shocking. In an article titled, “The man who hated Britain”, the Mail quotes […]

Workers Power  ·  09 October 2013

Workers Power no.374 October 2013

  Read online (PDF) The October issue featuring coverage of the party conferences, Left Unity, the upcoming postal workers’ strike, antifascism after Tower Hamlets and much more…             Time for action Tory Party Conference: seven more years of austerity Labour’s left turn – and what we need to do Recovery […]

Workers Power  ·  09 October 2013

Workers Power no. 373 September 2013

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Workers Power  ·  09 October 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

BBC ballots for strike action

Joy Macready, an NUJ member, reports on the continuing struggle at the BBC

Workers Power  ·  07 November 2011

Capitalism, media and the state – a Marxist analysis

Is the News of the World crisis a mere tale of corruption, or does the whole affair expose the fundamental workings of the system? Marcus Halaby examines the way the media and the state function under capitalism Reactions to the News of the World phone hacking scandal have tended to focus on the issue of “corruption”, […]

Workers Power  ·  02 August 2011

Hackgate, power elites and the limits of the “corruption” critique

How does the radical left capitalise on the Murdoch Empire crisis? In a thought provoking article on the OpenDemocracy website Guy Aitchison argues that we need to move beyond the language of corruption and develop democratic movements with a critique of the whole system. Read it here.

Workers Power  ·  20 July 2011

Phone hacking: These resignation statements are meaningless

The ever-growing cast of the responsible but unaccountable is emblematic of the systemic corruption that has been laid bare, writes Gary Younge at

Workers Power  ·  20 July 2011

News International: How deep does the rot go?

Rebekah Brooks has fallen from power as the ongoing saga at News International, and across the political scene continues, writes Rachel Brooks 

Workers Power  ·  15 July 2011

Murdoch Empire phone hacking scandal exposes corruption at the heart of the system

  The News of the World, flagship paper for the Murdoch Empire, is up to its neck in corruption and illegal phone hacking which goes right to the heart of the state, writes Simon Hardy A small hand grenade has gone off at the centre of British politics. A complex web that connects the media […]

Workers Power  ·  07 July 2011

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