Workers Power issue 397

Healthworkers: vote ‘yes’ and prepare to fight

Joint strike committees should mobilise across all unions for a big yes vote, and demand escalating action to win

KD Tait  ·  12 October 2022

10 years of Rojava: achievements and aberrations

IN JULY 2012, Kurdish armed forces took political control in the regions of Kobanê, Afrin and al-Hasakah in northern Syria. The transfer of power from the Syrian regime to the Kurdish organisations began during the Syrian Revolution of 2011. By July 2012, the regime had lost control of Homs, its third-largest city. On July 18, […]

Workers Power  ·  12 October 2022

South Asian solidarity needed to oppose spread of Hindu nationalism

Hindu nationalism is promoting anti-Muslim hatred

Bernie McAdam  ·  09 October 2022

Don’t wait for the Tories to lose it!

Editorial October 2022, No. 397

Workers Power  ·  08 October 2022

Putin gambles on mobilisation to reverse setbacks in Ukraine

Conscription order has prompted hundreds of thousands to flee the country

Workers Power  ·  08 October 2022

Brazil: First-round elections leave Lula in right-wing straitjacket

Far right control of senate and parliament will hobble Lula's presidency if he wins

Workers Power  ·  07 October 2022

How imperialism hinders Pakistan flood relief

The flooding in Pakistan is not simply a 'natural' disaster.

Workers Power  ·  05 October 2022

Where next for Enough Is Enough?

If the national campaigns won't unite, we need to build unity from below

Workers Power  ·  02 October 2022

Southampton dockers defy anti-union laws in solidarity with Liverpool strike

By Dave Stockton Dockers in Southampton have refused to unload containers diverted from Liverpool, in defiance of shipping companies and government ministers attempts to undermine the Liverpool strike. This act of solidarity shows both the possibility and necessity of defying the anti-union laws, which outlaw secondary action and allow bosses to divert work to non-striking […]

Dave Stockton  ·  01 October 2022

Parliamentary elections in Italy: Shift to the right in the midst of instability

By Azim Parker As expected, Giorgia Meloni and her ultra-reactionary Fratelli d’Italia party emerged victorious in the September 25 election. She will therefore be at the head of the next government. The Fratelli d’Italia, whose members still refer positively to Mussolini’s fascism, received 26% of the vote (up 21.6% on 2018). The entire right-wing bloc, […]

Leigh Nin  ·  29 September 2022

Mini-budget: This was what Brexit was really about

By Peter Main At first sight, Kwasi Kwarteng’s “mini-budget” looks like nothing more than pandering to the Tory members who voted for Liz Truss. Anyone who seriously thinks that forcing part-time workers on Universal Credit to find a few more hours of work each week is going to have the slightest effect on the national […]

Peter Main  ·  29 September 2022

Iran: strikes key to breaking Ayatollahs’ dictatorship

Women are defying repression and murder to demand the fall of the Iranian dictatorship

Workers Power  ·  24 September 2022

Elizabeth Windsor (1926–2022)

HOUR AFTER hour of obsequious commentary, constant updating on the progress of the coffin towards London, an uninterrupted procession of has-beens and would-be’s underlining their own importance by recalling their past royal encounters—there is no way of avoiding the passing of Elizabeth II. More importantly, the suspension of strike action by the RMT and by […]

Peter Main  ·  13 September 2022

‘Touch one, touch all’: The murder of Chris Kaba

By Jeremy Dewar TWO TO three thousand people turned out in central London on Saturday 10 September to protest the killing of Chris Kaba by the police the previous Monday. The large response clearly surprised the police and organisers, just as it lifted the spirits of the grieving family. Another police murder Chris was the […]

KD Tait  ·  13 September 2022

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