Vote Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader

28 June, 2015 Against the odds, the socialist MP Jeremy Corbyn has made it onto the ballot for the Labour leadership election, transforming overnight a tepid debate between shades of Blairism into a struggle over Labour’s record and role in the labour movement and struggle against austerity. Corbyn’s campaign is a good thing for the […]

Workers Power  ·  28 June 2015

An anti-imperialist movement is the answer to Islamist terrorism

Political Committee, 28 June 2015 Workers Power condemns the 26 June terrorist attack by gunmen claiming allegiance to Daesh (Isis), which resulted in the deaths of at least 37 holidaymakers in the vacation resort of Sousse in Tunisia, many of whom appear to be British. Nothing can justify such attacks, as also was the case […]

Workers Power  ·  28 June 2015

The UK EU Referendum – Vote Yes and fight for a socialist united states of Europe

Political Committee, 21 June 2015 1. Britain will hold a referendum on whether to stay in or leave the European Union by the end of 2017.  For revolutionary socialists the task of the day is to create a campaign of effective opposition to the racist and chauvinist No campaigners but equally to the pro-capitalist/neoliberal Yes […]

Workers Power  ·  21 June 2015

What's the point of the Radical Assembly?

By Jeremy Dewar 15 June, 2015 The third Radical Left Assembly met on Sunday 14 June in Peckham where it adopted a set of ‘principles’ and constituted itself as the Radical Assembly, based on regional constituent groups who send delegates to a meeting that will organise regular assemblies. While the organisers’ enthusiasm and commitment to […]

Workers Power  ·  15 June 2015

Turkey: vote HDP on June 7 then build a revolutionary party

By Svenja Zhenot 5 June 2015 Turkey’s Parliamentary elections on June 7 will take place against a background of sharpening political crisis in the region. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP (Justice and Development Party) has been in power since 2002, maintaining its stronghold over Turkish politics with their brand of conservative Islamist and neoliberal policies. […]

Workers Power  ·  05 June 2015

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

Tory anti-strike law aims to break the unions

By Jeremy Dewar 28 May 2015 Tory Business Secretary Sajid Javid’s anti-democratic measures to restrict strikes and legalise scabbing have the aim of breaking resistance to austerity. As TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady warned, they want to “make legal strikes close to impossible”. The new law’s aim is to weaken the trade unions ability to […]

Workers Power  ·  28 May 2015

We need to talk about Labour

By KD Tait 21 May 2015 The biggest, most far reaching question posed by the Tories’ election victory is what will now happen to the Labour Party. Even before all the results were in, the pundits, and its own right wing leaders, were blaming Labour’s defeat on its continued links to the trades unions. Yet, […]

Workers Power  ·  21 May 2015

Constitutional crisis – Cameron’s opportunity

By KD Tait 20 May 2015 From an early EU referendum to scrapping the Human Rights Act, from devolving powers to Scotland through to English votes on English laws, the new Tory government has constitutional change firmly in its sights. Their aim will be to see off the hardline Eurosceptics whilst using devolution to decentralise […]

Workers Power  ·  20 May 2015

US cops keep killing, keep lying

By Sam Copley Following the massive uprising of youth in Baltimore, US, which forced local officials to charge police with the killing of Freddie Gray, a new upsurge of protest is now shaking Dane County, Wisconsin. On 12 May, District Attorney Ismael Ozanne declared no charges will be filed against killer cop Matt Kenny. On […]

Workers Power  ·  20 May 2015

Hegemony or power: should Podemos be a model for the left?

In the aftermath of Labour’s defeat, speakers from the Brick Lane Debates group at the 14 May Radical Left Assembly referred to the Spanish Indignados and Podemos as models to imitate. There was even an attempt to brand the  1,000 people in the hall as the “14M Movement”. Similarly, in Left Unity, we find a […]

Workers Power  ·  19 May 2015

Tories plan '100 day offensive' – working class needs to prepare defences

By Richard Brenner Britain now has a government determined to force through another huge programme of cuts (£18bn to welfare alone) and dig up cornerstones of the post-1945 welfare system: public health, education, housing. The Tories are likely to be in a hurry, and will take advantage of the ‘first 100 days’ to go on […]

Workers Power  ·  10 May 2015

Downing Street demo – a sign of things to come

By KD Tait 9 May 2015 London’s Metropolitan police celebrated the arrival of the first Tory-majority government in 18 years by attacking an anti-cuts demonstration against the new regime and its plans for a first 100 days of shock and awe austerity. 15 arrests were made as people resisted attempts by the police to disperse and […]

Workers Power  ·  09 May 2015

Workers Power No. 383 April 2015

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Workers Power  ·  06 May 2015

Austria: revolution in the health service?

By Arbeiterinnenstandpunkt 6 May, 2015 The mood among employees of the Austrian health service has finally turned. After the introduction of the new Medical Working Hours Act, doctors took to the barricades and mounted a militant opposition to the loss of wages and more cuts. Now, other professional groups, above all the nurses, are showing […]

Workers Power  ·  06 May 2015

Why not vote SNP?

By Peter Main All indicators point to a massive swing from Labour to the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) in the coming election. It is possible that the SNP could go from its present 6 seats to more than 40 and so hold the balance of power in a hung parliament. Because of widespread support for […]

Workers Power  ·  06 May 2015

Brazil: the left and the PT dilemma

Rico Rodriguez 5 May, 2015 In the face of recent protests and the general political situation, the Brazilian left faces a dilemma. On the one hand, there have been mobilisations of hundreds of thousands for the impeachment of the president, Dilma Rousseff, of the Workers’ Party, PT, led by groups like “Movimento Brasil Livre”, “Vem […]

Workers Power  ·  05 May 2015

Racism, repression and resistance in Baltimore

By Marcus Otono 4 May 2015 Just like a horrific version of the film “Groundhog Day”, police killings of African-Americans in the United States repeat themselves endlessly. The latest iteration of this macabre pattern was the brutal assault on 25 year-old Freddie Gray in Baltimore on April 12th, 2015 while in police custody. Gray died […]

Workers Power  ·  04 May 2015

What's the point of voting Labour?

Long before the delayed publication of its election manifesto, the Labour Party leadership made very clear what their real priorities in government would be. In a glossy pamphlet called ‘A Better Plan for Business’ they explained how a whole range of policies would be used to protect profits and reduce costs for employers. On taxation […]

Workers Power  ·  03 May 2015

Cuts put women on rations

By Rebecca Anderson 2 May 2015 Chancellor George Osborne crowed in his 2015 budget speech that the employment rate was at 73 per cent, an all-time high. Those with friends and family struggling to find work will be surprised by this statistic, but the Tories have been very effective at kicking people off benefits. Job […]

Workers Power  ·  02 May 2015

125 years of International Workers' Day

May Day 2015 marks a century and a quarter since the Second International launched this annual worldwide celebration of working class solidarity, a practical expression of the Communist Manifesto’s clarion call, “Workers of all countries, unite!” Though the bureaucrats of the trade unions and the parliamentarians of the Socialist and Communist parties, have done their […]

Workers Power  ·  01 May 2015

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