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10 January 2018

Movement challenges Iranian regime

Sudden large scale nationwide protests have shaken Iran. Sections of the population have shown utter defiance of the regime. Young people in particular, facing unemployment estimated at between 25% and 40%, have been to the fore.

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3 January 2018

Widening wealth gap, increase in poverty...make the fat cats pay

Don't put the party poppers away just yet. There's one last thing to celebrate. Fat Cat Thursday! Well, it's not exactly a celebration if you're working class. In fact its only the super-rich who actually enjoy the event.

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1 January 2018

2018: more upheavals loom



The capitalist press regales us daily with a blizzard of facts which unconsciously indict their profit-driven system and their callous political representatives, the Tory government of Theresa May.

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13 December 2017

Brexit deal no solution to Tory rifts

For a while Theresa May's divided government seemed unable even to obtain a deal on the 'first stage' of Brexit negotiations

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13 December 2017

A world in crisis, ripe for revolution

Committee for a Workers' International document: The world crisis of capitalism - despite the surface impression of 'recovery' - has only got worse since the meeting of last year's IEC.

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1 November 2017

Socialism 2017: ideas to change the world

A weekend of rallies and workshops. Come along to contribute, ask questions, or disagree!

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24 October 2017

Editorial of the Socialist, issue 968

The dramatic events that have shaken Catalonia and the Spanish state have national and international implications, writes Socialists must back Catalan struggle for self-determination.

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30 August 2017

China: debt crisis, state repression and the prospects for workers' struggle

The ideas of Trotsky's 'permanent revolution' are more applicable in China today in the struggle to transform what is a unique form of state-capitalist dictatorship

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9 August 2017

Global finance: Are those storm clouds ahead?

Is capitalism reproducing the same conditions that led to the 2007-08 financial crash? In two introductory articles, Ross Saunders looks at the rickety global financial order and Ian Groeber points to the recent Italian bank bailouts to show how the working class continues to pick up the tab for the capitalists' failures.

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9 August 2017

Venezuela: Capitalist offensive sharpens after assembly elections

The escalating civil strife and economic crisis in Venezuela is being used by western governments and the establishment media as a stick to beat socialists with. However, as Marxists in Venezuela explain in the following article, the Maduro state bureaucracy is incapable of mobilising the working class to defeat the capitalist counterrevolution.

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26 April 2017

How Blairism sank its claws into the Labour Party

2nd May, as well as being in the midst of preparations for the upcoming snap election, marks 20 years since another general election - the one in 1997 which brought Tony Blair and New Labour to power.

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12 April 2017

Last quarter's fighting fund target smashed, now make our voice heard in elections

Socialist Party members throughout England and Wales are out campaigning in support of Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates standing in local and mayoral elections. We are appealing to all readers and supporters of the Socialist to make a donation to help support those candidates.

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17 March 2017

Perspectives for Britain 2017

1. Britain in 2017 is crisis-ridden and unpredictable. The reasons for the increased instability are, at root, the consequences of the capitalist crisis, including the hollowing out of support for all

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8 March 2017

MPs take 1k raise

Put MPs on workers' wages: 18% worse off. The Institute for Fiscal Studies calculates that UK households will have living standards 18% lower by 2021 than they would have been had the economic crisis never happened.

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8 February 2017

Universal basic income - what do socialists say?

The idea of welfare benefits being replaced by a 'universal basic income' (UBI) has resurfaced in recent years - a welcome discussion because it raises the fundamental right of everyone to have an income that meets their basic needs. Exact proposals vary but they are all based on the idea of everyone in society receiving an unconditional, tax-free, regular payment, regardless of whether they are working or the composition of their household.

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1 February 2017

Establishment papers over Brexit chasms

Article 50 bill heading to parliament: Six months on from the referendum and Brexit remains a nightmare for the capitalist establishment in Britain, from which they can find no escape

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9 November 2016

Unions must act on pay restraint!

Low earners have had the "biggest pay rise in 20 years" according to Office for National Statistics figures. At least that's the Financial Times's take on it.

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9 November 2016

High Court bombshell on Brexit decision

The decision of the High Court that the government must allow Parliament a say in the issue of Brexit is a bombshell with wide, and perhaps even unforeseen, effects. It could lead to a general election next year which in turn will widen even further the endemic splits within the Tory Party. As shown by the resignation of Tory MP Stephen Phillips over the government's handling of Brexit and of Zac Goldsmith over the third runway at Heathrow, these splits are already of Grand Canyon proportions!

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2 November 2016

Solidarity with refugees

The refugee crisis in Europe is one of many examples of the brutal, cruel character of Theresa May's Tory government and the profit-driven capitalist system

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26 October 2016

Jarrow March: an inspiring show of solidarity between workers and youth

Five years ago, marking the 75th anniversary of 200 unemployed workers marching from Jarrow to London, Youth Fight for Jobs followed in their footsteps

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