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28 March 2018
50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK jnr in Memphis: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King junior, who was shot and killed on 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, while supporting striking sanitation workers, writes April Ashley, Unison national executive council, black members rep (female) (personal capacity).
14 March 2018
Here we reproduce word-for-word the editorial from the issue of the Socialist printed on 28 March 2003, the issue of our weekly paper that came out directly after US and UK troops were sent into Iraq
21 February 2018
ANC president Zuma ousted: Inside two months following his election as ANC leader at the party's December conference, Cyril Ramaphosa has realised his ambition to become the country's president
14 February 2018
No to profiteering from water crisis! Cape Town is facing its worst drought in almost 100 years
7 February 2018
Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) Sudanese comrade Mohammed Satti (Hamudi) was released from jail on 2 February.
22 January 2018
Protesters were arrested by the Sudanese state last week, as part of a brutal response to the wave of protests against skyrocketing prices and austerity.
17 January 2018
Hundreds detained in indiscriminate arrests: The explosion of protests against the new Finance Act has again put into perspective the liberal commentators' fairytale about Tunisia's 'successful democratic transition'
13 December 2017
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.
21 November 2017
Zimbabwe's autocratic president Robert Mugabe has effectively been ousted through a 'soft' military coup
31 May 2017
The constant smoke from wood fires, as township residents attempt to keep warm from the freezing winter nights in their flimsy tin shacks, is just one of the reasons for the night-time smog surrounding Johannesburg
10 May 2017
To justify calls to reduce the foreign aid budget, parts of the capitalist establishment have pointed to the corruption that permeates the business of aid
12 April 2017
Trump orders missile strikes against Shayrat air base: US president Donald Trump's decision to launch missile attacks against the Shayrat air base in Syria ratcheted up the long running conflict there and dangerously fuelled tensions between the US and Russia and Iran.
5 April 2017
Salomé Karwah was an Ebola survivor who returned to the hospitals of Liberia to tend to the sick and dying during the epidemic of 2014. Now she has fallen victim to the appalling healthcare endured by ordinary people in Liberia as across most of West Africa.
29 March 2017
Over recent months a new wave of xenophobic violence has threatened to engulf South Africa.
8 March 2017
Manchester Keep Our NHS Public has responded to a report in the Financial Times that "local [NHS] leaders are offering leading drugmakers, including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Novartis, access to Greater Manchester's sophisticated electronic patient record to test the real-world outcomes of their drugs".
8 February 2017
The military victory in Aleppo by Assad's regime and its foreign backers was a turning point in the war in Syria. It has put the Syrian government once more in formal control of the country's main urban centres. Serge Jordan of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) examines if this is the prelude to a broader peace settlement that could end the horrors inflicted on the Syrian people.
11 January 2017
Fight anti-worker Blairite politics!: Tony Blair is to inject £9.3 million into a new not-for-profit foundation, the 'Tony Blair Initiative' (TBI). It will endeavour to counter "the new populism" and make "globalisation work for all."
7 December 2016
A three-day strike between 27-29 November shook the regime in Sudan. According to reports from activists and supporters of the CWI in Sudan, universities, schools, market places, public transport and many private businesses, cafes, shops and restaurants were closed.
9 November 2016
Two leading activists of the #OutsourcingMustFall movement, both members of the Workers and Socialist Party (WASP, CWI South Africa), are facing legal harassment for their role in supporting the struggle for free education.
26 October 2016
Non-fiction: Pitch Black: Raph Parkinson's letter in the Socialist issue 920 on racism in football highlights an issue which has sadly been long present in the game. A recent book by Emy Onuora - 'Pitch Black: the story of black British footballers' - looks at the history of racism in football, and the effect this has had on the footballers themselves.
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