Theresa May has called a general election for one reason - not the reason she gave - but because of the government's weakness in face of a rising tide of anger in British society.
Workers are suffering the most prolonged squeeze on wages since the start of the nineteenth century. Benefits cuts are leaving millions without enough money to...


Fight for a socialist Brexit.
Talk of Britain 'going to war' with Spain, European politicians telling each other not to 'lose their cool' - it could all seem rather surreal. But the Gibraltar tensions that have developed in the latest stage of the Brexit process show the truth of what the Socialist Party has argued. The...


Old political elite discredited.
The presidential election in France is gathering pace and has become far more open. More than 40% of the electorate are said to be still undecided as to who to support and whether to vote at all. A deep discontent with the existing order is reflected in the dramatic rise in recent days in...


Shock quickly followed by strong showing of solidarity.
We condemn in the strongest possible terms the horrific suspected terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm last Friday, 7 April. Four people were killed and 15 others injured. We mourn with all those affected.
In Stockholm, shock and concern was quickly...


Working class opposed to return to conflicts - need unity to create socialist alternative.
Writing an opinion piece in the Irish News on 3 February, Denis Bradley, ex-priest, former vice-chairman of the police board for the Police Service of Northern Ireland and a moderate nationalist, explained that a hard border would...


Government alarmed by "poor striking back!"
Next Sunday, 2 April, presidential elections take place in Serbia. There are 11 candidates, including the current prime minister, who is increasingly hated by big parts of the population and seen as a dictator by many people. For many years, the political scene has been close to...


“Establishment worried working class is willing to stand up”
Speaking in response to the inspiring solidarity being displayed this morning by Dublin Bus and DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit, electric rail system) workers in the Dublin, and Irish Rail workers across Ireland, for their Bus Eireann colleagues,...


The IRA campaign, the ‘peace process’ and the working class. 
The death of Martin McGuinness has been marked by a genuine outpouring of grief in Catholic areas. His funeral became a celebration of a life of struggle and the tens of thousands who attended clearly agree with Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams,...


Despite very difficult times, struggle can bring results. 
Over the past two to three weeks much publicity was given to the attempts of the Swedish multinational clothing company H&M (Hennes & Mouritz) to force its employees in Greece to sign new contracts which contained far worse terms. The new contracts...


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