Socialism and the struggle against war



The report delivered by David North to open the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site on Sunday, May 3. Read more...


UK News

Queen’s Speech 2015: UK Conservatives lay out agenda of austerity and repression
28 May 2015
Existing anti-democratic legislation built up under successive Labour and Tory administrations will be supplemented by a new Counter-Extremism Bill.
Agreement signed on China-backed investment bank
23 May 2015
Tensions over the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank surfaced again this week when Japan announced it would provide $110 billion for infrastructure investment.
UK rail unions call off strike action
23 May 2015
The unions have betrayed a large strike mandate and disarmed rail-workers in the face of a ferocious assault by the incoming Conservative government.
UK Conservatives plan to scrap Human Rights Act
22 May 2015
The act is to go the same way as other key elements of international law over which successive governments in the last 15 years have ridden roughshod.
Britain’s anti-terror law and the global assault on democratic rights
21 May 2015
There is no serious opposition within the ruling elite internationally to the abandonment of democratic procedures and implementation of police state measures.
UK rail workers vote for national strike
19 May 2015
The one-day stoppage has the potential to become a focal point for opposition within the working class.
Crisis envelops UK Labour leadership contest
16 May 2015
In the May 7 general election, Labour received 30.4 percent of the vote, resulting in 232 seats—the party’s worst defeat since 1987.
UK: Cameron strikes post-election anti-European pose
14 May 2015
There are significant differences within the Conservative Party over how far to pursue a possible EU rupture.
The death of British Labourism
11 May 2015
Workers have deserted the Labour Party because they view it as a Conservative Party Mark Two, with almost one-third of the electorate seeing no point in voting at all.
General election produces political earthquake in Britain
9 May 2015
The general election has claimed the scalps of three party leaders.

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