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

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.
General election produces political earthquake in Britain
8 May 2015
The general election has claimed the scalp of three party leaders.
Irish bus workers strike for 48 hours
8 May 2015
The continued undermining of the pay and conditions of bus workers would not have been possible without the collaboration of the trade unions.
Britain’s general election: The need for a socialist alternative
7 May 2015
The Socialist Equality Party and its candidates, Katie Rhodes in Glasgow Central and David O’Sullivan in Holborn & St. Pancras, offer the only genuine alternative for workers and young people.

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