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Free abortion on demand

Joy Macready reports on the growing backlash against a women’s right to choose In September, a woman was jailed for terminating her pregnancy in its final stage. Sarah Catt took…

Anti-cuts struggle escalates in Spain

By K Tait Hundreds of masked, black-clad police advancing, firing rubber bullets into the backs of fleeing protesters. In a side street, young people confronting vans of riot police behind…

Victory to the Syrian Revolution!

As we go to press news is breaking of 400 dead bodies, mainly civilians, being found in Darayya. It could turn out to be the most deadly massacre yet in…

China cracks down on workers’ centres

While the world’s media has been concentrating on the trial of Gu Kailai for the murder of her “business” partner Neil Heywood, a crackdown of a different sort has been…

South Africa: Marikana massacre exposes the betrayal of the ANC

South African state prosecutors tried to charge 270 miners with the murder of 34 of their fellow workers. To do this it used a piece of Apartheid law called “common…

Cynics and cowards: the left on Syria

If you made a rogue’s gallery of the opponents and critics of the Syrian revolution on the Arab and international left, you would come up with a range of positions…

Imperialism in the dock: why the West is not bombing Syria

The American Zionist scholar Daniel Pipes recently wrote an article in The Washington Times, with the title “Stay out of Syria: Intervention is a trap”. Arguing that “Bashar al-Assad’s wretched…

Pentonville Five: when dockers fought the law and won

Pentonville Five: when dockers fought the law and won

Forty years ago, four London dockers were arrested and held in north London’s Pentonville Prison. The next morning a fifth was arrested outside while protesting at their arrest. Yet within…

Four immediate steps against the crisis

In an extract from Workers Power’s forthcoming programme, Beyond The Crisis – Beyond Capitalism, Richard Brenner sets out our key measures against the capitalist crisis through putting the working class…

Young Blood: Solidarity with Greece

WHEN IT IS 38 degrees in the sun, not much stirs in the centre of Athens. But on 24 August 10,000 mainly young, male migrant workers from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan…