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The social cost of the World Cup’s fun and games

It is estimated that over 3 billion people will watch at least some of the World Cup live on TV this summer, but how many will see the depth of…

Argentine Trotskyists report electoral success

By KD Tait In recent elections in 2013, the Frente de Izquierda y de los Trabajadores (Left and Workers’ Front, FIT), a coalition of Trotskyist groups, won more than a…

No Ethnic Cleansing in the Caribbean

Press release from Caribbean Labour Solidarity 2nd December 2013 7pm On Monday 2nd December a small but lively group picketed the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in London to protest…

Argentine elections: Which way forward for the left?

    By Christian Gebhardt After Argentina’s “revolutionary days” in December 2001 – the driving from power in quick succession of two presidents, the blockades by unemployed workers, and the…

From civil rights to Black Power

By Richard Brenner On 1 February 1960, an impulsive and practically unplanned act of bravery by four black college students sparked the great civil rights’ revolt in the USA. The…

Fast Food workers supersize their strikes

The struggle for a living wage has gone national, hitting 1,000 shops in nearly 58 cities across the USA. KD Tait reports On 29 August thousands of workers walked out…

The Lessons of Chile; Popular Unity 1970-1973

This article was originally written by Stuart King for Workers Power newspaper in September 1983, on the tenth anniversary of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s coup. It has been lightly edited…

Retail workers escalate fight for fair pay in the USA

By KD Tait / Saturday 10 August, 2013 Last week retail workers’ campaign for $15 an hour and the right to unionise took another step forward with thousands joining strikes…

Strike wave shakes up US fast food chains

  Since April, workers campaigning for better wages and the right to unionise have shut down hundreds of restaurants in one-day strikes across five cities. The low paid workers, many…

1934: Class war in Minneapolis

  Almost 80 years ago, the city of Minneapolis was a battlefield in the class war between workers and bosses. Three strikes in 1934 shook the city and American society…

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