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28 October 2020

Nigeria protests shake regime

Frustration, disappointment, poverty, and anger exploded into a mighty mass movement

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23 September 2020

Thailand: Youth rising against hated junta

Protest leaders call for general strike on 14 October: Since the beginning of this year, Thailand has witnessed the rising up of young people and students, who have launched massive pro-democracy protests in several major cities, colleges, and universities.

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22 July 2020

100 years since the foundation of the Communist Party of Great Britain

World War One - the result of capitalist nations' rivalry - led to the slaughter, on an industrial scale, of the working classes internationally

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Unison general secretary candidate and Socialist Party member Hugo Pierre, left, supporting a UCU picket line in February 2020

Unison general secretary candidate and Socialist Party member Hugo Pierre, left, supporting a UCU picket line in February 2020

13 July 2020

Members of Democratic Socialist Movement in Nigeria (a sister organisation of the Socialist Party in England/Wales) on the streets in Abuja during the current protests

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4 March 2020

India: Bloody pogrom fuelled by Modi's sectarianism

Coinciding with US president Donald Trump's official visit to India, Hindu nationalist mobs - fired-up by ruling party BJP agitators - carried out a bloody pogrom in Muslim neighbourhoods of the capital New Delhi

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22 January 2020

India: Huge general strike but a missed opportunity

This year's planned general strike on 8 January was massive. It broke all previous records in the numbers involved in united class action in India

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22 January 2020

Eyewitness report: workers' struggle in France on the boil

After more than 45 days of strikes and 62 weeks of 'gilets jaunes' protests, French workers' appetite for struggle endures

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8 January 2020

International wave of revolt continues

As we go to press, a general strike is set to rock India on 8 January

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26 June 2019

How can we build workers' action to support the climate strikes?

The idea of a 'general strike' has caught hold among layers of activists

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27 March 2019

Algeria uprising: 'We stay here until the whole system goes'

Every Friday since 22 February hundreds of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against their president

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15 February 2019

For a Catalan republic of workers and the people

The trial against political prisoners accused of organising the 1 October referendum once again highlights the anti-democratic and reactionary nature of the Spanish state

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16 January 2019

India: biggest general strike ever

Why did 200 million workers strike on 8-9 January?

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9 January 2019

Heroic martyrs of German Revolution

January 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the murders of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the outstanding leaders of the German and international working-class movements.

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17 October 2018

Libres y Combativas: striking for women's rights in the Spanish state

On 8 March 2018 - International Women's Day - an unprecedented strike against sexism and women's oppression took place across the Spanish state. Libres y Combativas played a central role. Now, the campaign is building for a new student strike on 14 November. The Socialist spoke to Ana Garcia, an activist in Libres y Combativas

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5 September 2018

Unions must lead in fight to kick Tories out

TUC congress 2018: It's vital the unions mobilise their members now to lead the fight against the Tories

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29 August 2018

100 years since police went on strike: "never nearer to Bolshevism"

On a number of occasions, the ruling class in Britain has trembled with fear when faced with mass struggles of workers which could threaten their rule. Such movements as the 1984-85 miners strike and the 1926 general strike brought clashes between striking workers and the powers of the capitalist state.

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23 May 2018

May 1968: 'Communist' leaders hand power back to defeated bosses

France, May 1968: week four: By Friday 24 May 1968, ten million workers were on strike. The greatest general strike in history. On the same day, the president of France, General Charles de Gaulle, tried to address the nation. Nobody saw it. It was a victim of the TV workers' strike.

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16 May 2018

Spain: Student general strike against sexist, capitalist 'justice' system

The general student strike on 10 May, called against the shameful light sentencing of the 'wolfpack' rapists, was a great success. More than one million students emptied classrooms and more than 100,000 attended over 60 demonstrations

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16 May 2018

May 1968: Revolutionary explosion as two thirds of workforce join strike

France, May 1968: week three: On Saturday 18 May 1968, General Charles de Gaulle, president of France, was forced to cut short his state visit to Bucharest.

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9 May 2018

France '68: History's greatest general strike erupts

France, May 1968: week two: The legacy of the French revolution of 1848, the second time France overthrew a monarchy, played an important part in the escalation of the demonstrations and street fighting in Paris.

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