Highly effective national industrial action fights pension attack

The UCU (University and College Union) first five days of the 14-days escalating programme in the pre-1992 universities have been rock solid! It is the best ever strike of workers with the most pickets, the most of new members joining, the most demonstrations and protests, and with the best...

Capitalism’s response to COVID-19: Not enough PPE, even less testing, many die

The class nature of pandemics is revealed by the fact that in the Flu Pandemic of 2009 three times as many of the poorest died compared to the richest despite both groups having the same level of infection. Today NHS doctors, nurses, porters, and care workers, bus drivers, construction...

May loses her Brexit vote as the abyss deepens for workers

Co-ordinate strikes against the bosses and government! Demand the TUC call a general strike to finish the government! End the EU with workers struggle and international solidarity! By Martin Ralph Theresa May’s Brexit deal was defeated in the British parliament on 15 January by 432 to 202 votes. This is an historic defeat, the...

Book Review: This Is Not A Drill. Is Green Capitalism Possible?

We applaud the mass actions that many young people and activists are taking against the planet’s ecosystem destruction. By Martin Ralph – International Socialist League - UK Extinction Rebellion (XR) is one such group. It has grown into an international movement, which says as others, “The Government must tell the truth...

The English Slavers and the “Battle of Statues” at Bristol

The images of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston being toppled, defaced and "strangled" by hundreds of protesters, and then thrown into the river on the British port city of Bristol, will be on our minds for a long time. The truth is that something like this is...

Their Symbols and Ours

The impressive wave of protests unleashed by the murder of George Floyd in the United States not only crossed the borders of that country – impacting on a new world reality – but it offers particularly exciting episodes, typical of hot periods of history. By Daniel Sugasti One of those moments occurred...

Unions and students together defending pensions and public education

The International Socialist League warmly applauds UCU members, who took the unprecedented decision to call 14 days of strike action in pre-92 universities to defend their pensions and the FE members who voted to strike over pay.   The pension deficit and the pro-Tory university employers’ solution of removing defined benefits...

Climate Change Crisis. 24 Hour 20S General Strike!

Socialism or Environmental Catastrophe: The struggle against climate change must unite with the workers’ struggle against capitalism. Build the 20S general strike of young people and workers against climate change, austerity, and capitalism! By Martin Ralph – International Socialist League – UK Climate change is a reality. This July was the...

Royal wedding cannot hide the class divide

To make sure that the dignitaries attending the £32m Royal wedding on 19 May were not reminded of the social divides in the UK the police removed the homeless from the streets of Windsor. The state comes down hard on homeless people – not just in Windsor, some are...

Brexit: stay in the EU or build a path out for workers?

Brexit (Britain Exit) is the idiom for the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. It became the center of political debate in Europe after the June 23rd, 2016 referendum, called by David Cameron, in which voters had to answer if the UK should stay in or leave the EU....

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