Britain: Chinese Consulate staff attack protestor
Paul Gerrard, Socialist Alternative (ISA in England, Wales and Scotland) On Sunday 16 October a peaceful protest outside the Chinese Consulate in Manchester was attacked by consulate staff, some wearing motorcycle helmets and body armour. One of the...
Irish history: “Derry — This was murder” — 50 years since Bloody Sunday
Sunday, 30 January 1972 saw one of the bloodiest and most callous atrocities committed during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. In an event that would become known as Bloody Sunday, British paratroopers (paras) fired indiscriminate live rounds into a...
Britain: Capitalist crisis – End of the line for Boris Johnson
As government ministers and leading Tory figures abandon Boris Johnson’s government, he faces the most serious crisis of his time as Prime Minister. Socialist Alternative (ISA in England, Wales and Scotland) statement (This article was first publis...
Ruling class hypocrisy: Prince Andrew & the depraved culture of the ruling class
Spoilt British ‘Royal’ Prince Andrew, who would scream and shout if his collection of teddy bears was disturbed, is now facing civil action in the US, after his friend, the socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, has been found guilty of soliciting and trafficking under-age girls.
Clashes in London’s Chinatown: how not to fight racism and state repression
Chinese communities overseas face rising political tensions Solidarity Against Repression in China and Hong Kong Two groups of protesters, one involving mainland Chinese organisations, the other young Hong Kong emigres, clashed in London’s Chinatow...
Hong Kong: Power grab by Xi Jinping to smash democratic rights
Beijing’s enactment of a new national security law for Hong Kong is the point of no return Dikang, chinaworker.info Events in Hong Kong have reached the point of no return. The Chinese dictatorship’s decision, from the platform of its pseudo-parlia...
Scottish referendum: Ten days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations
Opinion polls show independence vote is balancing on a knife edge Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland (CWI in Scotland) “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just in...
Cameron ‘kowtows’ to Chinese dictatorship
Western capitalist leaders put business before lofty ‘principles’ Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info David Cameron, like many other Western leaders visiting China, abandoned any pretence of defending ‘democracy’ or ‘human rights’ in order to secure...
Britain: Thatcher – A class warrior for capitalism
Alistair Tice, Socialist Party regional secretary, Yorkshire "I would suggest as a memorial to Mrs Thatcher that instead of the usual headstone or statue, a dance floor should be erected over her grave". This was proposed by a writer to the Observ...
Campaign in Britain “Rape is No Joke”
Following high profile cases such as those of Julian Assange and Dominique Strauss Kahn, there has been much debate recently about rape and sexual assault. Sarah Wrack, first published in "Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI Eng...
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Explainer: How Marxists see China’s property crash
By Dikang, chinaworker.info (This article was written in November 2022) China’s property market is now in its second year of deep s...