Topic: Britain

  • A strike against the neoliberal university

    The struggle of university workers in the UK is giving the labor movement a big boost and opening up an outlet for seething anger against neoliberalism.

  • UK university workers send a defiant message

    Staff at more than 60 universities in the UK continue to walk the picket line after a bad deal to end their struggle was rejected.

  • A chronicle of a blacklisting crook foretold

    The collapse of the UK construction giant Carillion was a long time coming--and has focused attention on its harsh labor practices.

  • What will revive the left in Britain?

    Our readers' discussion about reform or revolution, and the future of Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn continues.

  • Reform, revolution and Jeremy Corbyn

    SW readers discuss the future of left-wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn--and the implications for socialists organizing today.

  • If not Corbyn, then what?

    The question that left-wing critics of British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn need to answer is: What else is there?

  • Is business warming to Jeremy Corbyn?

    With Theresa May's Tory government in perpetual crisis, left-winger Jeremy Corbyn is getting support from unexpected quarters.

  • Moshé Machover must be reinstated

    Jews for Palestinian Right of Return is calling on Britain's Labour Party to reject the idea that anti-Zionism equals anti-Semitism.

  • Another in a tragic list of unnatural disasters

    With Grenfell Tower on my mind, I stopped at a memorial on the Isle of Man dedicated to 50 people who died in a horrific fire.

  • Why do these survivors need help anyway?

    Tories have responded to Jeremy Corbyn's shocking proposal to house Grenfell Tower survivors in homes left empty by speculators.

  • Mourning and marching after the Grenfell fire

    A British socialist describes the surge of anger and protest after the Grenfell Tower fire and its effect on the radicalization that followed the election.

  • A system that let working-class people burn

    The fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower has exposed, in the starkest terms, the horror of an austerity-racked, class-divided society.

  • Corbyn's triumph and what it means for the left

    The Labour Party leader won't become prime minister yet, but he led a radical campaign that achieved major gains and revived the left in Britain.

  • The last refuge for desperate Tories

    The Democratic Unionist Party that Britain's Tories invited to join the government is deeply sectarian and utterly reactionary.

  • May's election disaster and the road ahead

    Britain's Tory government suffered a big blow in the election--courtesy of the Labour Party led by left-winger Jeremy Corbyn.

  • How left-wing politics won over millions

    Britain's election was a stunning vindication of Labour's left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn and an indictment of his right-wing critics.

  • Using terror as an excuse for more terror

    Reactionary politicians like Theresa May feed a cycle of violence and polarization with their cynical statements about extremism.

  • Solidaridad vs. chivo expiatorio

    A menos que la solidaridad demostrada después del atentado en Manchester prevalezca, la derecha tratará de azuzar miedo para justificar más represión.

  • Precarious workers strike back

    The militancy, daring and courage of two strikes by cleaners and security workers in London challenges all of us to step forward.

  • Reflections on the Manchester bombing vigil

    The right wants us to turn on our neighbors after the bombing, but working-class people in Manchester showed us they are saying no.

  • Understanding the British election

    There's a mountain to climb for the Labour Party, but the picture isn't as rosy for the Tories as the media would have us believe.

  • Solidarity vs. scapegoating after Manchester

    Political leaders and reactionaries will try to use the horror in Manchester to justify more repression and violence--unless the tide of solidarity prevails.

  • The Tories aren't invulnerable

    If Britain’s Labour Party mounts an activist campaign, it could be possible to turn the Tory tide, but we cannot be uncritical.

  • What can stop the Tories in Britain's election?

    A fighting left stance might not be enough for Labour to win the coming British vote, but it could change the shape of the debate.

  • What direction out the Brexit?

    Britain's government will start the process of leaving the EU, but masses of people are protesting Brexit's biggest fan in the U.S.