Press releases

November 2, 2011

Socialist Workers Party statement on government ‘concessions’ over pensions dispute

The “concessions” offered by the government to trade unions today are absolutely no basis for settling the pensions dispute. It is more important than ever that everyone throws themselves into building the strike votes, demonstrations and wider solidarity for a mass strike on 30 November. For many months the unions have campaigned against the government’s […]

February 9, 2011

Statement on David Cameron’s muliculturalism speech

We the undersigned believe David Cameron’s statement that multiculturalism has failed was a dangerous declaration of intent. David Cameron’s speech was reminiscent of Margaret Thatcher’s infamous 1978 statement that Britain was “being swamped by alien cultures”. He has branded Britain’s Muslims as the new “enemy within” in the same way as Thatcher attacked the miners […]

July 9, 2010

Tell the Daily Express, Daily Mail and Daily Star – LGBT asylum seekers are welcome here

We condemn the disgraceful homophobic comments in the Daily Star, Daily Mail and Daily Express which attack the recent Supreme Court decision to prevent the deportation of two gay asylum seekers back to Iran and Cameroon. The Express front page on 8th June headlined “Now asylum if You’re Gay: they must be free to go […]

April 29, 2010

Blair Peach “almost certainly” killed by police

Anti-fascist activist Blair Peach was “almost certainly” killed by police, according to a police report released after 31 years. Blair, a teacher and member of the Socialist Workers Party, died on a demonstration against the Nazi National Front in Southall in 1979. The report, by Commander John Cass, was only released after a sustained campaign […]

January 12, 2010

Daniel Bensaïd Obituary

DANIEL BENSAÏD (1946-2010) The sad litany of deaths of Marxist intellectuals of the 1960s generation has continued. The French philosopher and activist Daniel Bensaïd – one of the great figures to emerge from the students’ and workers’ rebellion of May-June1968 – died on 12 January at the age of 63. Daniel was one of a […]

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