8 October

General Pervez Musharraf might have won 98 per cent of the votes (671 out of 685 cast by national and provincial assemblies) to secure re-election as Pakistan's president over the weekend. But he's still short of the biggest election victory ever.

October 8, 2009 · 1 min read

That dubious honour probably belongs to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. On this day in 1962 the Korean government announced that a 100 per cent turnout in the election for the Supreme People’s Assembly had resulted in a 100 per cent vote for the Korean Workers Party.



The Harland and Wolff workers want to make renewable energy. A Labour government would help them

In the 1970s, Lucas Aerospace workers had a plan to make socially useful products and went to minister for industry Tony Benn for help. Do the workers occupying their shipyard in Belfast have a similar ally in John McDonnell? By Hilary Wainwright

Lowkey: Soundtrack to the struggle

Ashish Ghadiali interviews British-Iraqi rapper Kareem Dennis, aka Lowkey, about viral videos, power in the community, the Grenfell fire and writing lyrics at the cutting edge of political debate

Out of the gloom

By Hilary Wainwright


Hungary: Europe’s creeping fascism

Luke Cooper reports on his recent visit to Hungary, an EU member state where democratic freedoms are no longer taken for granted

The reactionary rebellion

Neo-fascism is on the rise across Europe. It may have taken on a different form but its essence is the same, writes Walter Baier

They shall not pass: feminists on the front line

Across the world, feminists are fighting the far right and fascism. We hear from activists in seven countries.