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Israel: Netanyahu mobilises far right to win election

Israel: Netanyahu mobilises far right to win election

March 26, 2015 at 8:52 am

“The rule of the right-wing is in danger. Arab voters are heading to the polling stations en masse. Left-wing NGOs are bringing them in buses”. This bluntly racist statement was published during polling day by no other than Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The statement was a peak of the […]

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NZ: Dismantling of state housing

NZ: Dismantling of state housing

March 23, 2015 at 9:13 am

While working people in New Zealand face a housing crisis, with tens of thousands homeless and annual rent increases of up to 10%, the New Zealand government is continuing to push forward with plans to demolish or sell-off a third of the country’s state housing stock. By Joe Kelly, CWI […]

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Wealth inequality still on the rise

Wealth inequality still on the rise

March 20, 2015 at 11:19 am

Oxfam has recently published a research report outlining how “global wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small wealthy elite”. According to the research, 85 billionaires have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population. By Amy Neve, Socialist Party This has been made possible […]

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UK: TUSC provides left wing challenge

UK: TUSC provides left wing challenge

March 16, 2015 at 10:04 am

The Trade Union and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) conference was held on January 24 in London to discuss the May 2015 local and general elections. Already it has been confirmed that over 600 council candidates and at least 51 parliamentary candidates will stand for TUSC on an anti-cuts platform. By Emma […]

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NZ: Maori did not cede sovereignty

NZ: Maori did not cede sovereignty

March 11, 2015 at 10:49 am

In November 2014, the Waitangi Tribunal delivered its first report on Treaty of Waitangi claims relating to TePaparahi o teRaki (the Great Land of the North). By Geraldine Pinao, CWI NZ/Aotearoa The tribunal found that Maori “agreed to the Governor having authority to control British subjects in New Zealand”, and […]

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US: Sawant’s response to Obama

US: Sawant’s response to Obama

March 6, 2015 at 10:19 am

Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councillor and member of the Socialist Party’s sister organisation in the US, gave a video response to Barack Obama’s sixth State of the Union Address in late January. By Jeremy Trott, Socialist Party Sawant’s response contrasts the rhetoric of Obama’s speech with the grim economic reality […]

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NZ: Troops to be sent to Iraq

NZ: Troops to be sent to Iraq

March 4, 2015 at 8:03 am

Despite huge public opposition, the New Zealand government plans to send troops to Iraq to join the war against the Islamic State. By Joe Kelly, CWI NZ/Aotearoa Having avoided making a public commitment to the war so far, New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key commented earlier this year that a […]

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Spain: Is ‘Podemos’ the Spanish Syriza?

Spain: Is ‘Podemos’ the Spanish Syriza?

March 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Greece’s election of a Syriza-led government has encouraged anti-austerity Left forces throughout crisis-ravaged Europe and beyond. Nowhere is this more the case then in Spain, where a force widely seen as the ‘Spanish Syriza’, Podemos, goes from strength to strength. By Danny Byrne, CWI Opinion polls repeatedly put Podemos in […]

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Ireland: Campaign against water charges

Ireland: Campaign against water charges

February 27, 2015 at 9:28 am

Late last year saw the people of Ireland take to the streets against the government’s hated water charges. Demonstrations in October and November had turnouts of 100,000 and 150,000 respectively, the biggest turn outs to protests in years. By Kat Galea, Socialist Party The Irish establishment’s attempt to commodify this […]

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US: Racist police violence exposed

US: Racist police violence exposed

February 26, 2015 at 8:27 am

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, the issue of violent and racist policing in the US continues to dominate the headlines. By David Elliott, Socialist Party Last August, mass protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri after the police murdered a young black man, Micheal […]

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