World News and Analysis

Europe: A new wave of workers’ struggle has begun

Europe: A new wave of workers’ struggle has begun

December 15, 2014 at 9:47 am

Once again workers are in revolt against “elderly and haggard” European capitalism – as the Pope accurately described it. Six years into ‘the Great Recession’ austerity and mass unemployment have become permanent continent wide. Across the EU there are over eighteen million looking for work and unable to find it. […]

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US: An uprising against police violence

US: An uprising against police violence

December 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm

From Ferguson to Staten Island A Staten Island, New York, grand jury announced last week that it will not indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the illegal chokehold death of father of six and Staten Island resident, Eric Garner. This stunning announcement comes on the heels of the explosive wave […]

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Indonesia: “New Hope” president faces intense pressures

Indonesia: “New Hope” president faces intense pressures

November 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm

“A New Hope” was the headline for the front cover of the latest issue of ‘Time’ magazine. It described Jokowi Widowo, the newly elected populist president known simply as Jokowi, as the new ‘Rising Star’ in ‘third world politics’. He is considered unique in Indonesia’s presidential history because he is […]

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New Zealand: Extreme poverty getting worse

New Zealand: Extreme poverty getting worse

November 13, 2014 at 11:07 am

The push to make ordinary people pay for the economic crisis is undermining our standard of living and forcing an increasing number of people into poverty conditions. In 2009 it was estimated that the urban homeless numbered around 300, those in rural improvised housing numbered 500-1000, and those in temporary […]

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US: Building a political alternative in Seattle

US: Building a political alternative in Seattle

October 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm

“Poll shows Sawant polarising, but with impressive favourable rating” is the title under which a confirmation of the politics of Kshama Sawant and her organisation, Socialist Alternative (co-thinkers of the Socialist Party in the US), was published. The poll, carried out by media research company EMT, reveals that people in […]

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How capitalism stifles science

How capitalism stifles science

October 27, 2014 at 9:34 am

We are told that capitalism drives innovation and progress but the truth is production for profit mostly hampers the ability of science and technique to advance. By Toby Dite, Socialist Party All throughout the world people needing medical attention for diseases, curable or otherwise, are often neglected on the basis […]

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International day of action for abortion rights in Ireland

International day of action for abortion rights in Ireland

October 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

On October 28 protests will take place around the world, called by Irish campaign ROSA (Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity). The day will mark the second anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar – victim of Ireland’s backward abortion laws. By Socialist Party reporters Two years later, despite […]

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Ireland: Byelection triumph marks turning point

Ireland: Byelection triumph marks turning point

October 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

Paul Murphy wins parliamentary seat as 100,000 march against water charges! 12 October 2014 will be a day that’s remembered for years to come in Ireland. An estimated 100,000 marched in Dublin against the hated water charges. And on the same day, Paul Murphy, Socialist Party member and Anti Austerity […]

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Defending Australian profit interests in Iraq

Defending Australian profit interests in Iraq

October 6, 2014 at 4:43 pm

In mid September Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that 600 military personnel would be deployed to Iraq to fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS). By Conor Flynn, Socialist Party The task force, which will include SAS forces and eight Super Hornet assault jets, will be stationed in […]

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NZ: National to form third successive government

NZ: National to form third successive government

September 26, 2014 at 11:37 am

Labour Party and the Left in crisis The New Zealand National Party has won its third election in a row. This result is a boost to big business interests. The workers’ movement will continue to be confronted with serious challenges as Prime Minister John Key moves to implement a number […]

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