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Greece: Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

Greece: Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

January 28, 2015 at 8:41 am

Interview with Andros Payiatsos, from Xekinima (CWI Greece) What is the importance of the Greek election results? We can describe the result as of historical significance because it represented the collapse of the old forces that ruled the Greek political scene for decades. Also the rise of a new left […]

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Greece: Towards a Syriza government?

Greece: Towards a Syriza government?

January 13, 2015 at 10:45 am

Interview with Andros Payiatsos from Xekinima, the Socialist Party’s sister organisation in Greece At the end of last year a constitutional crisis arose in austerity-ridden Greece with the failure to elect a president. This triggered an early general election to be called for 25 January. Much to the panic of […]

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France: Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

France: Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

January 9, 2015 at 2:18 pm

The shocking, cold blooded slaughter of journalists and others in the Paris office of satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage. Early condemnation was voiced on the day of the massacre in a leaflet produced by our sister group in France, […]

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World: Mid East, Ukraine wars… upturn in European class struggle

World: Mid East, Ukraine wars… upturn in European class struggle

December 30, 2014 at 10:01 am

CWI meeting discusses a volatile period in global and class relations The recent meeting of the International Executive Committee (IEC) of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) came at the end of a turbulent year in world relations with the wars in the Middle East and Ukraine, increased tensions […]

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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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