World News and Analysis

Is Sweden a model to follow?

Is Sweden a model to follow?

World News and Analysis April 9, 2014 at 10:45 am

Sweden today is no model to follow for people looking for justice and improved living conditions. “Never before has the class differences in Sweden been bigger”, the daily paper, Aftonbladet, wrote on May 9 this year. By Per-Åke Westerlund One tenth of the population “owns half of all money” in [...]

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90 corporations responsible for global emissions

90 corporations responsible for global emissions

World News and Analysis March 31, 2014 at 10:36 am

Unless drastic action is taken to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, the planet will heat up by a minimum of 4ºC by 2100, according to the most recent research. By Kelly Bellin That takes the global forecast up to twice its current level, from “dangerous” to “catastrophic,” as recognized [...]

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Ukraine: Crimea breaks away to join Russia

Ukraine: Crimea breaks away to join Russia

World News and Analysis March 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

Crimea’s 16 March referendum saw an overwhelming majority vote in favour of joining Russia. According to the claimed official result, 96.77% voted ‘for’ integration and turnout was 83.1%. Tens of thousands celebrated in Simferopol, the capital of Crimea. By Niall Mulholland, CWI On 17 March, the regional parliament declared the [...]

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Profit interests behind East Timor spying scandal

Profit interests behind East Timor spying scandal

World News and Analysis March 14, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Although Australia was portrayed in heroic terms during its 1999 military intervention in East Timor (Timor-Leste), its real motives have been shown to be much more calculated and corrupt. By W. van Leeuwen, Socialist Party In November, an Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) whistleblower revealed that ASIS had bugged Timor-Leste’s [...]

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NZ: Labour forced to address child poverty

NZ: Labour forced to address child poverty

World News and Analysis March 7, 2014 at 10:40 am

The New Zealand Labour Party recently announced their “Best Start” policy aimed at reducing child poverty. The policy is a payment of $60 a week for parents earning less than $150,000 per annum for the first year of their child’s life. It continues until the child turns three with a [...]

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Ukraine: Russian troops take up positions throughout Crimea

Ukraine: Russian troops take up positions throughout Crimea

World News and Analysis March 6, 2014 at 10:18 am

At least 6,000 Russian troops have taken up positions throughout the Crimean peninsula, formally an autonomous republic of Ukraine. The Russian regime claims it took this action following a request from the Crimean government to intervene in defence of the rights of Russian citizens. The Kremlin made clear that it [...]

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Socialist perspectives for Aotearoa/New Zealand

Socialist perspectives for Aotearoa/New Zealand

World News and Analysis February 19, 2014 at 9:28 am

The purpose of this document is to give a broad analysis of economic, political, industrial, and social processes in New Zealand today. In our view this type of analysis and understanding of processes can help make socialists better prepared for future struggles and for building fighting organisations. For more news [...]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement bad news for workers

Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement bad news for workers

World News and Analysis February 19, 2014 at 9:12 am

Most Australians have never heard of the ‘Trans-Pacific Partnership’ (TPP), yet this far-reaching economic-policy agreement is a significant threat to workers and poor people’s living standards in the Asia-Pacific region. It must be opposed by working people internationally. By W. van Leeuwen, Socialist Party The TPP made headlines in December [...]

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Sochi Winter Olympics – Breaking all records!

Sochi Winter Olympics – Breaking all records!

World News and Analysis February 10, 2014 at 12:04 pm

When the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2014 winter Olympics to the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, eyebrows were raised at the cost of $12 billion. By Rob Jones, Moscow Now it has been revealed that $50 billion has been spent, more than the cost of all previous winter [...]

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Ariel Sharon: A brutal architect of monstrous crimes

Ariel Sharon: A brutal architect of monstrous crimes

World News and Analysis January 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm

The butcher of Sabra and Shatila has died. Ariel Sharon, once known as the “Father of Israeli settlements”, died after eight years in a semi-coma, following a stroke while still prime minister in January 2006. By Shahar Benhorin, CWI Israel/Palestine Many former and present capitalist leaders around the world have [...]

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