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Britain: After the referendum

Britain: After the referendum

June 27, 2016 at 11:55 am

By Hannah Sell, Socialist Party Deputy General Secretary England & Wales “The referendum result may well go down in history as the pitchfork moment”, declared the Financial Times (FT), wailing the anger and despair of Britain’s elite at the decision by the majority of voters in Britain to leave the […]

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Capitalism and food production

Capitalism and food production

June 23, 2016 at 11:34 am

By Amy Neve The way the world produces food has gone from something essential to life, to just another commodity for profit. We are producing more than enough food to feed the entire world, yet millions of people are malnourished and face starvation every year. What makes this so much […]

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A racist, sexist, billionaire, demagogue: How Trump can be stopped

A racist, sexist, billionaire, demagogue: How Trump can be stopped

June 15, 2016 at 2:50 pm

By Conor Payne The rise of Donald Trump in the Republican Presidential Primary has been watched with horror by millions in the US and around the world. Trump is standing on a platform of open bigotry. From describing Mexican immigrants as ‘rapists’, to his plan to ban Muslims from entering […]

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Left parties turning against bosses’ Europe

Left parties turning against bosses’ Europe

June 11, 2016 at 4:02 pm

By Danny Byrne, CWI Progress in Portugal and Spain, confusion in Britain The Spanish Left, under a new united banner – Unidos Podemos – seems on course for a major breakthrough in general elections on 26 June. This prospect raises for many a whole new spectre of hope and possibility […]

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Venezuela: On the brink of collapse?

Venezuela: On the brink of collapse?

June 6, 2016 at 10:47 am

By Tony Saunois, CWI Venezuela is being battered by a social and economic catastrophe. With inflation at more than 500% (the world’s highest) and estimated to soar to 750% by the end of the year, living standards have plummeted. Amid vast food shortages of the most basic staples like rice […]

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Spain: Left government on the horizon

Spain: Left government on the horizon

June 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Establishment parties panic as Podemos and United Left agree joint election challenge By Danny Byrne, CWI The panorama of Spain’s June re-run general election in June was dramatically changed two weeks ago, when Podemos and the United Left (IU) agreed to stand a united list. The Spanish capitalist elite, for […]

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Poland’s abortion ban sparks protests

Poland’s abortion ban sparks protests

June 2, 2016 at 12:36 pm

By Robyn Trott In late March, Poland’s ruling conservative Law & Justice Party proposed to ban abortion thereby criminalising anyone seeking or performing the procedure. The plan provoked public outrage and spontaneous mass demonstrations by thousands the following day. The Reclaim Choice Alliance has emerged as the largest organisation at […]

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UK referendum on EU: Socialists say ‘Leave’

UK referendum on EU: Socialists say ‘Leave’

June 1, 2016 at 10:43 am

By Thiago d’Leones Under pressure from a section of conservative MPs during the 2015 election, Prime Minister Cameron reluctantly promised a referendum on the United Kingdom’s (UK) membership of European Union (EU). In June voters will be asked: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or […]

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Kazakhstan: Mass protests against the regime

Kazakhstan: Mass protests against the regime

May 26, 2016 at 2:04 pm

By Clare Doyle Hundreds and thousands of people – young and old – set out to join countrywide protests on May 21 against Kazakhstan’s vicious Nazarbayev regime. They were met with an enormous police operation to prevent them reaching the squares for the demonstrations. But, “the people have awoken!” as […]

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Capitalism at heart of refugee crisis

Capitalism at heart of refugee crisis

May 18, 2016 at 10:11 am

By Tim Tran The current global refugee crisis is the worst since World War Two. There are close to 60 million refugees as the result of bloody conflicts in Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia. The devastating civil war in Syria has produced the biggest number of refugees […]

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