World News and Analysis

China: The great slowdown

China: The great slowdown

World News and Analysis September 2, 2014 at 10:53 am

On July 16 the Chinese government released its GDP figures for the second quarter, causing global financial markets to heave a collective sigh of relief as 7.5 percent growth was announced. By Vincent Kolo This figure (Beijing’s GDP data is notoriously prone to manipulation) does not signal that the world’s [...]

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Argentina returns to default

Argentina returns to default

World News and Analysis August 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm

The illusion of stability in Argentina has been shattered by a new debt default. The debt itself however is not new. It is the same debt that threw the country into turmoil 13 years ago in what was the biggest default ever seen. By Gabriela Sanchez, Socialist Party Argentina has [...]

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US: Jess Spear election success

US: Jess Spear election success

World News and Analysis August 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

Hot on the heels of socialist Kshama Sawant’s earth shattering election victory in Seattle and the game changing success of the ‘$15 Now’ end low pay campaign, comes Jess Spear. Socialist Alternative member Jess is attempting to go even further in a run for Washington State legislature. By Ian Pattison, [...]

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US: Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

US: Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

World News and Analysis August 19, 2014 at 2:03 pm

By Eljeer Hawkins, Socialist Alternative (CWI in the US) Spread the protests – unite against racism and inequality “YOU took my son away from me. YOU know how hard it was for me to get him to stay in school and graduate?! YOU know how many black men graduate?! NOT [...]

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Bolivia lowers working age to 10

Bolivia lowers working age to 10

World News and Analysis August 19, 2014 at 1:57 pm

In July the Bolivian Government lowered the legal working age to 10. The Bolivian vice president said the new law aimed to find a balance between “the reality and the law”. Children 10 and over can now legally work if they are also attending school and are self-employed. By Gabriela [...]

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French workers oppose cuts

French workers oppose cuts

World News and Analysis August 14, 2014 at 11:48 am

Over the past two years the French president Hollande has been implementing increasingly severe austerity measures. He has cut billions of Euros from public spending while providing €41 billion in tax handouts to big business. These businesses have in turn attacked the pay and conditions of workers. By Meredith Jacka, [...]

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Australian journalist jailed in Egypt

Australian journalist jailed in Egypt

World News and Analysis August 12, 2014 at 10:13 am

The 7 year long jail sentence handed down to Australian journalist Peter Greste has sparked outrage around the world about the lack of press freedom in Egypt. By Aishwarya Ramji, Socialist Party Greste, and his colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, work for Al Jazeera English. All three men were [...]

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Indonesian election: New face but same old problems

Indonesian election: New face but same old problems

World News and Analysis August 1, 2014 at 3:16 pm

On July 9, for only the third time since the collapse of the totalitarian Suharto regime in 1998, Indonesians went to the polls to elect a new president. As the incumbent president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, was constitutionally barred from seeking a third five-year term, the election was contested between Suharto-era [...]

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Gaza in crisis

Gaza in crisis

World News and Analysis July 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Mass action needed to stop bloodshed Whole families burnt alive. Parents with children. Shajaiya neighbourhood in Gaza is complete rubble. Over 1,100 Palestinians’ lives have ended since 8 July, as ruthless inferno has rained down on this besieged, impoverished, and highly populated strip of land during the Muslim Ramadan. Eid [...]

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NZ: Inequality continues to rise

NZ: Inequality continues to rise

World News and Analysis July 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

International charity Oxfam has highlighted figures from the recent 2013 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook which show that the richest 10% of New Zealanders are now wealthier than the rest of the population combined. By Joe Kelly, CWI New Zealand The National government doesn’t reject the evidence outright, but simply [...]

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