World News and Analysis

NZ: Invest in renewables!

NZ: Invest in renewables!

May 19, 2015 at 8:45 am

The New Zealand government is expanding oil and gas exploration into a number of new sites. These sites were previously either too difficult or costly to pursue and impact on existing ecological reserves. By Rakesh Lal, CWI NZ/Aotearoa While accepting the need to transition to a low-carbon energy future, the […]

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Disaster in Nepal amplified by capitalism

Disaster in Nepal amplified by capitalism

May 18, 2015 at 11:15 am

Nepal, one of the poorest countries in south Asia, has been further devastated by the recent earthquake and its aftershocks. More than 8,000 people are estimated to have perished so far and around 18,000 are injured. Some villages were completely flattened. By Senan, CWI Most of the victims were rural […]

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NZ: Victories against zero-hour contracts

NZ: Victories against zero-hour contracts

May 15, 2015 at 9:21 am

Fast-food workers organised by the Unite Union have celebrated several victories in the fight against zero-hour contracts in New Zealand. Such contracts lock employees into permanent employment while denying them guaranteed hours of work. They are particularly common in the fast food industry. By Joe Kelly, CWI NZ/Aotearoa After sustained […]

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TPP: Bad for workers

TPP: Bad for workers

May 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive trade agreement that a dozen countries are secretly negotiating. Like other trade agreements, the TPP threatens to surrender more power to big corporations at the expense of communities, workers, and the environment. By Kshama Sawant, CWI in the US We know, from leaked […]

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Nigeria: PDP roundly defeated

Nigeria: PDP roundly defeated

May 13, 2015 at 9:46 am

In a major turning point for Nigeria the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was roundly defeated in recent elections. The All Progressive Congress’ (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari defeated former PDP President Goodluck Jonathan by about 2.6 million votes. Despite this significant defeat the APC will still lack the two-thirds majority […]

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NZ: Workers win at Cotton On

NZ: Workers win at Cotton On

May 12, 2015 at 9:48 am

In late March workers at the Auckland warehouse of clothes retailer Cotton On defeated an attempt to remove rest and meal breaks from their collective agreement. This came after the government passed legislation last year to remove a worker’s entitlement to breaks during their working day. By Joe Kelly, CWI […]

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Venezuela: Oppose the practice of ‘disappearing’

Venezuela: Oppose the practice of ‘disappearing’

May 8, 2015 at 9:30 am

Long-time social and political activist, and Venezuelan government secretary, Alcedo Mora has been missing since February 27. By Mark Poore, Socialist Party In the oil-rich country Alcedo Mora has spent the past few years undertaking an investigation into contraband fuel trafficking between Columbia and Venezuela. He has been attempting to […]

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Ireland: Why we need a left government

Ireland: Why we need a left government

May 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Austerity is a one-sided class war. The politicians hand in hand with the major employers have waged a war on the pay, conditions and living standards of the broad working class through swingeing cuts to public sector pay and services, zero-hour contracts, water taxes and more. This war is being […]

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US: Rage in Baltimore

US: Rage in Baltimore

April 30, 2015 at 10:01 am

On April 26, 2015, the first black US President, Barack Hussein Obama, stepped to the podium at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner to engage in frivolous banter with fellow politicians, corporate media hounds and comedians dressed in their finest tuxedoes and gowns. A mere 40 miles away from […]

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May Day: Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

May Day: Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

April 29, 2015 at 11:15 am

125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism! The Socialist Party and the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) sends socialist greetings and solidarity to workers, young people and all those exploited by capitalism. This year marks the 125th International Workers’ Day, or ‘May […]

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