World News and Analysis

Brazil’s corruption crisis

Brazil’s corruption crisis

April 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm

By Kate Kennedy Brazil is facing intense economic and political turmoil. The current President Dilma Rousseff is accused of fraudulently misrepresenting the budget in order to secure her own re-election. She faces possible impeachment. Adding to the Brazilian people’s anger is an investigation into the operations of Petrobras, which is […]

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France: Workers and youth on the streets

France: Workers and youth on the streets

April 13, 2016 at 10:03 am

By Clare Doyle, CWI A new period of struggle has opened up in France. Until recently, the smouldering discontent amongst workers was finding expression in isolated but numerous workplace battles – over threatened closures, redundancies and the growing repression against workers’ representatives. Secondary school students had been holding walk-outs, especially […]

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Hong Kong’s Kwok brothers profit from refugee misery

Hong Kong’s Kwok brothers profit from refugee misery

April 8, 2016 at 9:49 am

By Socialist Action reporters in Hong Kong The Panama Papers, leaked documents from Panama-based law firm Massock Fonseca, are creating scandal and political crises around the world. The papers, highlighted in a report by ICIJ, give details of how the world’s financial elite engages in financial trickery and tax evasion […]

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US election turmoil

US election turmoil

April 5, 2016 at 9:25 am

By Tony Saunois, CWI Secretary Bernie Sanders campaign – an opportunity to build a new party of the 99% The US Presidential election campaign represents a turning point in US society and the struggles of the working class, the middle class, young people and all those exploited by capitalism. US […]

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Belgium: Far right attack vigil for Brussels victims

Belgium: Far right attack vigil for Brussels victims

March 31, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Eyewitness report from members of Linkse Socialistische Partij/Parti Socialiste de Lutte, the Socialist Party’s sister organisation in Belgium What a disgrace. That was the dominant feeling in Belgium and worldwide when confronted with the images of far right-led hooligans on Sunday 27 March in Brussels. A quiet and dignified vigil, […]

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Socialist planning the alternative to capitalist free trade

Socialist planning the alternative to capitalist free trade

March 24, 2016 at 9:00 am

By Tim Tran The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was signed in New Zealand last month by its twelve member countries in the Asia Pacific region: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, United States, Singapore, Japan and Vietnam. The TPP is set to be the biggest trade deal […]

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Bernie Sanders’ campaign at a crossroads

Bernie Sanders’ campaign at a crossroads

March 23, 2016 at 9:15 am

The anti-big business and pro-worker message of Democratic Party ‘socialist’ candidate Bernie Sanders continues to resonate strongly among voters in the presidential primaries. However, despite his positive appeal, it would take an extraordinary surge in support to prevent the Democratic Party establishment securing Hillary Clinton’s nomination. As Ty Moore and […]

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EU closing its doors to refugees

EU closing its doors to refugees

March 22, 2016 at 8:54 am

By Thiago d’Leones A rotten ‘one in, one out’ deal between Germany and Turkey would ‘resettle’ one Syrian refugee in Europe for each returned to Turkey from Greece. This €6 billion ‘solution’ escalates the militarisation of the EU’s borders, using NATO ships under German command. More than 1.3 million refugees […]

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Chinese nurses strike for more pay

Chinese nurses strike for more pay

March 21, 2016 at 9:37 am

By Jeremy Trott In January dozens of nurses in Chongqing went on strike over low pay and poor working conditions. Strikes have been ongoing over the last six months as part of a dispute between low-paid healthcare workers and hospital management regimes. Fuelling the dispute is a vast pay gap […]

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Zika virus: Big boost to health funding needed!

Zika virus: Big boost to health funding needed!

March 17, 2016 at 9:20 am

The World Health Organisation last month said the explosive outbreak of the Zika virus in the Americas constitutes a global emergency. Scientists suspect – but have not yet established – a link between Zika and a range of developmental problems that can be life threatening to newborn babies. Researchers are […]

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