World News and Analysis

Greece: What does “Popular Unity” stand for?

Greece: What does “Popular Unity” stand for?

November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Interview with Andreas Payiatsos, Xekinima (CWI in Greece), by Lucy Redler, SAV (CWI in Germany) After 43 Syriza MPs (out of 149) refused to back the third memorandum package in mid-August, Tsipras resigned as Prime Minister. His plan was to strengthen his support with fresh elections, due to the fact […]

Read more ›
China crisis triggers panic on global markets

China crisis triggers panic on global markets

August 26, 2015 at 11:10 am

“Black Monday” exclaimed China’s official news agency Xinhua as China’s stock market slumped 8.5 percent on 24 August. This triggered the sharpest falls on world stock markets since the 2008 financial crisis on growing fears of a China-led global recession. By Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info Previously, Wall Street was the epicentre […]

Read more ›
Corbyn’s challenge a welcome upheaval in British politics

Corbyn’s challenge a welcome upheaval in British politics

August 19, 2015 at 11:19 am

As the British Labour Party prepares to send out ballot papers to the over 610,000 people registered to vote in its leadership contest, The Socialist asked Socialist Party (England & Wales) executive committee member Judy Beishon some questions about Jeremy Corbyn’s challenge so far. Why has Jeremy Corbyn’s challenge in […]

Read more ›
Japan: 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb

Japan: 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb

August 7, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Seventy years ago, on 6 August 1945, a single bomb dropped by a US bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killed between 90,000 and 166,000 men, women and children. Half died immediately, the rest later from burns, radiation poisoning and other injuries. The world had changed forever. The atomic […]

Read more ›
China’s stock market dive: How could it affect Australia?

China’s stock market dive: How could it affect Australia?

August 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm

In the past year China’s stock markets rose by an incredible 150%. They then shed about a third of their value in a matter of a few weeks – an amount twice the size of Australia’s entire economy! By Socialist Party reporters While the world was watching Greece a much […]

Read more ›
The euro-crisis and prospects for class struggle

The euro-crisis and prospects for class struggle

August 2, 2015 at 6:36 am

Report from the CWI Summer School in Belgium The recent events in Greece provided the backdrop to the discussion on Europe at the 2015 Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) School. Over 300 people from 22 countries attended the CWI School, which was held in Belgium from 18-25 July. Peter […]

Read more ›
US: Kshama Sawant up for re-election

US: Kshama Sawant up for re-election

July 26, 2015 at 6:23 am

Kshama Sawant’s election to the Seattle City Council in 2013 made history as the first socialist councillor elected in Seattle in 100 years. Kshama is again on the ballot for the July 2015 election; the only candidate who obtained the qualifying 1,119 signatures rather than paying the $1119 registration fee. […]

Read more ›
UK: Huge protest against austerity

UK: Huge protest against austerity

July 14, 2015 at 9:23 am

A vast mass of people compressed into the streets of London on Saturday June 20 eager to show their anger and opposition to the Tory government’s vicious austerity agenda. By Socialist Party reporters Estimates of the huge turnout ranged from 70,000 to over 200,000. The mood was buoyant, as the […]

Read more ›
Mass protests rock Chile

Mass protests rock Chile

July 13, 2015 at 10:43 am

Chile has seen a series of mass protests for free education. In some cases up to 200,000 youth have rallied on the streets. Uncontracted and casualised teachers have supported the movement protesting against changes to their pay and conditions. Alongside mass protests direct action tactics like occupations and strikes have […]

Read more ›
NZ: National pushes ahead with more privatisations

NZ: National pushes ahead with more privatisations

July 11, 2015 at 10:35 am

In May the National government opened New Zealand’s first privately owned prison in Auckland. At the same time the Health Minister announced the trial of ‘social bonds’; effectively rewards for private corporations that are prepared to run social services such as counselling for mental health patients. By Joe Kelly, CWI […]

Read more ›