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Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Ebola outbreak in West Africa

World News and Analysis September 17, 2014 at 11:49 am

More than 1000 people have died in West Africa since February, during the worst epidemic of Ebola since the appearance of the disease in 1976. Ebola is caused by a virus with a very high mortality rate, but a low chance of infection. Sufferers face a painful death within a [...]

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Scotland: 10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

Scotland: 10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

World News and Analysis September 11, 2014 at 10:57 am

For the first time during the campaign an opinion poll has shown the Yes side ahead, in this poll by 51% to 49%. The YouGov survey for the Sunday Times, published on September 6, has sent shock waves through the capitalist political establishment in Britain. Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland [...]

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Aotearoa/NZ: National’s support sliding as election looms

Aotearoa/NZ: National’s support sliding as election looms

World News and Analysis September 5, 2014 at 11:59 am

The ruling National Party is fighting for a third term in office at September’s New Zealand election. For most of the recent term National has polled well and consistently shown that it could almost govern alone. In July 2014 for example support for the government had climbed to 54.9%. By [...]

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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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