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Greece: No surrender to ‘Gang of Lenders’

Greece: No surrender to ‘Gang of Lenders’

November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Plan an anti-austerity fight-back, with socialist policies! Greek society is watching the process of the so-called “negotiations” and is tired, frustrated and angry with the stand taken by the ‘Institutions’ [the IMF/ECB/EU ‘Troika’ by another name]. By Xekinima reporters, Greece However, this tiredness and frustration with the lenders is also […]

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Is China heading for a new Tiananmen?

Is China heading for a new Tiananmen?

June 12, 2015 at 10:26 am

The anniversary of June 4, the culmination of the ‘Beijing Spring’ and a day that will always be remembered for one of the most barbaric massacres ever perpetrated against peaceful protesters, is a cause for much official unease, and this year more than ever. The Chinese dictatorship is grappling with […]

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NZ: Unite defeats ‘zero-hours’

NZ: Unite defeats ‘zero-hours’

June 10, 2015 at 4:01 pm

In May unionised fast food workers in New Zealand celebrated a comprehensive win over the major fast food companies. McDonalds, Burger King and Restaurant Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks) have all been forced to end ‘zero-hour contracts’ for their workers. By Joe Kelly, CWI NZ/Aotearoa The campaign, organised by Unite […]

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Greece: Syriza voters want austerity ended

Greece: Syriza voters want austerity ended

June 5, 2015 at 11:28 am

Break with the austerity – adopt a socialist programme! The Greek ruling class, the mass media that work for it, people like Stavros Theodorakis (leader of the liberal ‘Potami’ party) J.C. Juncker, M. Schulz and the rest of the “golden boys” of EU’s officialdom, “explain” tirelessly to the Greek people […]

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Student strikes in Quebec

Student strikes in Quebec

June 4, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Over 35,000 students in Quebec went on strike against proposed tuition hikes last month as the conservative Canadian government pursues its far-reaching austerity agenda. This round of austerity includes attacks on public services such as health and education. By Mark Poore, Socialist Party Student strikes have shown great potential in […]

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Nepal devastated by earthquakes

Nepal devastated by earthquakes

June 1, 2015 at 10:40 am

Recent earthquakes in Nepal have seen more than 8500 people killed and over 20,000 injured. All up over two million people’s lives have been affected; their homes and livelihoods destroyed by the initial quakes in April and aftershocks in the following weeks. By Emma Davey, Socialist Party More than a […]

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Ireland: Massive ‘Yes’ to Marriage Equality referendum

Ireland: Massive ‘Yes’ to Marriage Equality referendum

May 30, 2015 at 10:54 am

The Yes vote to the Marriage Equality referendum represented a huge vote in support of equality for LGBTQ people and in support of progress and social change. The streets of Dublin and other cities were packed with people celebrating a victory which was the culmination of decades of struggle by […]

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Greece: Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

Greece: Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

May 28, 2015 at 2:33 pm

We are now in the fourth month of the Syriza-led government’s term. The result of so-called “negotiations” with the Troika – European Union (EU), European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund – is zero. By Xekinima reporters (CWI Greece) The position taken by our so-called “European partners” is to demand […]

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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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