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Turkey: Massacre in Suruç

November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Kurdish and Turkish people pay price for Erdogan’s support for ISIS Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey) Today at least 30 activists from the Socialist Federation of Youth Associations (SGDF) were killed in an explosion carried out by an ISIS suicide bomber, in the Southeastern town of Suruç, near the Syrian […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Greece: Tsipras crosses the Rubicon

Greece: Tsipras crosses the Rubicon

July 11, 2015 at 10:28 am

Editorial Statement by Xekinima, the Socialist Party’s sister organisation in Greece July 9th was a black day for the Greek left. SYRIZA’s leading team, around Prime Minister A. Tsipras, subordinated itself completely and absolutely to the demands of the Troika lenders. The Greek working class finds itself in a tragic […]

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Behind the South China Sea tensions

Behind the South China Sea tensions

July 9, 2015 at 11:03 am

Last month the US and China signed a pact in Washington aimed at trying to avert conflict when their aircrafts operate in close proximity to each other. This pact is particularly aimed at the ongoing tensions in the South China Sea where China’s building of artificial islands is provoking a […]

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Greece: Mighty class-based ‘NO’ shakes bosses’ EU

Greece: Mighty class-based ‘NO’ shakes bosses’ EU

July 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Yesterday’s Greek referendum saw the working class gave a powerful reply to the attempts of the Troika/Institutions to blackmail them into accepting more austerity in order to stay within the Eurozone. The referendum on Sunday 5 July produced a tremendous 61.5% in favour of NO (to the demands of the […]

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Greece: No surrender to ‘Gang of Lenders’

Greece: No surrender to ‘Gang of Lenders’

June 23, 2015 at 9:59 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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