World News and Analysis

Gaza in crisis

Gaza in crisis

World News and Analysis July 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Mass action needed to stop bloodshed Whole families burnt alive. Parents with children. Shajaiya neighbourhood in Gaza is complete rubble. Over 1,100 Palestinians’ lives have ended since 8 July, as ruthless inferno has rained down on this besieged, impoverished, and highly populated strip of land during the Muslim Ramadan. Eid [...]

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NZ: Inequality continues to rise

NZ: Inequality continues to rise

World News and Analysis July 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

International charity Oxfam has highlighted figures from the recent 2013 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook which show that the richest 10% of New Zealanders are now wealthier than the rest of the population combined. By Joe Kelly, CWI New Zealand The National government doesn’t reject the evidence outright, but simply [...]

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Venezuela: Worker’s control under attack

Venezuela: Worker’s control under attack

World News and Analysis July 18, 2014 at 11:57 am

Last month, several factories taken under worker’s control and management in Lara State came under attack from the former owners. In some cases the former owners were backed up by the State forces and the Venezuelan National Guard. By Gabriela Sanchez, CWI Venezuela The factories, including Pollo Beneagro (previously Souto) [...]

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Stop the bombing of Gaza – End Israeli state terror!

Stop the bombing of Gaza – End Israeli state terror!

World News and Analysis July 15, 2014 at 10:38 am

Netanyahu’s Israeli government has launched a horrific onslaught of hundreds of air strikes on the densely populated Gaza strip. Over 100 Gazans have been killed in one week, including 20 children. 400 have been injured. One strike hit a group of football fans who had gathered to watch a world [...]

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New Zealand’s quandary in the Asia-Pacific

New Zealand’s quandary in the Asia-Pacific

World News and Analysis July 8, 2014 at 4:10 pm

In May the US government brought criminal charges against five Chinese military officials for hacking into the systems of US energy and steel companies. They stole trade secrets and conducted economic espionage. By Jared Phillips, CWI New Zealand The Chinese government retaliated by urging domestic banks to remove high-end servers [...]

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Hong Kong: Pro-Beijing newspaper launches attack on socialists

Hong Kong: Pro-Beijing newspaper launches attack on socialists

World News and Analysis June 26, 2014 at 9:48 am

The pro-Beijing newspaper, Ta Kung Pao, recently ran a front-page attack on pro-democracy legislator Leung Kwok-hung (known as ‘Long Hair’) and Socialist Action. By Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI Hong Kong) This propaganda piece in a daily newspaper infamous as a Hong Kong mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) dictatorship, [...]

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Iraq: Oil war’s bloody legacy

Iraq: Oil war’s bloody legacy

World News and Analysis June 18, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Escalating sectarian conflict threatens to draw in surrounding countries At the time of Bush and Blair’s catastrophic and criminal invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Socialist Party and Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) warned it could lead to the break-up of Iraq and terrible sectarian war that is now [...]

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Greece: CWI councillors elected

Greece: CWI councillors elected

World News and Analysis June 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Syriza, the left party in Greece, is now the first party – 3.9 % ahead of right-wing capitalist party New Democracy in the European elections. But this difference is mainly due to loss of support for New Democracy. Syriza’s vote has actually decreased since the June 2012 elections by 138,000 [...]

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US: How Seattle won a $15 minimum wage

US: How Seattle won a $15 minimum wage

World News and Analysis June 6, 2014 at 1:07 pm

“We did this. Workers did this. Today’s first victory for $15 will inspire people all over the nation,” said socialist Seattle city councillor Kshama Sawant. She was speaking after the 2 June meeting of the city council which voted to adopt a minimum wage of more than double the federal [...]

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Euro elections: A revolt against the capitalist establishment

Euro elections: A revolt against the capitalist establishment

World News and Analysis May 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Gains for the far right but some successes for genuine Left The long-predicted ’earthquake’ – the electoral “triumph” of the far right and their allies – took place in the European elections in some key countries. In Britain Ukip came first, pushing Labour into second position and the Tories – [...]

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