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100 years since women won the vote

By Eleanor Donne It is 100 years since the first women in the UK won the right to vote in parliamentary elections. It took years of struggle and the largest mobilisation of women in Britain’s history to achieve this partial victory (see below for limitations). Today women worldwide are taking to the streets, as well as social media, demanding an ...

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Crisis nurse: “staff are desperate for change” – unions must build for action

By Andrew Bromhall, NHS mental health nurse and Unison rep (in a personal capacity) I work as a crisis nurse and unscheduled care practitioner, with the aim of giving patients a choice – if safe – between hospital admission and home treatment. This choice, unfortunately, is sometimes made for them. With the shortage of mental health in-patient beds, people are ...

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Cyfarfod yn Nhre-Gwyr yn erbyn y toriadau i addysg

Cafodd aelodau Plaid Sosialaidd Abertawe ymateb brwdfrydig pan cymeron ni rhan mewn cyfarfod o 200 i wrthwynebu toriadai i addysg. Trefnwyd y cyfarfod yn Ysgol Tre-Gwyr nos Iau gan undeb y prifathrawon yr NAHT i ymgyrchu dros ariannu teg ar gyfer addysg yng Nghymru. Wrth mynd i mewn i’r cyfarfod roedd athrawon a rhieni yn awyddus i gymryd un o’n ...

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Swansea teachers and parents support socialist no education cuts demand

Swansea Socialist Party members had an enthusiastic response when we took part in a 200-strong meeting in Gowerton to oppose education cuts. The meeting at Gowerton Comprehensive on Thursday night was organised by the National Association of Head Teachers to campaign for fair funding for education in Wales. The Socialist Party leaflet calling on Swansea Labour Council to fight against ...

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Movement of workers and youth challenges Iranian regime

By P. Daryaban, CWI Sudden large-scale nationwide protests have shaken Iran. Sections of the masses have shown utter defiance of the regime. Youth, facing unemployment estimated to be between 25% and 40%, have particularly been to the fore. The protests, initially against the rise in prices and corruption, almost immediately developed into fighting and clashes with security forces with a mounting ...

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US: #Metoo shakes the system

By Kelly Bellin, Socialist Alternative (USA) Just a few months ago, detailed allegations of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment first broke into the mainstream media. Courageous actresses took a stand against a powerful figure within a multi-billion dollar industry that normalizes sexism. This has sparked a new phase of a growing women’s movement which began with the explosive reaction to Trump’s ...

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Tories raise rail fares again – while Welsh Labour privatises

Member of rail union RMT, supported by Cardiff Trades Council, were campaigning outside Cardiff Central station today against fare increases and staff cuts. The union pointed out that while fares are going up services and safety are being cut. The UK government has sanctioned fare rises of 3.3% to train fares in Wales which will hit travellers and further add ...

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Turmoil to the left and to the right across Europe

The Committee For A Workers International (to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) held the annual meeting of its International Executive Committee earlier this month. This is Matt Dobson’s report of the discussion on European Perspectives: The CWI IEC discussion on Europe reflected the political instability and upheaval seen this year across the continent. Tony Saunois from the International Secretariat ...

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Nigeria: Socialist Party wins right to challenge capitalist parties

Interview with Hassan Taiwo Soweto and Abbey Trotsky by Per-Åke Westerlund at this year’s CWI International Executive Committee in Belgium. The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has at last won the right to be registered and stand in all elections. This was decided by a Federal High Court in Abuja, the capital of the country, on November 28. This decision ...

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