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Theresa May, Frida Kahlo and turning women into wares

By Meena Kandasamy Theresa May’s Frida Kahlo bracelet at Tory conference caused a lot of reactions for a lot of people, but it left me feeling cold, and a little anxious. It was certainly off-putting and tasteless for a Tory politician to try to pull off a radical/human/progressive face. But to me, it was worrying because of what it signals for ...

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We Stand With Catalonia

Articles from The Socialist and from Izquierda Revolucionaria For a socialist republic of Catalonia! The workers can finish what Puigdemont won’t!   As this article is being written, a session of the Catalan parliament is underway in which, while thousands of ordinary people amassed outside, Catalan president Puigdemont asked politicians to agree ‘suspending’ a declaration of independence for Catalonia for ...

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We’re Still Here

A Production by National Theatre Wales and Common Wealth The future of Port Talbot steelworks, the last big steel making plant in Wales is hanging by a hair.  A year ago owners Tata Steel  threatened to close the plant, throw six thousand workers out of work and destroy the only large employer in Port Talbot. Their main complaint was the ...

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Savage police violence met with resistance from Catalan people

Statement by Izquierda Revolucionària [Revolutionary Left], CWI in Spain, 2/10/2017 For a general strike on 3 October against repression and for the right to decide! Thousands of police and civil guards carried out savage repression in Catalonia to try to prevent the right to vote in the referendum on 1 October. The state forces smashed glass doors of schools used ...

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Cardiff Socialist Students confront ‘Parasite’ Jacob Rees-Mogg

By Richard Edwards, Cardiff West Socialist Party Jacob Rees-Mogg, aristocratic, misogynistic, homophobic, billionaire landlord and current pin-up boy of the Tory right, was invited to speak at a venue in Cardiff on 29 September. Young Socialists and Socialist Students made sure there was a crowd of working-class activists and campaigners there to give him a raucous reception and confront him ...

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Spain/Catalonia: Students’ strike called against state repression

Statement from the Sindicato de Estudiantes · Estado Español [Students Union] Defeat the PP government’s ‘Francoist’ offensive against Catalonia! Every student fight to defend democratic rights! Organise meetings, strikes and demonstrations! The Partido Popular (People’s Party/PP) and the State apparatus, heir of the Franco dictatorship, launched a repressive and unprecedented crackdown on the democratic rights of the Catalan people. Orders ...

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Mexico: Earthquake catastrophe and popular solidarity

Statement of Izquierda Revolucionaria (Mexico CWI) The earthquake catastrophe reveals the reality of Mexican society. On one side, the incapacity of the state, and, on the other side, the greed of the capitalists, who are more worried about their profits that in using their wealth to attend to those caught up in the catastrophe. Morelos, Puebla and Mexico City suffered ...

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Fight expansion of disastrous ‘Universal Credit’ welfare system

Nearly half of current claimants are in rent arrears New areas are due to launch the system in October By Laurel Fogarty, Bangor ‘Universal Credit’, the Tories’ disastrous flagship welfare ‘reform’, is due to be rolled out to 50 new areas next month. This is despite new figures showing the system’s harsh benefit cuts and long waiting times are driving ...

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Carmarthenshire union leader slams Welsh Labour and Plaid cuts

The secretary of Carmarthenshire Unison has hit out at cuts being carried out by Labour and Plaid politicians while claiming to be anti-austerity. In a letter to the Western Mail Mark Evans takes up the claims of politicians from both parties referred to in an article by Martin Shipton. We republish the full article below. The abridged letter published in ...

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