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Eyewitness account from Gaza socialist

By Rana Shubair, Gaza City teacher, and author of the book ‘In Gaza I Dare To Dream’ The following piece is an eyewitness report written by Gazan activist and author Rana Shubair, at the request of ‘Socialist Struggle Movement’ (SSM), the CWI section in Israel-Palestine. Bloody Monday May 14 was the first day of summer holiday for school kids here. ...

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Historic victory for social progress: Landslide vote to repeal Ireland’s abortion laws

Statement by Solidarity TDs and Socialist Party members, Ruth Coppinger, Paul Murphy and Mick Barry The dramatic and clear-cut ‘Yes’ in the referendum is a political earthquake and turning point for Ireland. It is a huge victory, particularly for women in Ireland, who have thrown off the oppression of the 8th Amendment after 35 years. No delay can now be ...

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US: Tax Amazon movement led by socialists wins in Seattle

By Keeley Mullen and Calvin Priest, Socialist Alternative, Seattle On May 14, the Seattle City Council passed a historic tax on Amazon and other big corporations to fund permanently affordable, publicly owned housing. The driving force behind this victory was the strength of our #TaxAmazon movement. Under the leadership of housing activists, Socialist Alternative, Democratic Socialists of America and Councilmember ...

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Windrush Scandal: Tories and Blairites To Blame

By Marvin Hay, Socialist Party black and Asian group The “hostile environment” that Theresa May promised to create as home secretary with the Immigration Act 2014, and the policy and guidance that have spewed from the Home Office under the Tories and Blairites, were always going to lead to increased oppression for black and Asian workers. The Socialist Party opposes ...

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UCU Wales Congress prepares for action

By Clare Gibbs, Coleg y Cymoedd delegate (in a personal capacity) The annual Congress of the University and College Union (UCU) Wales took place on Saturday 21st April in Cardiff. Whilst attendance in general was slightly down in comparison with other years it was great to see a very large delegation from Cardiff University UCU following their inspirational 14 days ...

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No to bombing Syria

Build the movement against Trump and May By Hannah Sell “Hell on earth” was how one UN chief described Eastern Ghouta earlier this year. Now the appalling misery of buildings bombed to rubble, hospitals with no supplies, and food at critically low levels, has been added to by the horror of a chemical weapons attack. In response Donald Trump has ...

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Antisemitism slurs: latest attempt to derail Corbynism

From the editorial of The Socialist 29/03/2018 The Blairite majority of Labour MPs will never be reconciled to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. Corbyn resoundingly won the second leadership contest they forced on him in 2016 but they go on looking for every opportunity to undermine, damage and remove him. Their slandering him as ‘antisemitic’, dredging up a two-line Facebook comment he made ...

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Fight closures of West Wales hospitals

By Beth Webster, Welsh nurse Three major hospitals in West Wales could close under proposals by Hywel Dda University Health Board. Until now, Welsh Labour has denied there is a crisis in the Welsh NHS – despite reports similar to those in England of waits of over 12 hours for ambulances and patients dying in corridors. Management is considering various ...

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University lecturers out in force across Wales

University lecturers in Wales started their first of 14 days of action with picket lines at Cardiff, Bangor and Aberystwyth universities on Thursday. They were joining colleagues in 58 other universities in the UK striking against huge cuts to lecturers’ pensions by university bosses. While vice-chancellors have voted themselves increases that will give them higher pay than the prime minister, ...

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