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Brazil: The resistance begins now!

By LIBERDADE, SOCIALISMO E REVOLUCAO (LSR – CWI in Brazil) The victory of Jair Bolsonaro in the second round of the Brazilian elections represents a huge political step backwards for the country and the Brazilian people. We do not share the cynicism of bourgeois analysts who speak about the legitimacy of the system and “consolidation” of the democratic institutions. A ...

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Israel/Palestine: Socialism Conference 2018

By Shahar Benhorin, Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI in Israel/Palestine) Over 160 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2018’ event hosted in Tel Aviv by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM) on 27 – 29 September. Among the participants were workers and youth, trade unionists and left activists, Israeli Jews, Palestinians and some international guests. The event took place against the background ...

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Welsh College staff set to strike on pay

College lecturers in Wales have voted by an overwhelming majority, busting the undemocratic Tory strike threshold, to strike for an improved pay offer and against increasing workloads. The employers organisation, Colegau Cymru, have refused to recognise the all Wales ballot demanding that the union divides up the dispute college by college, even though Colegau Cymru negotiates for all the colleges ...

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Tories’ Brexit bust-up – general election now

Editorial from The Socialist October 17 2018 Before this week’s EU summit Tory ministers were once again desperately trying to square the circle on their Brexit proposals. At such a late stage and with no EU withdrawal agreement, May still hung onto a variant of her ‘Chequers proposal’, despite it facing opposition from many Tory backbench Brexiteers and Remainers and ...

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Corbyn must fight for a workers’ Brexit

From the editorial of The Socialist If a variant of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Chequers proposal eventually becomes a Brexit deal, it will mean Britain remaining subject to much of the EU’s austerity-promoting and privatising neoliberalism. On the other hand, if the Tories who want a ‘hard’ break from the EU win out, it will also be against workers’ ...

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10 years since the financial crash and the ‘lost decade’ of capitalism

By Steve Score (Socialist Party National Committee) On 15 September this year, a posh get together takes place at a secret venue in London. At it, top bankers who were part of Lehman Brothers – once the fourth largest investment bank in the world – celebrate the tenth anniversary of its 2008 collapse with “cocktails and canapes”. Its demise was ...

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Venezuela – Oppose Capitalist Reaction and Corrupt Bureaucracy

The recent attempted assassination of Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has once again focussed attention on the deepening economic, social and political crisis in the country. Izquierda Revolucionaria (CWI in Venezuela) in the following article explains that Maduro is using his party and the state bureaucracy not in defence of ‘socialism’ but instead to manage capitalism and retain power. By Izquierda ...

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Natural Resource Wales gives go-ahead to dump nuclear-contaminated mud on Welsh seashore

The quango charged with protecting the environment in Wales, Natural Resource Wales(NRW), has defended the dumping of 300,000 tonnes of nuclear-contaminated mud from the Hinkley Point nuclear power station on the south wales seashore, near Penarth. Despite widespread opposition, including a protest at the Senedd of hundreds of people, a licence has been granted by NRW to allow the mud ...

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