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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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Russia, spies and nerve agents

Should anyone accept Theresa May’s and the Labour right’s version of events? By Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary Jeremy Corbyn is broadly right and his pro-capitalist critics both within the Tory government and their Labour fifth column in the Parliamentary Labour Party are wrong and lying in their responses to the recent use of nerve agents in Britain. Of ...

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International Women’s Day 2018: Capitalism oppresses women – fight for socialism!

The Committee For a Workers International (CWI) organises socialists across the globe. Over the days leading up to March 8th – International Women’s Day – the CWI web-site is carrying articles from around the world under #IWD : from Spain, Ireland, India, the USA, Britain, Brazil, Sweden and many other countries. It begins with the International Women’s Day 2018 statement from ...

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Zuma ousted as president of South Africa – Does Ramaphosa offer hope to the working class?

By Weizmann Hamilton, Workers And Socialist Party, Johannesburg Inside two months following his election as ANC president at the party’s December 2017 national conference, Cyril Ramaphosa has realised the ambition he reportedly set himself whilst still at high school according to a close childhood friend – to become the country’s president. If his victory in the ANC presidential succession race ...

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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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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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Ireland: Socialist Party members play key role in landmark abortion rights decision

By Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party member and Solidarity TD (member of parliament)   In a landmark decision in Ireland, a special parliamentary committee has recommended unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks – a measure that would cater for 92% of all abortions. A referendum to lift the 8th Amendment abortion ban and for abortion to be legalised for ...

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Israel/Palestine: Trump’s Jerusalem ‘capital’ declaration provokes mass outrage

By Shahar Benhorin and Yasha Marmer, Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI) Four Palestinians killed, many hundreds wounded, rockets on Israel’s south, bombardments in the Gaza strip: Trump’s arrogant declaration is already stained with blood. The declaration accepts the demand of the Israeli regime for unilateral recognition of divided and poverty-stricken Jerusalem as only Israel’s capital, and, in fact, recognition of the ...

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