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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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Antisemitism, Israel-Palestine, and the left

An article in the June 2018 issue (no. 219) of Socialism Today The Labour right wing and capitalist establishment are waging a colossal campaign to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party and his anti-austerity policies. Particularly pernicious is the avalanche of antisemitism allegations levelled against him – and the left in general. This threat can only be answered ...

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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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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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