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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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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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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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North Korea: Nuclear stand-off – dangerous escalation of Washington and Pyongyang conflict

By Niall Mulholland   The North Korean bomb test on 3 September, the most powerful yet, and the bellicose reaction of the US, underlines the volatile and dangerous situation in the peninsula and entire region. The huge blast in the north of the country was felt in South Korea and China. The regime claimed it was a hydrogen bomb, up ...

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Hurricane Harvey – a disaster made worse by capitalism

By Brian Harrison, Ramy Khalil and Patrick Ayers As Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean and United States we publish this article from Houston by Socialist Alternative, the voice in the United States of the Committee for a Workers International, to which the Socialist Party is affiliated. Hurricane Harvey is a historic tragedy affecting millions of people. Socialist Alternative wishes to ...

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Venezuela: the capitalist offensive – has socialism failed?

By Tony Saunois An international campaign by capitalist politicians and media has been unleashed against president Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuelan government. It has been used by Labour’s Blairista right wing to try to weaken Jeremy Corbyn. In Spain, the spectre of Venezuela has been held up as a warning of what a Podemos-led government would mean. The close links of Podemos ...

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How the Single Market blocks socialist policies

By Pete Watson, Nottingham Socialist Party The European Single Market is a major barrier to any incoming socialist or anti-austerity government. The capitalist establishment across Europe is wedded to privatisation and austerity. And it can rely on Single Market treaties and EU law to impede nationalisation and state investment while ramping up privatisation. The 2009 Lisbon Treaty is the legal ...

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