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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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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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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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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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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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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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Yemen under siege

Far away from mainstream media’s attention, a catalogue of calamities is falling on Yemen. A devastating war, copiously fuelled by the world’s most potent capitalist powers, is subjecting the Yemeni people to enhanced misery, starvation, as well as deadly epidemics. More than 3 million people have been driven from their homes in the last two years. More than 17 million ...

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Iran: Hassan Rouhani re-elected president but deep fault-lines persist

Iran’s presidential election on 19 May saw, as we predicted, Hassan Rouhani was re-elected with 22 million votes, according to the regime’s figures. His conservative rival won around 16 million, while more than 17 million did not vote. All these figures were given by the regime without verification by independent observers. With no independent monitoring of the election, all figures ...

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