Monthly Archives: October 2019

Interview: Women’s football 2019- Equal pay, #Metoo & Megan Rapinoe

Keishia Taylor interviewed Suzanne Wrack, Women’s Football Writer for The Guardian and Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in England and Wales) member, on her way to Lisbon – the first time The Guardian had sent someone to cover an international women’s friendly! The Women’s World Cup was extremely significant this year, with the equal pay campaign and the wonderful Megan ...

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No importation of fracked gas!

By Gary McDonald  “I believe we have a chance here, a chance to replace a climate of fear and anxiety with a new climate of action and opportunity, that’s in our hands, responding to the challenge of the century with creativity, imagination, courage and, above all, determination” The sheer hypocrisy of this drivel that was uttered by Leo Varadkar at ...

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Delfin English Language Teachers strike for union recognition

By Harper Cleves The teachers at the Delfin Language School have voted to take strike action in order to put pressure on management to recognise the union of their choice, Unite. This decision was made following repeated attempts by Unite the Union to discuss the concerns of the workers with the management at Delfin. Teachers organised and participated in two ...

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Catalonia: Draconian jail sentences for pro-independence leaders

By Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spanish state) reporters The Spanish state has sentenced the leaders of the Catalan independence movement to long prison terms for “sedition”, for the “crime” of organising a democratic referendum on Catalan independence. 7 pro-independence leaders and politicians were sentenced to jail terms of between 10 and 12 years each, with 2 more sentenced to 9 ...

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Review: The Socialist Manifesto

Published by: Verso Books, 2019 In this year’s State of the Union address, Donald Trump stated that “America will never be a socialist country.” More recently, he declared that he will be running in 2020 to fight a “socialist takeover.” Why, all of a sudden, do we have this anti-socialist rhetoric? Because socialist ideas are making a comeback! A recent ...

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Oppose Turkish invasion of Rojava

The invasion of northern Syria by Turkey marks a new stage in the endless conflict that has engulfed Syria. Turkish President Erdogan’s stated aim is to crush the Kurdish People’s Defence Units (YPG) and the Kurdish cantons of Rojava which have been a source of inspiration for many across the world. The operation – given the Orwellian name “Fountain of ...

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The powerful resurgence of US labour movement

By Laura Fitzgerald  The resurgence of a powerful US labour movement, with a militant-rank-and file its engine, shows no sign of abating in 2019. This is after a historic 2018. in which a total of 485,000 workers went on strike, more than in any year since 1986. 2018 figures contrasted dramatically with 2017, in which only 25,000 went out on ...

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Rojava: No to Turkish invasion

By Claus Ludwig SAV CWI in Germany. This is an updated version of an article from sozialismus.info A new stage of the war in Syria is now beginning after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkish troops are ready to attack and occupy the Kurdish region of Rojava in northern Syria. The first wave of troops accompanied by widespread ...

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Film review: Joker – A Reflection of Modern Times?

By James McCabe Joker is an engaging film. It won the top award at the Venice Film Festival, but has also faced a wave of scorn from film critics; some of whom describe it as “irresponsible” and “toxic”. Set in the fictional Gotham City of the early 1980s, commentators from all quarters have argued that the film’s backdrop of wealth inequality ...

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