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Britain: Russia, spies and nerve agents

By Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) 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 course, it is reprehensible for any human being ...

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Ahed Tamimi: Israeli State incarcerates symbol of resistance

By Cillian Gillespie Seventeen year old Ahed Tamimi is from the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank. Its populace, like all Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, live under a regime of military rule and apartheid, being perennially subject to arrests, curfews, raids and restrictions being placed on their freedom of movement by Israeli army checkpoints. The ...

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US: Parkland school massacre – youth rise up against violence and inequality

By Stephen Edwards, Socialist Alternative (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in the US) As we publish this, walkouts have been held in schools across the country in solidarity with students in Parkland, Florida. Hundreds of high school students walked out, marched, and rallied in Florida, Maryland, Arizona, Illinois, Kentucky, and Minnesota with many more preparing for walkouts in the ...

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Corbynism’s critical year

As Britain’s weak Tory government clings on – and numerous social, political and economic shocks threaten its downfall – a key factor is whether the Labour Party can provide a mass alternative to harsh austerity. This is one of the main themes in the British Perspectives document for the Socialist Party’s national congress in March, drafted by HANNAH SELL (Deputy ...

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Free Ahed Tamimi: Courageous fighter against Israeli oppression

By Oisin Kelly The arrest of 16 year-old Ahed Tamimi and her 21 year old cousin Nur Tamimi following a confrontation with an Israeli soldier has caught global attention and once again highlighted the brutality of the Israeli State’s occupation of Palestine. They confronted the soldiers and challenged them about their presence in the courtyard of their home following the ...

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Iran rocked by mass protests

Sudden largescale 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 death toll. In ...

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Catalan elections: Historic defeat for Spanish State reaction

Article by Esquerra Revolucionaria, the Socialist Party’s sister organisation in Catalonia   The Catalan elections on 21 December were a massive defeat for the Spanish nationalist “block of article 155” and an even bigger blow to this block’s main force, the PP party. The capitalist media try to minimise the magnitude of this defeat by talking about the “victory” of Ciudadanos ...

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Australia: Massive YES vote to marriage equality

Thousands of people gathered around the country this morning to watch the ABS chief statistician announce the results of the Australian marriage law postal survey. There was a huge turnout with 79.5% of eligible participants returning their surveys. Of those, 61.6% voted ‘yes’, in favour of marriage equality! That is 7,817,247 people in support of equal rights! All eight states ...

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