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Call for international protests against the multi-national Vinci Construction company

Stop the destruction of the Khimkinskii forest – Stop brutal attacks against socialists and environmental activists

Socialists and environmental activists in Russia are campaigning against the construction of a road through the Khimkinskii forest, which is one of the major greenbelt forests near Moscow. Following recent brutal attacks against CWI (sister party of the Socialist Party in Russia)  members in Moscow on 7 August and also against an environmentalist activists’ camp, the CWI in Russia calls on socialists, trade unionists and environmental activists worldwide to take protest action against Vinci Construction. This French based multi-national company is currently the main contractor on this 43 kilometer stretch of the proposed new Moscow St Petersburg highway, a contract worth 1 billion euros.

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China: Young workers lead the fightback

The host of strikes across many regions of China in recent weeks and months have served to once again highlight the brutal working conditions in the country. The “Sweatshop of the World” has seen a litany of strikes take place within the last months in many multinational corporation factories, many of which have been instigated by young migrant workers.

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G20 betrays commitments to world’s poor

The latest G20 summit in Toronto scandalously cost an estimated $1 billion! An incredible sum of money and an even more incredible slap in the face for the unseen, unheard victims of the economic crisis - the millions of unemployed, homeless and poor.

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Mass Protest Sweeps France

On Thursday 24 June, about two million workers took to the streets in about 200 cities and towns of France in a national day of action called by the main trade union organisations (CGT, CFDT, CFTC, UNSA, FSU and Solidaires) against the pension reforms. This is the centre-piece of the wave of attacks concocted by the Sarkozy-Fillon government, aimed at slashing up to €100 billion from public spending by 2013. Many capitalist voices, in France and internationally, are already pushing for ‘supplementary efforts’, arguing that such a move remains insufficient.

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End the Siege of Gaza

The brutal slaughter of peace activists by the Israeli Defence Forces is only the latest scandal resulting from the blockade of Gaza. In this article we outline the Socialist Party's opposition to the siege, how it can be defeated and the need for a socialist alternative in the region.

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Leaflet of Lebanese Socialists on Flotilla Massacre

The following is the translated text of a leaflet (in Arabic) that is being distributed in Beirut today by supporters of the CWI (international organisation of the Socialist Party in Lebanon during a mass protest against the massacre of peace activists by the IDF last weekend.

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