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Stop the slaughter of peace activists by the Israeli Defence Force

News reports have not yet provided a definitive account of the extent of the IDF attack on the flotilla of eight humanitarian aid ships on their way to Gaza. However it is clear that IDF forces have taken over some of the ships and at least 10 unarmed activists have been slaughtered and others injured. There are at least eleven Irish nationals on this flotilla and we do not yet know the condition they are in.

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Greece – Capitalist austerity must be met with workers’ action!

  • Victory to the Greek and all European workers!
  • Solidarity with Greek general strike on 5 May!
  • For an international day of action!

The recent period has seen the launching of a brutal offensive by capitalist governments, along with the international money markets, aimed at savaging the public services and living standards of working people to pay for the crisis of capitalism, and the massive cost of bailing out the banks and the financial system.

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Capitalist splits, workers’ struggle – eurozone in crisis

The economic and social crisis that has exploded in Greece in recent months has exposed not only deep social contradictions within Greek society, but also fundamental problems facing capitalism across Europe. The chasm between the political establishment and the interests of working people in Greece is replicated across Europe.

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Nigeria – Socialists arrested

Police today (7 April 2010) arrested Dagga Tolar, the Secretary of the Lagos state chapter of Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) and a member of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM – CWI in Nigeria), along with Akpos Okoro, community activist and Aderemi Ismail, community activist and organizer and member of the Ajegunle Branch of the DSM.

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Iraq 7 years on: The slaughter continues

Whether it is current Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki or opposition leader, Iyad Allawi, that emerges triumphant from this month’s elections, the outcome will be the same for the vast majority of ordinary Iraqi workers and their families – a further entrenchment of communal divisions, instability and poverty.

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TEKEL: Turkish tobacco workers’ struggle – an eyewitness account

Since December, a hugely significant strike has been taking place in Turkey. Around 12,000 workers employed by TEKEL, part of the previously fully state owned tobacco industry, were given the choice between accepting "C4 status" or simply joining the ranks of the unemployed as a result of the privatisation of the sector.

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On Death Row for 30 years Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Mumia Abu-Jamal has been on Death Row for almost 30 years in Pennsylvania. He's currently sitting in a very small dark cell on death row. He is in solitary confinement as are all on Death Row. Mumia only gets to bathe three times a week. He is allowed outside five days a week for a little over an hour. However, when he is allowed outside, he is isolated in a cage. He has a bleak existence.”

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