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For a Catalan republic of workers and the people

Statement by Esquerra Revolucionària (our sister organisation in Catalonia and the Spanish State)  The trial against political prisoners accused of organising the 1 October referendum once again highlights the anti-democratic and reactionary nature of the Spanish state and the decision of the PSOE government to disregard the democratic aspirations of the people of Catalonia. By jumping on the bandwagon of reactionary ...

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International capitalism rallies behind Venezuela’s right-wing opposition leader

From editorial of the The Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales  The social, political and economic crisis which is currently rocking Venezuela poses crucial questions and lessons for socialists and the international working class. It is also a stark warning of the threat that will be posed to a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government should it attempt ...

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US: Threat of workers action leads to Trump retreat

By Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative- our sister organisation in the US As we go to press, President Trump’s has been forced to retreat from his demand that the Democrats agree to fund a border wall as the price for reopening the government. But while the Democrats refused, under pressure from their base, to cave to this demand, they were in ...

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Storm clouds gather for world economy

By Paul Murphy TD The longest ever rising stock market in history came to a dramatic end in December 2018. Share prices which had been rising since the lows of the crisis of 2008, buoyed by the cheap money made available by the Federal Reserve and Central Banks worldwide, dramatically plunged by 20% within a few days – going from ...

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Venezuela: For mass mobilization of workers to build real socialism and put an end to corrupt bureaucracy!

By Izquierda Revolucionaria (CWI in Venezuela) Executive Committee The situation in Venezuela has reached a critical point during the last twenty four hours. The new leader of the Venezuelan right and far right, Juan Guaidó, (recently elected president of the counterrevolutionary national Assembly) has proclaimed himself President. He called on his supporters to take to the streets to force through ...

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Environmental destruction: “We should change the system itself”

By Gary McDonald “We have come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people”. These were the prophetic words spoken by 15 year old school student and climate activist Greta Thunberg in a stunning speech delivered at the COP24 UN climate change conference in Poland. Her ...

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Mass general strike in India

Article by members of New Socialist Alternative, our sister organisation in India, about the 150 million strong general strike against the Modi government. India’s Working Class people have a tremendous history of showing their built-up anger and collective bargaining strength time and again through General Strikes. Since the arrival of the disastrous policies of neo-liberalism in 1991, the working class ...

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Nigeria- World’s poverty capital- Interview with Nigerian Socialist

Nigeria has been named as the world’s “poverty capital” in 2018. The country has over 80 million extremely poor. In February next year there are elections, in which for the first time, the Socialist Party of Nigeria will be standing candidates. We spoke to Dagga Tolar from Democratic Socialist Movement (our sister organisation in Nigeria). Also read a report on ...

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France: The rise of the Yellow Vest movement

By Eljeer Hawkins, Socialist Alternative (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in the US) “Yellow Vests” (“Gilets Jaune” named after roadside-safety vests) are a mass popular movement against the current establishment. It is a revolt that has been simmering in France for years. A revolt by ordinary people against the current political system…”- Pamela Anderson, Actress and Activist, 12/4/18. The ...

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France in revolt

By Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers International (the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party in Ireland is affiliated) For more than a month now, since 17 November, France has seen an apparently unstoppable revolt from below. A massive tide of very visible protest has swept the country, initially against a rise in the tax on diesel, but ...

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