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Mine workers hits the ground as firing starts - Russia Today video still

Mine workers hits the ground as firing starts - Russia Today video still

5 September 2012

South Africa: Marikana massacre ignites a political volcano

In the face of widespread anger, the National Prosecuting Authority has been forced to provisionally withdraw the murder charges against the 270 Lonmin platinum miners arrested after the 16 August Marikana massacre and to release them

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29 August 2012

Notting Hill carnival-goers support Lonmin miners

Socialist Party members joined thousands of Londoners at the Notting Hill carnival on Bank Holiday Monday, campaigning for solidarity with South African Lonmin mineworkers, writes Neil Cafferky.

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Rob Williams, chair, National Shop Stewards Network, addresses the protest outside the South African embassy, photo by  Socialist Party

22 August 2012

Support South African miners

Stop the exploitation of workers by ruthless multinational: Trade unionists in Britain have been stunned by the scenes of slaughter on TV from the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa, writes Rob Williams.

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17 August 2012

South Africa - Solidarity with Lonmin's miners

34 people were killed on 16 August as a massive police and army assault was launched to crush a strike by workers at platinum miner Lonmin’s shafts in Marikana outside Rustenburg

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The April Theses, from Leveller reprints, June 2011, cover by Kavita Graphics

14 June 2012

Lenin's April Theses, 1917

In February 1917 in Russia, women textile workers in Petrograd went on strike and during subsequent days were joined by industrial workers across the city, small business people, students and many soldiers...

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13 June 2012

Fast news

Turkey: Lift strike ban: Preparations for a strike by the Civil Aviation Union (Hava-İş) after the breakdown in collective bargaining talks at Turkish Airlines (THY), have been attacked by the AKP government through the inclusion of aviation services in a strike ban

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6 June 2012

Syria: Is there a way to avoid a bloody civil war?

The killing of 108 people near the Syrian town of Houla shocked and appalled people everywhere. Particularly abhorrent was the cold blooded murder of 49 children, many of them shot at close range.

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24 April 2012

Libyan's legal action against British security forces

A former Libyan dissident, Abdel Hakim Belhadj is now taking legal action against British security forces and former Labour Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw.

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18 April 2012

Tunisia: Brutal government crackdown on protesters will backfire

On Monday 9 April in central Tunis, horrific brutality was used by Tunisian police to repress peaceful protesters. This is undoubtedly the worst police crackdown for months in the country

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21 March 2012

The 'Kony 2012' phenomena

Charity's pro-US foreign policy is against interests of Africa's poor: Seldom before has an idea spread so quickly across the world. Within days tens of millions watched Invisible Children's 'KONY 2012' video as it went viral across the internet and social media

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15 March 2012

The best of 'literary fiction'

Last year, an episode of BBC's Culture Show on British 'literary fiction' featured 12 debut novelists, writes Dave Gorton.

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Anti-government demonstrations during the 2010–2011 Tunisian uprising, photo Creative commons

Anti-government demonstrations during the 2010–2011 Tunisian uprising, photo Creative commons

1 February 2012

Interview: the Tunisian revolution one year on

"Revolution is a process, not a single act": 14 January marked the first anniversary of the downfall of the hated dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali by the Tunisian revolution

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18 January 2012

Nigeria: Fuel strike suspended

Nigeria's trade union leaders called off the unions' week-long general strike after the government agreed to partially reinstate the cancelled fuel subsidy...

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Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in Nigeria, sister party of the Socialist Party in the UK, , photo by DSM

Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in Nigeria, sister party of the Socialist Party in the UK, , photo by DSM

11 January 2012

Nigeria shut down at start of indefinite general strike

Nigeria has been gripped by widespread anger and protest since the sudden New Year's Day announcement of a more than doubling in the price of fuel; something which hits not just transport of people and goods but also fuel for the generators people need for electricity and fuel for cooking...

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4 January 2012

Nigeria: Boko Haram's Christmas Day bombings

Among the more audacious previous attacks of Boko Haram were the bombings of the National Police headquarters and the United Nations office in the capital, Abuja, writes Segun Sango, General secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM - CWI, Nigeria).

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2 November 2011

Tunisia: Elections mask the growing anger from below

Following the revolutionary events at the start of 2011 in Tunisia, in which the country's youth, unemployed and workers overthrew the 24-year long dictatorship of president Ben Ali, elections have recently taken place for a constituent assembly...

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Socialism Today May 2011, Behind Nato's Libya campaign, cartoon by Suz

Socialism Today May 2011, Behind Nato's Libya campaign, cartoon by Suz

26 October 2011

Where now for Libya after the downfall of Gaddafi's regime?

Independent action by Libyan workers, youth and poor vital to prevent revolution's derailment: While the defeat of the last major forces defending Gaddafi's dictatorial and increasingly megalomaniac regime was widely welcomed, the way in which it fell means that clouds now hang over the future of the Libyan revolution, writes Robert Bechert.

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7 September 2011

Libya after Gaddafi - Independent workers' action needed

Almost every day there are warning signs of the dark shadows that Nato's intervention has thrown over the Libyan revolution, writes Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).

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7 September 2011

Fast news

Torture Inc.: Unearthed secret correspondence in Tripoli between the Gaddafi regime and western spy networks reveal how US, British and other governments collaborated with the Libyan dictator in the 'rendition' (ie kidnapping) and torture of alleged terrorist suspects...

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26 August 2011

Gaddafi regime crumbles

Libya: No to foreign military intervention - Libyan workers, youth and poor must act independently of imperialism
After six long months of bloody, protracted struggle the overthrow of the dictatorial Gaddafi regime was greeted with rejoicing by large numbers of Libyans, although by no means all. Robert Bechert, CWI, reports.

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