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22 November 2017

Australia: massive yes vote for marriage equality

This shift in attitudes is in large part because of the tireless efforts of LGBT+ rights activists

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15 November 2017

Comprehensive account of bloody conflict

TV review: The Vietnam War: The US's role in endless wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Rising tensions between the US, Russia and China. Watching Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's monumental ten-part documentary on the Vietnam

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1 November 2017

What we saw

This ad for boots in a Hong Kong shopping centre is a little on the nose

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18 October 2017

Campaign against political repression in Hong Kong

Protesters gathered outside China's embassies and consulates, as well as the Hong Kong government's economic and trade offices, in 22 cities across 20 countries on 12-13 October. The protests were part of a newly launched international campaign, 'Global Solidarity - Stop Repression in Hong Kong'.

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20 September 2017

Brutal repression of Rohingya people sparks massive humanitarian crisis

Celebrated dissident Aung San Suu Kyi collaborates with military junta: She has long danced to the tune of western capitalism's interests, but may now be more influenced by the rise of China

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13 September 2017

Korean peninsula: is nuclear war likely?

Only international working class opposition can halt aggression: The North Korean regime is a particularly grotesque form of Stalinism influenced by decades of military threat from US imperialism

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30 August 2017

China: debt crisis, state repression and the prospects for workers' struggle

The ideas of Trotsky's 'permanent revolution' are more applicable in China today in the struggle to transform what is a unique form of state-capitalist dictatorship

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30 August 2017

Hong Kong: mass demonstration against repression

Uup to 140,000 people poured onto Hong Kong's streets in the biggest anti-government protest since the 2014 'umbrella movement'

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30 May 2017

Workers warned boss of tech failure danger

Many BA passengers suffered cancelled flights over the bank holiday period

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19 April 2017

Trump escalates geopolitical tensions on Korean peninsula

Donald Trump's cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase on 6 April, during a round of "beautiful chocolate cake" with China's president Xi Jinping, marks a reckless and dangerous escalation of tensions

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12 April 2017

Attacks ratchet-up Syrian conflict and fuel tensions between powers

Trump orders missile strikes against Shayrat air base: US president Donald Trump's decision to launch missile attacks against the Shayrat air base in Syria ratcheted up the long running conflict there and dangerously fuelled tensions between the US and Russia and Iran.

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5 April 2017

Fukushima nuclear disaster - a terrifying legacy

It is six years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. On 11 March 2011 - '3/11' - a devastating earthquake and series of tsunamis destroyed the cooling systems at the Fukushima power plant, one of 50 nuclear plants in the earthquake prone country.

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15 March 2017

Socialist Party Congress 2017 reports

The Socialist Party's national congress 2017 took was attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as international guests

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15 March 2017

International Women's Day: taking action against capitalist oppression

International Women's Day (8 March) was celebrated with special enthusiasm this year by members of the parties and organisations affiliated to the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), including the Socialist Party in England and Wales.

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8 February 2017

Syria: Is an end to the war in sight?

The military victory in Aleppo by Assad's regime and its foreign backers was a turning point in the war in Syria. It has put the Syrian government once more in formal control of the country's main urban centres. Serge Jordan of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) examines if this is the prelude to a broader peace settlement that could end the horrors inflicted on the Syrian people.

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11 January 2017

Book review: Spy drama gives insight into capitalist coup plot

Fiction review: A Very British Ending: Rarely does a political spy novel contain so much historical fact, written in such a gripping manner as Edward Wilson's 'A Very British Ending'.

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19 December 2016

Fifth anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre

The anniversary on Friday 16th December of the Zhanaozen massacre in Kazakhstan in 2011 was marked around the world by protests to embassies and within Kazakhstan itself by groups of activists coming onto the squares and being surrounded by anxious police

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14 September 2016

International news in brief

Short stories from other sections and co-thinkers of the Committee for a Workers' International, the global socialist organisation which the Socialist Party is affiliated to. Jobstown protesters in Ireland, port strikers in Quebec, and a Hong Kong socialist's role in hiding in Edward Snowden.

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14 September 2016

New 'strongman' president threatens martial law - while leaning on left parties for support

The coming to power of populist president Rodrigo Duterte on 9 May marked a sharp turn in Philippines politics. He has a reputation as a 'strongman' who as Mayor of Davao city ruled with an iron fist.

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