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24 February 2016
Industrially and politically, Britain's largest public sector union is under siege from the Tories' relentless austerity agenda. Meanwhile, Unison's right-wing leadership and bureaucracy resort to dirty tricks to hold the struggle back.
27 January 2016
Socialist Party members argued for East London Momentum to support no-cuts 'people's budget' proposals, as well as establishing mechanisms for democratic reselection of MPs. This latter point was taken up without disagreement.
20 January 2016
In Hackney, around 50 people - from left organisations, the Labour Party and some individuals - attended the first two meetings of the local Momentum group
2 December 2015
Tense revolutionary finale ignores mass democracy: The final instalment of the Hunger Games movie franchise, Mockingjay - Part 2, was a tense and exciting end to the series.
25 November 2015
Police torture 15-year-old socialist: The legacy of that brutal dictatorship continues. While formally extinct, the "transition" to so-called democracy left intact the dictatorship's state machine - and even constitution!
7 October 2015
Catalan elections on 27 September revealed a society virtually split down the middle on the question of independence from the Spanish state.
7 October 2015
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. #PrivetDrive housing outrage, Tory online democracy hypocrisy, Cameron's Jamaican jail insult.
30 September 2015
On 4 October thousands will throng through the streets of Manchester to demonstrate against a vicious government of the rich. As the popularity of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership campaign has shown, big numbers of people want an alternative to austerity.
12 September 2015
* Popularity of anti-austerity ideas confirmed
* Now the battle to create an anti-austerity party begins
This is a historic moment. Nothing will be the same again. For decades Westminster politics has meant nothing but right-wing, pro-big business politics.
9 September 2015
The gains of the revolution of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro are under threat.
2 September 2015
The horrific bombing in Thailand's capital Bangkok on 17 August killed 20 people and seriously injured 125. Meanwhile, workers are crushed between the country's dictatorial government and the global economic crisis.
5 August 2015
China's stock market crash has shaken the image of a 'strong' regime.
8 July 2015
The Tunisian massacre of tourists has led, unfortunately, to a knee-jerk reaction from the Tory government to try and stop 'the radicalisation of young Muslims'.
1 July 2015
The Labour administration at Warrington Council has tried to stifle democratic debate.
20 May 2015
The Tories plan to announce a raft of new 'anti-extremism' powers for the state in the Queen's Speech on 27 May alongside their proposed scrapping of the Human Rights Act
15 April 2015
TUSC councillor and Warrington South parliamentary candidate Kevin Bennett has expressed disgust at the Labour Party council voting to "put a time limit on democracy"
15 April 2015
Socialist Alternative (co-thinkers of the CWI in the US) member and Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant took part in a debate about the presidential candidacy of Hilary Clinton on Democracy Now
4 February 2015
Diplomatic relations with USA restored, embargo eased: As 2014 drew to a close, 2015 was ushered in by US President Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro announcing a series of historic agreements
28 January 2015
On 11 January Barack Obama and David Cameron, together with 40 other world leaders, marched arm-in-arm through Paris after the Charlie Hebdo events proclaiming the values of free speech and other democratic rights, writes Simon Carter.
7 January 2015
At the end of last year a constitutional crisis arose in austerity-ridden Greece with the failure to elect a president. An early general election to be called for 25 January with Syriza (a left party) leading the polls. The Socialist spoke to Andros Payiatsos from Xekinima (CWI in Greece)
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