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14 April 2010
WHEN BORIS Yeltsin, Russia's first post-Soviet president, greeted revellers in his traditional New Year's Eve broadcast in 1999, he surprised the country by resigning and appointing Vladimir Putin, then prime minister, as his acting replacement, writes Rob Jones, Moscow.
31 March 2010
THE WORST capitalist crisis since the 1930s has led to increasing crises, turbulence and change in the world, writes Danny Byrne.
3 February 2010
After the longest and deepest recession since 1945, which saw the economy shrink by 6% in under two years, a battered UK finally limped into 'growth' territory last week, writes Robin Clapp.
16 December 2009
Is the worst post-war economic downturn coming to an end? Are the green shoots of recovery really visible, as many politician would have us believe? Opinion is divided, with some commentators counting...
9 December 2009
Andover, North Shields: Workers at Twinings in Andover and North Shields took their campaign against 400 job cuts to the AGM of the parent company, Associated British Foods, in London on 4 December...
18 November 2009
Clare Doyle - of the Committee for a Workers' International - was an eyewitness to the tumultuous events in 1989, and for five years (1990-95) lived in Russia as the USSR collapsed...
17 November 2009
This is a truly global crisis. Virtually no country has escaped its effects. Globally it is the poorest people in the poorest countries who are suffering the most. However, the OECD correctly predicted...
28 October 2009
WHAT A turnaround. Just a couple of weeks ago, chancellor Alistair Darling, claimed he could see the green shoots of economic recovery. Many media commentators said so too. Then the Office for National...
13 October 2009
Editorial: "WE ARE in the midst of the worst recession most people alive have ever experienced, or will probably ever experience. It is already worse than the 1980s and it isn't over yet."
30 September 2009
IT IS an especially nervous Communist Party (CCP) regime that presides over the 60th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the People's Republic of China on 1 October...
15 September 2009
THE RUNNING down of smelting facilities at Anglesey Aluminium is a devastating blow to the economy of Holyhead and the rest of the island of Anglesey, North Wales, writes Dylan Roberts and Iain Dalton.
11 August 2009
Less than a year after bringing the global economy to its knees, shameless city bankers are to receive a staggering £4 billion in bonuses. These vultures, who had pledged to end the bonus culture, are now lining up for massive pay-outs,
writes Elaine Brunskill.
1 July 2009
Blundering Boris: BORIS JOHNSON, the Tory London mayor, came into office on a 'clean up politics' and 'value for taxpayers' money' election ticket...
23 June 2009
"ARMAGEDDON IS behind us" commented Larry Fink, the owner and chief executive of BlackRock on the prospects for the world economy, writes Ken Douglas.
29 April 2009
THE SUNDAY Times 'Rich List', the annual survey that estimates the minimum wealth of Britain's 1,000 richest people, is usually an exercise in licking the ruling class' boots, writes Roger Shrives.
31 March 2009
CWI European meeting: The European Bureau of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) took place this week. The CWI is the socialist international to which the Socialist Party is affiliated. The meeting discussed the...
3 March 2009
THE CAPITALIST economy is going deeper into recession. 320,000 jobs could be destroyed in Britain in the next three months, 'business advisers' now predict. Over two million people are already out of...
3 March 2009
As the world credit crunch and financial crisis spread to the real economy, government leaders gathered at a G-20 summit, last November, agreed not to raise barriers to trade and investment and not to go down the road of 'beggar thy neighbour' protectionism, writes Niall Mulholland.
24 February 2009
Spreading like wildfire across the planet, this is a truly global crisis. No country will escape its effects. The ludicrous idea that China and the other BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia and India) could...
15 February 2009
Discussion document for Socialist Party congress 2009: The dominant issue facing the Socialist Party, the working class and the labour movement now and for the foreseeable future is the crisis of world capitalism, within which is the special crisis of British capitalism...
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