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6 September 2017

Extreme weather events and global warming

Is global warming worsening events such as the monsoon floods in Northern India and Bangladesh and Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico?

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8 March 2017

The Socialist inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors including the Copeland byelection, benefits, India and pensions.

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1 February 2017

Tamil Nadu mass protests against state repression

In December 2016 it was reported that India had surpassed Britain to become the sixth largest economy in the world. However, India is one of the most unequal countries with the richest 1% holding 58% of overall wealth. For the poorest and those suffering oppression, life in India is brutal.

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25 January 2017

India: struggle against land grab in Pune

Socialists and villagers wage tireless battle: India, especially in the past 25 years of neoliberal onslaught, has witnessed the massive plunder of land under the guise of major infrastructure projects. Nonetheless, such land-grabbing has provoked mass resistance movements.

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7 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. General strike in India, teachers' action in Pakistan, housing protest in Sweden.

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24 February 2016

International news in brief

Short stories on workers' struggles around the world. A Marxist view of Modi's Hindutva in India; Irish election final push; Taiwan socialist conference.

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27 January 2016

India: student death exposes caste oppression

The suicide of a Dalit PhD student Rohith Vemula has refocussed world attention on the discriminatory caste system in India, in which 180 million Dalits are the most oppressed.

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9 December 2015

Quiz of the year

It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.

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9 December 2015

Floods reveal effect of government cuts

While the world's capitalist politicians in Paris prevaricate over measures to halt global warming, people from Carlisle in Cumbria to Chennai in India are suffering from extreme weather

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18 November 2015

Thousands march against India premier's bloody sectarianism

Thousands gathered outside 10 Downing Street on 12 November to protest against the visit of Narendra Modi, prime minister of India.

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11 November 2015

Fury as India's leader Modi plans to visit Britain

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, a religious sectarian responsible for brutal austerity, will visit Britain from 12 to 14 November.

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9 September 2015

International news in brief

Short stories on workers' struggles around the world. Malaysia protests, Northern Ireland government crisis, India general strike.

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5 August 2015

Hiroshima - 70 years on

Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?: Seventy years ago, on 6 August 1945, a single bomb dropped by a US bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killed between 90,000 and 166,000 men, women and children.

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18 March 2015

Fight gender, caste and class oppression!

Review: India's daughter: Isai Priya, a Tamil activist and Socialist Party member, reviews BBC documentary India's Daughter

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28 May 2014

India: resistance will grow after Modi victory

At the end of a five weeks election process in India, Narendra Modi will head a government of the right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP)

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16 April 2014

India: massive election process could end in turmoil

New party expresses, but cannot solve, major discontent: India is halfway through its five week general election process. There are half a million candidates and more than 800 million potential voters. Nearly a million polling stations will have been opened

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18 December 2013

Tamil Solidarity holds 2013 AGM

On Saturday 14 December 2013 Tamil Solidarity held a very successful annual general meeting in London

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4 September 2013

When the world economic crisis makes landfall in S Asia

Until recently, the 'emerging' economies of the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - were growing at a steady rate, writes Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).

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24 April 2013

Caste discrimination: MPs side with oppressors not oppressed

Hundreds protested outside parliament on 14 April to demand the outlawing of caste oppression in Britain, writes Senan, Tamil Solidarity international coordinator.

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17 April 2013

Widespread caste discrimination ignored in the UK

STOP PRESS: widespread caste discrimination is ignored in the UK. Thousands of protesters from south Asian backgrounds raised their anger over this issue outside parliament on 16 April. Anger was directed...

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