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27 March 2013
The eurozone crisis has dramatically intensified. Events in Cyprus have blown away the optimism of the European ruling classes in recent months that they had resolved the crisis
7 March 2013
Political instability and crisis but also new opportunities ahead: The "Tsunami tour" was the name comedian Beppe Grillo gave to his election meetings which filled piazzas throughout Italy with tens of thousands of 'spectators', writes Chris Thomas, Controcorrente (CWI, Italy).
27 February 2013
The Italian election on 24 and 25 February was long-expected to end in a stalemate, but the closeness of the votes and the possibility of a temporary coalition and another election soon have caused big falls on stock markets around the world...
21 November 2012
On 14 November (N14), millions of workers across Europe went on strike and participated in mass protests against austerity...
20 September 2012
For an article on Mario Draghi's announcement that the European Central Bank will embark on the unlimited buying of eurozone bonds to support debtor governments like Spain and Italy, and other recent developments
1 February 2012
Developing efficient public transport: The second high speed line (HS2) in Britain (the first being the channel tunnel link from London to Paris) would initially connect London to Birmingham by 2026 with a journey time of 49 minutes, writes Mark Pickersgill, Stevenage Socialist Party.
4 January 2012
In this special new year feature, Peter Taaffe looks back at 2011, a year of crisis, struggle and revolution. This article is based on a statement prepared for the Committee for a Workers' International, the world socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated.
16 November 2011
The deepening eurozone crisis has claimed another government with the departure of Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi...
16 November 2011
The imposition of the 'technocrats', in reality bankers, in both Italy and Greece, shows the seriousness of the crisis for the capitalist class nationally and across Europe, writes Paul Murphy, Ireland Socialist Party MEP.
9 November 2011
The G20 meeting of the world's most powerful government leaders on 3 and 4 November was a 'No Cannes Do' summit. The discussions were hijacked by the Greek crisis...
17 August 2011
Capitalists unable to stop the turmoil: As their system continues to slide further into its worst crisis since the 1930s, the frantic efforts of world capitalist leaders to reverse the process are farcical, contradictory and ineffective, writes Clare Doyle
27 June 2011
At 5am this morning, 2,000 police stormed the protest camps in Val di Susa, northern Italy, to try to allow work to start on a High Velocity Railway (TAV)...
15 December 2010
The tenth world congress of the socialist international to which the Socialist Party is affiliated, the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), took place in Belgium between 1 and 9 December...
30 June 2010
Build for a Europe-wide 24-hour general strike on 29 September: WHILE THE Greek working class has engaged in its sixth general strike this year, the French and Italian labour movements have now also stepped into the battle against capitalist cuts in a decisive way, as Cédric Gérôme reports...
19 May 2010
AT ITS conference last Saturday (15 May) the ControCorrente Association (Italy) decided unanimously to express political solidarity with the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI)...
21 October 2009
TO FURTHER their interests at home and abroad, Britain's government and secret services have always had secret deals with the most brutal dictators and anti-working-class organisations, writes Naomi Byron.
23 September 2009
"Let's do an INNSE": "EVERYONE ON the roof", seems to be one of the slogans uniting workers in struggle in Italy. Another is "let's do an INNSE", referring to the marvellous victory of workers in the INNSE factory, near...
29 July 2009
Committee for a Workers' International: The annual summer school of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) took place in Belgium during the week 12 to 17 July. Over 350 CWI members - many of them young people - came together from CWI sections worldwide to discuss the world economic crisis, the political situation in many countries, and workers' struggles across the globe.
29 July 2009
Exhibition review: Brash, bold and belligerent, the artistic movement known as futurism hit the scene in early 1909. Later, it would give expression to political polar opposites: Italian fascist reaction and Russian socialist...
9 June 2009
Last week's European elections gave a snapshot, albeit often distorted by low turnouts, of the continent's anxious mood and the distrust, if not hostility, to most governments...
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