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10 January 2018
Sudden large scale nationwide protests have shaken Iran. Sections of the population have shown utter defiance of the regime. Young people in particular, facing unemployment estimated at between 25% and 40%, have been to the fore.
13 December 2017
Committee for a Workers' International document: The world crisis of capitalism - despite the surface impression of 'recovery' - has only got worse since the meeting of last year's IEC.
25 October 2017
For a united socialist struggle for self-determination: In just a few weeks the situation for Kurdish people in Iraqi Kurdistan has gone from euphoria to anger and fear
11 October 2017
TV drama: The State: The brutal finale of the Channel 4 drama about Isis, 'The State', came as no surprise
6 July 2017
When the Soviet Criminal Code was established in 1922, male homosexuality was not included as a criminal act
5 July 2017
Thursday 29 June 2017 saw a significant step forward for women in Northern Ireland (NI). Funding to cover the financial costs for them to access abortions in England was pledged by the Tory minority government
24 May 2017
Walthamstow's Blairite MP, Stella Creasy, was reluctant to promote Corbyn's recently released anti-austerity manifesto
23 May 2017
Young people out enjoying themselves were instead faced with one of the worst kinds of horror imaginable when a bomb was exploded in the foyer of the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena
12 April 2017
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.
27 March 2017
A wave of shock followed yet another horrific terrorist attack. This time in the centre of London, Wednesday's mowing down of people using a vehicle comes after atrocities in Berlin and Nice
15 March 2017
The Scottish parliament will vote next week in favour of triggering a second independence referendum. With a pro-independence majority in the parliament, the vote itself is a formality.
8 March 2017
On 18 February, Barcelona held the biggest demonstration in Europe in support of refugees under the slogan "Volem acollir" (we want to welcome them).
8 February 2017
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.
18 January 2017
The Seven Acts of Mercy: It's unlikely this work will get the same exposure as 'I, Daniel Blake', for example. But for those who do get the chance to see it - the voice of the dispossessed speaks loud and clear, and the desire to rid the world of capitalist exploitation once and for all rings out for all to hear.
23 November 2016
The Irish government has refused to give a second reading to a bill for a repeal referendum on restrictions to women's abortion rights. There has been a clear development of a pro-choice sentiment within society. This shows the need to develop the struggle outside parliament.
19 October 2016
No solution on basis of imperialism and capitalism: Having promoted a bloody sectarian war in their efforts to dislodge the Russian and Iranian-backed Syrian regime of President Assad, the Western powers are hypercritically bemoaning the plight of Syrian civilians caught in the deadly crossfire.
12 October 2016
On 6 October women in Poland won a crucial victory against proposed legislation to impose a near-total ban on abortion
5 October 2016
A mass movement is developing in Poland against the Law and Justice-led government's reactionary bill which bans abortions. This has included demonstarions of hundreds of thousands and a women's strike on 3 October.
31 August 2016
International outrage has resulted from the decision of over 20 town mayors in the south of France to ban from beaches the wearing of 'burkini' swimsuits, on the grounds of 'inciting terrorism' and 'threatening public safety'. Despite a court decree rejecting the ban as unconstitutional, the mayors say they will ignore the ruling. Judy Beishon reports on how the issue has become the focus of an ugly backlash to the recent terrorist attacks in France.
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