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16 June 2010
Feature On a visit to Greece at the start of June, Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, attended a meeting of the central committee of Xekinima, the Greek section of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI)...
16 June 2010
ON 8 June, almost two million public sector workers went on strike in opposition to Spain's PSOE government's austerity programme, which, among other brutal attacks on public spending, social welfare and pensions, involves a 5% across the board pay cut for public sector workers, writes Danny Byrne.
9 June 2010
Editorial: The Tories claim that massive cuts are necessary because of New Labour's excessive public spending on services and welfare. This is a giant con trick, which every capitalist party - including New Labour - is colluding in. Nothing could be further from the truth...
9 June 2010
NOTHING SYMBOLISES more graphically the ugliness that forms the backdrop to the beautiful game than all the scandals, corruption and greed surrounding the 2010 World Cup, writes Sheri and Weizmann Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement, South Africa.
14 May 2010
Britain has been 'Con Dem-ned' to a future of savage attacks on public services, pay, pensions and benefits combined with tax increases for working and middle-class people. The Tory/Liberal coalition has been cobbled together in a desperate attempt to create a government strong enough to launch an all-out onslaught on the living standards of the working class, writes Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary.
12 May 2010
BESIDE THE events in Greece the general election in Britain seems a mundane affair. Nonetheless, it opens up a period of instability which will, at a certain stage, lead to 'Greece coming to Britain'...
7 May 2010
May 2010 will probably be remembered by history not for the British general election, but as the start of a heroic mass struggle of the Greek working class.
This is a fight to defend their living conditions against the savage onslaught of capitalism. The Greek working class showed their defiance with a gigantic general strike and the biggest demonstrations since the overthrow of the military dictatorship in 1974.
28 April 2010
Scotland: At the TUSC launch in Dundee, Solidarity co-convenor and STUSC candidate for Glasgow South West, Tommy Sheridan said: "Whilst the bookies and the chattering classes speculate on who will win the next general election it is already clear who the losers will be...
27 April 2010
The Green Party is standing more than 300 candidates in the general election. It believes it has a chance of getting one of its two MEPs, Caroline Lucas, elected to Westminster in the Brighton Pavilion constituency. Sean Figg and Judy Beishon explain why, fundamentally, the Green Party is not offering a way forward for working class people.
21 April 2010
Seemingly endless column inches in the mainstream press are devoted to analysing meaningless sound bites from the top politicians and how they look and smile...
21 April 2010
Jobs and homes - not racism: In last year's European elections the British National Party (BNP) got just under a million votes, 6.4% of the total votes cast...
18 April 2010
For fighting, democratic trade unions: The Socialist Party does not expect to be able to persuade the fat cats and the pro-big business politicians of the error of their ways...
7 April 2010
MP MARK Fisher's decision not to stand for re-election intensified the already well developed process of meltdown of New Labour in Stoke Central, writes Andy Bentley.
7 April 2010
THE BEGINNING of 2010 has been marked by an intensification of struggles by the workers and poor of Algeria, writes Cedric Gerome, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).
31 March 2010
Last week the Financial Times angrily dismissed the "absurd belief" of the 75% of the population who do not support cuts in public services...
26 February 2010
George Orwell was perhaps the best known of the English socialist writers of the 1930s and 1940s. He is justifiably famous for books like 'Homage to Catalonia' and 'Animal Farm', as well as '1984'. Peter Taaffe reviews The Road to Wigan Pier.
24 February 2010
THE SCOTTISH Defence League (SDL) tried to carry out a major show of strength in Edinburgh on Saturday 20 February, but it ended in farce and humiliation for the fascists and racists, writes Philip Stott, CWI Scotland.
17 February 2010
CANADA HAS been without a working parliament since 25 January, after the Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper, prorogued (suspended) parliament until 3 March, writes Clare Hudson, Socialist Alternative, British Columbia, Canada.
19 January 2010
THE FIRST crown court non-jury criminal trial in England and Wales has begun, marking a serious departure from a fundamental principle of justice, writes Ray Burr.
12 January 2010
THE JAWDROPPING seq-uence of events surrounding Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP Iris Robinson soliciting £50,000 from two millionaire property developers has opened a Pandora's Box of corruption. Gary Mulcahy, Belfast Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), reports.
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