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From The Socialist newspaper, 21 October 2015
International news in brief
Iberian political school
Members of Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI, Spain and Portugal) recently held a successful weekend school to discuss the major political issues gripping the peninsula, including the national question in the Spanish state and the recent Catalan referendum.
There was also a public 'European forum' attended by over 40 people; speakers included Irish Socialist Party member and Anti-Austerity Alliance TD (MP) Paul Murphy, who put forward a programme for defeating the capitalists' austerity attacks on the working class.
Hong Kong: Socialist Action steps up election campaigning
Members of Socialist Action (CWI, Hong Kong) have been hitting the city's streets with a vibrant display of posters in support of their candidate Sally Tang Mei-ching contesting the forthcoming district council elections
USA: Happy birthday Kshama
A successful Socialist Alternative fundraising election campaign social event was held on the birthday of the party's incumbent Seattle councillor, Kshama Sawant. The 3 November election will pitch Socialist Alternative (SA) against the Democratic Party.
Kshama and SA has been to the fore in successfully championing a $15 an hour minimum wage, and campaigning for rent controls against the vested interests of big business and its Democratic Party allies in the city.
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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
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In The Socialist 21 October 2015:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Strike to save the NHS
Hands off tax credits
1% owns more than half the world's wealth
Damning report on NHS staffing levels delayed by Tories
Labour MP refuses to back strike
Them & Us
What we saw
Socialist Party features
Corbyn campaign: Opportunity for raising socialist ideas
How can workers resist capitalist cuts and closures?
International socialist news and analysis
World economy: 'biggest danger to capitalism is capitalism'
Germany: refugee crisis and the fight against the racist right
International news in brief
Workplace news and analysis
For a fighting, socialist Unison general secretary, back Roger Bannister
Hull's Labour council in aggressive bid to remove all union convenors
Welsh Government should think outside 'the Box'
Determined mood at Napo conference
Sports Direct action over sacking
Rally opposes the Tory trade union bill
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Organising to defend Corbyn's anti-cuts mandate
Help fund the fight for socialism
Huge support for the Wales March for Homes
Socialist Party comments and reviews
Former war hero fighting for the future: a pensioner speaks out
'Britain First' - tiny and violent
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