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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 August 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.
USA: Socialist Students launched
Socialist Students USA (Click to enlarge)
Student members of Socialist Alternative (US co-thinkers of the Socialist Party) have been to the forefront of key campaigns for fossil fuel divestment, against sexual assault on campus, the #MillionStudentMarch for free college last year, and Black Lives Matter on campuses.
As a result of these struggles Socialist Alternative is launching Socialist Students, a nationwide initiative to help build the socialist movement in schools and on campuses across the country.
Hong Kong: Multinational takes socialist to court
Sally Tang (Click to enlarge)
CWI member Sally Tang Mei-ching will appear in court on 1 September in a case brought by Hong Kong's scandal-prone transport and property corporation, MTR. She is charged with two offences that carry the maximum penalty of six month's imprisonment and a HK$7,000 (£685) fine. This is a clearly a case of political persecution against a spokesperson for a well-known anti-big business and anti-establishment political organisation.
More at http://chinaworker.info
World Social Forum 2016
CWI members at the 2016 World Social Forum (Click to enlarge)
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Montreal, Quebec, for the 2016 World Social Forum (WSF), held between 9 and 14 August.
CWI members from Quebec, Canada, the US and several other countries were present throughout the event, holding a campaign stall and several meetings and workshops. Over 70 people participated in our first and very successful meeting, dedicated to the need for a political alternative to capitalism.
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In The Socialist 24 August 2016:
Kick out the Blairites
#KeepCorbyn: Answer right's attacks with firm socialist programme
Corbyn union nominations round-up and view from the workplace
#KeepCorbyn: huge support at rallies and among Labour rank and file
Socialist Party news and analysis
Black footballer's taser death: stop police racism now
Pay still below pre-crisis levels
Train fares to rise again - nationalise railways now!
£500m on civil service redundancies in two years
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
Trump in trouble - political polarisation deepens
International news in brief
Socialist readers' comments
Readers respond to Trotskyist red scare smears by capitalist media
Would you call G4S for help over discrimination?
The Socialist inbox
Workplace news and analysis
Deliveroo strike action forces bosses to back down
Junior doctors set for further strike action
A day in the life of a call centre worker
Workplace news in brief
Save our NHS
Save our NHS!
The threat of private health insurance
Organise against secretive NHS cuts plans
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Greenwich council tenants: We won't pay! We won't move!
Local estate agents back Butterfields tenants
Nottinghamshire Pride makes history
Immingham residents' housing battle
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