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From The Socialist newspaper, 14 September 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.

Jobstown protesters face criminal trial

Marching in defence of the Jobstown protesters, photo by Socialist Party Ireland

Marching in defence of the Jobstown protesters, photo by Socialist Party Ireland   (Click to enlarge)

Minors arrested following a peaceful protest in Jobstown, near Dublin, against the then deputy prime minister, Labour's Joan Burton, in November 2014, are due in court on 19 September.

The young protesters were part of a large demo which delayed Burton's car journey but are now facing ludicrous charges of "false imprisonment".

While the state pursues its political vendetta against a working class revolt, government ministers won't pursue Apple for tax dodging.


Exclusive: When Edward Snowden went underground with Hong Kong refugees

Supporters of US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden, photo by Mike Herbst (Creative Commons)

Supporters of US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden, photo by Mike Herbst (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

Socialist Action (CWI, Hong Kong) member Vanessa, who is also an active member of the Refugee Union, helped whistleblower Edward Snowden in the crucial first days after his revelations about the US state's surveillance dirty tricks.

Read the story on socialistworld.net

Quebec: Solidarity needed for port strikers

Protesting in Montréal, photo by Socialist Alternative (CWI Québec)

Protesting in Montréal, photo by Socialist Alternative (CWI Québec)   (Click to enlarge)

Socialist Alternative (CWI Québec) spoke with Jacques Fontaine, one of the striking workers at the Old Port, Montréal. He explained that 280 workers at the Old Port of Montréal have been on strike since 27 May demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage.

This is one of the first strikes in Canada for a $15 an hour minimum wage, and support internationally can help to win this vital struggle.

See socialistworld.net for interview and solidarity details

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