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From The Socialist newspaper, 25 January 2017
International news in brief
CWI stands in Northern Ireland elections
photo Alex Kane (Click to enlarge)
The Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) began its election campaign following the fall of the sectarian-dominated Stormont government in Northern Ireland. The CWI is standing candidates as part of Labour Alternative, a cross-community electoral alliance.
Labour Alternative is demanding abortion rights and marriage equality, blocked by the sectarian parties. Here they are plastering Belfast with their iconic posters.
Socialists gather in Latin America
photo Fernando Frazao/Creative Commons (Click to enlarge)
From 27-29 January socialists will gather for the CWI's Latin American school hosted by Liberdade, Socialismo e Revolução in Brazil.
The highlight will be the Saturday rally learning lessons for the left today in the Russian revolution's 100th anniversary. The meeting is glad to welcome socialists from the USA, Europe, as well as Brazil and the rest of Latin America.
Brazil's new illegitimate right-wing government has wasted no time in attacking workers. But this has provoked an equal resistance of occupations, strikes and demonstrations across the country.
This event is another important step in the unification discussions between socialist organisations, CWI and Izquierda Revolucionaria.
'Rosa' launched in Belgium
photo LSP/PSL (Click to enlarge)
The CWI in Belgium (LSP/PSL) has initiated a new campaign, Rosa (Resistance against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity). See facebook.com/campagneROSA for more details.
On 21 January millions marched around world, a majority of them women, against Trump and his sexist policies. The tidal wave of anger demonstrated the opportunity to build a movement against sexism and the capitalist system that promotes it.
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In The Socialist 25 January 2017:
What we think
Millions on women's marches around the world: Build a mass movement against Trumpism, austerity and capitalism
NHS under attack
NHS SOS: Save the Women's Hospital
Defiant mood at North Tyneside STP consultation
Lancashire: Hospital workers protest consultation
St Austell: STPs attacked
Paignton: organising against hospital closure
Socialist Party news and analysis
Reject Surrey's 15% council tax increase
Bristol police taser own race relations adviser
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Wales council votes to buy back homes
Isle of Wight independents resign over cuts
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International socialist news and analysis
Huge anger internationally on marches against Trump
India: struggle against land grab in Pune
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Workplace news and analysis
RMT determinedly continues Southern strike
Incensed BA cabin crew strike and protest over pay
Steely opposition growing to Tata pension offer
2017 Unite general secretary and executive elections
Socialist Party Marxist analysis
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Surrey: Save our fire station
South London: march to save community centres
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