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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 May 2017
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.
Russia: defiance in fight for LGBT+ rights
photo CWI Russia (Click to enlarge)
Socialist Alternative (CWI Russia) member Igor Yassin said: "We are writing this update for you from a police van in which we are being kept. We were just detained as we tried to deliver 400,000 signature petition supporting gay men in Chechnya".
Sweden: a community unites against violence and unemployment
photo Kristofer Lundberg (Click to enlarge)
1,000 people, marched following the fatal shooting of a teacher in Gothenburg, led by the victim's family. He was the brother of a Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (RS - CWI Sweden) member. RS helped mobilise the teachers' union and the tenants' union to join the demonstration. RS member Kristofer Lundberg said: "48 representatives from 42 workplaces, community organisations, trade unions and our party met to discuss how we will work together in this situation to defend safety in our areas and fight unemployment, lack of housing, defend welfare and so on. We will now meet on a regular basis."
Video: Socialist councillor on the role of police in Ireland
Michael O'Brien in the video (Click to enlarge)
Watch this video to hear Michael O'Brien's take on what the Gardai (police) do in Irish society today. Michael is a Solidarity councillor and Socialist Party Ireland member. His comments are particularly important while we're in the middle of the unjust Jobstown trial. Michael said the Gardai "prioritise policing of austerity and maintenance of the status quo above policing crime".
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In The Socialist 24 May 2017:
What we think
Manchester bombing: unite against terror, war and racism
Socialist Party news and analysis
Corbyn in - Tories out
Corbyn's pledge: free education - May's plan: hike fees
May's 'dementia tax' wobble vs Corbyn's extra funds
Theresa 'Lunch Snatcher' May vs Jeremy 'free meals' Corbyn
Work doesn't pay: Tory policies have meant another wages cut
Tory oil spoils v poisonous air
Single market = TTIP
Corbyn and Brexit
Corbyn and Brexit: Why a socialist approach to the EU is the only way forward
Bias in the bosses' media
The media, May and the general election
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Wave after wave: 5,000 at 'rock festival' Corbyn rally in Hull
Things are changing: 20,000 sing for Corbyn at Wirral rock festival!
Socialist Students call on chicken May to debate Corbyn
Blairite warmonger misses chance to fight on Corbyn's popular policies
March of 5,000 against Tory plans to cut 1,000 Bristol teachers
Labour council's threat to children's care centre
Newcastle: fresh faces and the fight in Labour
Workplace news and analysis
Argos: aggressive bosses met by determined strike
Human rights workers strike in support of sacked union members
Window workers walk out after seeing through contract changes
Third strike against driver-only operated trains suspended but dispute continues
Manchester: housing maintenance workers plan strikes every week
PCS DWP conference 2017
Workplace news in brief
National Shop Stewards Network conference
International socialist news and analysis
Trump regime faces deepening crisis
International news in brief
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
'From Militant to the Socialist Party' - new book now available
Gentrification, class and race in Brixton film
Capitalist journal's warning to the bosses: Marx was right, watch out!
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