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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

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

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

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

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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

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International news in brief


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

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Capitalist journal's warning to the bosses: Marx was right, watch out!

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