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15 April 2015

Warrington Labour's 'time limit on democracy'

TUSC councillor and Warrington South parliamentary candidate Kevin Bennett has expressed disgust at the Labour Party council voting to "put a time limit on democracy"

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15 April 2015

US: Kshama Sawant on Democracy Now

Socialist Alternative (co-thinkers of the CWI in the US) member and Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant took part in a debate about the presidential candidacy of Hilary Clinton on Democracy Now

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Che Guevara, photo Alberto Korda

Che Guevara, photo Alberto Korda

4 February 2015

Cuba: Capitalist restoration threat accelerates

Diplomatic relations with USA restored, embargo eased: As 2014 drew to a close, 2015 was ushered in by US President Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro announcing a series of historic agreements

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28 January 2015

'Defenders of democracy' mourn despot's death

On 11 January Barack Obama and David Cameron, together with 40 other world leaders, marched arm-in-arm through Paris after the Charlie Hebdo events proclaiming the values of free speech and other democratic rights, writes Simon Carter.

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Xekinima (CWI Greece) are participating in the elections and other struggles

Xekinima (CWI Greece) are participating in the elections and other struggles

7 January 2015

Greece: towards a Syriza government?

At the end of last year a constitutional crisis arose in austerity-ridden Greece with the failure to elect a president. An early general election to be called for 25 January with Syriza (a left party) leading the polls. The Socialist spoke to Andros Payiatsos from Xekinima (CWI in Greece)

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Fighting the cuts in Tower Hamlets

3 December 2014

Tower Hamlets: Government attacks local democracy

Tower Hamlets hit the news when Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles threatened to send in government commissioners. How can councils fight the cuts and is the use of commissioners a threat to councils who do fight?

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26 November 2014

The People Speak: Democracy is not a spectator sport

Google up The People Speak: Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport and you find a BBC news video...

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29 October 2014

Australia: The sacking of a government

Gough Whitlam, former Australian Prime Minister, has died at the age of 98. His time in government raises important concerns for the working class about so-called democracy under capitalism

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16 October 2014

WEA tutors' victory

Following eight hours of discussion through ACAS, Unite members at the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) have called off their planned seven days of strike action

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8 October 2014

Coordinated attacks on Hong Kong movement

As we go to press the official leaders of the mass movement in Hong Kong seem to have mistakenly called for the protests to end

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17 September 2014

Oppose the TTIP agreement

TTIP is a multi-billion dollar agreement between the US and EU guaranteeing access to public services for giant corporations to make vast profits - irrespective of the destructive impact on these services - as Vladimir Bortun explains

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25 June 2014

Hong Kong: Pro-Beijing newspaper attacks socialists

The pro-Beijing newspaper, Ta Kung Pao, recently ran a front-page attack on pro-democracy legislator Leung Kwok-hung (known as 'Long Hair') and Socialist Action (CWI Hong Kong).

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11 June 2014

Tiananmen Square 1989

Counter-revolution crushes democracy movement: On 3 to 4 June 1989, Deng Xiaoping and other aged leaders of China's so-called 'communist' party, ordered 200,000 troops to crush a two-month long movement of workers and students against bureaucratic rule and for workers' democracy

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Ed Miliband confronted by anti-bedroom tax protestors demanding that Labour councils refuse to collect the tax, photo Chris Moore

28 May 2014

Why I didn't rejoin Labour

The Labour Party recently sent me an email asking me to rejoin Labour. I sent back this response, writes Carl Harper.

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15 Now demonstration in Seattle, USA, photo 15 Now

14 May 2014

What's socialism got to do with fighting austerity?

Each week members of the Socialist Party sell copies of the Socialist newspaper. Sellers are often questioned about socialist ideas. Here Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe ‘reports’ on one such discussion as it might take place

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26 February 2014

Workplace news in brief

Defending Mark Harding: Around 50 RMT members and supporters turned up to protest outside Hammersmith tube station on 25 February

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12 February 2014

Workplace news in brief

PCS elections: The elections for the leadership of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will start soon, with nominations closing on 6 March. The election will run from 8 April to 8 May

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29 January 2014

PCS leadership elections

The elections for the leadership of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will start soon, with nominations closing on 6 March

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10 August 2013

Socialism would extend democracy

A genuine socialist government would not be dictatorial. On the contrary, it would extend and deepen democracy enormously

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Free Aron Atabek! Campaign Kazakhstan protest outside the Kazakhstan Embassy, London, video  Socialist Party

Free Aron Atabek! Campaign Kazakhstan protest outside the Kazakhstan Embassy, London, video Socialist Party

8 October 2012

Video: Free Aron Atabek! Campaign Kazakhstan protest

Aron Atabek is a dissident, prize-winning poet and creative writer in Kazakhstan. On his behalf, Zhainagul and Askar Aidarkhan, his wife and son, flew to London to participate in a Campaign Kazakhstan concert

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