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4 September 2013
Until recently, the 'emerging' economies of the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - were growing at a steady rate, writes Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).
10 August 2013
The great recession was not caused by a bloated public sector but by the worst crisis of capitalism in 70 years
8 May 2013
Five million families in Britain are struggling to pay for food and are reaching "breaking point" according to a 'Which?' survey...
1 April 2013
Campaigners in Youth Fight for Jobs (YFJ) have joined a chorus of voices condemning government welfare reforms
28 March 2013
9. British capitalism, and therefore the working class, faces a bleak future. Five years into the crisis, UK gross domestic product (GDP) is still 12-15% below the pre-crisis trend...
30 January 2013
Tory Chancellor Gideon Osborne still tells us austerity is working, but the government managed to take economic growth below 0% not once, not twice but now into a 'triple dip', writes Dave Griffiths, West Midlands Socialist Party.
29 November 2011
"The train is heading over the cliff", declared an MP, about the economy. Now George Osborne has taken some desperate measures to try to partially alleviate the nightmare, but the autumn statement is not a 'Plan B'
7 September 2011
Editorial of the Socialist, issue 684 It is a sign of the bankrupt nature of modern capitalism and its political representatives that taxation of the rich is so low some of them are asking to pay more. Warren Buffett, in an act of self-flagellation, has demanded to pay more tax.
8 June 2011
Editorial of the Socialist: For a few at the top, Britain is still booming. In 2010, while the majority suffered the biggest squeeze on their incomes since 1977, the earnings of FTSE 100 chief executives rose by 32%...
9 February 2011
Three hundred 'undocumented' immigrant workers began a hunger strike on 25 January, demanding documents and equal rights...
9 June 2010
Editorial: The Tories claim that massive cuts are necessary because of New Labour's excessive public spending on services and welfare. This is a giant con trick, which every capitalist party - including New Labour - is colluding in. Nothing could be further from the truth...
7 April 2010
The economic crisis has hit Kazakhstan harder and faster than most other parts of the world, but this has been met by massive struggles of the workers and poor...
6 January 2010
Capitalism in crisis: Session one: Marx was right: the roots of the current economic crisis - Lynn Walsh
7 October 2009
A SIGNIFICANT two-to-one majority in the Irish republic, on a higher turnout, passed the Lisbon Treaty on 20 October, overturning the decision of the Irish electorate in June 2008, writes Kevin McLoughlin, Dublin.
29 July 2009
Committee for a Workers' International: The annual summer school of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) took place in Belgium during the week 12 to 17 July. Over 350 CWI members - many of them young people - came together from CWI sections worldwide to discuss the world economic crisis, the political situation in many countries, and workers' struggles across the globe.
24 June 2009
SIXTY OF the 85 privately sponsored academy schools that were financed under the original academies deal had not received the funds expected from their private sponsors, according to information in the House of Commons Library which was reported by Private Eye magazine, writes Roger Shrives.
5 June 2009
Bangor: Young socialists from north Wales received a helping hand from comrades from the south for an all-Wales day of action on Saturday 23 May in Bangor, writes Sarah Mayo, Pontypridd.
6 May 2009
In the 2004 European elections the far-right, racist British National Party (BNP) received 800,000 votes. This time there is a real danger that it will succeed in getting members elected to the European Parliament.
Hannah Sell examines the processes behind this development, and the role of the NO2EU - Yes to Democracy campaign in stopping the BNP.
15 April 2009
Youth and workers need alternative to pro-market, ethnic-based parties: ON 7 April, thousands of youth stormed and set fire to the parliament building in Kishinau, the capital of Moldova, Europe's poorest country, writes Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow.
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