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6 June 2018
Three months after the general election of 4 March, Italy has a government again. On 1 June, the 'yellow-green' government was officially installed.
14 March 2018
The congress was attended by delegates and visitors from party branches all over England and Wales. Developments in the world and in Britain were discussed, along with building the Socialist Party and the CWI.
14 March 2018
The 4 March general election has caused the biggest shake-up of the Italian political landscape in over 20 years. Not since the 'clean hands' corruption scandal of the early 1990s have the establishment parties been so severely wounded
7 March 2018
The closing line of Theresa May's speech - "now let's get on with it" - will have led to jeers of frustration from any workers listening.
9 August 2017
Is capitalism reproducing the same conditions that led to the 2007-08 financial crash? In two introductory articles, Ross Saunders looks at the rickety global financial order and Ian Groeber points to the recent Italian bank bailouts to show how the working class continues to pick up the tab for the capitalists' failures.
7 December 2016
In January 2014, on the day that Matteo Renzi took office, Contro Corrente wrote that it was the beginning of the end for him
7 December 2016
"A tsunami of opposition to the establishment has travelled the world." This description was used by a BBC presenter after the referendum result in Italy on 4 December that forced out their prime minister, Renzi.
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
29 June 2016
Five Star mayors elected in Rome and Turin: The local and mayoral elections in Italy have exploded the myth of "Renzi the invincible".
5 August 2015
Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?: Seventy years ago, on 6 August 1945, a single bomb dropped by a US bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killed between 90,000 and 166,000 men, women and children.
8 July 2015
For the rich there are very few obstacles to migrating to Britain. It is altogether another story for the majority of those currently fleeing war, dictatorship and conflict in the Middle East and Africa.
15 April 2015
44. Britain effectively now has a five party system, excluding Scotland and Wales. In terms of the balance of power in Westminster, it will be a six party system, as the SNP could be the third biggest
8 April 2015
Niall Mulholland reviews Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015
10 December 2014
Once again workers are in revolt against "elderly and haggard" European capitalism - as the Pope accurately described it. Six years into 'the Great Recession' austerity and mass unemployment have become permanent continent wide
27 March 2013
The eurozone crisis has dramatically intensified. Events in Cyprus have blown away the optimism of the European ruling classes in recent months that they had resolved the crisis
7 March 2013
Political instability and crisis but also new opportunities ahead: The "Tsunami tour" was the name comedian Beppe Grillo gave to his election meetings which filled piazzas throughout Italy with tens of thousands of 'spectators', writes Chris Thomas, Controcorrente (CWI, Italy).
27 February 2013
The Italian election on 24 and 25 February was long-expected to end in a stalemate, but the closeness of the votes and the possibility of a temporary coalition and another election soon have caused big falls on stock markets around the world...
21 November 2012
On 14 November (N14), millions of workers across Europe went on strike and participated in mass protests against austerity...
20 September 2012
For an article on Mario Draghi's announcement that the European Central Bank will embark on the unlimited buying of eurozone bonds to support debtor governments like Spain and Italy, and other recent developments
1 February 2012
Developing efficient public transport: The second high speed line (HS2) in Britain (the first being the channel tunnel link from London to Paris) would initially connect London to Birmingham by 2026 with a journey time of 49 minutes, writes Mark Pickersgill, Stevenage Socialist Party.
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