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5 August 2020
Cuba has one of the lowest Covid-19 death rates in the world - 0.8 per 100,000, compared to 67 in the UK and 44.1 in the US
6 February 2019
Letters to the Socialist's editors including probation service failures and Venezuela.
30 January 2019
The social, political and economic crisis which is currently rocking Venezuela poses crucial questions and lessons for socialists and the international working class.
29 January 2019
On 24th January Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe was interviewed on LBC radio on the recent events in Venezuela
24 January 2019
The situation in Venezuela has reached a critical point
29 August 2018
The recent attempted assassination of Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro has once again focussed attention on the deepening economic, social and political crisis in the country.
13 June 2018
Measures which improved living conditions inevitably clashed with big business and the bureaucratic state. This had already led to a loss of electoral support in the last years of Chávez's presidency. After his death, and the turn to the right of Maduro, we have seen a total collapse of the economy and of the morale of the masses
13 December 2017
Committee for a Workers' International document: The world crisis of capitalism - despite the surface impression of 'recovery' - has only got worse since the meeting of last year's IEC.
9 August 2017
The escalating civil strife and economic crisis in Venezuela is being used by western governments and the establishment media as a stick to beat socialists with. However, as Marxists in Venezuela explain in the following article, the Maduro state bureaucracy is incapable of mobilising the working class to defeat the capitalist counterrevolution.
8 August 2017
The Tories and media are trying to conduct a scare campaign, rehearsing the shop-worn theme of 'chaos', linking Jeremy Corbyn to the current turmoil in Venezuela
26 July 2017
A congress at the end of the CWI summer school - held in Barcelona - confirmed the unification of the CWI with Izquierda Revolucionaria (IR)
15 February 2017
We believe that the principled agreement between our organisations means there is the basis for concrete steps to be taken towards unification
16 November 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the real cost of NHS cuts, one member one vote, reformism and Tory hypocrisy.
5 October 2016
Following extensive discussions, a joint declaration was agreed between the CWI and Izquierda Revolucionaria. The degree of agreement means there is sufficient basis to work towards wider and deeper collaboration on a principled political basis.
25 May 2016
Counter-revolution gaining ground: Venezuela is being battered by a social and economic catastrophe. Reactionary right-wing forces have capitalised on the situation as support for president Maduro's government has crashed.
9 December 2015
The billionaire-backed conservative capitalist opposition won a large majority in Venezuela's recent general election. This represents a big setback to the 'Bolivarian revolution' legacy of Hugo Chavez.
4 February 2015
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
26 November 2014
The housing crisis is hitting everyone in the face. The mainstream press, politicians and economists all feign concern. Not to mention the real concern of those of us actually affected by it!
26 February 2014
On 12 February, three people (two right-wing supporters and one government supporter) were killed in Caracas and dozens injured and arrested in the protests and demonstrations that took place around Venezuela to commemorate the annual 'Youth Day'
13 March 2013
The news of Hugo Chavez's death brought thousands of Venezuelans rushing to Caracas's main square, the Plaza Bolivar, to lament, writes Johan Rivas, Socialismo revolucionario (CWI, Venezuela).
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