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26 February 2020

Germany: Right-wing terror attacks - fight racism, fight capitalism!

The murder of nine people in two shisha bars in the German town of Hanau by a fascist gunman is the third fatal right-wing terrorist attack in the country in just nine months. But as Sasha Staničić (Sol - CWI, Germany - national spokesperson) explains, the laments of establishment politicians over such attacks will not eradicate the far-right threat.

26 February 2020

Northern Ireland's strike wave

Northern Ireland's government was suspended between 2017 and 2020 after the sectarian parties refused to reach a power-sharing agreement following the 'cash for ash' scandal. Now a strike wave has forced them and the bosses to give ground.

19 February 2020

Coronavirus crisis shakes Chinese regime

Will the regime's initial denial of the problem and punishment of those who raised the alarm have major political consequences?

19 February 2020

Yemen's desperate civil war fuelled by imperialism and regional powers

Only unified, revolutionary movement of working class and poor can end the turmoil: The final article in our series on the Middle East

12 February 2020

Sinn Fein harnesses working-class anger to top poll

The general election in Ireland saw a seismic change in the electoral landscape, with a big surge in support for Sinn Féin.

12 February 2020

Lebanon - mass protests cut across sectarian division

In the following article - the fourth in a continuing series in the Socialist on countries in turmoil in the Middle East - Socialist Party national committee member Iain Dalton looks at the most recent protests shaking the political establishment in Lebanon

5 February 2020

Israel/Palestine: Trump 'peace plan' promises further conflict

The recent 'deal' announced by US President Donald Trump and enthusiastically endorsed by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was billed as a 'Middle East peace plan'. But as the Economist journal wrote: "As a blueprint for a two-state solution it was dead on arrival".

5 February 2020

Syria: Assad regime consolidates power after brutal counterrevolution

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has succeeded, for now, in defeating the revolutionary uprising and subsequent armed rebellion that has swept over the country since the 'Arab Spring' of 2011.

29 January 2020

Trump's trashing of the environment - Dump the capitalist profit system!

At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, US president Donald Trump attacked those calling for meaningful action to halt catastrophic, capitalist-induced climate change as "prophets of doom".

29 January 2020

CWI round-up

Abbey Trotsky of the Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI, Nigeria) faces four cases against him in separate courts, writes The Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) is the socialist international organisation to which the Socialist Party in England and Wales is affiliated. CWI members here in Britain, those in other countries are involved in workers' struggles and developing socialist ideas in order to fundamentally change society.

29 January 2020

Libya: Civil war and chaos follow interventions by world and regional powers

It is almost nine years since the Nato-led military intervention in Libya, and the country is still a mess, split between conflicting forces, backed by western capitalist powers, Russia, and regional powers Turkey and Saudi Arabia. An ongoing series of 'peace' summits hosted by various world powers have failed to resolve an increasingly violent civil war. In the second of our series on the Middle East, Tom Baldwin explains how imperialism brought about this chaos and why the current conflict can only be resolved by an independent revolutionary movement of workers and the poor.

22 January 2020

India: Huge general strike but a missed opportunity

This year's planned general strike on 8 January was massive. It broke all previous records in the numbers involved in united class action in India

22 January 2020

Iraq - a brutal legacy of imperialist intervention

The Iraqi people have endured horrors from iron dictatorship to brutal imperialist occupation to dysfunctional and corrupt rule by local sectarian parties

22 January 2020

France striker speaks: real, deep anger needs union strategy

For the moment, the strike relies on the workers' determination - we need to discuss demands to generalise the strike, and a political alternative

22 January 2020

Eyewitness report: workers' struggle in France on the boil

After more than 45 days of strikes and 62 weeks of 'gilets jaunes' protests, French workers' appetite for struggle endures

15 January 2020

Renewed protests shake Iranian leaders

A wave of anger over what is seen as the regime's lying and incompetence - after the tragic downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet - has sparked off a third round of mass protests in Iran in just over three years.

8 January 2020

International wave of revolt continues

As we go to press, a general strike is set to rock India on 8 January


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