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24 June 2020

South Africa: Building jobs and living wage campaign

On 17 June, hundreds of workers marched in Johannesburg, South Africa, demanding permanent jobs and a monthly living wage of R12,500 (£580).

10 June 2020

France: 20,000 rally against Paris's killer gendarmes

20,000 people rallied in Paris on 2 June to demand #JusticePourAdama, to fight against racism, and in solidarity with the movement in the United States.

10 June 2020

Black and white youth rise up against racism - US protester speaks to the Socialist

At this stage, violence almost exclusively stems from the police. Despite these attacks, the movement has won incredible victories from the capitalist class in a couple of weeks that were almost unimaginable

3 June 2020

USA - another cop killing of unarmed black man sparks widespread protests

On 25 May, police in Minneapolis choked George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who subsequently died. His death was disturbingly reminiscent of the NYPD killing of Eric Garner in 2014.

31 May 2020

Outrage spreads globally following US police murder of George Floyd

Protesters have taken to the streets across the US - and internationally - following the killing in Minneapolis of an unarmed black man

27 May 2020

Chinese state's imposition of draconian law reignites Hong Kong protests

Tens of thousands of angry demonstrators poured onto the streets of Hong Kong last weekend, not only defying social-distancing regulations, but confronting police armed with tear gas, pepper spray and water cannon, writes Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers' International.

27 May 2020

Economic collapse leads to renewed protests across Lebanon

After a pause for a little over a month with the Covid-19 lockdown, new protests have erupted as the situation for ordinary workers in Lebanon has become desperate, writes Iain Dalton, Socialist Party national committee.

20 May 2020

Trump, coronavirus, capitalism, and the presidential race

Trump's administration has still failed to mobilise an effective response to the pandemic

6 May 2020

India: Fighting the curse of capitalism and coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis has exposed all the inadequacies, incapacities, and insoluble contradictions of India's capitalist state, writes Jagadish G Chandra, New Socialist Alternative (CWI in India).

6 May 2020

Trump puts profit before safety (again)

US president Donald Trump has invoked a 1950s Korean War-era piece of legislation to re-open meat processing plants, closed because of high rates of coronavirus infections among their workforces

6 May 2020

US: Trump's public health cuts have condemned thousands worldwide

More people in the US died from Covid-19 in three months than in nine years of the US armed forces' Vietnam War. The US private healthcare system has been shockingly exposed, writes Jon Dale, secretary, Unite union Nottinghamshire NHS Branch (personal capacity).

29 April 2020

Irish police use Covid-19 emergency powers to disperse Dublin shop workers' protest

In the main, there is support among the working class for the lockdown measures in Ireland. Workers recognise the imperative of defeating Covid-19, and that this will often necessitate severe constraints

22 April 2020

US private healthcare system in meltdown

Like in the UK, the coronavirus pandemic in the USA has resulted in the postponement or cancellation of non-urgent surgery in hospitals

14 April 2020

Rapacious capitalism and the spread of coronavirus

Donald Trump continually refers to the coronavirus pandemic as the "Chinese virus". He believes this demonisation of China plays to the isolationist, racist and xenophobic sections of his domestic support

8 April 2020

Coronavirus, capitalism and fighting for socialism worldwide

The Committee for a Workers' International (CWI - the socialist international organisation the Socialist Party is part of) is posting regular updates from its sections around the world

8 April 2020

Amazon workers threaten revolution!

"And to Mr Bezos my message is simple. I don't give a damn about your power. You think you're powerful? We're the ones that have the power."

18 March 2020

French local elections: CWI candidate elected

Leïla Messaoudi of Gauche Révolutionnaire was elected to the local council of Petit-Quevilly in the city of Rouen

18 March 2020

United States: private healthcare exposed as Trump throws money at markets

Capitalism and the political duopoly of the Democratic and Republican parties are to blame for the US's incompetent response to Covid-19

18 March 2020

'Health not profit' strike wave sweeps Italy

Under pressure from the bosses' organisation many workers are still expected to go to work, often on overcrowded public transport


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