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Women’s rights: 28th September – International Safe Abortion Day

Article from www.Socialistworld.net by Sonja Grusch, SLP (CWI in Austria) September 28th is International Safe Abortion Day. The date originates from the Campaña 28 Septiembre, a campaign launched in Latin America and the Caribbean in 1990 for the decriminalisation of ...

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Where is Scotland going? – Fight for socialist change

By Philip Stott  The dramatic rise of the Scottish National Party (SNP) has been thrown into a sharp reverse recently. The partial collapse in the electoral support for the SNP at the June 2017 general election – a loss of ...

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The role of the RMT in changing Labour: A reply to our critics

By Peter Taaffe, General Secretary. Socialist Party England and Wales Rob Sewell, from the IMT group, recently attacked the Socialist Party of England and Wales because of the position that we have adopted on the question of union affiliations to ...

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Glasgow Jannies win famous victory

Glasgow janitors, after an industrial action campaign lasting almost two years, have won an inspiring victory. The Unison members have secured pay rises, a guarantee of one janitor per school and extra jobs have been created. Below we print the ...

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Marx’s Capital at 150: an unequalled analysis and critique of capitalism, still relevant today

Robin Clapp, Socialist Party England and Wales national committee The Daily Mail reacted with predictable hysteria when, in May 2017, John McDonnell stated: “You can’t understand the capitalist system without reading Marx’s Das Kapital.” When asked to immediately condemn his shadow ...

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Support the striking Birmingham bin workers

Clive Walder, Birmingham Central Socialist Party Birmingham Labour council is playing dirty in the ongoing bin dispute to defend 113 threatened jobs now that the action is beginning to bite. They are recruiting expensive agency staff and private ‘partners’ to ...

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“Finland Station” and the struggle for socialism today

By Alan Jones, US Socialist Alternative, New York A Response to Bhaskar Sunkara  At the end of June, in the midst of a growing discussion about socialism in the United States, Bhaskar Sunkara published an important op-ed in the New ...

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CWI/IR unification: An historic step forward for the forces of international Marxism

As has been reported on socialistworld.net, the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), which Socialist Party Scotland is affiliated to, and Izquierda Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Left from Spain, Venezuela and Mexico) held a special unification congress on 22 July in Barcelona. ...

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Support the Barts health strike: Low pay, no way!

By Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party Serco strikers in Barts health trust in east London have led a magnificent fight so far! Ten days of strike action with big, bold, noisy picket lines, marches, rallies and dancing in the streets, have ...

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