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Fight Tory racism with socialist policies for EU exit

Socialist Party England and Wales - editorial from the Socialist newspaper  Three months ago the Tories and British capitalism suffered a massive defeat. Similar to the Scottish independence referendum in 2014, the Brexit vote was a democratic uprising – a ...

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Israel: Shimon Peres and the ‘peace dove’ myth

Shahar Benhorin and Yasha Marmer, Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI Israel-Palestine) With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government facing increasing international isolation, representatives from 70 countries and international organizations came to participate at the funeral of the former president Shimon Peres. ...

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Combative, vibrant unions should be central to the Corbyn movement

Editorial from the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.’ Some Corbyn supporters seem to be taking this refrain to an extreme in their continual ...

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Poland: 140,000 women demonstrate against total ban on abortion

Paul Newberry, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (CWI in Poland) Plans to impose a total ban on abortion have sparked a massive uncontrolled explosion of anger in Poland. On Monday 3 October a strike of Polish women was called, inspired by the example ...

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Corbynomics: Can capitalism be saved or is socialist planning necessary?

By Hannah Sell, from the October edition of Socialism Today The IMF now calls for state intervention to stimulate the ailing global economy. And many on the left also propose Keynesian-style policies. So, does this mean the IMF would welcome ...

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Refound Labour as a democratic, socialist, anti-austerity party

Editorial from the Socialist newspaper - Socialist Party England and Wales “The war continues.” So declared one ex-shadow cabinet minister to the Sunday Times (25 September). The attempted coup against Jeremy Corbyn by 172 Labour MPs has ended in abject ...

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Anti-austerity surge propels Corbyn to a second victory over the Blairites

Statement from Socialist Party Scotland  Socialist Party Scotland welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s emphatic victory in the Labour leadership contest. The defeat of Owen Smith, although not unexpected, is a significant blow to the capitalist establishment in Britain and their own “Blairite ...

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The guard stays on the train – RMT members defeat ScotRail bosses

By Philip Stott  After a major campaign of strike action over the summer, ScotRail guards have won a big victory in their fight to keep the conductor on the train. This breakthrough proves that determined strike action works. The agreement ...

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Workers demand no privatisation in Glasgow

Matt Dobson reports Over 150 council staff, Unison members who work in Information and Communication Technology provision, and supporters protested outside Glasgow City Council on Monday 19th September. The council chief executive’s plan is to privatise the service to a ...

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Unison members preparing for battle on pay

By Jim McFarlane - Dundee City Unison branch secretary (personal capacity) Delegates at last weeks UNISON Scottish Local Government Conference voted unanimously for a motion that commits to a campaign for an acceptable 2017 pay deal. The trade unions are ...

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