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March and strike to defend the NHS

Feature by Scottish NHS workers that will appear in the new issue of the Socialist 2018 is the year our NHS will come under more threat and pressure than ever before.  I have worked in the health service for 10 ...

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Iran: Movement of workers and youth challenges regime

P. Daryaban, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI). Feature from this weeks Socialist (England and Wales edition) Sudden large scale nationwide protests have shaken Iran. Sections of the population have shown utter defiance of the regime. Young people in particular, ...

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Obituary: Ray Gunnion

Socialist Party Scotland - 9th January 2018 Socialist Party Scotland comrades were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Ray Gunnion, just before Christmas. Ray had been a dedicated and self-sacrificing member of Socialist Party Scotland and its ...

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2018: Capitalist turmoil will continue

By Peter Taaffe, general secretary Socialist Party England and Wales   “Biggest fall in living standards for a generation.” “Sharp rise in child poverty as cuts bite.” “700,000 young people and pensioners join ranks of Britain’s poor in four years.” ...

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Tories Brexit crisis: For a socialist, internationalist EU exit

Editorial from the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party England and Wales   For a while it looked like Theresa May might be about to crash out of office, as her fractured, divided party, propped up in government ...

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SNP budget protects the rich while continuing the austerity agenda

Socialist Party Scotland's response to the SNP's Scottish budget As predicted, today’s draft budget from the SNP Scottish Government, if unchanged, will result in continued cuts to public services over the next year. Public sector wages which have fallen by ...

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Catalonia: Defeat the reactionary block! For a united front of the fighting Left!

Esquerra Revolucionària (CWI in Catalonia) The elections on 21 December have been called by the reactionary monarchist bloc as an attempt to back up its repressive offensive. All those who consider ourselves as Left wing and who defend democratic rights ...

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Fighting sexism, violence and capitalism – an international struggle

The international executive of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI, the international organisation that the Socialist Party is part of) took place from 27 November to 2 December in Belgium. A prominent part of the discussions throughout the week ...

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Hong Kong: Only mass struggle can defeat repression

Editorial from Socialist magazine (Journal of the CWI/Socialist Action) A week hardly passes without the Chinese dictatorship stepping up its pressure on Hong Kong.  Beijing is pushing for greater political control and to quell to the Hong Kong’s culture of ...

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