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Brazil: Homeless struggle and Metro strike as World Cup approaches

André Ferrari, LSR (CWI in Brazil) In the context of a wave of struggle and protests in the run-up to the World Cup, the Sao Paolo metro workers began a powerful strike on 5 June. This struggle, which goes beyond ...

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100 days to go: Step up the fight for independence and socialism

by Philip Stott  “Austerity is just another word for an unremitting class war carried out by the elite and the bankers against the 99% in our society. Today, five people in the UK have more wealth than the poorest thirteen ...

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China 1989: 25 years since the mass democracy movement

China’s dictatorship is haunted by the prospect of a new mass revolt Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info June 4th marks the 25th anniversary of the bloody massacre in Beijing that ended the mass student-led democracy movement which came close to toppling the ...

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Rival economic plans add up to more pain for the working class

Step up the socialist campaign for independence The formal campaigning period for the independence referendum, which takes place on September 18, begins today. With sixteen weeks to go both the Scottish and UK governments have produced their supposedly decisive economic cases ...

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Victory for $15 in Seattle – How socialists built a winning movement

www.socialistalternative .org Seattle is the first major city to pass a $15/hr minimum wage. 100,000 workers will be lifted out of poverty, and millions will be inspired all over the country and around the world. On May 29th the city ...

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Scotland after the European elections

By Philip Stott Ukip won it’s first elected representative in Scotland at last week’s European election. Ironically, and somewhat farcically, their successful candidate gave his official address as living in London. Without a councillor, MP, or MSP the national surge ...

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Euro elections: a revolt against the capitalist establishment

Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party England and Wales general secretary The long-predicted ‘earthquake’ – the electoral “triumph” of the far right and their allies – took place in the European elections in some key countries. In Britain Ukip came first, pushing ...

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Socialist Party victory in Ireland amidst huge anger against austerity

Socialist wins Dublin election www.socialistworld.net The Socialist Party in Ireland has won a significant success with the election of Ruth Coppinger in a by-election to the Dáil, the Irish parliament. Ruth’s electoral district is Dublin West, where she has been ...

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PCS members re-elect a fighting socialist leadership

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John McInally, PCS national vice-president, personal capacity Socialist Janice Godrich has been elected president of PCS for the 13th time and the Democracy Alliance candidates have been elected to the union’s national executive for a 12th. Socialist Party member Chris ...

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