Serge Jordan, CWI The so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) had vowed to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in the mosques of Kobanê. But after 134 days of heroic resistance by the guerrilla units of the YPG/YPJ (People’s Protection Units ...Read More »
What should socialists say about Brexit? Should we back continued membership of the single market an...
By Peter Taaffe, general secretary Socialist Party England and Wales “Biggest fall in living stand...
Editorial from the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party England and Wales For a while it l...
Socialist Party Scotland's response to the SNP's Scottish budget As predicted, today’s draft b...
By Matt Dobson There have been large protests in Scotland in solidarity with the movement in Catalon...
Philip Stott The electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment witnessed during the independence referendum has transformed the political terrain in Scotland. In its aftermath we have seen the accelerated disintegration of the Scottish Labour Party, widely derided as ...Read More »
Website editorial from Socialist Party England and Wales The shocking, cold blooded slaughter of journalists and others in the Paris office of satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage. Early condemnation ...Read More »
Gauche Revolutionnaire (CWI in France) Translation of statement/leaflet distributed by Gauche Revolutionnaire (CWI in France) on massive demonstrations in Paris, Rouen and elsewhere. Text in French on website of Gauche Revolutionnaire here socialistworld.net The attack on the satirical paper Charlie ...Read More »
Jamie Cocozza The global oil crisis, deepened as it has within the past few weeks, has alarmed the capitalist class. The ‘shale revolution’ in the USA – a massive increase in production of shale gas through hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ ...Read More »
Philip Stott Jim Murphy’s election as Labour’s new Scottish leader has underlined the need for the affiliated trade unions to break from Labour and help build a new party to represent working class people. Murphy, who has a long history ...Read More »
Editorial from the Socialist. The paper of Socialist Party England and Wales Once again workers are in revolt against “elderly and haggard” European capitalism – as the Pope accurately described it. Six years into ‘the Great Recession’ austerity and mass ...Read More »
Philip Stott Significant new powers over tax and benefits are to be devolved to Scotland following the report of the Smith commission. In a desperate attempt to avoid defeat in the independence referendum in September, the main pro-union parties offered ...Read More »
Philip Stott Opinion polls are a potent reflection of the collapse of Labour’s support in Scotland. The latest in a long line, this one for the Labour supporting paper the Daily Record last week, shows Labour at 24%, with the ...Read More »
Socialist Party replies to attacks as mass water charges campaign threatens to bring the government down
Socialist Party Ireland A week can be a very long time in politics. On Saturday 15 November, following an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Tallaght, where Tánaiste Joan Burton was detained in a car for two and a half hours, the ...Read More »