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Kurdistan ‘Islamic State’ driven out of Kobanê

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 ...

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Why the SNP is not an anti-austerity alternative for the Westminster elections

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 ...

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Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

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 ...

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Deadly attack at Charlie Hebdo – Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

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 ...

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Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

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 ...

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Europe: a new wave of workers’ struggle has begun

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 ...

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More powers for Scotland, but they don’t go far enough

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 ...

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