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Build mass action to bring down Rajoy – For a Catalan socialist republic

Statement from Esquerra Revolucionaria (CWI in Catalunya) On 1 October, Catalonia looked like a territory under military occupation. Thousands of police and civil guards – sent by the government of the Partido Popular (People’s Party/PP) and the State Attorney’s Office ...

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Women’s rights: 28th September – International Safe Abortion Day

Article from www.Socialistworld.net by Sonja Grusch, SLP (CWI in Austria) September 28th is International Safe Abortion Day. The date originates from the Campaña 28 Septiembre, a campaign launched in Latin America and the Caribbean in 1990 for the decriminalisation of ...

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Glasgow Jannies win famous victory

Glasgow janitors, after an industrial action campaign lasting almost two years, have won an inspiring victory. The Unison members have secured pay rises, a guarantee of one janitor per school and extra jobs have been created. Below we print the ...

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Obituary: Remembering Andy Armstrong, a socialist fighter

From Philip Stott Socialist Party Scotland was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Andy Armstrong. Andy, known affectionately as the “Big Man”, was a passionate and dedicated human being, a socialist from the day we met him until ...

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Striking college lecturers raging at Swinney’s attacks

By Matt Dobson The SNP-led Scottish government has sided with College Scotland’s cuts program and anti-trade union agenda by trying to pressure the EIS FELA college lecturers trade union to call off the planned escalation of its national strike. The ...

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SNP launch independence “conversation” while defending big business interests

By Philip Stott  The Scottish National Party (SNP) have launched a “new conversation” on independence, two months after the Brexit vote that in the words of Nicola Sturgeon “put a second referendum on the table”. Scotland’s first minister unveiled the ...

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Chile: One million protest against private pension fund

Celso Calfullan and Patricio Guzman Socialism Revolucionario (CIT/CWI Chile) On Sunday 24 July, marches took place against the Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones (AFP), the private system of pensions, which has operated in Chile since 1981. In the Alameda alone, ...

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Scotrail: RMT members strike for safety over profit

Text of Socialist Party Scotland leaflet Socialist Party Scotland and the Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) give our 100% support to the RMT and their strike action at ScotRail/Abellio. This strike shows yet again that it’s ordinary workers ...

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