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Europe in crisis, revolutionary winds in Catalonia

We publish below a draft document on the situation in Europe which will be discussed, amended and voted on at a meeting of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) International Executive Committee. Socialist Party Scotland is affiliated to the CWI.  ...

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Spanish government repression against Catalonia must be met with a general strike

Statement from Izquierda Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Left in the Spanish State) Release Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart! Down the PP government! For a Catalan socialist republic! After the brutal police repression unleashed on 1 October against the people of Catalonia, the ...

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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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Spain/Catalonia: Mass action needed to bring down the PP government

For a general strike on 3 October against repression and for the right to decide! Thousands of police and civil guards carried out savage repression in Catalonia to try to prevent the right to vote in the referendum on 1 ...

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Catalonia: Students’ strike called against state repression

Statement from Sindicato De Estudiantes - Estado Español (Students Union)  Defeat the PP government’s ‘Francoist’ offensive against Catalonia! Every student fight to defend democratic rights! Organise meetings, strikes and demonstrations! The Partido Popular (People’s Party/PP) and the State apparatus, heir of the ...

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Catalonia: Spanish state repression as independence referendum approaches

Statement from Esquerra Revolucionària (Revolutionary Left) On the 11th September one million people spilled onto the streets of Barcelona shouting loud and clear their intention to vote during the 1st October referendum, making it clear that they were not going ...

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Venezuela: Has socialism failed?

By Tony Saunois, Secretary of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI)  An international campaign by capitalist politicians and media has been unleashed against president Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuelan government. It has been used by Labour’s Blairista right wing to try ...

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CWI/IR unification: An historic step forward for the forces of international Marxism

As has been reported on socialistworld.net, the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), which Socialist Party Scotland is affiliated to, and Izquierda Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Left from Spain, Venezuela and Mexico) held a special unification congress on 22 July in Barcelona. ...

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Jobstown not guilty verdicts a defeat for the Irish capitalist establishment

Cillian Gillespie - Socialist Party Ireland  “The news has just come through from the Central Criminal Court and I am the first to report it to the House. Deputy Paul Murphy, not guilty; Councillor Michael Murphy, not guilty; Councillor Kieran ...

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