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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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France: New president will not solve deep economic and social problems

Emmanuel Macron, the youngest ever president of France, is a man who has never been elected and who does not at present have a party. He has been seen as an ‘outsider’, defeating both the ‘left’ (‘Socialist’ Party) and ‘right’ ...

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Spain: Students’ union beats PP government

Statement by Sindicato de Estudiantes (Students Union), Spain Just days after the last general strike that was called by the Sindicato de Estudiantes against the “Revalidas Fanquistas” (introduction of matriculation), we have been proved correct in what we always said ...

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Spain: Student strike gives first mass response to new government

Interview with Ana Garcia, General Secretary of the Sindicato de Estudiantes (Spanish Students’ Union) The socialist world.net website published an initial report of the historic Spanish general student strike on 26 October, called and organised by the Sindicato de Estudiantes (SE). ...

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Poland: 140,000 women demonstrate against total ban on abortion

Paul Newberry, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (CWI in Poland) Plans to impose a total ban on abortion have sparked a massive uncontrolled explosion of anger in Poland. On Monday 3 October a strike of Polish women was called, inspired by the example ...

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France: Massive protest demonstration in Paris

Naomi Byron in France for The Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) The Hollande/Valls government hoped that by the time Euro 2016 started, the months-long strike movement would have run out of energy. But the ...

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EU: Left parties turning against bosses’ Europe

Danny Byrne, Committee for a Workers' International The Spanish Left, under a new united banner – Unidos Podemos – seems on course for a major breakthrough in general elections on 26 June. This prospect raises for many a whole new ...

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The working-class case against the EU

From Socialism Today, the monthly magazine of the Socialist Party England and Wales The latest book by Yanis Varoufakis exposes the role of the EU in destroying Greece’s economy and tearing apart its social fabric by imposing savage austerity. Yet, ...

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The socialist case for EU exit

By Matt Dobson  David Cameron and the bosses’ organisation the CBI are telling us that an exit for from the European Union (EU) will see job losses and increased threats from terrorism. But the same fear campaign is being used by UKIP ...

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