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Outrage in Paris: We will not be intimidated! We will not be divided!

  Statement by Gauche Révolutionnaire (Revolutionary Left), Socialist Party Scotland's sister organisation in France Sickening violence has struck Paris once more. Over 120 dead and dozens of injured in places where workers and young people gather at the end of ...

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Portugal: Right-wing government falls – The left must offer a 100% anti-austerity alternative

  As of the 10th November, the minority right-wing government in Portugal has fallen – defeated by a vote in parliament over its austerity programme. The Socialist Party (PS), with a long record of supporting pro-austerity, big business policies, the Communist ...

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Catalonia: Pro-independence parties win “plebiscite” elections

  Danny Byrne, CWI Catalan elections on 27 September revealed a society virtually split down the middle on the question of independence from the Spanish state. These elections were billed as a de facto “plebiscite” on Catalan independence by Catalan ...

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Greece: 20 September elections – ‘No’ to the Memorandum parties!

  Statement by Xekinima (Greek section of the CWI) In the coming general election on 20 September, Xekinima (the Greek section of the CWI) calls for a vote against all parties that apply the policies of the latest ‘Memoranda’ signed ...

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Refugee crisis: Defend the right to asylum

  Robert Bechert, CWI Millions upon millions displaced, forced to flee, living in appalling conditions, facing brutality from state forces and sectarian militias while putting their lives at risk as they seek safety; this is the reality of the wars ...

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Greece: ‘The working class showed it will return to struggle’

Interview with a Greek socialist Xekinima (CWI Greece) published a statement after the Greek Prime Minister and leader of Syriza, Alexis Tsipras, signed the latest ‘memorandum’ with the Troika, which described Tsipras having “crossed the Rubicon”. Xekinima went on to ...

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Europe’s euro-crisis and prospects for class struggle

Kevin Parslow, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) The recent events in Greece provided the backdrop to the discussion on Europe at the 2015 Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) School. Over 300 people from 22 countries attended the CWI ...

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Greece: Tsipras crosses the Rubicon – Time for a new, mass revolutionary Left to oppose all austerity!

Editorial Statement by Xekinima(CWI Greece) July 9th was a black day for the Greek left. SYRIZA’s leading team, around Prime Minister A. Tsipras, subordinated itself completely and absolutely to the demands of the Troika lenders. The Greek working class finds ...

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Greece: No surrender to the “institutions” of austerity – build the fight-back with socialist policies

Editorial article from Xekinima (CWI Greece) Greek society is watching the process of the so-called “negotiations” and is tired, frustrated and angry with the stand taken by the ‘Institutions’ [the IMF/ECB/EU ‘Troika’ by another name]. However, this tiredness and frustration ...

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