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EU referendum: No to the bosses’ EU, Yes to a socialist Europe

Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party England and Wales General Secretary There has been no honeymoon period for the Tory government. No electoral cavalry is poised to ride over the hill to save working class people from the Tory onslaught. Workers and ...

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Spain: Victories for Left “popular unity” lists in local elections

Danny Byrne, CWI On 24 May, Spain held local elections throughout the state, as well as elections to 13 of its 17 regional parliaments. The results represent a further step in Spanish capitalism’s political crisis. They were especially brutal for ...

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Greece: Conflict between SYRIZA government and EU escalates

Statement by the Editorial Board of Xekinima (CWI Greece)  Syriza’s first days in government have brought back, at last, smiles, optimism and pride to millions of workers in Greece. The new government’s public commitments and the first steps for the ...

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Norway: One and a half million workers involved in political strike

Trond Sverre and Elise Kolltveit (CWI Norway) and Elin Gauffin, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)  The general strike on January 28 against the proposed new labour laws in Norway was historic. The Social Democratic newspaper Dagsavisen says that the trade union ...

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Greece: Syriza come to power, as old ruling parties collapse

Niall Mulholland, socialistworld.net, interviews Andros Payiatsos, from Xekinima (CWI Greece) What is the importance of the Greek election results? We can describe the result as of historical significance because it represented the collapse of the old forces that ruled the ...

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General election in Greece likely to see a Syriza victory

Interview with Andros Payiatsos, Xekinima (CWI in Greece) At the end of last year a constitutional crisis arose in austerity-ridden Greece with the failure to elect a president. This triggered an early general election to be called for 25 January. ...

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Norway: General strike called for 28 January

Trond Sverre and Elise Kollveit (CWI, Oslo) The whole of Norway will come to a halt for two hours on 28 January. The main trade union federation, LO, and the rest of the trade union movement are bringing out all ...

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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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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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European capitalism fails to recover

Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) The Committee for a Workers’ International held a successful European Summer School in Leuven, Belgium in July. Over 300 people from 26 countries attended the event, which was marked by serious and ...

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