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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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US: Trump in trouble as polarisation deepens

Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative, USA The presidential election campaign is heading into its final phase now that the Democratic and Republican conventions are over. The result was the anointing of the two most unpopular major party nominees in living memory ...

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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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US: After Bernie, keep the political revolution going

  Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative (CWI in the USA) Since the June 7 California primary, the historic upheaval that coalesced around Bernie Sanders’ campaign has continued to defy the demands of the political establishment, but has also increasingly turned into ...

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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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Orlando Massacre: Statement from US socialists

Immediate reaction from Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative councillor, Seattle Stand with our LGBTQ Sisters and Brothers! Fight back against Scapegoating & Islamophobia! “This morning, we were all devastated to learn of the horrific terrorist attack on the LGBTQ community at ...

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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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Ireland: Water charges suspended as protest movement and mass boycott forces major retreat by the establishment parties

Katia Hancke, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), Dublin “What parliament does, the people on the streets can undo”. Mick Barry TD (member of the Irish parliament, the Dáil) accurately described the key reason for the embarrassing climb down forced on the ...

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