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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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Israel/Palestine: The Marxist Left, the National Conflict and the Palestinian Struggle

The necessity of a class approach and a socialist alternative by Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI Israel-Palestine), Published April 2016 The Socialist Struggle Movement participates in the struggle to end the occupation and the national oppression of the Palestinians and for ...

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Ireland: 100th anniversary of Easter 1916 Rising

  Cillian Gillespie, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) This weekend marks the centenary of the Easter 1916 Rising against British rule in Ireland. For many working class people in Ireland this event is regarded as a key defining event in Irish ...

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Brussels attacks: oppose terrorism, war and poverty

  Linkse Socialistische Partij/Parti Socialiste de Lutte (CWI Belgium) Dozens of dead and wounded. A country in shock. That is the result of the terrible terrorist attacks in Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels on 22 March. We ...

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US elections: Sanders campaign at a crossroads

  socialistalternative.org, US Bernie’s political revolution will be strangled if it remains imprisoned within the corporate-controlled Democratic Party. Sanders needs to run all the way through November and lay the groundwork for a new party of the 99%. In the ...

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The Bernie Sanders campaign and the Left: What is the role of socialists?

By Bryan Koulouris - Socialist Alternative Bernie Sanders’ campaign has excited millions and brought a discussion about socialism into the mainstream of U.S. society. In addition to getting record donations from working-class people, Sanders has unprecedented support among youth. This ...

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Ireland: Government routed in general election as socialist left make gains

Danny Byrne, CWI Ireland’s Fine Gael/Labour Party coalition government was routed in general elections on 26 February. A deep class anger at the government’s austerity, especially at the Labour Party’s betrayal of working people, saw voters inflict a humiliating defeat ...

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Irish general election: anti-austerity policies winning popular support

With just three days to go until the general election in the Irish republic on 26 February, opinion polls indicate an important breakthrough for the socialist left is possible. The Socialist Party in Ireland is participating as part of the broader ...

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