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Europe in crisis, revolutionary winds in Catalonia

We publish below a draft document on the situation in Europe which will be discussed, amended and voted on at a meeting of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) International Executive Committee. Socialist Party Scotland is affiliated to the CWI.  ...

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Spanish government repression against Catalonia must be met with a general strike

Statement from Izquierda Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Left in the Spanish State) Release Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart! Down the PP government! For a Catalan socialist republic! After the brutal police repression unleashed on 1 October against the people of Catalonia, the ...

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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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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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Spain: Elections mark shift to the Left

  Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain) The elections on 20 December registered a fundamental change in the political situation and composition of the parliament. This change has been building, through mass mobilisations and social movements over the past years, and ...

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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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Will RISE offer a way forward for socialists, trade unionists and those fighting austerity?

Socialist Party Scotland told “you’re not welcome” in new “left alliance” Socialist Party Scotland statement Socialist Party Scotland stands for the building of a new mass working-class party that can challenge the political establishment who are implementing austerity, including the ...

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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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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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