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Trump, Brexit and politics now

Trump, Brexit and politics now

Trump’s victory has further exposed the systemic problems facing capitalism today. It has widened the splits in establishment parties and between nation states. It is fuelling rising anger against the existing order. At the same time, we are beginning to see the kind of collective action needed to provide an alternative. The election of Donald […]

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Britain: Corbyn’s Brexit opportunity

Britain: Corbyn’s Brexit opportunity

Socialist, internationalist policies can rally both Leave and Remain voters The EU referendum result was a massive rejection of the capitalist establishment but voting Leave was not a vote for a governmental alternative. Now Jeremy Corbyn has the opportunity to use his Labour leadership re-election campaign to rally both Leave and Remain voters behind a […]

Burkini ban fuels Islamophobia
By September 1, 2016 Read More →

Burkini ban fuels Islamophobia

For workers’ unity and struggle against racism, division and austerity 30/08/2016 Judy Beishon, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, CWI England & Wales)   International outrage has resulted from the decision of 30 town mayors in the south of France to ban from beaches the wearing of ‘burkini’ swimsuits, on the spurious […]

Brexit: Defeat for British and European Elites

Brexit: Defeat for British and European Elites

Britain:After the referendum Tories Out! General election now! Fight for a 24 hour general strike “The referendum result may well go down in history as the pitchfork moment”, declared the Financial Times (FT), wailing the anger and despair of Britain’s elite at the decision by the majority of voters in Britain to leave the European […]

Austria – Only 31,026 votes prevent far right’s Hofer becoming president
By May 26, 2016 Read More →

Austria – Only 31,026 votes prevent far right’s Hofer becoming president

‘Breathing space’ offers chance to build a fighting, democratic left alternative Sonja Grusch, SLP (the Austrian section of the CWI) Since Saturday 23 April, a series of physical earthquakes have shaken Austria. But the most significant was the political earthquake resulting from the 24 April first round of the presidential elections. Norbert Hofer, the candidate […]

A New Moment in Britain
By May 6, 2016 Read More →

A New Moment in Britain

The EU referendum has brought into the open stark divisions within the Tory party, raising the real prospect of a split. This crisis of capitalist political representation is being played out as the fate of the Corbyn insurgency within the Labour Party is still unresolved. In extracts from a statement discussed at the Socialist Party’s […]

Refugee Crisis: Defend the Right to Asylum
By September 9, 2015 Read More →

Refugee Crisis: Defend the Right to Asylum

Unite against austerity and struggle for a better life for all 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 that have followed years of foreign, imperialist intervention […]

Euro polls warning

Euro polls warning

In country after country, May’s elections to the European parliament saw governments and traditional parties defeated Elections to the European parliament saw voters revolt against government and traditional parties. While there were some gains for the left, media headlines were dominated by victories for the Front National in France, and UKIP in Britain. In country […]

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