Workers’ Parties

Brazil – Fall of Dilma Rousseff unleashes offensive against working class
By May 19, 2016 Read More →

Brazil – Fall of Dilma Rousseff unleashes offensive against working class

The impeachment process and historic crisis of the PT (Workers’ Party)  By André Ferrari, LSR (‘Freedom, Socialism and Revolution’ – CWI Brazil)  A new stage in the class struggle has opened in Brazil. The country is living through the deepest economic and social crisis in its history. Together with this, a massive political crisis has […]

Quebec and fight for 15

Quebec and fight for 15

The fight for $15 shows true colours of Parti Québecois No to an all-class pro-independence alliance Bruno, Alternative Socialiste (CWI in Quebec) Despite a number of scandals and in the face of growing opposition to its politics of austerity, the Liberal Party of Quebec (Parti Liberal du Québec) retains first place in polls. Though the […]

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 […]

US election turmoil

US election turmoil

Bernie Sanders campaign – an opportunity to build a new party of the 99% The US Presidential election campaign represents a turning point in US society and the struggles of the working class, the middle class, young people and all those exploited by capitalism. US society is gripped by a mass politicisation and rejection of, […]

Irish Elections: Establishment parties hit a wall of anger

Irish Elections: Establishment parties hit a wall of anger

Political crisis looms Here we publish an article posted originally on the Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) website, following our party’s successful campaign which saw 3 CWI members – Paul Murphy, Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry – elected to the Irish parliament. As part of the Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA), Paul, Ruth and Mick will […]

New movements, old dilemma- Reform or Revolution today

New movements, old dilemma- Reform or Revolution today

The election of the Syriza government in February 2015 was greeted with enthusiastic support by working class people in Greece and across Europe, only to turn into bitter disappointment after its capitulation to the Troika in July. As inequality and austerity continue to radicalise millions, leading to the rise of new movements of the Left, […]

South Africa: Worker and student protests intensify

South Africa: Worker and student protests intensify

#OutsourcingMustFall campaign becomes point of reference for the working class Across South Africa protests and strikes by workers and students are continuing across the higher education sector. Protests at the University of the Free State (UFS) grabbed headlines on Monday night when protesting black workers and black students were attacked by white rugby supporters at […]

Spain: a break in the political establishment
By February 19, 2016 Read More →

Spain: a break in the political establishment

 Reprinted from the February 2016 issue of Socialism Today. December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity. […]

Kshama Sawant Re-elected

Kshama Sawant Re-elected

Not only can socialists get elected, we can get re-elected. Watch Kshama Sawant’s video inviting people to join Socialist Alternative In Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood on the first night of the results, hundreds of campaign supporters are celebrating at our election night party. People arrived confident due to Kshama’s outstanding work in the council and […]

Can the Labour Party be re-claimed? (Reprinted)

Can the Labour Party be re-claimed? (Reprinted)

Published below are extracts from an article by PETER TAAFFE and BILL MULLINS that first appeared in the September 2002 edition of Socialism Today, No.68. Written following a conference organised by the Campaign Group of Labour MPs, it assessed the prospects at that time for reclaiming the Labour Party for socialism and the working class, […]