Archive for June, 2014

Iraq: Oil war’s bloody legacy

Iraq: Oil war’s bloody legacy

Escalating sectarian conflict threatens to draw in surrounding countries At the time of Bush and Blair’s catastrophic and criminal invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Socialist Party and Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) warned it could lead to the break-up of Iraq and terrible sectarian war that is now being played out in front […]

Posted in: International, Iraq
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 […]

Posted in: Europe
BC Teachers’ Strike – Teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions!

BC Teachers’ Strike – Teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions!

On June 10, BC Teachers (BCTF) voted 86% in favour of a full strike. Will the Liberal government of British Columbia continue its long attack on public education and teachers or finally start to hold real negotiations? Up to now, the government has refused to address the real needs of children and has tried to provoke […]

Posted in: British Columbia, Work
Ireland: Electoral surge against austerity

Ireland: Electoral surge against austerity

Ireland was no exception to the general rejection of pro-austerity governments in the European elections. Three sets of elections took place on 23 May: Local elections across the country; European elections and two by-elections to the Irish parliament. These were the first nationwide elections since the coming to power of the Fine Gael – Labour […]

Posted in: Ireland