Archive for March, 2016

Where to Invade Next – Michael Moore’s latest film
By March 22, 2016 Read More →

Where to Invade Next – Michael Moore’s latest film

It’s 6 years since Michael Moore’s last film, Capitalism, a Love Story. He’s back on top form, perhaps a little less strident (a good thing), and still showing his trademark qualities of  righteous but witty indignation combined with a populist style and message. From the title, you might think this latest documentary is a critique […]

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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 […]

International Women’s Day 2016
By March 8, 2016 Read More →

International Women’s Day 2016

Working women’s fight for a world without oppression originally published on socialistworld.net Every year on March 8th we celebrate world-wide the contribution made by working women and famous female pioneers to the struggle for a new society. The date was established at an international meeting of socialists nearly a hundred years ago. On this day […]

Five Years on from the Arab Spring

Five Years on from the Arab Spring

The ‘Arab Spring’ revolutionary wave brought dictators in Tunisia and Egypt crashing down. It swept through the Middle East, inspiring workers and youth the world over. It has since ebbed, however, leaving the region wracked with war and sectarian conflict. Five years ago, the ruling families, business tycoons, kings, sheikhs and dictators of the Middle […]

The Poisoning of Flint
By March 3, 2016 Read More →

The Poisoning of Flint

First published on the US Socialist Alternative website, January 27 2016 A state of emergency has been declared in the city of Flint, Michigan. A belated response to a severe lead contamination of the city’s drinking water – which itself was the result of a bid to save money, no matter what the human costs, […]

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, […]

China – Crisis set to deepen

China – Crisis set to deepen

Year of the Monkey opens with economy in worst situation for decades As its factories restarted after the Chinese New Year holidays, China was facing its worst economic crisis in decades. The government’s official data do not give the true picture, maintaining the fiction of GDP growth of 6.9 percent in 2015. Even this represents […]