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Catalonia: Rajoy’s furious response to proclamation of Republic

Catalonia: Rajoy’s furious response to proclamation of Republic

The proclamation of the Catalan Republic by the Catalan parliament provoked an immediate, furious response from the Spanish ruling class and PP government as well as from Ciudadanos (right wing Spanish nationalist Party) and PSOE (former social democratic party). Through the application of article 155 (see previous article) they are taking a series of measures […]

How to Stop the Kinder Morgan Pipeline

How to Stop the Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Trudeau, Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister, has stated loud and clear his determination to push the Kinder Morgan pipeline through to Vancouver harbour, carrying 890,000 barrels a day of diluted tar sand’s bitumen. The pipeline will feed 400 super tankers, each with a capacity of 120,000 tonnes, a year passing through the harbour. The pipeline will […]

BC’s Cliff-hanger Election

BC’s Cliff-hanger Election

After the British Columbia (BC) provincial election, no one yet knows who won or who will form the next government. At present, the out-going Liberals have 43 seats, one short of a majority, while the opposition New Democrats (NDP) have 41 and the Greens have three seats. In one seat, the NDP has a majority […]

Posted in: British Columbia, Canada, NDP
Alexandra Kollontai: Pioneer of the Struggle for Socialism and Women’s Liberation

Alexandra Kollontai: Pioneer of the Struggle for Socialism and Women’s Liberation

As a new generation of women move into struggle, Christine Thomas looks back at the life and ideas of the Russian revolutionary, Alexandra Kollontai, a pioneer of the struggle for socialism and women’s liberation. Alexandra Kollontai is probably the best-known woman among Russian revolutionaries, the first woman elected as a full member of the Bolshevik […]

Women and the Russian Revolution

Women and the Russian Revolution

Striking women workers kick-started the February 1917 revolution then, following the Bolshevik-led October revolution, women gained full legal equality with men. The preceding period had seen an intense battle of ideas between various strands of feminism – debates which are just as relevant to the struggles of today. Many politicians and philosophers have said that […]

International Women’s Day 2017: A century on from the Russian Revolution

International Women’s Day 2017: A century on from the Russian Revolution

Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger International Women’s Day (8th March) is being celebrated with special enthusiasm this year by members of the parties and organisations affiliated to the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). It is a hundred years since women workers of Petrograd chose this day to take the action which sparked the […]

Posted in: International, Russia, Women
Terrorist Attack in Québec City: Counter Terrorism and Hate with Solidarity
By February 1, 2017 Read More →

Terrorist Attack in Québec City: Counter Terrorism and Hate with Solidarity

The terrorist attack on a mosque in Québec City is a tragedy that shocked and outraged most Canadians. There has been a huge response of solidarity across the country, with vigils and rallies. Six men were killed at prayer and 19 others were injured, some seriously. The murdered were all fathers, well known in the […]

Posted in: Canada, Quebec, Racism, Terrorism
Trudeau Treachery – Liberals Approve Tar Sands Pipeline

Trudeau Treachery – Liberals Approve Tar Sands Pipeline

Most of the world sees Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, as a progressive leader with a smiling face. He gained widespread support around the world for his promises at the Paris Climate Change conference to aim for 1.5o C temperature increase. The reality is different, as he announced on November 29 the government’s approval of […]

BC’s Potential Environmental Disasters: Site C and Liquid Natural Gas
By September 12, 2016 Read More →

BC’s Potential Environmental Disasters: Site C and Liquid Natural Gas

British Columbia is the centre of several vital struggles against the continued expansion of fossil fuel exports, and mounting global warming and environmental destruction. The battle against the two proposed pipelines from the Alberta tar sands to the coast, Kinder Morgan to Vancouver and Enbridge to Kitimat, continues. The port of Vancouver is still pushing […]

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 […]