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Brazil. Remember we are many, together we are strong!

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November  By Jane Barros  Liberdade, Socialismo e Revolução CWI in Brazil The death of women in Brazil as a result of violence, inside and outside the home, is one of the most barbaric phenomena in present day Brazilian society. The numbers are so expressive that such deaths are characterized separately ...

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US: Bernie Sanders sets the stage for 2020

A few weeks ago Bernie Sanders was being written off by the corporate media. He had a mild heart attack and there was a constant drumbeat about how he was “too old” and how Elizabeth Warren had surged past him among progressive voters. Then Sanders came back to deliver his strongest debate performance to date in Ohio. Following that his ...

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Iran: New mass uprising against the regime

After the Iranian regime announced an increase in petrol prices of between 50 and 300% and the simultaneous rationing of fuel at midnight on 15 November, masses of people came out onto the streets spontaneously in several cities. Since then, the protests have escalated dramatically.  By Sarah Mo, SLP (CWI in Austria) The police and the paramilitary arm of the ...

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Spanish state elections: Polarisation and a potential coalition

The snap 10 November general election in the Spanish state has had as its first and clear consequence the strengthening of the extreme-right party, Vox, which grew from 24 to 52 seats, when in 2016 it did not have any. On the right, the Popular Party (PP) also increased its representation from 66 to 88 seats. PP and Vox combined ...

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Capitalist rivalry, trade wars & Globalisation Today

The last year-and-a-half has seen a steady escalation of a trade war between the world’s two major capitalist powers, the United States and China. This dispute takes place against the background of the world economy undergoing a period of what has been described as “slowbalisation” and a reversal of the process of globalisation, writes Cillian Gillespie of the Socialist Party ...

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End Gender Violence (Ireland North)

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November   By Lucy Marron, Socialist Party (CWI – Northern Ireland) Northern Ireland, tied with Romania, is the region with the highest reported rate of femicide in Europe. One-fifth of women in the North will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives, and domestic abuse crimes have increased ...

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Ireland: End Gender Violence

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women   By Emma Quinn  Socialist Party (CWI – Ireland South) On 15 October a popular social media post in the South of Ireland captured the prevalence of gender violence. The image showed nine headlines appearing across the mainstream media on that day including the sexual abuse of a child, intimate partner ...

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18 women killed this year in Belgium. This needs to stop!

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25th November (in Belgium on the 24th November). By the ROSA Campaign – Belgium This year 18 women have been murdered, usually by their partner or former partner. Outright murder is the worst, but not the only problem. A study by the non-profit association “Touche pas à mon pote” found ...

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Britain: Brexit party and Tories electoral pact

In a desperate move to shore up the Tories’ stumbling election campaign, Nigel Farage has announced his (right populist) Brexit Party will not stand in seats currently held by a Conservative MP. At one stroke Farage has killed any ‘anti-establishment’ credentials of his party. His pro-Tory tricks should be ruthlessly exposed anywhere the Brexit Party does contest. By Socialist Alternative ...

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Violence against women in Russia

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25th November By Sasha Alekseeva – Socialist Feminist Alternativa, Moscow  Today’s Russia, once the birthplace of the great Socialist Revolution, which advanced the cause of women’s rights far in advance of those found in other countries at that time, is now in the hands of a ruling conservative-authoritarian clique. They ...

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