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Never Again! Sixth anniversary of the murder of the anti-fascist Pavlos Fyssas

By Xekinima, the CWI in Greece  Six years ago, on the 18th September 2013, a Golden Dawn death squad murdered the anti-fascist artist Pavlos Fyssas in a working class neighbourhood of Athens. This year, as in every year since, thousands demonstrated in cities all over Greece in commemoration of Pavlos Fyssas and against the neo-nazi ‘Golden Dawn’. The murder of ...

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Hong Kong: Emergency repressive law passed

Statement from Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) – exerpt from leaflet. More commentary and analysis to follow. The new law to ban face masks is a fundamental attack on the democratic right to protest and a serious escalation of the repressive power of the authoritarian state in Hong Hong. It is of course also tactical by Carrie Lam’s government, ...

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27 September: Millions on the streets again in global socialist climate struggle

On 27 September, millions around the world once again took to the streets in defence of the environment. Globally, 3.6 million are estimated to have participated, which means that a total of 7.6 million are estimated to have gone on strike and demonstrated for the environment [climate] on 20 and 27 September. The Committee for a Workers’ International, the socialist ...

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Harland & Wolff Occupation: Historic struggle in Northern Ireland saves jobs

For nine weeks, workers at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, where the Titanic was once built occupied the site after the company went into administration, placing skilled jobs at risk. The workers at the shipyard – members of Unite and GMB trade unions – demanded that the government nationalise the yard to safeguard its future. Workers, young people ...

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Sweden: Afghanistan’s refugee women want justice!

In Sweden, the government claims to be “feminist” and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has just been adopted as law. Nevertheless, women and young people are deported every week to the world’s most dangerous countries, and families with children from Afghanistan are denied residence permits. For more than two months, mainly mothers and children have been ...

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20,000 march in Paris climate demonstration

On Saturday September 21st, 20,000 people participated in the climate march in Paris, part of an international ‘earth strike’ that mobilised over 4 million people worldwide. On the same day, the “Gilets Jaunes” (Yellow Vests movement) also organised their 45th day of action. By Tim Joosen, LSP/PSL (CWI in Belgium) The “Gilets Jaunes” were prevented from mobilising in the morning ...

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70 years since the Chinese revolution

Xi Jinping, China’s somewhat dented ‘strongman’, will preside over a grandiose military display to mark the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution on 1 October 1949. Then, capitalism and imperialism were driven out of China by Mao Zedong’s peasant army, but political power passed into the hands of his Stalinist ‘Communist’ party (CCP). Today the CCP dictatorship rests on fundamentally ...

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South Africa. Fight against xenophobia and scapegoating

By Newton Masuku, Mametlwe Sebei and Phemelo Motseokae – Workers and Socialist Party (South Africa) The Workers and Socialist Party calls for ongoing action and intervention to fight against the reactionary xenophobic mobs, criminal violence and rampant looting targeted at foreign migrants.The political and corporate capitalist elite are responsible for all these crimes against migrant communities and the working class. ...

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