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Belgium: big demonstration against gender-based violence!

Plan now for March 8th. A feminist wave swept the streets of Brussels on Sunday 24th November to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. We were two to three times more numerous than last year with between 10,000 and 15,000 present! The exact number is difficult to estimate. The starting point at the Central Station ...

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2019: A turning point 

2019 marks a definite political turning point globally. Particularly in the last months, we have seen mass struggles and general strikes around the world with revolutionary characteristics. This is a mass explosion, a result of accumulated anger and discontent against those in power, their neo-liberalism and lack of democracy. These protests have also featured some basic elements of a socialist ...

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Huge turnout for mass picket against Domestic violence in Moscow

Socialist Feminist Alternativa – Moscow. Over a thousand people turned out for a mass picket against domestic violence organised by SotsFemAlternativa on November 25th, the International day against violence against women, in Moscow. Other pickets were organised in solidarity in St Petersburg, Izhevsk in the Ural mountains and Blagoveshensk on the Chinese border as well as in Smolensk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, ...

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Global climate strike – 29th November. The social and class dimension of the ecological struggle

  Sonja Grusch, Socialist Left Party – CWI in Austria This article is based on a speech delivered at the Political Ecology Conference in Istanbul, Turkey on 10th November. Scientists have been pointing to the destruction of nature and the increasingly dangerous consequences this will have for over a century. The negative effects of CO2 in the atmosphere were first ...

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Hong Kong: Crushing Defeat For Pro-Government Camp In District Elections

Mass struggle must maximize the effect of these historic election results – make workers’ struggle the core and a turn to mainland masses Statement by Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) The District Council elections held on Sunday 24 November were a huge victory for the anti-authoritarian protest movement which began in June. Without the mass protests, which have raged ...

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Côte d’Ivoire: Solidarity with the SCCI workers!

Militant Côte d’Ivoire (CWI group in CI) Militant Côte d’Ivoire is calling for solidarity with workers at the SCCI (Société pour le Compoundage en Côte d’Ivoire), a chemical factory in Vridi industrial zone (in Abidjan, the country’s capital) in their struggle over a bonus that was owed by their boss but never got paid – and against the reprisals they ...

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Wearing orange will not solve the problem of domestic violence

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November  Becci Heagney Socialist Alternative – CWI in Britain If it’s true that you can judge how civilised a culture is based on how it treats women, then capitalism would not be considered so. Globally, women aged 15-44 are more likely to die or have serious ill health issues as ...

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Poland – workers party needed to fight for socialist feminism

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November  By Tiphaine Soyez, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna – CWI in Poland In October 2016 in Poland, a massive women’s movement defeated the Christian-conservative government’s project of a total ban on abortion in Poland. This was a strong blow to Poland’s ruling party – the right-wing populist PiS (Law and Justice) – ...

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Greece. Xekinima youth members arrested and charged with fake charges in a police intimidation operation.

Solidarity campaign must be stepped up! Nikos Anastasiadis & Eleni Mitsou from Xekinima – “Internationalist Socialist Organization”- CWI Majority’s Greek section Two young members of Xekinima were arrested on Sunday night and are being accused of serious crimes. In November 1973, Greek students occupied the Athens polytechnic in protest at the continued rule of the Greek military Junta. Although broken ...

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