Temporary blog of the CWI

Author Archives: admin8086

Xi’s regime is preparing a Hong Kong version of Tiananmen crackdown

Workers urgently need to organise to resist the repression. Build for a real general strike! By Dikang, Socialist Action (Hong Kong) Carrie Lam’s Hong Kong government has dramatically escalated the level of police violence against the pro-democracy protest movement. This escalation, obvious since the start of November, has clearly been ordered by the Chinese dictatorship. This is one of the ...

Read More »

Video: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, let’s build the socialist feminist struggle against gender violence in all its forms. Protests and demonstrations around the world on this date on should be used as a building block for a mass demonstrations and strikes globally for 8 March 2020, International Women’s Day — a vital ...

Read More »

Breaking news – Russian government accepts that domestic violence does exist, but it is men who suffer! 

According to an article in today’s “Kommersant” newspaper, one of Russia’s most respected publications, the Justice Ministry has replied to a letter from the European Court of Human Justice. The letter, according to “Kommersant” says that “The Russian government does not consider ‘domestic violence’ to be a serious problem and that its scale in the country is ‘sufficiently exaggerated’.” The ...

Read More »

Mexico: Socialist Feminism to fight sexist violence!

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November  In the last year, millions of women have taken to the streets to denounce the injustice and violence that the system exerts against them. From #MeToo to the inspiring Green Tide that travels through Latin America initiated in Argentina for the decriminalization of abortion, feminism has shaken the entire ...

Read More »

Northern Ireland general election: Pacts and polarisation

In Britain, the Brexit crisis will be a key issue in the general election. However, there will also be a clear clash of broader political visions between the right-populism of Boris Johnson and the left, anti-austerity policies of Jeremy Corbyn. Class issues like poverty, housing, workers’ rights and the future of public services can also shape the outcome. Already, funding ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »