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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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“We know our duty. We will fight to the end.” – the life of Leon Trotsky

November the 7th was the 140th anniversary of the birth of Lev Davidovich Trotsky, with Lenin, leader of the Russian revolution. In this article from the Russian section of the CWI, Rob Jones looks at Trotsky’s life.  On 20th August 1940, the Stalinist agent Ramon Mercader attacked and killed Leon Trotsky with an ice-axe at his home in exile in ...

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The Spanish state – ¡Ni una menos!

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25th November Viki Lara, Socialismo Revolucionario – CWI in Spain Over the last few years, the Spanish state has seen the most powerful feminist demonstrations in its history on International Women’s Day, with millions filling the streets in many cities. These were coupled with strike action taken by millions of ...

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Uprising in Lebanon: masses united in street protests

For nearly a month, 17 October uprising has been shaking Lebanon. This movement was born spontaneously following a series of additional taxes, including a tax on the WhatsApp free communication application. By Ammar, PSL/LSP (CWI in Belgium) Brussels A sectarian political regime Since the end of the civil war (1990), Lebanon has been a country ruled by parties that were ...

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Austria. Why is violence against women increasing? 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25th November Monika Jank,  Sarah Moayeri Socialist Left Party – CWI in Austria In October 2019, a man killed his ex-partner and her whole family in a town in West Austria. After that horrific murder, politicians and all the established parties portrayed themselves as the saviours of women. Even the ...

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