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Greece: Wave of repression and attacks on workers’ and democratic rights.

Eleni Mitsou – Xekinima – Internationalist Socialist Organization, CWI Majority in Greece Soon after coming to power in July 2019, the new right-wing “New Democracy” government unleashed a wave of repression and intimidation, especially against the youth in Greece. Since October, the police have been randomly attacking youth not just after protests and demonstrations, but also on “normal” days. The ...

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Film review: Parasite

Claus Ludwig, Socialist Alternative, Germany recommends the 2019 film directed by Bong Joon-ho and winner of the Palme d’Or.  The Smell of Poverty “They all smell the same,” says Da-song, the son of the rich Park family, about the four members of the Kim family who crept into the villa of the Parks as domestic servants under false names and ...

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US: Chicago education workers prepare to walk out

Against the backdrop of successful teachers’ strikes across the country, contract struggles for the two major unions in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are escalating. As we go to print, strike action is becoming more likely every day for the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and SEIU Local 73 and the almost 33,000 teachers, educators, and schools workers they represent. In ...

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Where is Mexico going?

One year after the victory of AMLO, the class struggle and the 4T. Mauro Espínola and Luis Enrique Barrios, Alternativa Socialista (CWI in Mexico) The victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and the MORENA party in the 1 July 2018 elections represented a turning point in Mexico’s history. Alongside the euphoria over this breakthrough and the enormous support for ...

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Historic CWI IEC meeting shows political strength of CWI majority

By Andy Moxley, Socialist Alternative, USA The recent meeting of the CWI’s International Executive Committee came on the heels of a 7-month internal debate, and following the departure from the CWI of a minority led by most of the organisation’s former International Secretariat. All in all, the meeting was a demonstration of the political strength of the CWI, the overwhelming ...

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