Less than two years after the last election, Italy may soon have to vote again as the crisis in the Lega/Five star movement (M5S) coalition government unfolds. Although formally the Prime Minister is the non-party Giuseppe Conte, in reality Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right Lega and Minister of the Interior is widely recognized as the undisputed head of the ...Read More »
Build for a working class campaign of strike action and mass demonstrations The election of the Eton-educated, racist toff Boris Johnson as Tory leader and thus the new prime minister reflects the political crisis of British capitalism, but it also poses a fresh And urgent challenge to the workers’ movement. By Socialist Alternative Despite his bumbling persona and his populist ...Read More »
Northern Ireland. Workers occupy Harland & Wolff – Nationalise the shipyard to save jobs and skills!
By Socialist Party (Northern Ireland) With Harland & Wolff just days from going into administration, placing 130 skilled jobs at risk, workers at the shipyard in Belfast – members of Unite and GMB trade unions – have begun an occupation, demanding that the government nationalise the yard to safeguard its future. It is imperative that the wider trade union movement ...Read More »
SYRIZA responsible for ND’s return Slightly edited editorial comment by Xekinima (CWI in Greece), published July 8, 2019. There were no surprises in the results of the July 7 elections in Greece, they confirmed the trends that were already evident in May’s Euroelections: Greece’s traditional right-wing party New Democracy (ND) was the victor, SYRIZA’s support fell as voters punished it ...Read More »
In an important victory for the mass feminist movement, the Spanish supreme court has increased the convictions in the Pamplona “Wolf Pack” case to 15 years imprisonment for the five guilty men. It also ruled that the 18 year young woman was raped and was not just a victim of the lesser charge of sexual abuse. By John Hird (member ...Read More »
Over 500,000 women, workers and young people took to the streets all over Switzerland on 14th of June as part of a nation wide women’s strike. The sheer size of the demonstrations in many towns and cities sent out a clear message that the status quo will no longer be tolerated. A massive160,000 people were protesting on the streets of Zürich ...Read More »