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Third «Αrt against Fascism» festivals in Athens and Thessaloniki

For the third year in a row, the youth festivals organised in Athens and Thessaloniki, under the title «Art against Fascism» were very successful, with hundreds of people, mainly youth but also older, taking part. The festivals, organized by Antinazi Zone – an initiative taken by Xekinima– is already an important antifascist annual event! Both events are organised on the ...

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US: How socialists defeated Amazon’s bid to buy Seattle’s elections

Kshama Sawant re-elected despite corporate PACs spending $4 million to buy City Council By Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative Jeff Bezos’s bid to buy Seattle City Council has backfired. Despite big business dropping unprecedented cash behind Amazon-backed candidates in all seven council races, Seattle voters rejected this attempt to flip the council to the right in all but two of the ...

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US: Amazon’s bid to unseat Seattle’s socialist too close to call

Kshama Sawant’s re-election hangs in the balance after $4.1 million was spent to defeat socialist and progressive candidates. By Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative, USA The fight to re-elect Kshama Sawant was a powerful, record-setting grassroots campaign. Despite Amazon directing more financial firepower against Kshama Sawant and Socialist Alternative than any other candidate – helping to make it the most expensive, ...

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“Socialism 2019” in Moscow – bigger each year

By CWI reporters Following a summer of protests against the actions of Russia’s authoritarian government, this year’s conference “Socialism 2019” in Moscow had the theme “Democracy – for the workers and all oppressed”.  Organised by “Sotsialisticheskaya Alternativa” – the Russian section of the CWI on 2nd November, it was attended by 85 persons – a 30% increase on last year ...

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25 November: Socialist feminist struggle against gender violence !

“We are not silent. We are not scared. We are not obeying.” — Istanbul, Turkey — chants from protest against gender violence International Women’s Day 2019 in defiance of a state ban on the demonstration and police use of tear gas “My life is not your porn” — Seoul, South Korea — main slogan on 70,000 strong demonstration against ‘spy ...

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Hong Kong: Robbery at Socialist Action’s office

Urgent appeal for financial solidarity chinaworker.info reporters Socialist Action, the supporters of the CWI in Hong Kong, suffered a burglary at their Hong Kong office in the early hours of 17 October. Six computers, mobile phones, three credit cards and personal artifacts belonging to staff members were stolen. Totally over 20,000 Hong Kong dollars in cash and credit card theft ...

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Never Again! Sixth anniversary of the murder of the anti-fascist Pavlos Fyssas

By Xekinima, the CWI in Greece  Six years ago, on the 18th September 2013, a Golden Dawn death squad murdered the anti-fascist artist Pavlos Fyssas in a working class neighbourhood of Athens. This year, as in every year since, thousands demonstrated in cities all over Greece in commemoration of Pavlos Fyssas and against the neo-nazi ‘Golden Dawn’. The murder of ...

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27 September: Millions on the streets again in global socialist climate struggle

On 27 September, millions around the world once again took to the streets in defence of the environment. Globally, 3.6 million are estimated to have participated, which means that a total of 7.6 million are estimated to have gone on strike and demonstrated for the environment [climate] on 20 and 27 September. The Committee for a Workers’ International, the socialist ...

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