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Zimbabwe’s long standing dictator Robert Mugabe dies

By Leonard Chiwoniso Mhute – CWI Zimbabwe Yesterday, supporters and African leaders attended the funeral of Zimbabwe’s long standing dictator Robert Mugabe who has died at the age of 95. He leaves behind his family and cronies filthy rich and a trail of miseries under the brutal authoritarian Zanu-PF regime for the masses of Zimbabwe. His legacy, while perceived as controversial by some, ...

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Hong Kong CWI member Nathan Leung victimised by banking giant HSBC

Sacked after participating in September general strike Socialist Action reporters in Hong Kong Hong Kong is facing wave of corporate ‘white terror’ – dismissals, spying and intimidation – against workers and trade unionists that voice support for the mass protest movement. Nathan Leung Lai Pong, a member of Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) and an outsourced worker at HSBC, was dismissed ...

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Global housing crisis – a socialist approach to challenge the speculators and build homes needed. 

According to Leilana Farha, the United Nations Rapporteur for Adequate Housing there are now 900 million people across the world living in ‘informal settlements’ even though adequate housing is enshrined as a basic need in the UN Universal Declaration on human rights. She explains that there are rising rates of homelessness in the richest countries in the world as the ...

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Preparing for the global climate strikes. Which way forward for the movement?

By Eleni Mitsou, Xekinima (CWI in Greece) The 2018/2019 school year was marked by the mass youth climate strikes that shook the world. Greta Thunberg, a Swedish school student, at the age of 15, stopped going to school to protest outside the Parliament, demanding that the government treat climate change as a crisis and act accordingly. Sweden had just seen ...

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Hong Kong: China’s Ultra-Repressive Agenda Is Fomenting Revolution

Police violence dictated from above fuels unprecedented mass anger Dikang, chinaworker.info This is the first of a two-part feature article The political crisis in Hong Kong has taken a new sharp turn. On September 4, the government made an apparent u-turn with Chief Executive Carrie Lam announcing the formal withdrawal of the hated extradition law. This is a step she ...

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Sanders, Warren, and the Fight for Socialist Change

by Tom Crean How Far Can Capitalism Be Reformed? The 2020 presidential election marks a dramatic shift in U.S. politics. The debate in the Democratic Party has increasingly become defined by the ideas and proposals of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. In particular, Sanders, along with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, have popularized “democratic socialism” which now has mass appeal. According to ...

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Japan & South Korea: Trade war tensions escalate

The ongoing trade war between Japan and South Korea has heightened with the decision by the South Korean government to sever their military intelligence cooperation with Japan. James Clement, Socialist Alternative (CWI publication in England & Wales) The trade war itself began when Japan removed South Korea from its ‘white list’ of 27 countries who have preferential access to exports; ...

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Hong Kong: Government Offers Fake Concession, Prepares To Escalate Repression

The following is the text of a leaflet issued by Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) for the coming days of mass protests: Reject fake compromise! Beware of emergency laws! Spreading the revolution to China is essential for success! Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced her amendments to the extradition law, which triggered the mass revolt of the ...

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