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Ireland. Judiciary back the bosses again! Support the Ryanair workers right to strike!

The granting of Ryanair’s injunction against the pilot’s democratically balloted scheduled strike action last Thursday and Friday is an attack on workers’ rights by the judiciary that should concern the whole trade union movement. It should not however come as a surprise as the judiciary as part of the capitalist establishment has a natural class bias in favour of the ...

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On Italy’s horizon – economic crisis and new instability

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 ...

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Global climate revolt discussed at the CWI International Executive Committee

A damning report last year by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that we have just 12 years to take action before a global temperature rise by 1.5°C takes place. We are now not just facing climate change, but an existential crisis, posing the question of what world younger generations will inhabit.  By Tom Costello, Socialist Alternative – (CWI ...

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CWI International Executive Committee discusses World Perspectives

An historic meeting of the CWI’s International Executive Committee (IEC) took place in Belgium between 12 and 16 August.  A confident and vibrant meeting, it was tasked with taking stock of the situation following an historic crisis in the CWI, and kicking off a process of discussion and debate leading to a CWI World Congress at the beginning of 2020.  ...

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Hong Kong: Mass struggle needs a new direction

1.7 million people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday 18 August in yet another gigantic display of anger and defiance against the local (Hong Kong) and central (Beijing) governments. The struggle now enters its 12th week as the Chinese dictatorship shows no signs of shifting from its strategy of increasingly brutal police repression and zero concessions as a ‘solution’ to ...

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Mass protest needed to stop Modi’s attack on the people of Kashmir

Seventy two years after the agreement between the Maharajah (King) of Kashmir and the Indian Government on accession of Kashmir in the areas of foreign affairs, telecommunications and defence, India is unilaterally terminating the autonomous status of Jammu & Kashmir. After years of rebellion in Indian-occupied Kashmir, the government announced that the autonomous status of Jammu & Kashmur is terminated ...

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Karl Marx’s ecological socialism is a guide for today’s struggle

Too many socialists, even among those who like to see themselves as revolutionary Marxists, have been sadly late in discovering and understanding the ecological analysis of capitalism’s irreparable metabolic rift with the planet and nature that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels began working on during the 1800s. By Arne Johansson. First published 18 July in Offensiv, weekly paper of Rättvisepartiet ...

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Climate Catastrophe and the Case for a Planned Economy

The 20-warmest years on record occurred in the past 22 years and rising temperatures are just one symptom of the climate catastrophe we are now staring down. Eight percent of species are threatened with extinction. The state of Louisiana loses a football-field worth of land every 45 minutes due to rising sea levels. Wildfires are ravaging the Western U.S. and ...

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Kshama Sawant to Face Off Against Amazon’s Candidate

Big Business Candidates Get Through Primary in All Seven Seattle City Council Races The initial results for Seattle’s city council primary elections will greatly sharpen the class divisions in Seattle. Led by Amazon, big business in Seattle is waging a ferocious campaign to defeat every candidate who isn’t firmly aligned with them. Through a record-breaking infusion of corporate PAC money, business-backed candidates made it ...

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