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Build solidarity with the Kurds’ struggle against Turkey’s war

By Arne Johansson. This is a slightly edited version, first printed in “Offensiv” – weekly paper of the CWI in Sweden The sudden withdrawal of the United States from north-eastern Syria has, in one fell swoop, placed the Syrian Kurdish forces in the YPG (People’s Protection Units) and their close allies in the war against ISIS within the SDF (Syrian ...

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Tunisian elections: Establishment shaken by wave of “clearing out”

Kais Saied. Picture: Wikimedia

By Aymen Baccouche, Tayaar al’Amael al’Qaaedii – CWI in Tunisia The results of the first round of Tunisia’s presidential elections on September 15, and the legislative elections on October 6, reflected a clear popular mood: a marked “clearing out” of the established parties and those candidates associated with administering the so-called democratic transition since the end of the Ben Ali ...

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Poland: What is behind the success of Law and Justice?

Poland’s ruling right-wing populist party Law and Justice (PIS) has won a second term of office in the general election on Sunday 13th of September, with 43.6% of the vote and a majority of seats in parliament. The neoliberal Civic Platform came second, with 27.4% of the vote, and Lewica, an electoral alliance of liberal and left parties, won 12.6%. ...

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Making sense of the “quiet” Australian

The following is an excerpt from a political statement produced by the Socialist Action (CWI in Australia) National Committee. The entire document was discussed and agreed at the Socialist Action 2019 National Conference in early October.  At an international level, capitalism is facing a number of serious crises. A new world economic downturn seems to have already begun, with the ...

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Argentina elections: Vote for ‘FIT-Unidad’ and build a socialist alternative for the struggles to come!

Declaration from the CWI Provisional Committee on the Argentinian elections Latin America is experiencing a deepening of its economic, political and social crisis. A new phase of resistance and struggle against the attacks of imperialism, big capital and its local lackeys has begun in the region. The indigenous, popular and workers’ uprising in Ecuador, which forced the government of Lenín ...

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Nazi violence in Halle: fight fascist violence!

Armed to the teeth, a fascist set off to attack the synagogue of Halle, Germany, on Yom Kippur, an important Jewish holiday. His aim – to kill dozens of Jewish people. When this failed, the perpetrator shot a passer-by and a customer at a nearby kebab-restaurant. Our solidarity is with the victims and their families. The fight against Nazis and racism ...

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Understanding Britain’s Brexit crisis

Britain’s ongoing Brexit crisis has entered a new and spectacularly explosive phase. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is in a state of chaos. His attempts to regain control, including via the dissolution of parliament, have so-far failed. Johnson’s first week in parliament as prime minister saw him lose six parliamentary votes in six days, including two failed attempts at calling ...

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Catalonia: Draconian jail sentences for pro-independence leaders

General strike now! By Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spanish state) reporters The Spanish state has sentenced the leaders of the Catalan independence movement to long prison terms for “sedition”, for the “crime” of organising a democratic referendum on Catalan independence. 7 pro-independence leaders and politicians were sentenced to jail terms of between 10 and 12 years each, with 2 more ...

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Trade war: Will the US-China ‘truce’ hold?

This is an edited excerpt of a longer article on chinaworker.info Although China and the US reached a temporary trade agreement in Washington on October 11, this does not mark a cessation of the conflict between the two imperialist powers which has raged for 16 months. The deal reached, which postpones proposed US tariff increases to 30 percent, in return for ...

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No to war in North and East Syria! 

An international movement can stop this war! Having been given the green light by US imperialism, Erdoğan’s regime has launched a massive invasion into Northern and Eastern Syria. On October 9, warplanes of the Turkish Armed Forces started bombing the region.  The ruling elite has proved there is no limit to their cynicism, naming this war “Operation Fountain of Peace”. ...

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