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Association elections at the University of Haifa. The Student Union needs to start fighting for our rights!

Uri Bar-Shalom Agmon  Maavak Sozialisti/Nidal Eshteraki (Socialist Struggle) – the CWI in Israel/Palestine  In early December, the Haifa University Student Council’s Supplementary Election saw a left-wing election campaign based on a successful collaboration between Socialist Struggle and another movement around a number of key demands. It challenged those candidates of the “Student Committee” who have governed the Association for over ...

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US: On the ground – Kshama Sawant reelection campaign

In a historic election, Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s socialist city councilmember and member of Socialist Alternative secured her seat on city council for a third term in office. Kshama Sawant has redefined what it means to be an elected official in Seattle and in the U.S. She has shown that by fighting unapologetically for working people and building movements, we can ...

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Strong message by the school students of Volos against waste incineration!

Report by Xekinima – CWI Majority in Greece  Rhythm, liveliness, enthusiasm and impressive participation were the main features of the school students` demonstration on 21st of November against waste incineration by the Lafarge cement factory in Volos, against air pollution in the city, against the plans of the Volos municipal authorities to build a ‘Solid Recovered Fuel’ factory.  SRF is a ...

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Belgium: big demonstration against gender-based violence!

Plan now for March 8th. A feminist wave swept the streets of Brussels on Sunday 24th November to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. We were two to three times more numerous than last year with between 10,000 and 15,000 present! The exact number is difficult to estimate. The starting point at the Central Station ...

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Huge turnout for mass picket against Domestic violence in Moscow

Socialist Feminist Alternativa – Moscow. Over a thousand people turned out for a mass picket against domestic violence organised by SotsFemAlternativa on November 25th, the International day against violence against women, in Moscow. Other pickets were organised in solidarity in St Petersburg, Izhevsk in the Ural mountains and Blagoveshensk on the Chinese border as well as in Smolensk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, ...

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Côte d’Ivoire: Solidarity with the SCCI workers!

Militant Côte d’Ivoire (CWI group in CI) Militant Côte d’Ivoire is calling for solidarity with workers at the SCCI (Société pour le Compoundage en Côte d’Ivoire), a chemical factory in Vridi industrial zone (in Abidjan, the country’s capital) in their struggle over a bonus that was owed by their boss but never got paid – and against the reprisals they ...

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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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