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Stop the massacres in Eastern Congo!

Alain Mandiki is a socialist and trade union activist from Belgium. Originally from North Kivu he has written numerous articles on Africa, including a long series on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. In the context of a protest in front of the European Parliament against the genocide in Beni, Eastern Congo, we spoke with him. There are massacres in eastern ...

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Northern Ireland – New Decade, Same Approach

By Daniel Waldron – Socialist Party – CWI in Ireland Almost exactly three years after its collapse in the wake of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scandal, the Northern Ireland Assembly (Stormont) reconvened on Saturday 11th January and elected a new Executive. This followed an agreement between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Sinn Féin and the British and Irish governments, ...

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‘Phase one’ trade deal doesn’t end the US-China trade war

Confrontation between the two biggest powers set to escalate Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The ‘phase one’ trade agreement signed by the US and China on 15 January does not mark the end of their almost two-year trade war. Even as a truce this one is only partial, with two-thirds of the tariffs imposed by both governments over the past 18 months still ...

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AOC and Joe Biden Should Not Be In The Same Party

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (US) After months of attacks by the Democratic establishment against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives, she is firing back. Since her shock election to the House of Representatives in 2018, beating Democratic Party institution Joe Crowley, AOC has developed a following of millions because of her fearless telling truth to power, fighting for a Green ...

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Scotland: thousands march for independence as mass workers’ struggle looms on the horizon

By Paul Moorhouse, Edinburgh Nicola Sturgeon must ‘accept defeat’. This was Johnson’s response to the SNP’s latest request for a second ‘indyref’. Far from being defeated, the general election gave the SNP a massive majority in Scotland, winning 48 of 59 parliamentary seats. The Tories lost 3.5% of the vote compared with 2017 and seven of their 13 seats. Labour’s ...

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Iran: A new period opening up

2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution. Despite the brutal suppression of the latest wave of protests, the dictatorial regime that came to power 40 years ago is now much weaker, facing a severe crisis. The crucial question is what should be the role of the workers’ movement in Iran and what programme does it need to ensure ...

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Russia: Putin launches a creeping constitutional coup

Rob Jones, Sotsialisticheskaya Alternativa (CWI in Russia) It appears to have come as a complete shock even to government ministers, when towards the end of his annual ‘State of the nation’ speech, Russian President Putin announced a series of constitutional amendments aimed, he said, at reducing the power of the Presidency, strengthening that of the Parliament and Prime Minister and ...

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Canadian Instability Rising

Socialist Alternative Canada Canada enters 2020 with growing instability. The Federal election in October 2019 raised more questions than it settled. Tensions between the provinces are increasing. The economy is slowing down as the world faces a new recession. The Liberals held their own in Ontario and Québec, exploiting dislike of Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford and fears of the then ...

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Spanish State: New Government but instability and polarization continue

Only the struggle on the streets will bring about real change for the working class! By Viki Lara, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in the Spanish state) Pedro Sanchez was installed as president of the Spanish government in almost dramatic fashion, by only a two vote difference, after several vote changes, threats and insults by email and use of fascist graffiti symbols ...

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France: Movement against pension reform continues

Build the general strike with general assemblies in all workplaces! Such a movement has not been seen since May 1968! Against pension reforms, at the time of writing it has passed the 40-day mark without any sign of running out of breath and in spite of the holiday season! How many journalists and columnists have been whispering in our ears ...

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