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30 September 2015
On 4 October thousands will throng through the streets of Manchester to demonstrate against a vicious government of the rich. As the popularity of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership campaign has shown, big numbers of people want an alternative to austerity.
12 September 2015
* Popularity of anti-austerity ideas confirmed
* Now the battle to create an anti-austerity party begins
This is a historic moment. Nothing will be the same again. For decades Westminster politics has meant nothing but right-wing, pro-big business politics.
9 September 2015
The gains of the revolution of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro are under threat.
2 September 2015
The horrific bombing in Thailand's capital Bangkok on 17 August killed 20 people and seriously injured 125. Meanwhile, workers are crushed between the country's dictatorial government and the global economic crisis.
5 August 2015
China's stock market crash has shaken the image of a 'strong' regime.
8 July 2015
The Tunisian massacre of tourists has led, unfortunately, to a knee-jerk reaction from the Tory government to try and stop 'the radicalisation of young Muslims'.
1 July 2015
The Labour administration at Warrington Council has tried to stifle democratic debate.
20 May 2015
The Tories plan to announce a raft of new 'anti-extremism' powers for the state in the Queen's Speech on 27 May alongside their proposed scrapping of the Human Rights Act
15 April 2015
TUSC councillor and Warrington South parliamentary candidate Kevin Bennett has expressed disgust at the Labour Party council voting to "put a time limit on democracy"
15 April 2015
Socialist Alternative (co-thinkers of the CWI in the US) member and Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant took part in a debate about the presidential candidacy of Hilary Clinton on Democracy Now
4 February 2015
Diplomatic relations with USA restored, embargo eased: As 2014 drew to a close, 2015 was ushered in by US President Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro announcing a series of historic agreements
28 January 2015
On 11 January Barack Obama and David Cameron, together with 40 other world leaders, marched arm-in-arm through Paris after the Charlie Hebdo events proclaiming the values of free speech and other democratic rights, writes Simon Carter.
7 January 2015
At the end of last year a constitutional crisis arose in austerity-ridden Greece with the failure to elect a president. An early general election to be called for 25 January with Syriza (a left party) leading the polls. The Socialist spoke to Andros Payiatsos from Xekinima (CWI in Greece)
3 December 2014
Tower Hamlets hit the news when Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles threatened to send in government commissioners. How can councils fight the cuts and is the use of commissioners a threat to councils who do fight?
26 November 2014
Google up The People Speak: Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport and you find a BBC news video...
29 October 2014
Gough Whitlam, former Australian Prime Minister, has died at the age of 98. His time in government raises important concerns for the working class about so-called democracy under capitalism
16 October 2014
Following eight hours of discussion through ACAS, Unite members at the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) have called off their planned seven days of strike action
8 October 2014
As we go to press the official leaders of the mass movement in Hong Kong seem to have mistakenly called for the protests to end
17 September 2014
TTIP is a multi-billion dollar agreement between the US and EU guaranteeing access to public services for giant corporations to make vast profits - irrespective of the destructive impact on these services - as Vladimir Bortun explains
25 June 2014
The pro-Beijing newspaper, Ta Kung Pao, recently ran a front-page attack on pro-democracy legislator Leung Kwok-hung (known as 'Long Hair') and Socialist Action (CWI Hong Kong).
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