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4 November 2020
Tens of thousands of women have taken to the streets of Poland in an uprising against living in a "female hell"
23 January 2019
Poland has been rocked by the murder of Gdansk's mayor, Pawel Adamowicz
11 April 2018
A bill banning abortion in cases of foetal malformation has been suddenly enacted by the right-wing PiS - Law and Justice Party - dominated Sejm (parliament)
12 July 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Scrap the pay cap; keep guards on trains; responses to the 1 July anti-Tory demo, Homeland's poor politics; sickness stats; Poland and Trotskyism
1 March 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Worse-off women; farm fiends; Trotsky and Poland.
1 February 2017
The news that two brothers were jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for trafficking vulnerable people to work at Sports Direct in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, will have shocked and angered many, writes Karen Seymour.
11 January 2017
Beginning with an important talk on the pivotal role of women in the Russian revolution and the lessons we can learn from this a 100 years on, 50 Socialist Party members from around the country attended a national women's meeting in London on 7 January.
9 November 2016
I am working as an interpreter for the NHS. I see Poles in hospitals and clinics who have problems with health. There are thousands of cases and there is no way to describe everything that I see every day.
12 October 2016
On 6 October women in Poland won a crucial victory against proposed legislation to impose a near-total ban on abortion
5 October 2016
A mass movement is developing in Poland against the Law and Justice-led government's reactionary bill which bans abortions. This has included demonstarions of hundreds of thousands and a women's strike on 3 October.
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
27 April 2016
A plan by the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party to introduce a total ban on abortion in Poland has angered a significant section of the population. It has sparked a series of city demonstrations and a large movement fighting for abortion rights.
4 November 2015
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world. Kshama Sawant's re-election campaign in the US, Russia enters Syrian quagmire, Polish elections.
11 July 2014
13th July 2014 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Soviet Russian writer Isaac Babel
20 May 2009
Over 200 workers have gone on strike at the South Hook LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) terminal construction site near Milford Haven in South Wales...
2 September 2008
WARSAW CAME to a standstill for many hours as over 50,000 workers demonstrated in torrential rain last Friday (29 August), writes Paul Newbery, GPR (CWI, Poland).
2 July 2008
TWO THOUSAND trade unionists took to the streets of Warsaw, on 20 June, to protest against the government's proposed changes to the Labour Code. Paul Newbery and Florian Nowicki, GPR (CWI, Poland) write from Poland...
13 February 2008
AFTER 46 days on strike the miners of Budryk have won a victory. They have won a 10% wage rise and an equalisation payment for last year. By Florian Nowicki and Wojciech Orowieck, Group for a Workers' Party (GPR - CWI Poland)
6 February 2008
FIVE HUNDRED miners who had been occupying the Budryk mine in Poland have reached an agreement with management after spending 46 days 1,000 metres underground (see The Socialist, Issue 516)....
17 January 2008
Solidarity action needed: FIVE HUNDRED coal miners are taking part in an occupation strike 1,000 metres underground in the Polish mine Budryk... By Paul Newberry, GPR (CWI, Poland)
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