Britain: After general election, stand firm for socialist policies to stop Tory attacks

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. The Tories have won a substantial parliamentary majority in the general election in the UK. Tory leader Boris Johnson’s victory speech talked about being a ‘one-nation Conservative’ and promised increased spending on the NHS. This is a lie. WhenContinue reading “Britain: After general election, stand firm for socialist policies to stop Tory attacks”

Iraqi prime minister resigns after months of working-class resistance against poverty and corruption

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Following two months of a sweeping revolt across the south of Iraq, and the capital, Baghdad, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced his resignation, after just over a year in office. His removal is seen by this courageous protest movementContinue reading “Iraqi prime minister resigns after months of working-class resistance against poverty and corruption”

General election in Spain fails to end political impasse

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. The November general election has failed to break Spain out of the political impasse, in which it has been locked for over a year. The revolutionary events which have shaken Catalonia have taken place while the working class inContinue reading “General election in Spain fails to end political impasse”

Hong Kong’s revolution

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Last Sunday’s massive vote for anti-government candidates in Hong Kong’s District Council elections, coming on top of the heroic struggle of the university students, has shaken the rotten Beijing dictatorship to the foundations. The results have refuted every claimContinue reading “Hong Kong’s revolution”

South African Airways workers win wage increase after strike action

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. The outcome of the South African Airways (SAA) strike is a victory. The Cabin Crew Association of South Africa and National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) deserve the applause of all aviation workers, and the workingContinue reading “South African Airways workers win wage increase after strike action”

Fuel rise sparks nationwide anger across Iran

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Iran has been shaken by a new nationwide wave of anger and protests after a sudden overnight government announcement that imposed 50% fuel price rise on the cost of fuel. This measure, accompanied by a reduction from 250 litresContinue reading “Fuel rise sparks nationwide anger across Iran”

South Africa’s economic crisis: No way out for the working class under capitalism

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. South Africa is going through its most serious economic crisis of the democratic era. What this crisis shows, probably more than any other before it, is that there is no solution on a capitalist basis. The crisis has beenContinue reading “South Africa’s economic crisis: No way out for the working class under capitalism”

Notes from Chile

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. All of Chile’s political parties have signed up to the misnamed, “The Pact for social peace and a new constitution,” with the exception of the Communist Party, which has vacillated on the issue. The Chilean President, Pinera, suspended inContinue reading “Notes from Chile”

Chile: Popular power and revolutionary constituent assembly vital steps towards success of historic uprising

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. We are facing a combined crisis in Chile, in terms of the political regime that uses the Constitution of 1980, and the neo-liberal capitalist model that has exploited that Constitution. The emergence of popular protest has been enormous. ItContinue reading “Chile: Popular power and revolutionary constituent assembly vital steps towards success of historic uprising”

Wave of industrial action puts bosses under pressure in Finland

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Labour activity in Finland is escalating as unions enter into months of negotiations with employers nationwide. The Social Democratic-led “left” government of Antti Rinne has proven to be interested in supporting workers in name only.   The communications union,Continue reading “Wave of industrial action puts bosses under pressure in Finland”