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Poland: Tens of thousands protest against Constitutional Court abortion ruling (11/9/2020) - By Christine Thomas The following is a statement was originally published on socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, on October 14, 2020 Tens of thousands of women have taken to the streets of Poland in an uprising against living in a “female hell”. The Constitutional Court has effectively banned abortion, by rulingContinue reading "Poland: Tens of thousands protest against Constitutional Court abortion ruling"
#EndSWAT: Outrage in Nigeria at government trick: Send solidarity messages to YRC (10/18/2020) - A renewed tidal wave of anger swept Nigeria after the police chief, Mohammed Adamu, announced that the now disbanded brutal, murderous and corrupt Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) would be replaced by the formation of Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) units.
CWI: Azerbaijan and Armenia in armed conflict over Nagorno Karabakh (10/7/2020) - Covid-19 has disproportionately hit disabled people. This is one of the effects of capitalist society, which is disabling and puts profit before lives, including the people it disables. Around one-fifth of the population of England and Wales has its “activities limited because of a health problem or disability” to some degree. But this group has represented almost three-fifths of official Covid deaths! The current economic crisis and its threat of further austerity will only make this worse.
CWI: Capitalism cause of disproportionate disabled deaths and isolation (10/1/2020) - Covid-19 has disproportionately hit disabled people. This is one of the effects of capitalist society, which is disabling and puts profit before lives, including the people it disables. Around one-fifth of the population of England and Wales has its “activities limited because of a health problem or disability” to some degree. But this group has represented almost three-fifths of official Covid deaths! The current economic crisis and its threat of further austerity will only make this worse.
Socialism Episode 82: Trotsky, fascism, and the ‘united front’ (9/10/2020) - Socialism is a weekly podcast produced by the Socialist Party of England and Wales, offering a Marxist analysis of the issues we face and the struggles of workers and youth around the world. Episode 66, the latest episode of the podcast, looks at the ongoing decline of US imperialism, as capitalist chaos and coronavirus struggles envelop our nation. More episodes of Socialism can be found on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, as well as many other podcast services.
Who Will Pay for the Coronavirus Crisis? (7/28/2020) - Every year, in every crisis, the rich have gotten richer, while the working class struggles to keep its head above water. Capitalism entails booms and busts where workers rarely benefit from the booms and are always hurt by the busts. As entire sections of the workforce either lost their jobs or have been unable to work due to COVID-19, the inevitable economic crash has come to a head once again—with this recession promising to be much more severe than the last. But this pandemic doesn’t need to be a death sentence for the working class.
CWI: Ecuador’s new cycle of mass protests (6/18/2020) - As the COVID-19 crisis rages on, a new wave of protests rock Ecuador. ISG sits down with an activists and freelance journalist in Ecuador to figure out the way forward.

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