On 30th April, Emperor Akihito abdicated and handed over to his son Naruhito – something that has not happened for 200 years. But it will change nothing for the vast majority of the population in Japan who are struggling to make ends meet. Still the world’s third largest economy in total GDP terms, Japan is stagnating – hit by...


After the bombings – claimed by reactionary Islamic forces - Muslim workers and poor people right across Sri Lanka have felt under attack from all sides. Government and religious bigots have whipped up a scare campaign against them, with the wearing of scarves or burkhas forbidden. The USP has pledged to do all in its power to defend Muslim...


International Women’s Day 2019 was celebrated by women workers from the “Sindh Workers Alliance” and “Socialist Movement Sindh” (CWI in Pakistan) at the Digri town of Mirpurkhas, in the Sindh, on 8th March 2019. The theme was “independent women make for an equitable society”.

The event was chaired by comrade Sughran...


Undoubtedly India’s recent 48 hour General Strike in January 2019, when nearly 220 million workers, peasants, agricultural labourers, street vendors etc. struck work will go down in history as a record-breaking one. Interestingly the previous record for largest general strike was also held by India’s working class, when 180 million...


The failure of Taiwan’s pro-LGBT referendum in November last year does not represent the end of the marriage equality and LGBT movement in Taiwan and we need to rebuild a fighting LGBT movement against further attacks. The victory by a large margin of the anti-LGBT referendum taken at the same time was a blow to the struggle for marriage...


India’s Working Class people have a tremendous history of showing their built-up anger and collective bargaining strength time and again through General Strikes. Since the arrival of the disastrous policies of neo-liberalism in 1991, the working class of India have embarked upon a General Strike 17 times. Last time when we struck work in...


Since 26 October Sri Lanka has been plunged into deep political crisis. It’s a dangerous state of affairs, especially if the parliamentary conflict spills into the streets and communities. It could also lead to a major economic collapse which would, as always, hit the poorest the hardest...


Government abandons its campaign against financial risk as private companies queue for a bailout


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