Huge confidence in the working class to change society


On 27 October a successful conference, “Socialism and Feminism”, organised by Socialist Alternative (CWI), was held in Moscow. Over 50 people participated in lively discussions, linking the two main themes throughout the day.


Dundee workers have been devastated and angered by the announcement from French multinational Michelin that they will shut their Dundee factory by 2020. Michelin is one of the biggest private sector employers in the city. 850 jobs, well paid and skilled, are at stake. As well as the livelihoods and incomes of hundreds of families.


On 20 October hundreds of thousands marched through the streets of London demanding a 'peoples' vote' on Brexit. The motivations of those who marched were varied. Some were marching to show their internationalism and opposition to the 'little Englander' Tory hard Brexiteers, others because of worries about job losses and economic...


In April 2018, the number of available jobs was for the first time more than the number of (officially) unemployed people in the Czech Republic. Unemployment, according to September figures, stands below one quarter of a million (3 %), which is the lowest in Europe.


Around 8,500 Glasgow working class women made history on 23-24th October, when they took industrial action. As the BBC news commented, it was the “one of the biggest ever strikes in the UK on the issue of equal pay”. In truth, it was more like an uprising in which the power of the working class was clearly demonstrated.


On Monday, October 22, the largest trade union in Finland – JHL - launched a two-day political strike against the right-wing government's proposal to make it easier to sack workers in companies with 10 or fewer employees.


The Tory government hangs by a thread. Its disastrous Brexit policy threatens to blow it apart and widespread desperation and anger at seemingly endless austerity could erupt at any moment. There’s still time, argues PETER TAAFFE, for Jeremy Corbyn to act decisively in Labour’s drawn out civil war – to develop a socialist alternative to...


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