The legacy of the French revolution of 1848, the second time France overthrew a monarchy, played an important part in the escalation of the demonstrations and street fighting in Paris.

The following piece is an eyewitness report written by Gazan activist and author Rana Shubair, at the request of 'Socialist Struggle Movement' (SSM), the CWI section in Israel-Palestine.

The article is followed by two videos. The first one is a footage taken on the 14 May Gaza protests by Rana’s daughter; the second one is a footage...


On Wednesday, 6 June, our comrade, Tohil Delgado, former general secretary of the Sindicato de Estudiantes (SE) [Student Union] and member of the Izquierda Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Left - CWI in Spanish state), will sit in the dock in criminal court No. 8 in Madrid. He faces a three-year prison sentence for "attack on authority". His...

The dramatic and clear-cut ‘Yes’ in the referendum is a political earthquake and turning point for Ireland. It is a huge victory, particularly for women in Ireland, who have thrown off the oppression of the 8th Amendment after 35 years. No delay can now be justified. There is nothing to stop the Dail [Irish parliament] to move quickly to...


After almost three months of tortuous negotiations and horse-trading, an Italian government finally seems to have been agreed and now just needs parliamentary approval. The reaction of the markets – a fall in the stock exchange and an increase in spreads on government bonds – although mild compared to the crisis of 2011 was a portend of...


While in Jerusalem a messianic inauguration ceremony was held at American embassy, in the Gaza Strip the day of the embassy's transfer was the deadliest day since the war in 2014. The Netanyahu government, hand-in-hand with a despicable incitement campaign, sent an army to drown in blood the mass protest of residents who are suppressed under...

The battle over Kinder Morgan’s pipeline to Vancouver is getting nasty. Texas-based Kinder Morgan want to expand a pipeline by an extra 1,000km, from Alberta’s oil sands to the Pacific coast. But Kinder Morgan suspended all “non-essential...


Six months after a huge trade union demonstration with 40,000 in Brussels, a new demonstration mobilised two times as many on Wednesday 16 May: 80,000. The anger against previously taken measures and new plans of the right wing government on the pensions is huge. The pension age went up from 65 to 67, access to early retirement was limited and...


Upwards of 60,000 people hit the streets of Melbourne, on May 9, in the biggest union protest in over a decade. Some estimates put the figure in excess of 100,000. Seeing the streets flooded with union flags was a sight to behold and gave just a glimpse of the potential power of the workers’ movement. It was clear that many unions had...

The Gaza Strip in recent weeks has seen one of the most important waves of Palestinian protests against the ongoing brutal siege enforced by Israel, in collaboration with Egypt, with unbearable consequences for living conditions.

On May 14, the Seattle City Council passed a historic tax on Amazon and other big corporations to fund permanently affordable, publicly owned housing. The driving force behind this victory was the strength of our #TaxAmazon movement. Under the leadership of housing activists, Socialist Alternative, Democratic Socialists of America and...


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