For the second time this year, workers took to the streets in a massive show of collective strength. The 23 October rally saw more than 100,000 people bring central Melbourne to a standstill, demanding that Australia needs a pay rise.


Sri Lanka is experiencing a dramatic constitutional crisis – an unprecedented parliamentary coup. It has seen the president – Maithripala Sirisena – break his coalition with Ranil Wickramasinghe, suspend parliament and appoint the former dictator/president Mahinda Rajapaksa to take the prime ministership.


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...


Jean Swanson’s election to Vancouver City Council is a step toward a ‘political revolution’ in Vancouver city, British Colombia (BC), Canada. News of this historic victory is already rippling around Canada and further afield. Swanson came fourth highest in the ballot, with 48,955. But it is...


“Our Corpses were the Fertilisers for your Tea Plantations...The Hot Teas you sip in your Mornings were Strewn with our Blood” (lines from the Tamil Nadu poet, Aadhavan Deetchinya)

The town of Nuwara Eliya, in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, is famous for its tea plantations. Spread over 13 sq.kms of hilly landscape it...


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.


Over 160 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2018’ event hosted in Tel Aviv by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM) on 27 - 29 September. Among the participants were workers and youth, trade unionists and left activists, Israeli Jews, Palestinians and some international guests.


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...


On 16 August this year, after a term of six and a half years in Kazakhstan’s nightmare penal system, human rights lawyer, Vadim Kuramshin, walked free. His first words to the Committee for a Workers’ International were of deep appreciation for the campaigning work its sections have done around the world - to free him and other political...


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