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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community will be marching in London on 1 July at EuroPride. Many important legal reforms have been made, such as civil partnerships, which have improved the lives of...

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The outcome of the elections, which created a storm in Israel, have significantly changed Palestinian politics, and have demonstrated sharply the social trends that have developed in Palestinian society amidst the scale of poverty, Israeli...

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The dispute at Irish Ferries was extremely important giving a glimpse of key issues that can become dominant in the years ahead. While the dispute was specific to Irish Ferries the fact that the bosses...

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The remorseless attacks by Blair’s government on living standards and public services are fuelling widespread anger. As a result, New Labour lost over 300 council seats. The main beneficiary was the Tories. Parties and independents...

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Sri Lanka In recent elections, the United Socialist Party (USP, CWI Sri Lanka) won its first elected position in the country, a city councilor in Eheliyagoda. They also massively improved their vote in many regions....

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Schools closed by students. Public transit closed by workers. The government brought to its knees by the organized anger of workers and youth. In France, this was the reality of the situation over three weeks in late March...

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: As momentum is rapidly building potentially toward a renewed civil war in Iraq, we are republishing this article that Socialist Alternative wrote eight years ago during the height of the Iraqi civil war of 2005-2007. As the...

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Just over a week after signing the CPE into law, mass opposition, led by workers and young people, forced President Chirac to abandon the CPE, on April 10. Faced with the prospect of a major...

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Over the course of one week, a strike involving 43,000 healthcare workers escalated to the point of a general strike in British Columbia. But the magnificent action was sabotaged by leaders of the Health Employees...

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Neither ‘Orange’ nor ‘Grand’ coalition government solution for workers Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow The result of the elections to Ukrainian’s Supreme Rada (parliament), now that all the votes are counted, shows that the main parties...

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