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In May and June, massive strikes against the government’s attacks on public sector workers’ pensions rocked France. Teachers played a leading role in this struggle, after continuously striking throughout the school year against the right-wing...

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The people of Liberia have been ravaged by two decades of continuous civil war. Over 250,000 Liberians have died since 1989. In a recent article, the Economist stated: “Liberia has rubber, timber and diamonds, but...

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Northern Ireland – Carmel Gates, a member of the Socialist Party (North Irish section of the CWI), was recently elected President of North Ireland’s largest trade union, NIPSA. Another CWI member, Padraig Mulholland, just missed...

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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) were stunned by the May 1 election of 17 Socialist, Green, health campaigners, and independent left-wing candidates. The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) increased its MSPs from one to six....

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On May 21, 50 million workers shut down India in possibly the largest general strike since India’s independence in 1947. The strike was solidly supported even in rural areas. The strike was called to stop...

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The French government’s attacks on public sector workers’ pensions and efforts to weaken the education workers’ union provoked a massive wave of strikes and protests across France. The right-wing government of President Jacques Chirac and...

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On June 1-3, the leaders of the world’s top imperialist powers met in the heavily guarded French spa town of Evian for the G8 Summit. Now that the US invasion of Iraq is an accomplished...

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While thousands of Iraqis were getting killed and maimed by the US invasion, a team of US officials were waiting in ritzy beachside resorts just south of Kuwait City. They were waiting for the smoke...

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On March 29, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon launched a vicious military offensive against the Palestinian people. Helicopter gunships rocketed refugee camps. Armored bulldozers demolished houses. Tanks crushed ambulances. Young Palestinian men were rounded up,...

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