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From The Socialist newspaper, 1 April 2015

Tunisia: thousands demonstrate

CWI members took part in the demonstrations at the recent World Social Forum in Tunis. They report that thousands of young people, women, unemployed people and activists came together to protest against terrorism, state repression, imperialism and Islamic State (IS), just weeks after 20 were killed by an IS gunman in a Tunis museum. Tweeting from the event @cio_tunisie commented:

■ 200 copies of our paper were sold at our stall yesterday. Download a copy: http://thawrablog.com

■ The mining town of Redeyef in #Tunisie was never as secure as when no cop could enter it and the local UGTT union federation was in control

■ Terror has two faces in #Tunisia: those who committed the attacks and those who are trying to exploit them against us

■ Capitalism won't fall on its own. If rottenness was enough to make it fall, it would have fallen a long time ago

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In The Socialist 1 April 2015:


Socialist Party news and analysis

No cuts to welfare!

Save our schools

How to fight the anti-union laws

NHS funding crisis deepens

End punitive benefit sanctions now!

Them & Us


International socialist news and analysis

South Africa: campaigning for a working class party

Greece: negotiations continue

US: Seattle gets a raise!

Solidarity with Cypriot workers

Tunisia: thousands demonstrate


Elections 2015

Kick out rotten MPs and councillors

TUSC set for TV broadcast

School crossing campaigner stands for TUSC

Gloucester College hustings: Scrap all fees

Defend further education

Socialist Party general election appeal 2015


Socialist Party workplace news

Teachers need national action

Unison special conference votes for new pay claim

London bus companies forced into pay talks

Bolton Uni: reinstate Damien and Jenny Markey!

Leeds: Save our train guards

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party youth and students

Students occupy for free education


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Election 2015 Cameron and Miliband Live

Axing Clause IV: Making Labour safe for capitalism

Working in the NHS: Low pay, cuts and stress

The Great Money Trick: Another World is Possible

The new look Socialist - thumbs up from readers


 

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