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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 June 2015

International news in brief

Belfast Pride march. Photo Socialist Party (CWI Ireland North)

Belfast Pride march. Photo Socialist Party (CWI Ireland North)   (Click to enlarge)

Ireland: fighting for LGBT rights North and South

20,000 marched in Belfast on 13 June for marriage equality in Northern Ireland. This follows from the successful referendum for marriage equality in the South earlier last month. Also in the South, the Employment Equality Bill, proposed by Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) TDs in the Dáil, was passed. The Bill ends the right of religiously controlled schools and hospitals to discriminate on grounds of religious ethos.


Photo Linkse Socialistische Partij / Parti Socialist de Lutte (CWI Belgium)

Photo Linkse Socialistische Partij / Parti Socialist de Lutte (CWI Belgium)   (Click to enlarge)

Belgium: solidarity with Greece

5,000 attended a protest in Brussels in solidarity with the Greek resistance against the dictates of the 'Institutions'. Members of Linkse Socialistiche Partij/Parti Socialiste de Lutte (PSL/LSP - CWI Belgium) sold 143 papers and 7 subscriptions to their paper as well as 23 copies of the paper of Xekinima. They raised around €500


Photo Socialist Action (CWI China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)

Photo Socialist Action (CWI China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)   (Click to enlarge)

Hong Kong: defending refugees

Sally from Socialist Action (CWI China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) speaking at refugee demo in Hong Kong, demanding an end to the inhuman treatment of refugees.

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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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In The Socialist 24 June 2015:


Socialist Party news and analysis

City of London fills with defiance against austerity

After huge anti-austerity demos: organise the fightback!

Child poverty soars

Youth Fight Austerity!

Them & Us


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Why I joined

Laying the foundation stones of the workers' movement

Theatre review: The Red Lion


Socialist Party features

Can Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership challenge help to develop the socialist left?

What next for the NHS?


International socialist news and analysis

Greece: Syriza backtracks

International news in brief


Socialist Party workplace news

Prentis pushed to talk up action

Transport workers plan fightback

Regulator eyes Royal Mail for profit

Workplace news in brief

Strike in Swansea to defend home tuition jobs

Outsourced workers' pay strike


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Campaigning for the victims of police brutality

Wales: Local Government reorganisation threat

Scotland anti-austerity rally, Glasgow

Labour wields Tory axe at Library of Birmingham

Hull: A new generation of activists

Growing the party in Sheffield

Socialist bake-off at London picnic


 

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