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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 June 2015
International news in brief
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) (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) (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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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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