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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 February 2016
International news in brief
Ireland: general election campaign launch
The Anti-Austerity Alliance (AAA), in which the Socialist Party plays a leading role, held a hugely successful election launch meeting in Dublin with over 300 attending.
The meeting was addressed by Socialist Party member and AAA TD (MP) Paul Murphy (facing a judicial witch-hunt by the state over his opposition to the government's unjust water charges), along with Socialist Party TDs Ruth Coppinger and Joe Higgins (who is retiring).
Recently re-elected Seattle socialist councillor Kshama Sawant also addressed the meeting. Kshama is a member of Socialist Alternative, co-thinkers of the Socialist Party in the USA.
Her phenomenal support is due to her willingness to lead unflinching campaigns against big business and in favour of working class people, like the AAA in Ireland.
The general election will be held on 26 February using a system of proportional representation.
South Africa: success in outsourcing battle
The #outsourcingmustfall campaign initiated by the Workers and Socialist Party (CWI in South Africa) in November last year, is winning!
Last month, after ten days of strike action, University of Pretoria management signed an agreement meeting all of the workers' demands.
Taiwan: campaigning for workers' rights
CWI members in Taipei, Taiwan, photo by CWI Taiwan (Click to enlarge)
CWI members in Taipai, Taiwan, campaigning for the Nan Shan life insurance workers in a long-running dispute with the company over pension rights and an end to contract labour.
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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal
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.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
- Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
- 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 10 February 2016:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Fight council cuts!
Tories bankrupting NHS
Defiant mood as junior doctors demonstrate
Lawyers defeat Tories' unjust legal aid cuts
Cushy government job for Amazon boss
'Pro-rape' anti-feminist Roosh V humiliated
Liverpool fans walk out against ticket price hikes
Them & Us
Socialist Party feature
Mental health: system in crisis
Mental health: My battle for the help I needed
What we think
Cameron's EU renegotiation charade
Don't give money to Ukip and Tory EU campaigners!
Momentum, Labour and the Socialist Party
Lack of strategy and exclusions threaten Momentum
Birmingham: socialists kicked out of Momentum
Labour right wing blocks call to debate budget cuts
Socialist Party workplace news
No-cuts strategy needed to save 25,000 council jobs
Local government union backs no-cuts council budgets
Big victory at Small Heath School against academy attack
Cuts to premiums mean no 'rise' in store for Tesco workers
Leicester taxi dispute: Labour's rank hypocrisy
South London: Library workers strike to save services
Continued action in crane drivers' pay dispute
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Portsmouth: support for anti-austerity stand
Leeds meeting expresses Corbyn and McDonnell's contradictions
Socialist Party members inspired by conference
Torbay: "A tale of two towns"
Anger against plans to close Bradford libraries
NHS campaign gains support
International socialist news and analysis
Sanders' socialist message rattling the establishment
US elections: Clinton coins it
International news in brief
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