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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 February 2016
International news in brief
Video: A Marxist view of Modi's Hindutva
Peter Taaffe discusses with Jagadish Chandra, New Socialist Alternative (CWI in India). The interview provides analysis of the present situation in India from an internationalist perspective.
Since the advent of Modi to power in 2014, BJP reactionaries have let loose a reign of terror through their multi-pronged organisation. What response must the left counter with?
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Ireland: General election final push
An Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) canvassing team (above) in the Irish general election. The election takes place on 26 February. The next issue of the Socialist will carry a full analysis of the results, including how Socialist Party Ireland members fared, as part of the AAA. A brief report will be posted on the CWI website soon after the results are published.
Turkey: CWI national conference
Members of Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI, Turkey) at their first national conference. The meeting took place at a challenging time for Marxists, with the country bitterly polarised under Erdogan's authoritarian rule and the spill over from Syria's war.
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In The Socialist 24 February 2016:
What we think
EU referendum: Vote OUT the Tories
Socialist Party news and analysis
Junior doctors: back new strikes
Trident: thousands to march - scrap all nukes!
Butterfields tenants demand action against evictions at Labour estate agent awards
Children take over County Hall in protest at cuts
'Benefit tourism' twaddle
Cameron, Cameron, meal snatcher
Them & Us
Tower Hamlets to take anti-cuts fight into the council chamber
Leeds sets up people's budget campaign
Leeds Labour 'anti-austerity' meeting: jam tomorrow
Socialist Party feature
Unison at a crossroads
International socialist news and analysis
Hong Kong: new year riot
International news in brief
Workplace news and analysis
Victory for striking EDF energy workers
Pensions strike by water workers in Warrington
Fresh round of strikes against fresh round of cuts
Stress, abuse and long hours for London bus drivers
Workers unite to fight pay attack in Leicester
Workplace news in brief
Khrushchev: the Stalinist who denounced Stalin
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
One-woman tragedy's fiery call for revolution
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Huddersfield: save our A&E!
Momentum must "take the fight to the right"!
Gateshead: reprieve for respite centre
Save Derbyshire children's centres
Wakefield: no fracking, no cuts
Cumbria cuts - the grim reaper
Campaign to save Pent Valley continues
Socialist Party Wales and North West conferences
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