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31 July 2008
THE 2008 Beijing Olympic Games have been billed as the 'Green Olympics' by the Chinese regime, with its ambitious commitments to improve air and water quality in the Chinese capital, writes Vincent Kolo and Chen Lizhi, chinaworker.info.
11 June 2008
THE BATTLE for control of oil resources is threatening the very future of Sudan. Tens of thousands have been forced out of their homes and the town of Abyei has been destroyed in fighting between the Northern government's Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), writes Naomi Byron.
11 June 2008
Years of frenzied speculation on commodity markets: We have been hit by a tsunami of energy price rises. A flood of speculative activity in oil markets has produced a huge bubble that will inevitably collapse in coming months. Lynn Walsh investigates.
21 May 2008
AN ESTIMATED 50,000 people or more were killed when a powerful earthquake struck central China last week. Some five million survivors are homeless. Chen Lizhi and Vincent Kolo expose the shortcomings of the regime in the light of this disaster.
14 May 2008
The appalling effects of the cyclone which hit the vast Irrawaddy river delta, have shocked people all over the world, writes Keith Dickinson.
8 April 2008
PRO-TIBETAN demonstrators disrupted the procession of the Olympic torch through London (above) , last Sunday, despite a huge police and security presence...
25 March 2008
THE CHINESE regime has imposed martial law in Tibet following the most serious protests against Chinese rule for 20 years...
19 March 2008
Editorial: "The most wrenching since the end of the second world war" is how Alan Greenspan, ex-head of the US Federal Reserve, described the current crisis engulfing the US economy...
19 March 2008
Delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches across England and Wales met in London on 8-10 March, for the Socialist Party's annual congress. Reports on main sessions.
12 March 2008
ONE IN six of the world's population (854 million) do not have enough food to eat. Every year, despite the recent boom in the world economy, another four million are added to this total.
4 March 2008
The Three Trillion Dollar War, co-authored by Nobel prize-winning economist and former Clinton adviser, Joseph Stiglitz, shows the true economic cost of the war in Iraq...
20 February 2008
PREMIER LEAGUE football is beamed into 600 million homes in 202 countries. When I was in China on holiday last year, everyone wanted to talk to me about... By John Reid, author of Reclaim the Game (first published 16 years ago at the start of the Premier League)
13 February 2008
IN RESPONSE to the current global shocks to the world economy, more than 100 people packed the all-London Socialist Party public meeting on 7 February... By Manny Thain
30 January 2008
THE STATE funeral of Indonesia's ex-dictator, General Suharto, took place on 28 January as Asian stock markets began to slide once more... By Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers' International
13 December 2007
THOUSANDS OF people in Shenyang, capital of north-eastern China's Liaoning province, took to the streets over several days recently...
13 December 2007
China: On a recent trip to India, said to have cost around £750,000 of public money, the mayor of London, Ken Livingstone offered the Bollywood film industry a cheap deal for the use of some of the Olympic buildings in East London a... By Clare Doyle
14 November 2007
Earlier this year, capitalist leaders were boasting of record growth in the world economy, around 5% a year for over five years...
27 September 2007
THE NEAR collapse of Northern Rock bank, accompanied by the most astonishing scenes of panic for generations outside its branches, has serious political implications for Britain and the government of Gordon Brown...
13 September 2007
Socialist Party member Ron Groves gives a first-hand report on the glaring social contradictions in modern-day China....
24 August 2007
Editorial: Over the last week, billions of pounds have been wiped off share values worldwide as stock markets plunged...
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