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15 February 2012
Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Britain: The misery facing the Greek people is summed up by the human tragedy of hundreds of families giving up their children because they can no longer afford to feed them, writes Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary
13 February 2012
1 February 2012
As the capitalist politicians arrived in Brussels for the 30 January EU summit they were met with a clear and determined message from the Belgian working class - a magnificent 24 hour general strike - the first in the country for nearly 20 years - in defiance of the summit's austerity agenda...
18 January 2012
In October 2011 the Greek Pasok government of George Papandreou (just before being forced out of office), announced the implementation of a new housing tax through people's electricity bills, writes Christina Ziakka, Xekinima (CWI in Greece).
4 January 2012
In this special new year feature, Peter Taaffe looks back at 2011, a year of crisis, struggle and revolution. This article is based on a statement prepared for the Committee for a Workers' International, the world socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated.
28 November 2011
The Eurozone is at a tipping point. EU leaders are in disarray and have no clear strategy for resolving the crisis.
Fragmentation of the Eurozone could trigger another deep financial crisis and global economic downturn. Lynn Walsh, Editor, Socialism Today, monthly magazine of the Socialist Party, analyses the crisis.
16 November 2011
The deepening eurozone crisis has claimed another government with the departure of Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi...
16 November 2011
The imposition of the 'technocrats', in reality bankers, in both Italy and Greece, shows the seriousness of the crisis for the capitalist class nationally and across Europe, writes Paul Murphy, Ireland Socialist Party MEP.
9 November 2011
'National unity' government will pursue same austerity measures: Greek prime minister George Papandreou has been forced to leave office. His Pasok government will be replaced by a 'national unity' coalition government.
9 November 2011
The G20 meeting of the world's most powerful government leaders on 3 and 4 November was a 'No Cannes Do' summit. The discussions were hijacked by the Greek crisis...
26 October 2011
The leaders of the European Union (EU) are desperate for a way out of the crisis in the eurozone. Political quarrels between different capitalist politicians have caused a decision on the eurozone's next...
19 October 2011
Break the power of the banks and big business: On 15 October, all around the globe, the "enraged", the "indignad@s", the "occupiers of Wall Street", took to the streets to challenge the power of big business...
19 October 2011
Strikes must be democratically controlled by unions' ranks: The announcement by the Greek Pasok government on 7 October of a new bill savaging the jobs and conditions of public sector workers provoked an explosion of struggles, strikes and occupations in almost every part of the public sector in Greece
28 September 2011
Greece has recently experienced a barrage of strikes by different sections of the working class - involving transport workers, teachers, some council workers, taxi drivers, mental health workers and others - against the Pasok government's latest austerity measures...
3 August 2011
The price of capitalist failure: Governments in Europe and the US are making working class people pay for the crisis caused by the bankers and the capitalist system.
The Greek bailout, welcomed by the European ruling classes, will do nothing for the Greek masses
13 July 2011
As the sovereign debt crisis in Greece deepens, Andros Payiatos from Xekinima (CWI in Greece), speaks about its effects and the way out for workers and the majority in society
29 June 2011
"Liars and thieves!" That's the accusation that Greek workers and youth are hurling at those in the Greek parliament voting for further cuts, writes Sean Figg.
22 June 2011
Workers resist Pasok's savage cuts and privatisation programme: Greece's deepening sovereign debt crisis is threatening to destroy the eurozone and trigger a worldwide banking collapse, according to the International Monetary Fund...
15 June 2011
On the eve of a tenth general strike in Greece, APOSTOLIS KASIMERIS, one of the leaders of the OASA bus workers' union in Athens, spoke at the recent National Shop Stewards Network conference in London...
8 June 2011
"We are not commodities in the hands of politicians and bankers!" say Spanish protesters. Their "real democracy" movement expresses genuine aspirations for a society in which people have control over...
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