Britain: Big business and the London Olympics

Britain: Big business and the London Olympics

The greatest sporting, and money-making, show on earth Manny Thain, from an edited version of an article in Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party, CWI England and Wales) The 2012 Olympic Games, held in London, will start with the ‘Opening Ceremony’ on Friday 27 July, watched by an […]

South Africa: [Updated] Solidarity with Lonmin’s miners

South Africa: [Updated] Solidarity with Lonmin’s miners

South African police massacres striking workers at Marikana – call for protest action DSM (CWI South Africa) [See also statement of the DSM: For a general strike to end the Marikana massacre] At least 46 workers were shot dead, and many more injured, on August 16 as a massive police assault […]

Russia:“Pussy riot” – made into scapegoats by revengeful Putin

Russia:“Pussy riot” – made into scapegoats by revengeful Putin

Public support growing for punk group! Rob Jones Moscow It would have been difficult to predict a year ago that a group of “third generation feminist punk rockers” calling themselves “Pussy riot” and dressed in brightly colored balaclavas and wooly stockings would not only become a symbol of the rapidly […]

Spain: Miners light up Madrid and show workers the way to struggle!

Spain: Miners light up Madrid and show workers the way to struggle!

For a 48 hour general strike to bring down Rajoy government John Hird, CWI Spain Thousands of coal miners arrived in Madrid, last week, completing another march on the capital as part of the struggle to defend their jobs. They were greeted by thousands of workers and youth from Madrid […]

Syria: Houla massacre deepens fears of slide into full-blown civil war

In struggle against brutal Assad regime, working class must oppose sectarianism and imperialist intervention Niall Mulholland, CWI The killing of 108 people near the Syrian town of Houla shocked and appalled people everywhere. Particularly abhorrent was the cold-blooded murder of 49 children, many of them shot at close range. The […]