South Africa: Media reports on new workers’ party launch

South Africa: Media reports on new workers’ party launch

South African press announces founding of Workers’ and Socialist Party socialistworld.net Having already reported here on the important launch of the Workers’ and Socialist Party, a new party for the mass of South African workers, initiated by mineworkers’ strike committees, and the Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa), we publish […]

Japan turns right with LDP victory

Election sees big defeat for incumbent Democratic Party chinaworker.info Shinzo Abe and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) swept the Japanese election on 16 December, gaining 294 seats in the 480 seat lower house. Together with its junior coalition partner, the New Komeito Party, the LDP has a two-thirds majority in […]

Climate talks in Doha “a magnificent failure”

Climate talks in Doha “a magnificent failure”

Only mass struggle against capitalism and for safe clean alternatives can avert a climate catastrophe This year’s climate negotiations, “COP 18” (UN Conference of the Parties) took place in Doha, Qatar, from 26 November to 7 December, with representatives from almost 200 governments. The meeting ended in another “compromise” that […]

US: Voters reject right-wing agenda

Prepare to Fight the Bipartisan Policies of the 1% Bryan Koulouris and Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US) Tens of millions breathed an enormous sigh of relief upon hearing that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan wouldn’t be entering the White House. Union members, women, African-Americans, Latinos and […]

Kazakhstan: Vadim Kuramshin, prisoners’ rights campaigner, jailed for 12 years

Kazakhstan: Vadim Kuramshin, prisoners’ rights campaigner, jailed for 12 years

All pretense of a fair trial dropped – Protest Now! From Campaign Kazakhstan On the second attempt the authorities, Vadim Kuramshin, a well-known campaigner for prisoners’ rights and member of the Socialist Movement Kazakhstan, wsa jailed last weekend, for 12 years. The charge against Vadim – that he allegedly attempted […]