Myanmar: Two elections, 90% support but no power

Myanmar: Two elections, 90% support but no power

Workers’ organisations must ensure real change Keith Dickinson, Socialist Party (CWI, England and Wales) The National League for Democracy, has overwhelmingly won the last two elections in Burma that it has fought. The first was in 1990 when it won on a national scale – the general election of that […]

Hong Kong: 15 years since the return to Chinese rule

Hong Kong: 15 years since the return to Chinese rule

Still undemocratic, but more unequal than ever Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info On July 1, as Hong Kong marks the 15th anniversary since its return to Chinese rule, a massive anti-government demonstration will take place. Last year more than 200,000 took part in what, since 2003, has become an annual event. This […]

Spain: New epicentre of crisis in Europe

Spain: New epicentre of crisis in Europe

EU/IMF bank bailout only scrapes tip of iceberg Danny Byrne, CWI The crisis in Spain is such that developments come and go at lightning speed and are difficult to predict or anticipate exactly. What will happen next in Spain is intrinsically linked up with a whole number of factors, many […]

US: Socialist candidate challenges corporate politics in Washington state

US: Socialist candidate challenges corporate politics in Washington state

“During an election dominated by career politicians who are loyal to big business, I am running as a Socialist Alternative candidate to make sure there is at least one independent left-wing, pro-worker candidate in Washington State worth voting for.” Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US) I am […]

Venezuela: Where are Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution heading?

Venezuela: Where are Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution heading?

The Current Political Context Johan Rivas, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Venezuela) The Venezuelan Bolivarian Revolution has once again reached a crossroads in the forthcoming Presidential elections. For the first time in a long time there is a real electoral threat by the right wing. The growth of the right wing, […]