Italy: Deepening social and political crisis

Italy: Deepening social and political crisis

Huge opportunities for building new workers’ party Giuliano Brunetti, Controcorrente (CWI in Italy) 2012 has marked a turning point in the level of the economic, social and political crisis in Italy. After Greece, Italy is one of the hardest hit countries in the eurozone. The IMF estimates a contraction of […]

US: Political Crisis and Resistance

Perspectives for Struggle in 2012  By Socialist Alternative This document analyzing the historic struggles of 2011, particularly the Occupy movement, and putting forward perspectives for struggles in 2012, was unanimously agreed by the National Committee of Socialist Alternative, which met February 18-20. It has been slightly updated and amended since […]

World economy: Riding the double-dipper

World economy: Riding the double-dipper

Capitalist leaders are in disarray as they strive and fail to get to grips with the eurozone crisis and its threat to the global economy Lynn Walsh, from Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) Capitalist leaders are in disarray as they strive and fail […]

Kazakhstan:The freeing of Vadim Kuramshin

Kazakhstan:The freeing of Vadim Kuramshin

Result of massive international campaign of solidarity Statement by Ainur Kurmanov, Socialist Movement, Kazakhstan Today, August 28, Vadim Kuramshin was released from the courtroom in Taraz after the jury’s verdict was announced. The human rights activist was found guilty of only one misdemeanour – “arbitrariness” (under article 327 of the […]

What’s behind the trial of Gu Kailai?

What’s behind the trial of Gu Kailai?

Sensational murder trial of princeling wife hides more than it reveals Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info At her one-day trial on 8 August, Gu Kailai, the wife of former CCP (Chinese Communist Party) high-flyer Bo Xilai, confessed to poisoning British businessman Neil Heywood with cyanide at a Chongqing hotel last November. Bo […]