South Africa: Marikana massacre ignites the mass movement

South Africa: Marikana massacre ignites the mass movement

ANC leadership has shown since the massacre that the gulf between it and the masses is now unbridgeable Weizmann Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa), from Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) The scenes of armed South African police gunning down striking […]

Hong Kong: Massive protest movement against school brainwashing plan

Hong Kong: Massive protest movement against school brainwashing plan

Mass movement develops rapidly, then its leaders call a sudden halt Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) comments: Not many governments can match the record of Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying (“CY”) for pushing so many angry people to join street protests in so short a time. In the eleven […]

South Korea: Hyundai boss worth $6.2bn while workers struggle for basic wage

South Korea: Hyundai boss worth $6.2bn while workers struggle for basic wage

Campaign for permanent contracts continues Kim Changwoo, CWI Seoul For the last fours years, non-regular workers at a Hyundai Motors factory in Ulsan, South Korea have been taking recurring strike action and organising protests to become regular workers. A Supreme Court decision was made on July 22, 2011 to make […]

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 […]