Algeria: Legislative elections give near-majority to the FLN

Algeria: Legislative elections give near-majority to the FLN

Anger from below, manoeuvres from the top CWI Algeria’s 50-year governing party, the National Liberation Front (FLN), has strengthened its rule in the parliamentary elections on May 10 – probably the last to take place under the ailing, frail 75-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The FLN increased its seats in the […]

China: Economic crunch adds to regime’s woes

China: Economic crunch adds to regime’s woes

Overcapacity and rising debt burden limits government’s policy options Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The scandalous fall of Chongqing CCP (Communist Party) kingpin Bo Xilai earlier this year marked a turning point in China’s recent history. The governmental crisis and sharp internal power struggle that Bo’s exit signifies has combined with an […]

Hong Kong: 400,000 march against CY Leung on his first day in office

Hong Kong: 400,000 march against CY Leung on his first day in office

The 15th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China sees the largest turnout on the annual July 1 demonstration since 2003 Pasha Wan, Socialist Action (CWI Hong Kong) The demonstration in Hong Kong saw enormous crowds chanting “CY Leung, Quit!” as the new chief executive has recently been […]

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 […]