Ariel Sharon: a brutal architect of monstrous crimes

Ariel Sharon: a brutal architect of monstrous crimes

The butcher of Sabra and Shatila has died Shahar Benhorin, Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI in Israel/Palestine) The butcher of Sabra and Shatila has died. Ariel Sharon, once known as the “father of Israeli settlements”, died after eight years in a semi-coma, following a stroke while still prime minister in January […]

South Africa: Mandela’s legacy

South Africa: Mandela’s legacy

Heroically leading ANC to power but struggle tragically into dead end Weizmann Hamilton and Thamsanqa Dumezweni, DSM (CWI South Africa) The Democratic Socialist Movement offers condolences to the Mandela family and all those in South Africa and internationally who are mourning the passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Mandela is a […]

Malaysia: Chin Peng dies

Malaysia: Chin Peng dies

New generation can learn from experience of Malaya Communist Party leader CWI Malaysia Chin Peng, the former guerrilla leader of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM), died in Thailand on 16th September at the age of 88. His party had not been active since signing the peace agreement with the […]

Anniversary: Fourth International launched 75 years ago

Anniversary: Fourth International launched 75 years ago

3 September, 1938, marked the start of the Fourth International’s founding conference socialistworld.net Marxists in the 1930s were compelled to draw far-reaching political conclusions following huge defeats of the working class. For example, in Germany 1933, Hitler came to power, crushing the orgnaised working class movement. Later in the same […]

What’s behind the Japan-China island conflict?

What’s behind the Japan-China island conflict?

Rising national tensions point to new turbulent era in East Asia Vincent Kolo presents a view of the Diaoyu Island conflict as a contribution to discussion within the Chinese section of the CWI The conflict over disputed islands in the East China Sea has triggered the most serious diplomatic crisis […]