Post Tagged with: "Austerity"

Socialist Party (CWI) election gains in Ireland

Ruth Coppinger was elected in May 2014 as the Socialist Party's (CWI) second member of parliament in Ireland

Ruth Coppinger elected to the Irish parliament Socialistworld.net and staff reporters The Socialist Party (CWI) in Ireland has won a significant success with the election of Ruth Coppinger in a by-election to the Dáil, the Irish parliament. Ruth’s electoral district is Dublin West, where she has been a local councillor […]

World Perspectives: Age of austerity preparing seismic convulsions

We are living through one of the most dramatic periods in history Document adopted by the December 2012 meeting of the International Executive Committee of the CWIIntroduction We are living through one of the most dramatic periods in history. The Greek workers, followed by the Portuguese and Spanish, are in […]

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 […]

Ireland: If they take one non-payer to court they take us all

Ireland: If they take one non-payer to court they take us all

Non-payment campaign against household tax: Preparation needed to organise a powerful, mass response to any court cases Cian Prendiville, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) According to the government, after their three threatening letters, they plan to then summons to court those still not paying. They know hundreds of thousands will call […]

Greece election: Majority vote against austerity

Greece election: Majority vote against austerity

Clear socialist programme for struggle needed Nicos Anastasiades, Xekinima (CWI Greece) The relief of the capitalist world leaders attending the G20 summit in Mexico didn’t last long. Within hours following the narrow general election victory of Greece’s pro-austerity New Democracy party, the rally of share prices on stock markets ended […]