At the beginning of January, two “Citizens’ Bills” on abortion rights were submitted to the Polish parliament. On the one side, reactionaries want a ban on abortion even when the foetus is malformed, while, on the other, the movement Ratujmy Kobiety (Save Women) demands the right of abortion on request for up to 12 weeks of...


The Danish right-wing government wants crimes committed in poor housing areas, which the government contemptuously denotes as "ghettos", to be punished twice as hard as elsewhere. The proposal is part of a battery of actions that Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen presented last Thursday.


The Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), publishers of Socialism Today, campaigned for a Leave vote in the June 2016 EU referendum. The European Union is a bosses' club, at bottom an institutionalisation of a series of treaties agreed between the capitalist classes of the different member states. Socialists, and the working-class...


On 12 February, Prime Minister Theresa May and Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar, flew to Belfast to supposedly clinch a deal between Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) that would see the power-sharing executive at Stormont restored after it collapsed in acrimony 13 months ago.

May's claim that an agreement...


Zahid Baloch is a political refugee and torture victim from Baluchistan and a member of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden). He was arrested at an "internal border inspection" in Gothenburg on Thursday, 15 February.


Today, at ten minutes past eleven, an aircraft left Moscow for Germany. On board was Ali Feruz, his partner, his lawyer and a representative of the Red Cross, which has arranged the necessary documents for him to enter and live in exile in Germany. This is, without doubt, a victory for the Hands-off Ali campaign and all who supported him.


With one in four of all full time workers working over 40 hours a week in the UK, the notion of a proper “work life balance” to be able to spend more time with your family, care for children or look after relatives is but an empty slogan for millions of workers. At the same time, millions of part time workers desperately scrabble around,...


Once again, a presidential election in Russia looms and for the fifth time since 2000 there is a simple choice; either Putin or one of the other candidates, none of whom has a chance of winning. The only exception to this was in 2008, when Medvedev stepped in to hold the presidential chair warm for four years before...


A few weeks before the 4 March general election, the country is still dominated by a profound economic crisis and serious social consequences. On the political plain, the centre-right coalition of the Lega and Berlusconi’s party Forza Italia have returned to the national political scene, the PD is in a serious situation in the polls while the...


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