New spring of protest opens up, as 1,000s arrested
Two neighbouring countries, Belarus and Russia, have seen significant mass protests over last weekend.


Unite against terror, racism and war. 
A wave of shock has followed yet another horrific terrorist attack. This time in the centre of London, yesterday's mowing down of people using a vehicle comes after atrocities using vehicles in...


Class struggle can build real left force. 
After the defeat of Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, in the referendum on constitutional reform on 4 December, the crisis of the political system in Italy has accelerated. In late February, two historic leaders, D'Alema  and Bersani, who came from the PCI (Italian Communist...


President Lukashenko must go! 
Former US Secretary of State, Condalezza Rice, first dubbed Belarus the, “last dictatorship in Europe”, over ten years ago, and ever since Western powers have treated the country like a pariah. Until, that is, President Lukashenko adopted a ‘neutral’ position,...


Over 100,000 take to the streets in SE demonstrations. 
The general strike of the education sector called by the Sindiato de Estudiantes and the Platform in Defence of Public Education (which brings together teachers unions, parents associations and the Sindicato de Estudiantes) for 9 March was massive and solid....


SNP fire the starting gun but offer no solutions to austerity. 
The Scottish parliament will vote next week in favour of triggering a second independence referendum. With a pro-independence majority in the parliament among MSPs the vote is a formality. The exact timing of the referendum is not clear. Nicola Sturgeon...


Oppose Wilders and the ‘mainstream’ right – Build a mass workers’ party that struggles for socialism. 
The most important feature of the national elections in the Netherlands is the colossal defeat for the outgoing austerity coalition government of the Liberal Party (VVD) and the Labour Party...


Workers need strong socialist alternative at ballot box and in unions. 
The snap Northern Ireland Assembly election took place in the aftermath of the ‘cash for ash’ scandal which emerged in December, the most recent in a series of debacles which left Stormont , the parliament – and particularly the...


Up to 250,000 march in national protest, organised from below. 
For hours they poured off coaches and out of Euston and other stations as over 100,000 people - some estimates were as high as 250,000 - streamed to London in order to march in defence of the 


'Volem acollir' 
Last Saturday, 18 February, saw Barcelona hold the biggest demonstration in Europe in support of refugees under the slogan 'Volem acollir' (We want to welcome them). Between 300,000 and 500,000 people according to the organisers, Casa Nostra, Casa Vostra (Our home is your home) and other organisations...


What is behind Trump's attack? "You see what happened last night in Sweden.? Sweden!...Who could believe it? Sweden." Those comments in typical Trump style, made in a speech in Melbourne, Florida, Friday 10 February, have caused a worldwide debate. It was not a mistake, but a conscious mentioning of Sweden by Donald Trump....


Defend the right to protest - stop this political vendetta! 
"We are more akin to a banana republic, and the rotten nature of the Irish state has been exposed." These were the words of TD (MP) and Socialist Party member Ruth...


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