SOUTH AFRICA 24 April 2002. A giant faced a dying man in court. The giant told the man that he could not have the lifesaving drugs he needed because it had profits to protect. The giant was GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the second biggest pharmaceutical company in the world.

NIGERIA IS a neo-colonial country under the shackles of imperialism and its multinational agents. Women in Nigeria are marginalised and oppressed, as are women in capitalist society generally. Women are doubly oppressed, first as workers whose employers seek to maximise profit by exploiting their labour power, and...

Alexandra Kollantai is probably the best-known woman among Russian revolutionaries, the first woman elected as a full member of the Bolshevik central committee and the first female commissar (minister) elected after the October 1917 revolution.

International Women’s Day, 8 March, is commemorated this year on the eve of war. Such a horrific prospect brings into sharp relief all that is rotten in today’s world. But it must not prevent us from commemorating the historic struggles of women throughout the world for their rights - in the workplace, in...

The magnificent demonstrations on 15 February brought millions onto the streets in well over 600 cities in every country and continent imaginable. In the future this will be seen as a line, which separated two historical periods of time. The first was marked by the euphoric triumphalism of capitalism and imperialism...

CWI Online is proud to announce a new online sitemap in operation from today. The map is a major addition to our web site that will be welcomed by our many regular visitors and new readers.

FOR MOST of the 1990s the capitalists believed that in globalisation and the neo-liberal economic model, they had discovered a new elixir of life for their system. Exaggerated claims were made that new technologies had created a ’productivity miracle’, while Wall Street’s pet economists wrote...

The World Congress is a unique opportunity to discuss and clarify our ideas and perspectives. This week we have had excellent Congress sessions. They have shown an outstanding political level. Now we must turn to the party building work that flows from these discussions. In other words, we have to examine the nuts and...

The months following the 9/11 attacks and the US victory in Afghanistan were a difficult period for socialists in the US as a tidal wave of nationalism, racism, and support for Bush swept across the country. This was brought to a head when, with the US victory in Afghanistan, the anti-war movement collapsed....

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its recent Congress in Durban, KwaZulu/Natal on 5 and 6 October 2002. Forty-five delegates, overwhelmingly working class youth representing the four most important provinces, Gauteng, the Western and Eastern Cape and KwaZulu/Natal, attended.

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