Statement on Gaza by the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists

At the start of Israel’s current attacks on Gaza, the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists issued the following statement: When will you cut relations with the enemy, if not now? The Revolutionary Socialists 15 November 2012 Read the original statement in Arabic In the midst of what is called ‘The Arab Spring’, Gaza’s Winter continues. Zionist shelling has so far killed more than ten martyrs, including children and even babies. Hundreds have been wounded, Gaza’s... Read More

Julie Waterson (1958-2012): our most fearless fighter

Julie Waterson, who died absurdly young at the age of 54 on Friday 16 November, was one of the most outstanding figures to have emerged from the Socialist Workers Party. Whether as organiser, party leader or activist, she inspired everyone who came into contact with her. Alex Callinicos pays tribute to this inspiring socialist campaigner. Julie came from Bathgate, West Lothian, and the close and loving ties binding her to her large family stayed with her in London, where she... Read More

Obama’s re-election: hopes of the poor and profits of the rich

Alex Callinicos analyses why Barack Obama won a second term as US president—and what his victory will mean for the future of US capitalism. Barack Obama’s re-election is undoubtedly the best outcome for American capitalism. This may seem surprising. After all, the higher a voter’s income the more likely he or she was to support the hapless Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The stock market fell after Obama won. Moreover, as the Financial Times reported before the election,... Read More

IST statement on November 14 General Strike: Greek, Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Turkish, Urdu

The decision by unions in Greece, Italy, Portugal, the Spanish state, southern Cyprus and Malta to call a one-day general strike as part of a European-wide day of action against austerity is unprecedented. It provides a magnificent opportunity to link up the mass resistance to cuts and attacks on workers’ rights that has been developing throughout Europe over the last two years. It also reflects the pressure by rank and file trade unionists on their leaderships to accelerate... Read More

IST statement: General Strike in Southern Europe on 14 November

The decision by unions in Greece, Italy, Portugal, the Spanish state, southern Cyprus and Malta to call a one-day general strike as part of a European-wide day of action against austerity is unprecedented. Greek translation below It provides a magnificent opportunity to link up the mass resistance to cuts and attacks on workers’ rights that has been developing throughout Europe over the last two years. It also reflects the pressure by rank and file trade unionists on their leaderships... Read More