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  • World relations, economy and the class struggle

    World relations, economy and the class struggle

    CWI 11th World Congress document The following document is an amended version of a draft document on world perspectives which was discussed at the January 2016 World Congress of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). The very successful week-long meeting was attended by CWI comrades from 34 countries, with […]

  • How the US got Trumped

    How the US got Trumped

    By CWI reporters The 2016 US presidential race so far offers striking evidence of the massive loss of support for the political mainstream. The Great Recession has created widespread social dislocation and a rising fury against the establishment. This can be seen in the social movements that represent a revolt […]

  • Refugees, border protection and the nationalist myth

    Refugees, border protection and the nationalist myth

    Why is there sympathy for those fleeing Syria but contempt for refugees on Nauru? By Emma Linacre The plight of refugees fleeing deadly conflict in the Middle East has generated huge sympathy across the world. In many countries huge demonstrations of ordinary people have demanded governments act to support and […]

  • Higher education scams a product of privatisation

    Higher education scams a product of privatisation

    By Chris Dite A series of scandals at the end of last year have exposed the shocking cost and rampant corruption of the privatised vocational education sector. The closure of the Phoenix Institute in December highlighted the outrageous practices in the deregulated sector. While Phoenix did offer ‘real world’ courses […]

  • We must fight the attacks on our unions

    We must fight the attacks on our unions

    By Stephen Jolly The Royal Commission into Trade Union Corruption (RCTUC) was $25 million well spent in the eyes of the Federal Coalition government. The primary purpose of the Commission was to keep the issue of union corruption in the newspaper headlines in order to tarnish the reputation of unions. […]