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Rising prices and turmoil in the Middle East

11th October 2012 Socialist Action 0

By Paul Roberts

Since this summer a renewed wave of mobilisations has emerged across the Middle East and North Africa. The unrest has included big and often violent protests against the US in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Turkey.

In addition to demonstrations against US-inspired Islamophobia, protests have been sparked off by a wide range of other issues – examples of which include the following.

Student Fightback 2012

10th October 2012 Socialist Action 0

‘Student Fightback 2012’ takes place this coming Saturday, on 13 October at the University College London.

The conference will be a key opportunity for student activists from across the country to come together and plan the next steps in the student fight-back to the Tories, cuts, racism, inequality and war.

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Portuguese anti-austerity struggle intensifies

7th October 2012 Socialist Action 0

By Nicky Dempsey

The main Portuguese trade union federation the Communist-led CGTP has called a one-day general strike for November 14 in response to the announcement of the government’s latest austerity measures.

The announcement follows huge mobilisations against government policies, in what were widely described as the largest demonstrations in Portugal since the revolution which overthrew the Caetano dictatorship in 1974.