International Round-up

  • Egypt: Biggest demonstrations for 30 years stuns Mubarak’s repressive regime
  • Lebanon: Hezbollah-backed candidate appointed new prime minister
  • Tunisia: ’Caravans’ of the revolution converge on Tunis
  • Israel: ’Haifa Chemicals’ workers’ demonstration
  • China: Another suicide at Foxconn


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Peter Hadden’s writings online at Marxist Internet Archive

Socialist writings on Ireland and the national question

Peter Hadden, who served for many years on the Socialist Party National Executive Committee and held the post of Northern Secretary, as well as on the CWI’s International Executive Committee, sadly died last May. 2011 sees the welcome development of Peter’s many articles and pamphlets being posted on the Marxists Internet Archive (MIA - a widely-read site which makes accessible the works of a large variety of Marxist writings. 

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