China clamps down on education capitalists

The Communist Party of China (CPC) have announced a groundbreaking overhaul of the country’s education-technology sector. The plan includes banning involved companies from raising capital, holding an initial public offering (IPO), or in any way profiting from the school curriculum. On top of this, companies that teach school subjects can no longer accept overseas investment or teach foreign curriculums. The wider industry, which has amassed a total value of $100 billion, has been “severely hijacked by capital” according to the party, subsequently disrupting “the nature of education as [a form of] welfare.”

Bezos and Branson space bonanza: Innovation or vanity project?

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have the resources to lift millions of people out of poverty. By leeching off the sweat and blood of the thousands of workers of Amazon and Virgin respectively, the pair have amassed fortunes that exceed that of entire nations.

Israeli-made software used to spy on journalists and politicians worldwide

The malware allows the perpetrator to infect mobile phones without the knowledge or consent of their user and can subsequently access the entirety of their data including their messages, phone calls, microphone, camera, location and more.

Government sanctioned killers who committed crimes in Ireland go unprosecuted

British prosecutors in the north of Ireland have taken the decision to not prosecute two soldiers who were found to have killed innocent people during the Troubles. Tory MPs have attempted to justify the outcome as some form of reconciliation of the Troubles; however for those who have lost friends, family and loved ones reconciliation is a far away thought when state sanctioned killers still walk the streets.

WFDY condemns the partition of Cyprus on the anniversary of occupation

On the anniversary of the coup d’etat which led to partition and Turkish occupation in Cyprus, the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) has released a statement condemning the aggressive actions of NATO and Turkey and calling for international solidarity for peace and reunification.

China is taking over their private sector – promising results await

Some have questioned China’s commitment to a system that has brought such rapid change to what was one of the poorest countries in the world only a few generations ago. However, China’s recent completion of its grand long-term aim to abolish absolute poverty should show the millions of people who make up the CPC take this task seriously.

WFDY: Solidarity with Cuba! End the blockade!

The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) has issued a statement and call for solidarity against the ongoing attempts by the United States to destabilise Cuba and an end to the criminal blockade which has sought to starve the Cuban people into submission for over six decades.