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France
Fight against Valls/Hollande government intensifies

31/05/2016: Gauche Revolutionnaire statement underlines vital need for political alternative

  France

Spain
Left government on the horizon in June elections

31/05/2016: Establishment parties panic as Podemos and United Left agree joint election challenge

  Spain

Greece
Bus cleaners renew strike after management’s broken promises

29/05/2016: "Triple-oppressed workers - immigrants, women and low-paid – show way forward"

  Greece

Congo
Day of Protest 26 May

28/05/2016: New massacres in mineral-rich region

  Congo

 Kazakhstan
Embassy protests in solidarity with struggle against land privatisation and for democratic rights

27/05/2016: Soldarity actions take place internationally against Nazarbayev regime

  Kazakhstan, Solidarity

Brazil
Mass protests against new government begin

27/05/2016: LSR (CWI) forces participation highlighted

  Brazil

 Solidarity
Brutal bosses attack striking Lisbon Dockers

25/05/2016: Protest and solidarity messages needed

  Solidarity

Austria
Only 31,026 votes prevent far right’s Hofer becoming president

24/05/2016: ‘Breathing space’ offers chance to build a fighting, democratic left alternative

  Austria

Britain
EU referendum exposes gaping political fault-lines

24/05/2016: New road can open up for labour movement if working class relies on its own forces

  Britain

Kazakhstan
Massive police operation confronts demonstrators

23/05/2016: Nazarbayev regime faces mounting opposition

  Kazakhstan

Australia
Federal election looming

21/05/2016: How should the labour and social movements respond?

  Australia

Kazakhstan
 Anger against Nazarbayev expressed on the streets

20/05/2016: ‘Illegal’ protests planned for Saturday 21 May

  Kazakhstan

Brazil
Fall of President Dilma Rousseff unleashes offensive against working class

19/05/2016: The impeachment process and historic crisis of the PT (Workers’ Party)

  Brazil

Britain
Brexit, the EU and the economy

19/05/2016: Remain or Leave, workers must fight for socialist change

  Britain

Nigeria
General strike begins

18/05/2016: Determined leadership and clear strategy needed to succeed

  Nigeria

Ireland
‘Jobstown trials’ to go ahead

18/05/2016: Government loses battle on water charges but wages war on Left

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Striking Athens bus cleaners continue their struggle

17/05/2016: Court declares strike ‘lawful’

  Greece

Canada
Fire devastates Fort McMurray

16/05/2016: Capitalism equals environmental destruction

  Canada

Saudi Arabia
Gathering storms over the House of Saud

13/05/2016: Collapse of oil prices expose fragile foundations of oil Gulf monarchies

  Middle East, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

France
New stage in battle over labour law

12/05/2016: Hollande’s decision to over-rule parliament provokes another round of struggle

  France

Kazakhstan
Protests erupt

12/05/2016: Phoney elections have not brought stability

  Kazakhstan

Sweden
Successful Congress for CWI forces

12/05/2016: Political foundations laid for new branches and growth in other Nordic countries

  Sweden

Ireland
100th anniversary of the execution of James Connolly

12/05/2016: Revolutionary socialist, militant workers' leader and internationalist

  Ireland Republic

Northern Ireland
Main parties win Assembly elections…

11/05/2016: But positive moves against sectarian politics

  Ireland North

Belgium
Trade unions announce new plan of action

11/05/2016: Call for two national demonstrations, building towards general strikes

  Belgium

Quebec
The fight for $15 shows true colors of Parti Québecois

10/05/2016: No to an all-class pro-independence alliance

  Quebec

Britain
Elections show anger and fragmentation

10/05/2016: Mobilise the anti-austerity mood into a mass, democratic movement to defeat the right

  Britain

Scotland
SNP win elections

09/05/2016: New openings for a socialist left alternative emerge

  Scotland

Ireland
How long can Kenny’s government last?

07/05/2016: Minority government supported by two main parties and “Independents” formed

  Ireland Republic

 Video
Paul Murphy sets record straight on "legal aid"

06/05/2016: Socialist MP threatened with jail for protesting against water charges responds to attacks in Irish parliament

  Video

South Africa
Zuma must go!

06/05/2016: Build a socialist mass workers’ party for a government of the working class

  South Africa

 Solidarity
Portuguese dock workers’ indefinite strike

05/05/2016: What we cannot do: leave the dockers alone

  Solidarity

Britain
90th anniversary of epochal general strike

05/05/2016: When workers tasted power

  Britain

Hong Kong
Racist smear campaign against refugees

05/05/2016: Socialist Action (CWI) initiates successful anti-racist march

  Aceh

Europe

France: Fight against Valls/Hollande government intensifies

31/05/2016, Gauche Revolutionnaire statement underlines vital need for political alternative
Clare Doyle, CWI

Spain: Left government on the horizon in June elections

31/05/2016, Establishment parties panic as Podemos and United Left agree joint election challenge
Danny Byrne, CWI

Greece: Bus cleaners renew strike after management’s broken promises

29/05/2016, "Triple-oppressed workers - immigrants, women and low-paid – show way forward"
Interview with Apostolis Kassimeris, member of Xekinima and of Executive of OASA Workers’ Union (Athens bus drivers' union)

Austria: Only 31,026 votes prevent far right’s Hofer becoming president

24/05/2016, ‘Breathing space’ offers chance to build a fighting, democratic left alternative
Sonja Grusch, SLP (the Austrian section of the CWI)

Britain: EU referendum exposes gaping political fault-lines

24/05/2016, New road can open up for labour movement if working class relies on its own forces
Peter Taaffe, from Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party England & Wales)

Britain: Brexit, the EU and the economy

19/05/2016, Remain or Leave, workers must fight for socialist change
Judy Beishon, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party England & Wales)

Ireland: ‘Jobstown trials’ to go ahead

18/05/2016, Government loses battle on water charges but wages war on Left
Kieran Mahon, Anti-Austerity Alliance / Socialist Party Councillor, Dublin

Greece: Striking Athens bus cleaners continue their struggle

17/05/2016, Court declares strike ‘lawful’
Articles from Xekinima (CWI Greece) website

France: New stage in battle over labour law

12/05/2016, Hollande’s decision to over-rule parliament provokes another round of struggle
Clare Doyle, CWI

Sweden: Successful Congress for CWI forces

12/05/2016, Political foundations laid for new branches and growth in other Nordic countries
Kristofer Lundberg, Rättvisepartiet Socialistern

Ireland: 100th anniversary of the execution of James Connolly

12/05/2016, Revolutionary socialist, militant workers' leader and internationalist
Three articles on Connolly’s life and ideas

Northern Ireland: Main parties win Assembly elections…

11/05/2016, But positive moves against sectarian politics
Daniel Waldron, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), Belfast

Belgium: Trade unions announce new plan of action

11/05/2016, Call for two national demonstrations, building towards general strikes
LSP/PSL (CWI in Belgium) Reporters

Britain: Elections show anger and fragmentation

10/05/2016, Mobilise the anti-austerity mood into a mass, democratic movement to defeat the right
Hannah Sell, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, CWI England & Wales)

Scotland: SNP win elections

09/05/2016, New openings for a socialist left alternative emerge
Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland (CWI)

Ireland: How long can Kenny’s government last?

07/05/2016, Minority government supported by two main parties and “Independents” formed
By Kevin McLoughlin, Socialist Party (CWI in Irelnd)

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