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World
Middle East, Ukraine wars…upturn in European class struggle

22/12/2014: CWI meeting discusses a volatile period in global and class relations

  Middle East, Ukraine, World Economy

Pakistan
Stop the killings, no to the Taliban, no to the religious extremism

21/12/2014: Socialists organise protests against Taliban barbarism

  Pakistan

US
Put CIA torturers in the dock

21/12/2014: The role of state intelligence

  Britain, US

Belgium
Massive general strike makes the government wobble

19/12/2014: Towards a second plan of action to get rid of this government and austerity!

  Belgium

 Portugal
Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014: Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers

  Portugal, Solidarity

Kazakhstan
Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014: Struggle to free political prisoners continues

  Kazakhstan

Latin America
The end of one cycle and the beginning of another

17/12/2014: Document on Latin America, agreed by CWI International Executive Committee

  Latin America

Taiwan
Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014: Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party

  Taiwan

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

15/12/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Ireland
Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014: Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil

  Ireland Republic

Sweden
Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014: Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget

  Sweden

Greece
Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014: Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Presidential Election January 8, 2015

11/12/2014: Socialist candidate challenges all other forces

  Sri Lanka

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014: For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power

  Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014: Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite

  Greece

 Video
All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014: Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Australia
Major community victory stops Melbourne’s East-West Toll Road

08/12/2014: Socialist Party leads successful campaign against Toll Road and for investment in public transport

  Australia

US
An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014: From Ferguson to Staten Island

  US

Philippines
‘Economic miracle’ – a neo-liberal nightmare for the masses

30/11/2014: Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions

  Philippines

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

27/11/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Britain
Right wing, populist UKIP wins second Parliament seat

26/11/2014: Labour’s pro-austerity ‘opposition’ no alternative

  Britain

South Africa
Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014: Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!

  Africa, South Africa

Catalonia
9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014: Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia

  Spain

Greece
Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014: Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector

  Greece

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu threatens “heavy hand” response to synagogue attacks

19/11/2014: New rounds of repression answered by new wave of rage and protest

  Israel / Palestine

US
Mid-term elections do not mean a turn to the right in society

19/11/2014: Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures

  US

 Video
Socialist TD defends anti-water charges protests

18/11/2014: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) appears on ‘Prime Time’

  Ireland Republic, Video

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

18/11/2014: Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and fighting working class programme to defeat dictatorship

  Hong Kong

 Video
Water tax revolt continues in Ireland

17/11/2014: Tanaiste (Deputy PM) trapped by protestors; AAA TD (MP) and Socialist Party member, Paul Murphy, assaulted

  Ireland Republic, Video

Indonesia
"New Hope" president faces intense pressures

16/11/2014: Initiative to build mass party of working class and rural poor urgently needed

  Indonesia

Europe

World: Middle East, Ukraine wars…upturn in European class struggle

22/12/2014, CWI meeting discusses a volatile period in global and class relations
Kevin Parslow, Socialist Party (CWI E&W)

US: Put CIA torturers in the dock

21/12/2014, The role of state intelligence
Dave Carr, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the CWI England & Wales)

Belgium: Massive general strike makes the government wobble

19/12/2014, Towards a second plan of action to get rid of this government and austerity!
PSL/LSP (CWI in Belgium) reporter

Portugal: Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014, Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers
Socialsmo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal)

Italy: Mass support for general strike expresses anger at PD government

15/12/2014, New political voice vitally needed
Chris Thomas, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Ireland: Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014, Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil
Cillian Gillespie, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland)

Sweden: Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014, Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget
From articles in Offensiv, weekly paper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Greece: Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014, Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!
Slightly edited article from the current issue of Xekinima newspaper (CWI in Greece)

Video: Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014, For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power
socialistworld.net

Greece: Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014, Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite
Xekinima Reporters

Video: All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014, Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament
socialistworld.net

Britain: Right wing, populist UKIP wins second Parliament seat

26/11/2014, Labour’s pro-austerity ‘opposition’ no alternative
Editorial from The Socialist, weekly paper of the Socialist Party (England & Wales)

Catalonia: 9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014, Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia
Rob MacDonald Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain) Barcelona

Ireland: Lies and distortions against community protests, the AAA and the Socialist Party

21/11/2014, Government and Water Charges completely undermined
Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) reporters

Greece: Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014, Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector
Xekinima Reporters

Video: Joe Higgins denounces Irish government’s water charge trickery

20/11/2014, Mass boycott will defeat water charges
socialistworld.net

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