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Spain: Death knells of "Transition" regime
Ireland: TD Paul Murphy tears up Irish Water pack in the Dail
Seattle: “Sawant ... with Impressive Favorable Rating”
Britain: 100,000 attend TUC’s pay rise demo
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Ireland: TD Paul Murphy tears up Irish Water pack in the Dail

22/10/2014: 1 million refuse to register for water charges

  Ireland Republic

Seattle: “Sawant ... with Impressive Favorable Rating”

22/10/2014: 61% support for Kshama Sawant in her district underline again the search for a new representation of working class people. Jess Spear`s campaign against one of the most powerful corporate politicians in Washington State is gaining momentum.

  US

Britain: 100,000 attend TUC’s pay rise demo

21/10/2014: Calls for local government strike action to be reinstated

  Britain

Scotland: 10,000 attend Hope Over Fear rally

16/10/2014: ’Political awakening’ continues after independence referendum

  Scotland

 Ireland : ’The people have risen, they should not kneel down again’

15/10/2014: Paul Murphy TD (MP) makes maiden speech in Parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Scotland: SNP budget sees another £500 million cuts

10/10/2014: For a ’no-cuts budget’ and mass campaign to win back billions stolen by ConDem government!

  Scotland

Middle East: Repel Islamic State and imperialism

08/10/2014: For democratic workers’ defence and Kurdish self-determination

  Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Israel/Palestine: After the Gaza war

07/10/2014: No justice for Palestinians and no peace for the region - For a socialist solution!

  Israel / Palestine

Hong Kong: Pro-regime thugs attack protesters

06/10/2014: Organise democratic defence committees to repel attacks and kick out CY Leung’s government!

  Hong Kong

New Zealand: National Party forms third successive government

04/10/2014: Labour Party and the Left in crisis

  New Zealand

Africa: Ebola crisis spreads

03/10/2014: Consequence of profit before health

  Africa

Iraq /Syria: US-led bombings will worsen divisions

01/10/2014: Stop imperialist slaughter!

  Iraq, Syria, US

Hong Kong: Massive anti-government protests after attempted police crackdown

30/09/2014: Anger over police violence fuels spontaneous “umbrella revolution” and growing strike movement

  Hong Kong

Britain: Labour to continue austerity offensive

26/09/2014: Labour conference a carefully stage-managed affair

  Britain

Ireland South: Is Sinn Féin a genuine left alternative?

25/09/2014: Seeking alliances with austerity parties

  Ireland Republic

Scotland: Independence referendum - A working-class revolt

24/09/2014: The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won

  Scotland

Greece: "This destruction of workers’ lives serves the bankers"

23/09/2014: “We must all keep going…we have no other way to survive than to fight-back”

  Greece

Iran: Petrochemical workers sentenced to jail and flogging

22/09/2014: Protest against Iranian government’s brutal sentences!

  Iran

 Environment: Video of Climate Summit meeting with Kshama Sawant

22/09/2014: Video of New York City Climate Summit meeting with Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Bill KcKibben, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges

  Environment, US, Video

Scotland: 1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

19/09/2014: Urgent to build new mass party for the working class

  Scotland

Northern Ireland: Ian Paisley - peace-maker or war-monger?

18/09/2014: A right-wing, sectarian demagogue who courted paramilitary violence

  Ireland Republic

Scotland: Independence referendum

18/09/2014: "Britain will never be the same again"

  Britain

Spain: Millions take to streets calling for Catalonia’s independence

18/09/2014: Only working class struggle can guarantee the right to decide and resist austerity

  Spain

feature

Ireland: Byelection triumph marks turning point in anti-austerity struggle

14/10/2014: Paul Murphy wins parliamentary seat as 100,000 march against water charges

Eddie McCabe, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland)


  Ireland Republic

comment & analysis

Spain
Death knells of "Transition" regime

23/10/2014: Catalonia; ’Podemos’, and the left

Danny Byrne, CWI

  Spain

Kazakhstan
Brutal repression in imperialism’s interests

20/10/2014: Workers pay the price for crony capitalism

Mike Whale, Secretary of Campaign Kazakhstan (first published in October 2014 issue of Socialism Today)

  Kazakhstan

Is the US promoting a “colour revolution” in Hong Kong?

18/10/2014: Beijing’s scare propaganda doesn’t stand up to examination

Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong)

  Hong Kong, US

Britain
Workers need a pay rise - how can we pay for it?

17/10/2014: End poverty, inequality and capitalism

Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales)

  Britain

Middle East
US-led policy of air attacks on Islamic State lies in ruins

13/10/2014: As battle for Kobane rages, IS forces make major gains in Iraq

Tony Saunois, CWI

  Middle East, US

 Ireland
Paul Murphy elected to Irish parliament in stunning byelection victory

12/10/2014: Anti-Austerity Alliance victory shocks political establishment, reflects mass revolt against water charges and austerity

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  Ireland Republic, Video

South Africa
"A workers’ party must emerge"

11/10/2014: Dire position of South African capitalism and inequality adds momentum towards creation of workers’ party

John Malanga, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI South Africa)

  Africa, South Africa

Kurdistan
The battle for Kobanê

02/10/2014: Regional war poses new challenges for struggle for Kurdish self-determination

Serge Jordan, CWI

  Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Socialism and national rights

15/08/2014: Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries

From Socialism Today No.181, September 2014 by Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of Socialist Party (England and Wales), CWI Secretariat

  Israel / Palestine, Ukraine

Gaza in crisis

29/07/2014: Mass action needed to stop bloodshed

Shahar Benhorin, Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Trotsky
The first year of war

23/07/2014: Article by LEON TROTSKY translated into English for first time

Originally published in in special WWI edition of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

  Trotsky

WW1
The Bolsheviks and the war

21/07/2014: The horrors of the first world war, and the economic and social turmoil it created, led to mass upheaval. In Russia alone did this lead to a successful revolution…

Peter Taaffe, article originally published in special WWI edition of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

  World War 1

1914
The capitulation of the Second International

19/07/2014: Before 1914, the Second International resolved to act to prevent war…

Robert Bechert (a longer version of an article published in the July/August 2014 issue of Socialism Today)

  World War 1

World War One
100 years since the great slaughter

16/07/2014: Ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured

Tony Saunois, article originally published in special WWI edition of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

  History, World War 1

Argentina
Return to turmoil

01/07/2014: Debt crisis is back – the class struggle and tasks for the Left

Danny Byrne, CWI

  Argentina

Iraq
Isis jihadists capture more territory

24/06/2014: Only organised, united working class can end war and social misery

Niall Mulholland, CWI

  Iraq

Euro polls warning

05/06/2014: In country after country, May’s elections to the European parliament saw governments and traditional parties defeated

Robert Bechert, CWI

  Europe

Ireland
Electoral surge against austerity

28/05/2014: Socialist Party wins a second TD and Anti Austerity Alliance 14 councillors

Danny Byrne, CWI

  Ireland Republic

Ukraine
Descending into bloody conflict

09/05/2014: Only united working class action can stop the catastrophe

Rob Jones, Moscow

  Ukraine

South Africa
Elections 2014

09/05/2014: The ANC victory, WASP and the EFF.

By Weizman Hamilton, General Secretary of WASP

  Africa, South Africa

Europe

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