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China: Slowest growth rate since 1990
Cuba: Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased
Northern Ireland: Water service workers win important victory
Sri Lanka: Mobilise now to defend our demands
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China: Slowest growth rate since 1990

25/01/2015: Economy decelerated 30 percent in five years

  China

Northern Ireland: Water service workers win important victory

23/01/2015: A victory for all workers and an inspiration to resist the ‘race to the bottom’

  Ireland North

Sri Lanka: Mobilise now to defend our demands

22/01/2015: Article first published in the Colombo Telegraph

  Sri Lanka

 US: Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015: "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"

  US, Video

Review: ‘Eleanor Marx - a life’

17/01/2015: Clare Doyle reviews ’Eleanor Marx - A Life’ by Rachel Holmes

  Review

 Video: Joe Higgins questions Irish Central Bank governor

16/01/2015: Socialist MP grills establishment over banking bubble and collapse

  Video

Nigeria: 2015 general elections and the working masses

16/01/2015: Boko Haram and the war in the north-east

  Nigeria

  Video: Ruth Coppinger calls for referendum on abortion rights in Ireland

15/01/2015: "You march in Paris, yet uphold laws any religious fundamentalist would envy"

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 Video: A year of struggle in Brazil

14/01/2015: LSR members intervene in struggles of 2014

  Brazil, Video

Sri Lanka: New but uncertain period opens up

14/01/2015: President Sirisena aims for clean government but will face difficulties

  Sri Lanka

Iran: Labour and children’s rights activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to another nine years

13/01/2015: International action needed to overturn latest conviction and to immediately release Behnam

  Iran

France: Millions march for solidarity

12/01/2015: Unity against racism and capitalism!

  France

New Zealand: Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015: Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda

  New Zealand

France: Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

10/01/2015: The shocking, cold blooded slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage

  France

Norway: General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015: Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions

  Norway

Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa defeated

09/01/2015: Period of uncertainty opens

  Sri Lanka

Sweden: New elections cancelled

09/01/2015: “Peace deal” between government and right-wing opposition

  Sweden

France: Deadly attack on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

08/01/2015: Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

  France

Hong Kong: Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

07/01/2015: A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round”

  Hong Kong

Israel-Palestine: A successful Socialism conference in the shadow of national divide

06/01/2015: Over 150 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2014’ in Tel Aviv, organised by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM - CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Environment: Market forces hold back renewable energy

01/01/2015: Have capitalist governments around the world finally woken up to the danger of global warming?

  Environment

New Year: Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014: As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle

  Britain, Europe, World Economy

Britain: In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014: As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…

  Britain, US

 CWI: National Question a key feature of political crisis of capitalism

28/12/2014: A socialist solution to national oppression

  CWI

Scotland: Blairite wins election as Labour’s new Scottish leader

27/12/2014: Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

  Scotland

feature

Greece: Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

20/01/2015: Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital

Interview with Andros Payiatsos, from Xekinima (CWI in Greece)


  Greece

comment & analysis

Cuba
Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015: Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates

Tony Saunois, CWI

  Cuba, US

Russia/Ukraine
Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015: As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall

Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow

  Russia, Ukraine

Nigeria
The Massacre in Baga

19/01/2015: Socialism or Barbarism

H.T Soweto, DSM (CWI in Nigeria)

  Nigeria

Germany
What is behind the ‘PEGIDA’ anti-immigrant demonstrations?

13/01/2015: Unions and Left must organise against racism and for jobs and decent living standards for all

Wolfram Klein, Socialist Alternative (SAV- CWI Germany)

  Germany

Greece
Towards a Syriza government?

08/01/2015: General elections on 25 January

Interview with Andros Payiatsos, Xekinima (CWI in Greece)

  Greece

Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement

05/01/2015: Agreeing Not To Agree, Again

Michael Cleary, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland)

  Ireland Republic

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

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  Latin America

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

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

CWI International Executive Committee

  CWI

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

  Ireland Republic

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

Yasha Marmer, Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM)

  Israel / Palestine

Kurdistan
Battle for Kobanê at a crossroads

31/10/2014: What does US military ‘assistance’ mean for the Kurdish struggle?

Serge Jordan, CWI

  Kurdistan, Middle East

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

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

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

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US: Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address, 21/01/2015

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