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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

Britain
Capitalist parties in crisis after Scotland revolt

24/09/2014: Build a working class alternative

  Britain, 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

Belgium
Right wing coalition aims for structural attack on workers

19/09/2014: Massive social resistance is looming

  Belgium

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

Sweden
Conservative collapse, extreme-right gains

17/09/2014: CWI success, defended four council seats

  Sweden

Scotland
Thousands mobilise to oppose Project Terror in Scotland

17/09/2014: "You will not take this opportunity away from us"

  Scotland

US
Inequality and fight-back in the world’s richest country

16/09/2014: Socialist Alternative articulates political strategy to break from Democratic Party and capitalism

  US

 Video
John McInally on Scottish Independence

16/09/2014: John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity), adresses the issue of Scottish independence at a meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

  Video

Brazil
Will elections mark the end of the PT government?

15/09/2014: Space for Left alternative to win support

  Brazil

Asia-Pacific
Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014: Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance

  Asia, Japan

Scotland
Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

12/09/2014: Big business, politicians and media attack independence

  Scotland

US
building a movement to end poverty pay!

12/09/2014: Spreading and organising the movement for decent wages

  US

South Africa
Community protest over corruption widens

11/09/2014: Authorities deploy heavily armed response

  Africa, South Africa

Chile
The other ‘9/11’

11/09/2014: 1973 bloody coup against Popular Unity government

  Chile

Ukraine
Fragile ceasefire holds but country remains “a tinder box”

10/09/2014: Only united working class action can secure lasting peace

  Ukraine

Bosnia
Privatise to colonise

08/09/2014: How looting of the economy led to mass social protests

  Bosnia

West Africa
Ebola outbreak - a crisis of capitalism

08/09/2014: Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention

  Africa

Scotland
10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

08/09/2014: “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.”

  Scotland

Britain
Crisis brewing on all fronts

05/09/2014: The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters.

  Britain

Hong Kong
Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

04/09/2014: After NPC ruling democracy activists are perplexed by Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s comments that the strategic part of struggle “should end”

  Hong Kong

 Iran
Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014: Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions

  Iran, Solidarity

Scotland
Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

04/09/2014: Over 18,000 people have attended Hope Over Fear public meetings to hear socialist Tommy Sheridan.

  Scotland

Ukraine
Rebel forces gain territory

03/09/2014: International tensions escalate

  Ukraine

Beijing slams door shut on Hong Kong democracy

02/09/2014: Mass resistance against one-party dictatorship is the only way forward!

  Hong Kong

Europe

see also: Website of Paul Murphy, MEP (member of the European Parliament) for the Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

CWI Summer School: European capitalism fails to recover

02/08/2014, Working class must organise for future struggles
Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Europe: Junk Juncker, Cameron and the anti-worker EU

11/07/2014, "Cameron’s defeat was dire."
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) general secretary

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

Euro elections: A revolt against the capitalist establishment

27/05/2014, Gains for the far right but some successes for genuine Left
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales)

Kazakhstan: Second anniversary of Zhanaozen marked by hearing in European Parliament

13/01/2014, European business connives at suppression of democratic rights.
Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow

Europe: Preparing for momentous events amid continuing crisis and radicalisation

18/12/2013, Report of the discussion on Europe at the recent meeting of the CWI’s International Executive Committee
Jonas Brännberg, Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden)

Europe: Extreme-right parties form alliance

30/11/2013, Populist, anti-immigrant parties aim to exploit anti-EU mood in May elections
Per-Åke Westerlund, from Offensiv, weekly newspaper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Catalonia: The national question, the European Union and the limits of capitalism

01/11/2013, Debate centres on question of EU following massive human chain in favour of independence on 11 September
Angel Morano, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain) from autumn edition of La Brecha, paper of Socialismo Revolucionario

CWI Summer School: The euro-crisis and the class struggle

02/08/2013, The socialist alternative to a continent in crisis
Robin Clapp, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Britain: The Euro-elections and workers’ political representation

06/07/2013, On the road to independent working class political representation
Clive Heemskerk, first published in Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Europe: Austerity and unemployment across the continent

29/05/2013, EU council meeting: Another attempt to put the burden of the capitalist crisis on the shoulders of youth and working people
Joe Higgins, TD, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Britain: Tories in turmoil over Europe

24/05/2013, The Tories are thrashing around in ever-deeper water on the issue of Europe.
Editorial of the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Europe: EU austerity budget – cuts, cuts, cuts

30/04/2013, Irish Presidency brought unprecedented levels of cuts to the EU budget.
Paul Murphy MEP and Kevin Henry, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), first published in the Irish Left Review

Israel/Palestine: Protests Against Shimon Peres at European Parliament

13/03/2013, Yesterday, Shimon Peres, the Israeli President, was met by protests as he visited Strasbourg to address the European Parliament
Paul Murphy, Socialist Party MEP

Irish EU Presidency

04/01/2013, A government of austerity driving austerity across Europe
Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) reporters

14 November: Mass strikes and protests in over 20 countries

15/11/2012, A glimpse of the immense power of the working class if action is built and coordinated across borders
CWI

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