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Britain
Terror attack at Westminster

24/03/2017: Unite against terror, racism and war

  Britain

Italy
Democratic Party splits and 5-Star Movement in crisis

22/03/2017: Class struggle can build real left force

  Italy

Spain
Student strike empties classes and fills streets on 9 March

21/03/2017: Over 100,000 take to the streets in SE demonstrations

  Spain

Scotland
Second referendum on independence?

18/03/2017: SNP fire the starting gun but offer no solutions to austerity

  Scotland

Brazil
National day of strikes and protests shows Temer can be beaten

17/03/2017: For a one-day general strike as the next step

  Brazil

South Africa
Unity against poverty, crime and xenophobia

17/03/2017: Capitalist politicians use xenophobia to divert attention from failures of profit system

  South Africa

Netherlands
Election result a colossal defeat for austerity government

16/03/2017: Oppose Wilders and the ‘mainstream’ right – Build a mass workers’ party that struggles for socialism

  Netherlands

Yemen
Workers and their families left to starve by multi-billionaire companies

16/03/2017: International campaign needed to force companies to pay

  Yemen

Hong Kong
Protest against LSG Sky Chefs dismissal of union chairman

14/03/2017: Ng Chi-Fai sacked for organising union by multinational’s Hong Kong division – international solidarity needed

  Hong Kong

Ireland North
Snap election raises sectarian temperature    

14/03/2017: Workers need strong socialist alternative at ballot box and in unions

  Ireland North

Quebec
Counter protest against far-right

13/03/2017: Rise of Islamophobia and right-wing reaction poses new challenges to the left

  Quebec

 International Women's Day
Speech by Kshama Sawant

12/03/2017: Video of 8 March rally in Seattle

  Women

 International Women’s Day
Millions join marches and take action

10/03/2017: Socialists around the world demand an end to women’s oppression

  Women

 Hong Kong
Women’s march against sexism and racism

09/03/2017: International Women’s Day: “Solidarity with global mass protests and women’s strikes”

  Women

 Spain
Hundreds of thousands participate in International Women’s day student strike

08/03/2017: ‘Libres y Combativas’ and Sindicato de Estudiantes call strike against sexist violence and for working class women's rights

  Women

Pakistan
Political spectacle of the ruling class

08/03/2017: Most workers underemployed, 40% in poverty - situation demands new workers’ party

  Pakistan

 International Women’s Day 2017
A century on from the Russian Revolution

06/03/2017: Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger

  Women

Britain
Massive demo shows battle to save the NHS can be won

06/03/2017: Up to 250,000 march in national protest, organised from below

  Britain

Egypt
Price hikes hit workers and middle classes

04/03/2017: Falling support for dictator Sisi portends growing opposition

  Egypt

Hong Kong’s sham election

03/03/2017: Pan-democrats sink to new low by supporting “lesser evil” John Tsang

  Hong Kong

US
Socialist response to Trump’s address to joint session of congress

02/03/2017: Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative councillor, speaks

  US

Sweden
“Who could believe it?"

24/02/2017: What is behind Trump's attack?

  Sweden

Britain/Ireland
Dublin's #JobstownNotGuilty

23/02/2017: Defend the right to protest - stop this political vendetta!

  Ireland Republic

Ireland
A web of intrigue sparks government crisis

22/02/2017: Smear campaign against a prominent police whistleblower

  Ireland Republic

February revolution 1917
What lessons for today?

21/02/2017: 23 February 1917 (8 March in today’s calendar) marked the beginning of the socialist revolution in Russia, which sparked a revolutionary wave that would travel around the world.

  Russian Revolution

 Yemen
International protests in support of TOTAL/G4S workers

20/02/2017: Solidarity spreads for victims of wage robbery and killing by multinational corporations

  Solidarity, Yemen

Netherlands
Anti-immigrant Freedom Party leading polls ahead of general elections

18/02/2017: Only a choice between the “regular” and far-right?

  Netherlands

Britain
Council cuts can be fought - and they must be

16/02/2017: Corbyn needs to stand up to Brexit rebels

  Aceh

Spain
Pablo Iglesias wins clear victory in Podemos congress

15/02/2017: Time to build the class struggle on the streets

  Spain

Europe

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

CWI International Executive Committee: European capitalism “battered by events”

16/12/2016, Report of discussion on Europe at CWI IEC meeting in November
Kevin Henry, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland)

Britain: After the referendum

24/06/2016, Tories Out! General election now! Fight for a 24 hour general strike
Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary

EU: Left parties turning against bosses’ Europe

10/06/2016, Progress in Portugal and Spain, confusion in Britain
Danny Byrne, CWI

Video: Paul Murphy speaks on Brexit referendum and for a socialist Europe

21/04/2016, Socialist Party TD (MP) exposes real nature of EU in Irish parliament
socialistworld.net

Kazakhstan: European Parliament condemns treatment of political prisoners

16/03/2016, Basic rights must be respected
CWI reporters

European Union: Alliance with Turkey to close borders

09/03/2016, Crises for refugees - and the EU – continues
Per-Ãke Westerlund, from Offensiv - the weekly paper of Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden)

Britain - EU referendum: Vote OUT the Tories

24/02/2016, The referendum on 23 June is not just about the EU but is also an opportunity to pass verdict on Cameron and his rotten government
Editorial of the Socialist, weekly paper of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

CWI 11th World Congress: Upheaval of traditional European political framework

12/02/2016, Workers’ fury at austerity and capitalist system will find more expression
Sarah Wrack, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

World relations, economy and the class struggle

08/02/2016, CWI 11th World Congress document
Socialistworld.net

Refugee crisis: Defend the right to asylum

08/09/2015, Unite against austerity and struggle for a better life for all
Robert Bechert, CWI

CWI School: Europe’s euro-crisis and prospects for class struggle

28/07/2015, Ground prepared everywhere for new battles and rise of left formations
Kevin Parslow, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Britain: European Union referendum:

06/06/2015, No to a capitalist EU, Yes to a socialist Europe!
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) General Secretary

Europe: Eurozone time-bomb

25/02/2015, Mired in recession, the eurozone is haunted by the spectre of stagnation
Lynn Walsh, article from Socialism Today (magazine of the Socialist Party of England and Wales)

Greece: Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

27/01/2015, Left parties fail to form government - Syriza goes into coalition with populist right Independent Greeks
Niall Mulholland, socialistworld.net, interviews Andros Payiatsos, from Xekinima (CWI Greece)

New Year: Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014, As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Europe: New wave of workers’ struggles

23/12/2014, Workers digest first rounds of anti-cuts battles and prepare for next rounds
Socialist editorial (weekly paper of the Socialist Party England & Wales)

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