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Italy
Migrant disasters - the human cost of budget cuts

27/04/2015: From Mare Nostrum to Triton

  Italy

Latin America
A new turn?

25/04/2015: Historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, turmoil in Venezuela, and stalled reforms in Bolivia – as well as crises in Brazil – symbolise a new turn in Latin America and the Caribbean

  Latin America

Finland
Worst ever election result for traditional Left

24/04/2015: Finns Party second biggest in parliament

  Finland

Iran
Proposed nuclear deal reflects transformed Middle East

24/04/2015: In aftermath of disastrous Iraq occupation, Obama administration balancing between region’s forces

  Iran, Middle East

Scotland
Labour face annihilation as millions seek an answer to austerity

23/04/2015: The SNP, according to the polls, will win 53 of Scotland’s 59 Westminster MPs

  Scotland

 Video
Paul Murphy speaking at anti-water charges demo in Dublin

23/04/2015: Socialist Partty (CWI) and Anti-Austerity Alliance TD speaks at march of tens of thosuands against water charges on April 18

  Ireland Republic, Video

 Video
Interview with Jawad Ahmed, famous Pakistani singer and activist

22/04/2015: Jawad Ahmed, Singer and central committee member of International Youth and Workers Movement (IYWM) from Pakistan spoke to CWI about the work of IYWM.

  Pakistan, Video

South Africa
Organise against xenophobia – a programme for our communities

21/04/2015: Build a country-wide socialist civic movement. Fight for jobs, houses and services for all

  Africa, South Africa

 Video
TUSC 100% anti-austerity election broadcast

20/04/2015: Broadcast goes out on all 5 national terrestrial channels

  Britain, Video

Britain
Labour - party of cuts

19/04/2015: Oppose the ’logic of capitalism’

  Britain

Tunisia
After the Bardo terrorist attack

18/04/2015: New class battles loom

  Tunisia

 Video
Paul Murphy attacks bosses’ victimisation of strikers

17/04/2015: Socialist Partty (CWI) and Anti-Austerity Alliance TD speaks in Irish Parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

US
National day of strikes and protests for $15

17/04/2015: Snapshot of the movement – the fight for $15 in 7 major cities

  US

 Video
Kshama Sawant on Democracy Now

16/04/2015: Socialist Seattle councillor debates Hillary Clinton run for President

  US, Video

Ireland North
Hundreds protest against racist arson attack

15/04/2015: Build a united mass movement to challenge racism, sectarianism and all forms of bigotry

  Ireland North

Yemen
Brutal onslaught on country’s poor

15/04/2015: For unity of workers and poor against imperialism and sectarianism

  Yemen

Québec
A hot spring in the making?

14/04/2015: Students take strike action against austerity

  Quebec

China’s feminists
A victory for protests in China and worldwide

14/04/2015: Five women activists released in rare climb down by Beijing regime

  China

France
First one-day strike against austerity gets big response

13/04/2015: 300, 000 people marched on demonstrations across France on Thursday 9 April

  France

Australia
Budget - Who should pay for the economic crisis?

13/04/2015: Federal government preparing the ground for their second budget

  Australia

Britain
UKIP blame immigration for problems facing working class

12/04/2015: Workers’ unity to defend pay jobs and services

  Britain

Panama 2015 Trade Union and Social Alternative Summit

11/04/2015: For an end to imperialism and capitalism, long live socialist and revolutionary united solidarity in our Americas!

  Latin America

Kenya
The Garissa massacre, Al-Shabaab and US imperialism

10/04/2015: Growing regional destabilisation

  Kenya, US

US
40,000 Seattle workers get pay rise

08/04/2015: Coalition of students and workers demand $15 minimum wage at University of Washington

  US

Australia
Anti-racist protesters vastly outnumber ‘Reclaim Australia’ Melbourne rally

07/04/2015: Only ‘minority’ to blame for society’s problems is ultra-rich 1%

  Australia

Climate change
Looking for a cheap fix

06/04/2015: The cyclone that devastated the Pacific island of Vanuatu in March, the most severe ever recorded in the region, highlighted again the very likely connection between extreme weather events and global warming.

  Environment

Nigeria
Ruling party crumbles in historic election

05/04/2015: But only mass struggle can guarantee the interests of workers and poor masses under buhari’s presidency

  Nigeria

Scotland
Is the SNP: a threat to the political establishment?

04/04/2015: The SNP (Scottish National Party) looks set to win the majority of Scottish seats in the general election

  Scotland

Economy
What low oil prices cost the world economy

03/04/2015: The sudden plunge of oil and gas prices has underlined the volatility in the world capitalist economy

  World Economy

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks in support of striking workers

02/04/2015: Socialist MP challenges Labour Deputy Prime Minister in parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Scotland
Indefinite strike by Glasgow Council Homeless workers

01/04/2015: Workers treated unfairly by council for years

  Scotland

South Africa
Cosatu splits as ‘Vavi’ expelled

01/04/2015: Expulsion opens new chapter in working class struggle

  Africa, South Africa

Europe

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

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)

Europe: Anti-fascist demonstrations set for 8-9 November

06/11/2014, Movement of workers and youth needed against racism and fascism
Anti-fascist organiser, Stockholm

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)

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