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Britain
Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

22/05/2015: The Labour leadership contest begs the question: what is the point of the Labour Party?

  Britain

Ireland North
Election marks growing rejection of sectarian status quo

21/05/2015: Opportunities to build new anti-sectarian political voice for working class and youth

  Ireland Republic

Spain
Is Podemos in crisis?

20/05/2015: Left and social movements in a state of flux, as key elections loom

  Spain

Britain
Build a movement to defeat Tories’ cuts savagery

20/05/2015: For massive union demonstrations, linked to a 24-hour general strike

  Britain

Ireland South
Vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality!

19/05/2015: Referendum a product of long-waged campaign of struggle from below

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

18/05/2015: The choices before the Greek working class

  Greece

North Cyprus
‘Moderate leftist’ wins presidential election on peace ticket

16/05/2015: Workers’ common front, north and south, can find solution to island’s division

  Cyprus

Chile
Huge demonstrations call for free education

15/05/2015: New chapter opens in country’s political and ‘moral’ crisis

  Chile

Australia
East-West toll road dispute concluded

15/05/2015: Local community direct action secures victory

  Australia

Ireland
Parliament suspended after PM tells Socialist MPs “where to go”

14/05/2015: Contemptuous remarks reflect government concerns over non-payment of water charges

  Ireland Republic

Britain
Organising against Tory austerity starts now

14/05/2015: Potential for industrial response to cuts but needs determined leadership and campaigning

  Britain

 Video
Joe Higgins TD questions former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet

13/05/2015: "When bankers and bondholders’ gambles crashed, their massive burden of private debt was placed onto the shoulders of the Irish people"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Sudan
Mass apathy towards elections

12/05/2015: Renewed struggle from below needed to put an end to Bashir’s rule

  Sudan

USA
Presidential candidate declares "political revolution" against billionaires

12/05/2015: Campaign needs to build independent political power

  US

Britain
Fight against "five more damned years" of Tory rule

12/05/2015: Labour leader’s ’responsible capitalism’ shows its bankruptcy

  Britain

China
“In a hard landing now”

11/05/2015: Stock market frenzy and fabricated GDP figures cannot hide the reality of an economy in deep trouble

  China

Scotland
Labour annihilated

11/05/2015: SNP sweeps to victory by posing as an anti-austerity alternative

  Scotland

Britain
With the votes of 24% of the electorate, Tories have no mandate for more savage cuts

11/05/2015: Labour’s failure puts centre stage the need for new mass anti-austerity force

  Britain

Poland
65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015: Plan of action for a general strike needed

  Poland

Ireland North
Socialist Party replies to leading Sinn Fein councillor’s attacks

06/05/2015: How to fight cuts, sectarianism and to build workers’ unity

  Ireland North

Britain
Russell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

06/05/2015: Russell Brand calls on people to elect a Labour government, saying Ed Miliband will ’listen’ and wants pressure from below

  Britain

May Day 2015
International workers’ day marked by marches and rallies

05/05/2015: Photo gallery of the CWI taking part in May Day event across the world

  May Day

Iceland
Fighting for better wages

05/05/2015: General strike called for 26 May

  Iceland

May Day 2015
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015: What sort of new society are we struggling for?

  May Day

Nepal
Disaster in Nepal –amplified by capitalism

30/04/2015: Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the south Asian region has been further devastated by the recent earthquake.

  Nepal

US
Rage in Baltimore

29/04/2015: The aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

  US

Book review
’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

29/04/2015: What the 1% will do to defend their class interests

  Review, US

 May Day 2015
Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

28/04/2015: 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism!

  CWI, May Day

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

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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