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US
Put CIA torturers in the dock

21/12/2014: The role of state intelligence

  Britain, US

Belgium
Massive general strike makes the government wobble

19/12/2014: Towards a second plan of action to get rid of this government and austerity!

  Belgium

 Portugal
Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014: Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers

  Portugal, Solidarity

Kazakhstan
Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014: Struggle to free political prisoners continues

  Kazakhstan

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

  Latin America

Taiwan
Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014: Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party

  Taiwan

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

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

  CWI

Ireland
Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014: Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil

  Ireland Republic

Sweden
Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014: Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget

  Sweden

Greece
Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014: Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Presidential Election January 8, 2015

11/12/2014: Socialist candidate challenges all other forces

  Sri Lanka

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014: For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power

  Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014: Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite

  Greece

 Video
All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014: Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Australia
Major community victory stops Melbourne’s East-West Toll Road

08/12/2014: Socialist Party leads successful campaign against Toll Road and for investment in public transport

  Australia

US
An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014: From Ferguson to Staten Island

  US

Philippines
‘Economic miracle’ – a neo-liberal nightmare for the masses

30/11/2014: Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions

  Philippines

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

27/11/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Britain
Right wing, populist UKIP wins second Parliament seat

26/11/2014: Labour’s pro-austerity ‘opposition’ no alternative

  Britain

South Africa
Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014: Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!

  Africa, South Africa

Catalonia
9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014: Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia

  Spain

Greece
Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014: Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector

  Greece

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

  Israel / Palestine

US
Mid-term elections do not mean a turn to the right in society

19/11/2014: Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures

  US

 Video
Socialist TD defends anti-water charges protests

18/11/2014: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) appears on ‘Prime Time’

  Ireland Republic, Video

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

18/11/2014: Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and fighting working class programme to defeat dictatorship

  Hong Kong

 Video
Water tax revolt continues in Ireland

17/11/2014: Tanaiste (Deputy PM) trapped by protestors; AAA TD (MP) and Socialist Party member, Paul Murphy, assaulted

  Ireland Republic, Video

Indonesia
"New Hope" president faces intense pressures

16/11/2014: Initiative to build mass party of working class and rural poor urgently needed

  Indonesia

Ukraine
Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

15/11/2014: Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers

  Ukraine

Scotland
SNP government announces £500 million cuts

14/11/2014: Majority of ‘Yes’ voters want end to austerity - anti-cuts candidates needed!

  Scotland

Europe

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

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)

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

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