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Middle East
Bombing Syria won’t stop Isis

25/11/2015: For workers’ unity against war, terrorism and racism

  Britain, Syria

Hong Kong
Great result for socialist election campaign

25/11/2015: Socialist Action’s Sally Tang Mei-ching lifts opposition vote to 33 percent

  Hong Kong

Ireland North
1,000 manufacturing jobs lost in one week

24/11/2015: Austerity and corporate welfare has failed! Fight for public investment!

  Ireland North

Hong Kong
District Council elections

23/11/2015: Socialist Action candidate gets one third of the vote

  Hong Kong

Erdoğan’s Pyrrhic victory

20/11/2015: It is time to build a new united left force


Kshama Sawant responds to Bernie Sanders

20/11/2015: Socialist alternative to big business popular across the USA

  US, Video

Sweeping victory for Aung San Suu Kyi party

19/11/2015: Army holds on to powerful positions


Genoa students take to the streets

18/11/2015: CWI youth campaign "Resistenze Internazionali" takes the lead!


Paris terror attacks

18/11/2015: Only workers’ unity can end terrorism, division and war


Nightclub fire leaves 45 dead

17/11/2015: Protests over worst tragedy in 25 years triggers government’s fall


Horror in Paris

14/11/2015: We will not be intimidated !


Right wing steps up civil war in Labour Party

14/11/2015: Unions should keep independence to lead fight to defend Corbyn


Dirty deals in London as Nazarbayev visits Cameron

13/11/2015: Letter from Campaign Kazakhstan secretary


’Socialist politics are here to stay’

12/11/2015: Kshama Sawant’s message to ’Socialism 2015’ event in London

  Britain, US

Ireland North
Huge support for socialist in union election

11/11/2015: Socialist Party’s Patrick Mulholland gains 44% - Broad Left emerges stronger throughout NIPSA

  Ireland North

Socialist ideas back on the agenda

10/11/2015: Best ever ‘Socialism’ weekend of discussion & debate


The Bernie Sanders challenge

07/11/2015: The established political order in the US has been shaken up by Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination…


Beware the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

06/11/2015: A geopolitical weapon for US and Japanese capitalism against China

  Japan, US

Outrage at police repression and torture

06/11/2015: Dictatorship methods still reign in “democratic” Chile


Textile workers challenge President Sisi

05/11/2015: Farcical election underlines need to build a mass workers’ party


Kshama Sawant re-elected - Seattle’s political revolution continues

04/11/2015: "There has never been a better time to become a socialist and join Socialist Alternative." – Kshama Sawant


Jobstown protestors appear in court

03/11/2015: Paul Murphy MP - charged with false imprisonment - addresses solidarity gathering outside court

  Ireland Republic, Video

War, fear mongering and clampdown on democratic rights are behind the AKP electoral victory

02/11/2015: Struggle for worker’s unity, peace and social justice more important than ever


Ruling party loses election amidst workers’ anger

02/11/2015: Parliament moves to the right


50 years since anti-communist massacres

01/11/2015: World’s third largest Communist Party crushed in US-backed military coup


Kremlin enters the Syrian quagmire

31/10/2015: Economic crisis deepens in Russia as Ukraine military stand-off continues

  Russia, Syria

Governmental crisis

30/10/2015: Towards a ‘Left’ government?


Defend Corbyn campaign

29/10/2015: ’Momentum’ must mobilise for real and lasting change


Harper gone, Liberals win

29/10/2015: New Democratic Party biggest loser


Netanyahu government policy claims more victims

28/10/2015: The crisis of “management of the conflict”

  Israel / Palestine

“Abortion Pill Bus”

27/10/2015: ROSA and Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) TD organise bus tour to defy anti-choice 8th amendement

  Ireland Republic, Women

Arson attempt against CWI members

26/10/2015: Increased racist violence, but solidarity dominates

  CWI, Sweden

Middle East counter-revolution

25/10/2015: A new book offers important insights into the role played by Middle Eastern states in the rise of brutal reactionary forces such as Islamic State. What’s missing, however, is an assessment of the potential of the mass movements in the region.

  Middle East


Kurdistan: Democratic autonomy or socialism?

29/08/2015, Articles on Öcalan’s ideas and Rojava, originally published in, the quaterly magazine of SAV (German section of the CWI)

Kurdistan: PYD leaders call for partnership with Bashar al-Assad’s regime

06/08/2015, No faith in authoritarian rulers and Western powers!
Serge Jordan, CWI

Kurdistan: ‘Islamic State’ driven out of Kobanê

02/02/2015, Will the end of Kobanê’s siege turn the tide against IS?
Serge Jordan, CWI

Kurdistan: Battle for Kobanê at a crossroads

31/10/2014, What does US military ‘assistance’ mean for the Kurdish struggle?
Serge Jordan, CWI

Kurdistan: Defend Kobanê and all those threatened by ISIS, AKP and Imperialism

24/10/2014, For democratic working people’s defence and mass struggle against capitalism
Translation of a leaflet by Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey)

Kurdistan: The battle for Kobanê

02/10/2014, Regional war poses new challenges for struggle for Kurdish self-determination
Serge Jordan, CWI

Turkey / Kurdistan: PKK announces ceasefire

11/05/2013, On 8 May the PKK has begun to withdraw from Turkey. Millions are hoping now for an end to oppression and for democratic rights.
Festus Okay, Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI Turkey)

Turkey / Kurdistan: Erdoğan escalates attacks on PKK

26/08/2011, Attempts to form a new left umbrella party
Nihat, SAV (CWI Germany), and Kai Stein, CWI

Iraq: All eyes on the oil prize

01/03/2010, It Is nearly seven years after the US-led invasion of Iraq. US imperialism had hoped for a quick war, the Iraqi oil industry under the control of US companies and a compliant, stable regime. However, the situation today is very different to what George Bush and Tony Blair envisaged.
Chris Newby

Iraqi Kurdistan: Police attack protests

21/08/2006, August 6 saw 4,000 people take to the streets of Chamchamal, a Kurdish city in northern Iraq, in protest against the huge increase in fuel prices and the lack of water and electric.
Rozh Pavilov, cwi

Kurdistan: Kurdish ‘Intifada’ in Iran

10/09/2005, Oppressed workers and poor resist regime
Tim Lessells, Socialist Party, England and Wales

Kurdish people’s struggle: No trust in imperialist powers

25/06/2004, Since the war on Iraq, the Kurds have stood out in stark contrast to the rest of the Middle East.
Paula Mitchell, Socialist Party

Kurdistan: Turkey continues repression of Kurds

17/11/2002, Kurdish people, known as the Kurds, live in an area that consists of south-eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, north-western Iran and a part of Syria.
Stephen Smellie

Women: Kurdistan - CWI campaigns around the world

03/03/1999, International Women’s Day. cwi Kurdistan campaign.
Reports compiled by CWI online

Kurdistan: Abdullah Ocalan’s abduction

01/03/1999, The abduction of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan by Turkish secret services has sparked furious mass protests by Kurds and more than ever internationalised the Kurdish question. The CWI stands with the oppressed Kurdish people and supports and campaigns for their right to self-determination.
Issued by the Committee for a Workers’ International, 1 March 1999

Kurdistan: Freedom for Kurdistan, for working class unity and socialism

01/03/1999, This statement of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) mainly deals with those parts of Kurdistan which are currently located in Turkey. It does not go into the situation in Turkey or other parts of Kurdistan in depth.
CWI statement

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