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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

Afghanistan
British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014: A legacy of death and destruction

  Afghanistan, Britain, US

 Germany
Highly politicised train drivers’ strike

12/11/2014: Last week German train drivers and on-board staff went on strike for four days, shaking and polarising the country

  Germany, Solidarity

Greece
Mayors refuse to make job cuts

12/11/2014: Lefts, local authority workers and communities’ united can resist Troika’s policies

  Greece

Britain
Over 1,000 attend largest ever ‘Socialism’ event

11/11/2014: Socialism 2014 - infused with contagious confidence

  Britain

Belgium
Massive demonstration in Brussels

10/11/2014: Shows anger against austerity

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
20 years after the ceasefires

10/11/2014: In 1994, the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries called ceasefires. Four years later the Good Friday agreement was declared to mark the end of the ‘Troubles’…

  Ireland Republic

Review
Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

09/11/2014: “This Changes Everything: capitalism vs the climate”, by Naomi Klein

  Environment, Review

Germany
25 years since November 9

09/11/2014: Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement

  Germany

Canada
Right wing wins Toronto Mayoral election

08/11/2014: NDP increasingly irrelevant to needs of workers, immigrants and youth

  Canada

Elections in Brazil

07/11/2014: Narrow win for Dilma sets scene for more crisis and instability

  Brazil

Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2014: November 7th anniversary of workers taking power

  Russia

Europe
Anti-fascist demonstrations set for 8-9 November

06/11/2014: Movement of workers and youth needed against racism and fascism

  Europe, Greece, Sweden

Canada
Ottawa ‘locked-down’ after Parliament gun attack

05/11/2014: Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role

  Canada

Ireland
Stunning Dublin by-election victory, huge water protests…new chapter for working class resistance

04/11/2014: How the Anti Austerity Alliance won a parliamentary seat and the way forward for the Left

  Ireland Republic

Book review
The Jihadis Return

04/11/2014: Isis and the new Sunni uprising, by Patrick Cockburn

  Middle East, Review

South Africa
Metal workers’ union clashes with Congress of South African Trade Unions

03/11/2014: For political and class independence - Struggle, solidarity and socialism!

  South Africa

Britain
Come to Socialism 2014

03/11/2014: Weekend of discussion & debate hosted by the Socialist Party – London 8-9 November

  Britain

  Ireland
’Abortion Pill Train’ video

02/11/2014: Pro-choice ROSA campaigners swallow abortion pills after rail journey

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

Italy
Renzi government faces mounting opposition

01/11/2014: A one-day strike of all workers is needed

  Italy

Burkina Faso
Mass uprising ousts dictator

31/10/2014: No to military rule! Continue mass struggle – the whole rotten system must go!

  Burkina Faso

Ireland
Anti-water tax protest in Limerick

31/10/2014: Video of one of the city’s biggest protests

  Ireland Republic

Malaysia: Obama visit aims at increasing US influence in the region

13/05/2014, Second visit of US President in 50 years
Yuva, CWI Malaysia

Malaysia: 30,000 attend Kuala Lumpur May Day rally

02/05/2014, Protest against Goods and Services Tax
CWI Malaysia reporters

Malaysia: Chin Peng dies

09/10/2013, New generation can learn from experience of Malaya Communist Party leader
CWI Malaysia

Malaysia: Economy worsening

23/08/2013, Further burden on working class and young people
Yuva Balan, CWI Malaysia

Malaysia: Election ’victory’ based on fraud

10/05/2013, Ruling Barisan Nasional’s widespread fraud enrages opposition supporters and young people
Ravichandren, CWI Malaysia

Malaysia: Ruling government faces toughest elections ever

18/02/2013, Opposition victory possible for first time but workers and youth without genuine alternative
Ravi, CWI Malaysia

Malaysia: Effects of global crisis felt in Asia

24/10/2011, Malaysian economy enters difficult period
Raviechandren, CWI Malaysia

Malaysia: Frightened government continues to hold the ‘EO6’

20/07/2011, PSM draws parallels with crackdown on Reformasi movement
Socialistworld.net

Malaysia: Thousands of people protest in Kuala Lumpur for clean and fair elections

11/07/2011, Massive crackdown on opposition
By CWI supporters, Malaysia

Malaysia: Detained opposition activists brutally treated, six re-arrested

03/07/2011, Government steps up attacks on democratic and human rights to maintain grip on power
By CWI supporters, Malaysia

Malaysia: Political parties gear up for general election

27/12/2010, Real socialist alternative needed
CWI reporters

Malaysia: Three day protest by more than 5,000 migrant workers

20/08/2010, Employers bow down to their demands
CWI reporters in Malaysia

Malaysia: A year after new prime minister takes over

03/05/2010, Political landscape little changed since 2008 ‘tsunami’
Raviechandren, CWI Malaysia

Perspectives for Malaysia: A Marxist approach

01/02/2010, Review of Jeyakumar Devaraj’s "Malaysia at the Crossroads, a Socialist Perspective"
by Peter Taaffe

Malaysia: Joe Higgins MEP condemns divide and rule tactics of capitalist elite

21/01/2010, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MEP speaks in European parliament
socialistworld.net

Malaysia: Power struggle between ruling National Front (BN) and opposition People’s Alliance (PR)

27/08/2009, The needs of the working class and youth are sidelined
Ravichandren, CWI, Malaysia

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