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Greece
Powerful general strike opposes cuts to pensions

09/02/2016: All out in the struggle! Coordinate and develop the fight now!

  Greece

Africa
New political storms and mass struggles

08/02/2016: Opportunities will arise for working class and poor to organise

  Africa

Spain
A break in the political establishment

07/02/2016: December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity.

  Spain

US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class enthuses millions

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

China 2015
A year of unnatural disasters

04/01/2016: Corruption, poor oversight and chase for profits, maim thousands

  China

Britain
Corbyn’s supporters want resistance against the right

01/01/2016: Edited extracts from an article by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, that will be published in the first 2016 issue of the Socialist (7 January).

  Britain

 Review
Alexandra Kollontai

29/12/2015: A life of socialist struggle

  Review, Women

Review
Revisiting Animal Farm

27/12/2015: Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution

  Review

Review
Charlie Chaplin

25/12/2015: Playing the underdog

  Review

Spain
Elections mark shift to the Left

23/12/2015: No government majority as Podemos partially recovers

  Spain

Finland

Finland: General strike shakes government

22/09/2015, 30,000 join Helsinki union demonstration
Jonas Brännberg and Elin Gauffin, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Finland: Worst ever election result for traditional Left

24/04/2015, Finns Party second biggest in parliament
Jonas Brännberg and Juha Tapio for CWI in Finland

Finland: ‘Six-pack’ coalition government budget continues cuts

07/09/2013, Sosialistinen Vaihtoehto public meeting on socialist alternative
Heikki Moisio, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Finland: Exciting meetings at Tampere Social Forum and in Stockholm

25/05/2012, Activists for democracy and justice gather to discuss burning social issues
Heikki Moisio, CWI Sweden

May Day: Demonstration in Uleåborg Finland

12/05/2012, Meeting discusses involvement in Afghanistan
Reporters from Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Finland: New betrayal by the Left Alliance

18/04/2012, The government is cutting more than five billion euros
CWI reporters, Finland

Finland: Left-wing MPs opposed coalition government

04/12/2011, “We are against the crisis programmes for Greece, Portugal etc”
Per-Åke Westerlund, from Offensiv, the weekly newspaper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Finland: Strike by workers in technology sector

19/11/2011, Government pushes “framework agreement” to tie the hands of workers
Jonas Brännberg, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna, (CWI Sweden)

Finland: Successfull CWI speaking tour

03/11/2011, Left Alliance joins Conservative led government – Time to build radical, left alternative!
Heikki Moisio, CWI

Finland: Massive protest vote in elections

21/04/2011, Right wing populist ‘True Finns’ third biggest party
Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden)

Finland: Protest against racist polices of True Finns party

18/04/2011, Following last Sunday’s parliamentary election in Finland, talks are taking place on forming a coalition government. The results saw a big increase in support for the anti-immigrant, rightwing populist True Finns party, gaining 19.0% (39 seats) from 4.1% (5 seats) in 2007.
Sosialistinen Vaitoehto (CWI supporters in Finland) and Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden) reporters

Finland: Economy continues to fall

08/10/2009, Crisis demands action
Johanna Evans, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna, (CWI in Sweden)

Finland: Battle over pensions as economic crisis deepens

22/04/2009, For a new workers’ party!
Per Olsson, Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden)

Finland: Civil War of 1918 remembered

19/02/2008, When the Red and White forces battled for power
Ulrika Waaranperä, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna, Stockholm

Finland: paper and pulp industry workers fight bosses’ lock-out

23/06/2005, Union rejects ‘deal’ - Finnish SAK (TUC) must act!
Jonas Brännberg, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna, (CWI Sweden)

Finland: 24,000 paper mill workers on strike

19/05/2005, “We are prepared to strike as long as needed”
Karin Wallmark, Jonas Brännberg and Johannes Lundberg, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden), visited Kemi in Finland.

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