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Ireland North
Socialist runs for leader of biggest union

05/10/2015: Jobs threatened, pay cuts, increased workloads…public sector workers need fighting, democratic union

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Workers’ representative demands to see KazMinerals boss in London

01/10/2015: Copper giant denies suffering of its workers and victimisation of their representatives


Socialism is back!

30/09/2015: We can end cuts, crisis and capitalism


Refugee crisis, solidarity and resistance

29/09/2015: Working class solidarity – a beacon of hope


TUSC conference

29/09/2015: Central in the battle for a working class anti-austerity voice


Sino-US tensions increasing as China’s economy stumbles

25/09/2015: Nationalism, repression and neoliberal economic ‘reform’ hallmarks of Xi’s rule

  China, US

“We protest violation of democratic and workers’ rights”

25/09/2015: Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant co-signs protest letter to visiting Chinese President Xi


Left Labour leader Corbyn under attack

24/09/2015: But enthusiastic support continues


Refugees and the Orban government crisis

23/09/2015: Capitalism is an endless ’state of emergency’


Ruth Coppinger TD sends solidarity message to homeless

23/09/2015: Video of Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD, speaking in the Irish Parliament: "I’m here to give you their vote of no confidence in you and your government"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Mass abstention dominates general election

22/09/2015: Mass socialist alternative needs to be built


General strike shakes government

22/09/2015: 30,000 join Helsinki union demonstration


Protests at Irish embassies

21/09/2015: Jobstown is not guilty: drop the charges against the 27!

  Ireland Republic, Solidarity

A political earthquake

19/09/2015: Jeremy Corbyn’s victory is a political earthquake that transforms the situation in Britain and poses stark questions for how a new mass socialist force can be built.


One year after the electoral uprising against austerity

19/09/2015: One year ago, the Scottish independence referendum delivered an electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment


Corbyn’s victory marks new era for the 99%

17/09/2015: Now organise to fight for a socialist alternative


Corbyn Victory - what does the Socialist Party say?

14/09/2015: Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), congratulates Jeremy Corbyn and examines the difficulties he now faces


World economy
Growth engines becoming brakes

14/09/2015: Sharp downturn in BRIC countries

  World Economy

Ireland North
Devolved government in crisis

14/09/2015: New mass left party, uniting Catholics and Protestants, necessary to pose real alternative.

  Ireland Republic

20 September elections - ‘No’ to the Memorandum parties!

13/09/2015: Mass revolutionary Left needed to find way out of crisis of capitalist system


Corbyn victory!

12/09/2015: Popularity of anti-austerity ideas confirmed - Now the battle to create an anti-austerity party begins


At a crossroads

12/09/2015: Gains of the revolution of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro under threat


Joe Higgins grills IMF chief

11/09/2015: Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MP questions Ajai Chopra in banking crisis inquiry


Huge support for Jeremy Corbyn…

10/09/2015: Now build austerity fightback


Pro-Kurdish HDP party offices attacked across the country

09/09/2015: Build a mass and united workers’ movement to stop the ongoing war!


Workers start to take action again

09/09/2015: Independent workers’ organisation needed to resist state repression and to fight for a socialist future


Refugee crisis
Defend the right to asylum

08/09/2015: Unite against austerity and struggle for a better life for all

  Africa, Europe, Middle East

150 million workers strike

07/09/2015: Modi government faces growing opposition


Zimmerwald Conference 1915

05/09/2015: An important step in rebuilding the international workers’ movement during WW1


Mass protests against corrupt sectarian regime

04/09/2015: Build a united struggle of workers and youth - for a socialist alternative to communal divisions, poverty and war!


Opposition mounting against Najib’s government

04/09/2015: Over 200,000 people on protest for two days


Labour’s surges and purges

03/09/2015: No let-up of ’Corbynmania’ but Labour right plots


RISE - launch of a politically unclear left alliance

02/09/2015: Clear 100% anti-austerity and socialist platform essential steps towards new mass workers’ party


Council cuts and the Corbyn campaign

01/09/2015: Potential to resist if follow 80’s Liverpool Council example



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.


Ireland: Ruth Coppinger TD sends solidarity message to homeless, 23/09/2015

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