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Greece
Mighty class-based ‘NO’ shakes bosses’ EU

06/07/2015: Referendum earthquake sees working class boldly defy Troika and Greece’s servile ruling class!

  Greece

Scotland
Dundee porters’ victory proves strike action can deliver

06/07/2015: After 13 weeks of all-out strike action the 117 Dundee hospital porters have won an inspiring victory

  Scotland

 Video
Harris Sideris on Greek referendum and Vodafone battle

05/07/2015: Sacked Greek Vodafone trade unionist speaks in London on eve of historic referendum

  Video

Austria
Social? Democratic? Party!

04/07/2015: The Fragmentation of the Social Democracy in Austria

  Austria

Britain
Socialists and the EU referendum

03/07/2015: How should socialists approach the in-or-out EU debate?

  Britain

 Video
Real nature of EU is being laid bare

02/07/2015: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist TD (Irish MP), supports Greek ‘NO’ vote, and calls for debt refutation and nationalisations

  Greece, Ireland Republic, Video

 Video
Socialist MP condemns Troika/Irish government’s bullying of Greek voters

01/07/2015: Paul Murphy TD (Irish MP) attacks Irish prime minister’s collusion with Brussels big business agenda and voices solidarity with Greek workers

  Video

Is China’s stock market bubble bursting?

01/07/2015: Billions wiped off share values in June – only the Greek stock market is more volatile

  China

Greece
Troika threatens Greeks ahead of referendum

30/06/2015: Vote ‘No’! For a mass working class campaign to oppose Troika and for socialist policies!

  Greece

South Africa
The Marikana Report – a whitewash

30/06/2015: Not a stone has been left unturned on the political landscape

  South Africa

Tunisia
Terrorist atrocity in Sousse

29/06/2015: For a renewed mass movement against poverty and terror

  Tunisia

Greece
“NO”

27/06/2015: On Sunday 5 July, we say “no” to the gang of the lenders!

  Greece

Britain’s class battle-lines are drawn

26/06/2015: A quarter-of-a-million people protested through London and Glasgow raising the need for trade union-led struggle

  Britain

Germany
Indefinite strike for more staff at Charité hospital

26/06/2015: Berlin industrial dispute of national importance

  Germany

Greece
Where are mass solidarity protests with Syriza?

26/06/2015: Troika must be defied – No more cuts! Don’t pay the debt! Socialist policies would win huge backing from Greek workers

  Greece

Egypt
Counter-revolution continues

25/06/2015: Recent strikes show workers will resist

  Egypt

Greece
Tsipras retreats before Troika threats

24/06/2015: What should the SYRIZA Left do next?

  Greece

Scotland
1,000s rally against austerity

24/06/2015: Ferry workers’ strike over jobs, pay, pensions and privatisation

  Scotland

 Video
Socialist MP condemns Troika’s blackmail of Greece

24/06/2015: "Minister Noonan lined up with Schauble, he said tighten the noose, he stabbed the Greek people in the chest and the Irish people in the back"

  Greece, Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
“Despite spin, Syriza proposals terrible for pensioners and workers”

23/06/2015: SYRIZA Left must vote against cave-in deal with Troika and act in interests of workers!

  Greece

Britain
100,000s protest against austerity

23/06/2015: Socialist Party says: "Organise! Strike! Resist! Build for a 24-hour general strike!"

  Britain

Greece
No surrender to‘Gang of Lenders’

22/06/2015: Plan an anti-austerity fight-back, with socialist policies!

  Greece

 Brazil
No to sackings and political persecution in Sabesp

22/06/2015: Reinstate Marzeni now – Solidarity needed!

  Brazil, Solidarity

Ireland North
20,000 protesters demand LGBT rights

21/06/2015: To end oppression we need to fight to end this system, uniting working people, fighting for equality

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic, LGBT

Britain
Can Jeremy Corbyn’s challenge help to develop the socialist left?

20/06/2015: Left candidate in Labour Party leadership contest

  Britain

Hong Kong
Fake democracy roundly rejected in legislative vote

19/06/2015: Government proposals end in fiasco as Beijing loyalists misjudge voting rules

  Hong Kong

Ireland
Socialist MPs’ Employment Equality Bill passed

18/06/2015: Bill would end the right of religiously run schools, hospitals and other workplaces to discriminate against LGBTQ workers

  Ireland Republic

China
Life sentence for former security boss

16/06/2015: Secret trial of Zhou Yongkang

  China

Italy
Regional elections

13/06/2015: Myth of Prime Minister’s invincibility exposed

  Italy

Iraq/Syria
US imperialist strategy in tatters

12/06/2015: A year after ISIS captured Mosul, the jihadist group controls about half of Syria and a third of Iraq – more territory than ever before

  Iraq, Syria

 Greece
Solidarity needed with Vodafone strike

12/06/2015: Appeal for international solidarity action on 25 June

  Greece, Solidarity

Iceland
Strike wave produces results

11/06/2015: Workers win thirty percent wage increase over three years

  Iceland

Greece
Crunch-time for Syriza?

10/06/2015: Workers and poor cannot take more calamitous austerity

  Greece

Finland

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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