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Sri Lanka
Provincial elections spike president’s plans

20/04/2014: Repression can provoke opposition

  Sri Lanka

China
Labour disputes soar

17/04/2014: 40,000 workers paralyse world’s largest sports shoe maker

  China

Greece
International anti-fascist conference “No pasaran!”

16/04/2014: Four thousand attend three-day event in Athens

  Greece

South Africa
Enthusiastic response for WASP ahead of May elections

15/04/2014: WASP campaigning material available on pdf

  South Africa

India
Massive election process could end in turmoil

14/04/2014: New party expresses, but cannot solve, major discontents

  India

Cyprus
Austerity sees living standards fall back 40 years

11/04/2014: One year of the right wing Anastasiades government

  Cyprus

 Iranian nuclear talks
Hypocrisy abounds

10/04/2014: Paul Murphy MEP

  Video

Britain
Dave Nellist on BBC outlining TUSC’s socialist policies

10/04/2014: Trade union and socialist coalition (TUSC) candidate count reaches 476 for May local election

  Britain

Taiwan
Occupation of parliament ends after 23 days

10/04/2014: What are the lessons of the island’s ‘sunflower movement’?

  Taiwan

Hungary
Election highlights lack of Left challenge

09/04/2014: Declining vote for ruling Fidész party; neo-fascist Jobbik picks up 20% as false ‘alternative’

  Hungary

Environment
Ukraine crisis exploited by multinational fracking lobby

09/04/2014: Oppose the pro-big business EU/ US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership!

  Environment, Ukraine

Belgium
50,000 join ETUC Brussels demonstration

08/04/2014: Protesters’ radical mood

  Belgium

Britain
One in ten council seats will have TUSC candidate

07/04/2014: No-cuts election challenge grows

  Britain

Review
Net political impact

06/04/2014: To Save Everything, Click Here • By Evgeny Morozov •

  Review

Belgium
The rise of the PTB/PvdA

05/04/2014: Recent polls confirm a probable electoral breakthrough for the Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PvdA).

  Belgium

Ivory Coast
First victory for students at University of Cocody

04/04/2014: An important step to push the struggle against neo-liberal policies further

  Ivory Coast

Canada
Port of Vancouver truckers’ strike wins significant gains

03/04/2014: After bosses’ seen off - unions must defend their right to strike!

  Canada

France
Government punished in local elections

02/04/2014: Far right gains highlight need for strong fighting left opposition

  France

Nepal
Turning back the wheel of history

01/04/2014: Second constituent assembly election – a shift to the right

  Nepal

South Africa
WASP manifesto launch success!

01/04/2014: On Saturday 29 March the Workers and Socialist Party launched its 2014 election manifesto at a rally in Katlehong, Gauteng

  Africa, South Africa

Taiwan
Half a million on the streets against President Ma

31/03/2014: Demonstrators call for trade pact to be withdrawn and for president to step down

  Taiwan

US
Winning $15 an hour in Seattle

31/03/2014: A socialist strategy

  US

Netherlands
Socialist Party local election gains

31/03/2014: Vote for SP can be the basis for a mass struggle against cuts

  Netherlands

 Video
Hypocrisy of Irish Govt & EU on Ukraine

29/03/2014: Joe Higgins, Socialist Party (CWI MP) speaks in Irish parliament

  Ukraine, Video

 Sweden
New political winds affect CWI Congress

28/03/2014: Optimistic Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna prepares for elections

  CWI, Sweden

No to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership!

28/03/2014: Anti-democratic agreement seeks to increase corporate domination of politics

Portugal
Thousands of police and military march in Lisbon

27/03/2014: Reflection of the government’s intrinsic weakness

  Portugal

Spain
A million march for dignity in Madrid

26/03/2014: 22M: A before and after moment for the class struggle

  Spain

Taiwan
Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

26/03/2014: Down with undemocratic Kuomintang rule – for a Taiwan-wide student strike as the next step!

  Taiwan

Bosnia-Herzegovina
Mass protests - The first flowers of spring

26/03/2014: What programme should the Left advocate?

  Bosnia

Sudan
Has al-Bashir survived mass protests?

25/03/2014: Removal of hated regime not enough; crises of poverty and oppression due to grip of capitalism

  Sudan

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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