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Greece
Syriza-led government announces anti-austerity policies

30/01/2015: Markets and EU leaders react against Athens

  Greece

Saudi Arabia
’Defenders of democracy’ mourn despot’s death

30/01/2015: Atrocious human rights records no concern for Western powers

  Saudi Arabia

Greece
Why did Syriza and the KKE fail to reach agreement?

29/01/2015: For socialist policies to end austerity nightmare!

  Greece

Greece
Syriza victory shows austerity elite can be beaten

29/01/2015: An inspiration for workers and youth across Europe

  Britain, Greece

Greece
Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

27/01/2015: Left parties fail to form government - Syriza goes into coalition with populist right Independent Greeks

  Europe, Greece

China
Slowest growth rate since 1990

25/01/2015: Economy decelerated 30 percent in five years

  China

Cuba
Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015: Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates

  Cuba, US

Northern Ireland
Water service workers win important victory

23/01/2015: A victory for all workers and an inspiration to resist the ‘race to the bottom’

  Ireland North

Sri Lanka
Mobilise now to defend our demands

22/01/2015: Article first published in the Colombo Telegraph

  Sri Lanka

 US
Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015: "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"

  US, Video

Russia/Ukraine
Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015: As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall

  Russia, Ukraine

Greece
Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

20/01/2015: Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital

  Greece

Nigeria
The Massacre in Baga

19/01/2015: Socialism or Barbarism

  Nigeria

Review
‘Eleanor Marx - a life’

17/01/2015: Clare Doyle reviews ’Eleanor Marx - A Life’ by Rachel Holmes

  Review

 Video
Joe Higgins questions Irish Central Bank governor

16/01/2015: Socialist MP grills establishment over banking bubble and collapse

  Video

Nigeria
2015 general elections and the working masses

16/01/2015: Boko Haram and the war in the north-east

  Nigeria

  Video
Ruth Coppinger calls for referendum on abortion rights in Ireland

15/01/2015: "You march in Paris, yet uphold laws any religious fundamentalist would envy"

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 Video
A year of struggle in Brazil

14/01/2015: LSR members intervene in struggles of 2014

  Brazil, Video

Sri Lanka
New but uncertain period opens up

14/01/2015: President Sirisena aims for clean government but will face difficulties

  Sri Lanka

Iran
Labour and children’s rights activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to another nine years

13/01/2015: International action needed to overturn latest conviction and to immediately release Behnam

  Iran

Germany
What is behind the ‘PEGIDA’ anti-immigrant demonstrations?

13/01/2015: Unions and Left must organise against racism and for jobs and decent living standards for all

  Germany

France
Millions march for solidarity

12/01/2015: Unity against racism and capitalism!

  France

New Zealand
Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015: Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda

  New Zealand

France
Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

10/01/2015: The shocking, cold blooded slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage

  France

Norway
General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015: Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions

  Norway

Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa defeated

09/01/2015: Period of uncertainty opens

  Sri Lanka

Sweden
New elections cancelled

09/01/2015: “Peace deal” between government and right-wing opposition

  Sweden

Greece
Towards a Syriza government?

08/01/2015: General elections on 25 January

  Greece

France
Deadly attack on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

08/01/2015: Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

  France

Hong Kong
Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

07/01/2015: A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round”

  Hong Kong

Israel-Palestine
A successful Socialism conference in the shadow of national divide

06/01/2015: Over 150 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2014’ in Tel Aviv, organised by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM - CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement

05/01/2015: Agreeing Not To Agree, Again

  Ireland Republic

Environment
Market forces hold back renewable energy

01/01/2015: Have capitalist governments around the world finally woken up to the danger of global warming?

  Environment

New Year
Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014: As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle

  Britain, Europe, World Economy

Britain
In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014: As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…

  Britain, US

Asia-Pacific: Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014, Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance
Dikang, chinaworker.info

Japan: Three years after Fukushima disaster

11/03/2014, Massive environmental destruction is the true cost of nuclear power
Dikang, chinaworker.info

Japan: ‘Abenomics’

22/04/2013, Unprecedented stimulus package - a desperate gamble
Carl Simmonds, Kokusai Rentai (CWI Japan)

Japan: Turn to the right with LDP victory

20/12/2012, Election sees big defeat for incumbent Democratic Party
chinaworker.info

China/Japan: What’s behind the island conflict?

22/10/2012, Rising national tensions point to new turbulent era in East Asia
Vincent Kolo, CWI

Japan: Anti-nuclear power protest on May Day

12/05/2011, Two months after the beginning of the Fukushima disaster, the anger in Japan is growing
Kokusai Rentai (CWI Japan)

After Japan’s tsunami disaster: Nuclear power, no way!

26/03/2011, The earthquake off Japan’s east coast and the giant tsunami wave that followed on 11 March has, at the time of writing, officially killed over 8,500 people with another 13,000 people still missing.
From The Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Japan: Immediate and longer-term effects of disaster

24/03/2011, Resentment and anger need socialist expression
Carl Simmons, Kokusai Rentai (CWI Japan)

Japan: Political fall-out as Kan looks for allies

22/03/2011, No to national unity on the bosses’ terms
Carl Simmons, Kokusai Rentai (CWI Japan)

Japan: Scandal of private Japanese power industry

21/03/2011, Now is the time to demand re-nationalisation
Seizo Shimamura, Kokusai Rentai, (CWI Japan) in Tokyo

Japan: Natural disaster exposes capitalism

20/03/2011, Tragedy for workers
Gerbrand Visser, CWI Netherlands

Japan: Disaster hits workers hardest

15/03/2011, Rebuilding should not serve the interests of private developers
Carl Simmons, Kokusai Rentai (International Solidarity - CWI in Japan)

Japan: Earthquake could leave “tens of thousands” dead and nuclear threat

14/03/2011, Capitalist system incapable of facing up to natural disasters
Reporters in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, from chinaworker.info

Japan: Collapse of vote for Liberal Democrats

07/09/2009, New government will push workers and young people to build struggle against capitalism
Carl Simmons, Kokusai Rentai (International Solidarity), CWI in Japan

Japan: Voters want end to rule of Liberal Democrats

24/08/2009, But capitalist alternative Democratic Party of Japan offers no secure future for workers and young people
Kokusai Rentai, CWI in Japan

Japan: Heavy defeat for government in elections

02/08/2007, Scandals abound
Elisabeth Baker and Michiko Kameyama, Tokyo, Japan

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