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New Zealand
Victory over zero-contract hours

24/05/2015: ‘Cotton On’ clothes retailer workers defeat attempt to remove rest and meal breaks

  New Zealand

Iraq/Syria
ISIS rout national armies at Ramadi and Palmyra

23/05/2015: United working class movement needed to sweep away sectarian militias and reactionary politicians

  Iraq, Syria

Britain
Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

22/05/2015: The Labour leadership contest begs the question: what is the point of the Labour Party?

  Britain

Ireland North
Election marks growing rejection of sectarian status quo

21/05/2015: Opportunities to build new anti-sectarian political voice for working class and youth

  Ireland Republic

Spain
Is Podemos in crisis?

20/05/2015: Left and social movements in a state of flux, as key elections loom

  Spain

Britain
Build a movement to defeat Tories’ cuts savagery

20/05/2015: For massive union demonstrations, linked to a 24-hour general strike

  Britain

Ireland South
Vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality!

19/05/2015: Referendum a product of long-waged campaign of struggle from below

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

18/05/2015: The choices before the Greek working class

  Greece

North Cyprus
‘Moderate leftist’ wins presidential election on peace ticket

16/05/2015: Workers’ common front, north and south, can find solution to island’s division

  Cyprus

Chile
Huge demonstrations call for free education

15/05/2015: New chapter opens in country’s political and ‘moral’ crisis

  Chile

Australia
East-West toll road dispute concluded

15/05/2015: Local community direct action secures victory

  Australia

Ireland
Parliament suspended after PM tells Socialist MPs “where to go”

14/05/2015: Contemptuous remarks reflect government concerns over non-payment of water charges

  Ireland Republic

Britain
Organising against Tory austerity starts now

14/05/2015: Potential for industrial response to cuts but needs determined leadership and campaigning

  Britain

 Video
Joe Higgins TD questions former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet

13/05/2015: "When bankers and bondholders’ gambles crashed, their massive burden of private debt was placed onto the shoulders of the Irish people"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Sudan
Mass apathy towards elections

12/05/2015: Renewed struggle from below needed to put an end to Bashir’s rule

  Sudan

USA
Presidential candidate declares "political revolution" against billionaires

12/05/2015: Campaign needs to build independent political power

  US

Britain
Fight against "five more damned years" of Tory rule

12/05/2015: Labour leader’s ’responsible capitalism’ shows its bankruptcy

  Britain

China
“In a hard landing now”

11/05/2015: Stock market frenzy and fabricated GDP figures cannot hide the reality of an economy in deep trouble

  China

Scotland
Labour annihilated

11/05/2015: SNP sweeps to victory by posing as an anti-austerity alternative

  Scotland

Britain
With the votes of 24% of the electorate, Tories have no mandate for more savage cuts

11/05/2015: Labour’s failure puts centre stage the need for new mass anti-austerity force

  Britain

Poland
65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015: Plan of action for a general strike needed

  Poland

Ireland North
Socialist Party replies to leading Sinn Fein councillor’s attacks

06/05/2015: How to fight cuts, sectarianism and to build workers’ unity

  Ireland North

Britain
Russell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

06/05/2015: Russell Brand calls on people to elect a Labour government, saying Ed Miliband will ’listen’ and wants pressure from below

  Britain

May Day 2015
International workers’ day marked by marches and rallies

05/05/2015: Photo gallery of the CWI taking part in May Day event across the world

  May Day

Iceland
Fighting for better wages

05/05/2015: General strike called for 26 May

  Iceland

May Day 2015
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015: What sort of new society are we struggling for?

  May Day

Nepal
Disaster in Nepal –amplified by capitalism

30/04/2015: Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the south Asian region has been further devastated by the recent earthquake.

  Nepal

US
Rage in Baltimore

29/04/2015: The aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

  US

Book review
’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

29/04/2015: What the 1% will do to defend their class interests

  Review, US

 May Day 2015
Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

28/04/2015: 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism!

  CWI, May Day

Italy
Migrant disasters - the human cost of budget cuts

27/04/2015: From Mare Nostrum to Triton

  Italy

Latin America
A new turn?

25/04/2015: Historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, turmoil in Venezuela, and stalled reforms in Bolivia – as well as crises in Brazil – symbolise a new turn in Latin America and the Caribbean

  Latin America

Asian Earthquake Disaster

Asian earthquake disaster: Relief work continues through the winter

14/03/2006, Four schools continue to function despite freezing temperatures
Rukhsana Manzoor, national coordinator TURCP Relief Work

asian earthquake disaster: Pakistan after the earthquake

06/12/2005, The devastating earthquake caused widespread destruction in the northern areas of Pakistan and Pakistani occupied Kashmir (POK) on 8 October.
Khalid Bhatti, of the Socialist Movement Pakistan

Asian Earthquake Disaster: Trade Union Rights Campaign continues earthquake relief

18/11/2005, Tremendous response from unions and working class internationally
Rukhsana Manzoor, TURCP National Co-ordinator of earthquake relief work

asian earthquake disaster: Financial appeal

11/11/2005, Urgent appeal for further earthquake aid
Trade Union Rights Campaign Pakistan

Asian earthquake disaster: Three weeks after the earthquake…time runs out for survivors

09/11/2005, As winter looms thousands more could die
Khalid Bhatti, National Organiser, Trade union Rights Campaign Pakistan

Asian earthquake disaster: Socialist Party Breda holds public meeting to support TURCP earthquake appeal

27/10/2005, Party Branch promises to double the amount raised by the members
Johan Kwisthout, Socialist Party Councillor and Offensief member, Breda

Asian earthquake disaster: Workers’ Relief and Rehabilitation Committee formed in Bagh city

20/10/2005, The Committee will organise all the relief and political work in Bagh.
Azad Qadri, National Organising Secretary Trade Union Rights Campaign Pakistan (TURCP)

Asian earthquake disaster: Politics of Relief

20/10/2005, Political manoeuvres begin
Azad Qadri and Khalid Bhatti, Trade Union Rights Campaign, Pakistan

Asia: Earchquake disaster - Shattered by the tragedy...

19/10/2005, ...dismayed by the inadequacies of the authorities
Eyewitness account from Bagh, Khalid Bhatti, Trade Union Rights Campaign, Lahore

Sweden: Rail company’s history of union busting

19/10/2005, Strikes against Connex in Britain, France, Finland
Per Olsson, Stockholm

Asian earthquake disaster: Poorest areas of towns and villages suffer most

15/10/2005, Eyewitness report from Bagh
Khalid Bhatti, Trade Union Rights Campaign, Pakistan

asian earthquake disaster: Capitalist greed and profits adding insult to injury

13/10/2005, No truck has left Lahore for the last two days
Press Release to Pakistani media by Trade Union Rights Campaign (TURC) and Socialist Movement Pakistan (SMP)

asian earthquake disaster: Financial appeal

11/10/2005, Urgent appeal for earthquake aid
Trade Union Rights Campaign Pakistan

Asian earthquake disaster: Authorities abandon the people of Bagh, Kashmir

11/10/2005, "Death everywhere…a stench of decaying bodies"
Eyewitness report from Bagh and Rawalakot, by Jamal, a member of Socialist Liberation (CWI Kashmir)

Asia: Earthquake disaster - Over thirty thousand casualties in devastated region<

10/10/2005, Kashmir worst hit region with over 21000 casualties already reported - Wide swathes of destruction - Many towns and villages wiped out - Hundreds and thousands of people still waiting for rescue and food - Socialist Movement (CWI) members feared dead.
Rukhsana Manzoor and Khalid Bhatti, Lahore, Socialist Movement Pakistan.

Asia: Earthquake disaster - Poorest suffer as earthquake strikes Kashmir, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

08/10/2005, Lack of funding for public services makes disaster even worse.
Rukhsana Manzoor and Khalid Bhatti, Lahore, Socialist Movement Pakistan.

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Pakistan: Jawad Ahmad speaking at May Day rally held by International Youth and Workers Movement, 18/05/2015

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