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Greece
Syriza victory shows austerity elite can be beaten

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

  Britain, Greece

Greece
Why did Syriza and the communist party (KKE) fail to reach an agreement?

27/01/2015: For socialist policies to end austerity nightmare!

  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

 CWI
National Question a key feature of political crisis of capitalism

28/12/2014: A socialist solution to national oppression

  CWI

Scotland
Blairite wins election as Labour’s new Scottish leader

27/12/2014: Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

  Scotland

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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US: Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address, 21/01/2015

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