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Latin America
The end of one cycle and the beginning of another

17/12/2014: Document on Latin America, agreed by CWI International Executive Committee

  Latin America

Taiwan
Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014: Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party

  Taiwan

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

15/12/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Ireland
Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014: Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil

  Ireland Republic

Sweden
Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014: Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget

  Sweden

Greece
Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014: Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Presidential Election January 8, 2015

11/12/2014: Socialist candidate challenges all other forces

  Sri Lanka

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014: For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power

  Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014: Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite

  Greece

 Video
All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014: Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Australia
Major community victory stops Melbourne’s East-West Toll Road

08/12/2014: Socialist Party leads successful campaign against Toll Road and for investment in public transport

  Australia

US
An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014: From Ferguson to Staten Island

  US

Philippines
‘Economic miracle’ – a neo-liberal nightmare for the masses

30/11/2014: Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions

  Philippines

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

27/11/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Britain
Right wing, populist UKIP wins second Parliament seat

26/11/2014: Labour’s pro-austerity ‘opposition’ no alternative

  Britain

South Africa
Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014: Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!

  Africa, South Africa

Catalonia
9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014: Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia

  Spain

Greece
Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014: Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector

  Greece

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu threatens “heavy hand” response to synagogue attacks

19/11/2014: New rounds of repression answered by new wave of rage and protest

  Israel / Palestine

US
Mid-term elections do not mean a turn to the right in society

19/11/2014: Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures

  US

 Video
Socialist TD defends anti-water charges protests

18/11/2014: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) appears on ‘Prime Time’

  Ireland Republic, Video

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

18/11/2014: Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and fighting working class programme to defeat dictatorship

  Hong Kong

 Video
Water tax revolt continues in Ireland

17/11/2014: Tanaiste (Deputy PM) trapped by protestors; AAA TD (MP) and Socialist Party member, Paul Murphy, assaulted

  Ireland Republic, Video

Indonesia
"New Hope" president faces intense pressures

16/11/2014: Initiative to build mass party of working class and rural poor urgently needed

  Indonesia

Ukraine
Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

15/11/2014: Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers

  Ukraine

Scotland
SNP government announces £500 million cuts

14/11/2014: Majority of ‘Yes’ voters want end to austerity - anti-cuts candidates needed!

  Scotland

Afghanistan
British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014: A legacy of death and destruction

  Afghanistan, Britain, US

 Germany
Highly politicised train drivers’ strike

12/11/2014: Last week German train drivers and on-board staff went on strike for four days, shaking and polarising the country

  Germany, Solidarity

Greece
Mayors refuse to make job cuts

12/11/2014: Lefts, local authority workers and communities’ united can resist Troika’s policies

  Greece

Britain
Over 1,000 attend largest ever ‘Socialism’ event

11/11/2014: Socialism 2014 - infused with contagious confidence

  Britain

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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