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Iraq /Syria
US-led bombings will worsen divisions

01/10/2014: Stop imperialist slaughter!

  Iraq, Syria, US

Hong Kong
Massive anti-government protests after attempted police crackdown

30/09/2014: Anger over police violence fuels spontaneous “umbrella revolution” and growing strike movement

  Hong Kong

Britain
Labour to continue austerity offensive

26/09/2014: Labour conference a carefully stage-managed affair

  Britain

Ireland South
Is Sinn Féin a genuine left alternative?

25/09/2014: Seeking alliances with austerity parties

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum - A working-class revolt

24/09/2014: The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won

  Scotland

Britain
Capitalist parties in crisis after Scotland revolt

24/09/2014: Build a working class alternative

  Britain, Scotland

Greece
"This destruction of workers’ lives serves the bankers"

23/09/2014: “We must all keep going…we have no other way to survive than to fight-back”

  Greece

Iran
Petrochemical workers sentenced to jail and flogging

22/09/2014: Protest against Iranian government’s brutal sentences!

  Iran

 Environment
Video of Climate Summit meeting with Kshama Sawant

22/09/2014: Video of New York City Climate Summit meeting with Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Bill KcKibben, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges

  Environment, US, Video

Scotland
1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

19/09/2014: Urgent to build new mass party for the working class

  Scotland

Belgium
Right wing coalition aims for structural attack on workers

19/09/2014: Massive social resistance is looming

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley - peace-maker or war-monger?

18/09/2014: A right-wing, sectarian demagogue who courted paramilitary violence

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum

18/09/2014: "Britain will never be the same again"

  Britain

Spain
Millions take to streets calling for Catalonia’s independence

18/09/2014: Only working class struggle can guarantee the right to decide and resist austerity

  Spain

Sweden
Conservative collapse, extreme-right gains

17/09/2014: CWI success, defended four council seats

  Sweden

Scotland
Thousands mobilise to oppose Project Terror in Scotland

17/09/2014: "You will not take this opportunity away from us"

  Scotland

US
Inequality and fight-back in the world’s richest country

16/09/2014: Socialist Alternative articulates political strategy to break from Democratic Party and capitalism

  US

 Video
John McInally on Scottish Independence

16/09/2014: John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity), adresses the issue of Scottish independence at a meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

  Video

Brazil
Will elections mark the end of the PT government?

15/09/2014: Space for Left alternative to win support

  Brazil

Asia-Pacific
Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014: Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance

  Asia, Japan

Scotland
Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

12/09/2014: Big business, politicians and media attack independence

  Scotland

US
building a movement to end poverty pay!

12/09/2014: Spreading and organising the movement for decent wages

  US

South Africa
Community protest over corruption widens

11/09/2014: Authorities deploy heavily armed response

  Africa, South Africa

Chile
The other ‘9/11’

11/09/2014: 1973 bloody coup against Popular Unity government

  Chile

Ukraine
Fragile ceasefire holds but country remains “a tinder box”

10/09/2014: Only united working class action can secure lasting peace

  Ukraine

Bosnia
Privatise to colonise

08/09/2014: How looting of the economy led to mass social protests

  Bosnia

West Africa
Ebola outbreak - a crisis of capitalism

08/09/2014: Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention

  Africa

Scotland
10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

08/09/2014: “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.”

  Scotland

Britain
Crisis brewing on all fronts

05/09/2014: The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters.

  Britain

Hong Kong
Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

04/09/2014: After NPC ruling democracy activists are perplexed by Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s comments that the strategic part of struggle “should end”

  Hong Kong

 Iran
Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014: Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions

  Iran, Solidarity

Scotland
Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

04/09/2014: Over 18,000 people have attended Hope Over Fear public meetings to hear socialist Tommy Sheridan.

  Scotland

Ukraine
Rebel forces gain territory

03/09/2014: International tensions escalate

  Ukraine

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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