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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

Beijing slams door shut on Hong Kong democracy

02/09/2014: Mass resistance against one-party dictatorship is the only way forward!

  Hong Kong

 Video
Revolution and counter-revolution in the world today

01/09/2014: Hannah Sell, deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) speaking at recent summer camp

  Video

France
Economic stagnation and political instability

29/08/2014: Hollande removes ‘lefts’ from government

  France

Turkey
Erdoğan sworn in as country’s President

29/08/2014: Significant poll gains for the left coalition HDP

  Turkey

 Solidarity
Iranian mine workers on strike

26/08/2014: Demand the release of the arrested workers!

  Iran, Solidarity

Nigeria
Fees victory at Lagos State University!

26/08/2014: Vigilance required from LASU students and workers to ensure that victory is permanent

  Nigeria

ISIS
Capitalist slaughter in Iraq and Syria

25/08/2014: As ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and a-Shams) crossed the border between Syria and Iraq, it proclaimed this to be the “annihilation of the disgrace of Sykes-Picot” and the formation of an ‘Islamic state’ (IS).

  Iraq, Syria

US
Indict Michael Brown’s killer and spread the protests! The whole system is guilty!

22/08/2014: Text of a leaflet handed out by Socialist Alternative members in Ferguson and St. Louis

  US

Women

Women in World War One

20/08/2014, Protests, strikes and equality
Jane James and Jim Horton, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Pakistan: Sindh rally on International Women’s Day

11/03/2014, Progressive Workers’ Federation and SMP (CWI) organise inspirational rally against Talibanisation
SMP (CWI in Pakistan) reporters

International Women’s Day 2014

07/03/2014, Fighting austerity and oppression world-wide
Clare Doyle (Committee for a Workers’ International)

Brazil: First gathering of Women In Struggle movement

06/11/2013, An important step to renew working class feminism
Jane Barros, LSR (CWI in Brazil)

US: Struggles in the south of the US against reactionary legislation

03/08/2013, 2013 has seen a continuation unrelenting assault on women’s rights
Grace McGee, Mobile, Alabama

Tunisia: the Ministry of Women excuses violations against women rights

23/05/2013, In the «most developped country for women in the Arab world», the struggle for women rights remains more relevant than ever
Aïda, CWI sympathiser in Tunisia

Women and the struggle for socialism: It doesn’t have to be like this

05/05/2013, Christine Thomas’ book outlines how inequalities and discrimination against women have not disappeared and women’s struggles must be bound up with wider class struggle to be successful. Read the complete book online here.
Christine Thomas, Controcorrente (CWI Italy)

Britain: Combating violence against women

14/04/2013, A socialist perspective on fighting women’s oppression
Hannah Sell, on behalf of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) Executive Committee

South Africa: Struggle is the answer to women’s oppression

12/03/2013, Ruling establishments have long tried to ‘domesticate’ international women’s day – to shed crocodile tears for the victims of gender oppression
Liv Shange, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI South Africa)

Britain: Women on the frontline

09/03/2013, Fighting austerity
Jane James, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales), first published in Socialism Today

Sri Lanka: Women toil and suffer

08/03/2013, Workers’ movement must take up their cause
Srinath Perera, United Socialist Party (CWI Sri Lanka)

Egypt: Two years on from the revolution

08/03/2013, What is the way forward for women’s struggle for liberation?
Aysha Zaki, CWI

March 8th: The day of international working women’s solidarity

07/03/2013, Beware the anger of women against the bosses’ system!
Clare Doyle, CWI

India: Rage against rape

01/01/2013, "This system’s mind-set perpetuates hatred against women and disregards the fundamental right of women for freedom"
New Socialist Alternative (CWI India)

Campaign in Britain: "Rape is No Joke"

05/12/2012, Following high profile cases such as those of Julian Assange and Dominique Strauss Khan, there has been much debate recently about rape and sexual assault. On the Slutwalks and other protests, anger on these issues has been obvious.
Sarah Wrack, first published in "Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

India: The international day of Action for Legal abortion in Ireland

23/11/2012, About 50 people gathered in Bangalore to observe International Day of action for Legal Abortion in Ireland
Jagadish G Chandra (New Socialist Alternative, CWI-India)

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