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Belgium
Massive general strike makes the government wobble

19/12/2014: Towards a second plan of action to get rid of this government and austerity!

  Belgium

 Portugal
Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014: Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers

  Portugal, Solidarity

Kazakhstan
Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014: Struggle to free political prisoners continues

  Kazakhstan

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

Women

Ireland: ’Abortion Pill Train’ video

02/11/2014, Pro-choice ROSA campaigners swallow abortion pills after rail journey
Socialistworld.net

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)

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