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 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

Belgium
Massive demonstration in Brussels

10/11/2014: Shows anger against austerity

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
20 years after the ceasefires

10/11/2014: In 1994, the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries called ceasefires. Four years later the Good Friday agreement was declared to mark the end of the ‘Troubles’…

  Ireland Republic

Review
Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

09/11/2014: “This Changes Everything: capitalism vs the climate”, by Naomi Klein

  Environment, Review

Germany
25 years since November 9

09/11/2014: Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement

  Germany

Canada
Right wing wins Toronto Mayoral election

08/11/2014: NDP increasingly irrelevant to needs of workers, immigrants and youth

  Canada

Elections in Brazil

07/11/2014: Narrow win for Dilma sets scene for more crisis and instability

  Brazil

Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2014: November 7th anniversary of workers taking power

  Russia

Europe
Anti-fascist demonstrations set for 8-9 November

06/11/2014: Movement of workers and youth needed against racism and fascism

  Europe, Greece, Sweden

Canada
Ottawa ‘locked-down’ after Parliament gun attack

05/11/2014: Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role

  Canada

Ireland
Stunning Dublin by-election victory, huge water protests…new chapter for working class resistance

04/11/2014: How the Anti Austerity Alliance won a parliamentary seat and the way forward for the Left

  Ireland Republic

Book review
The Jihadis Return

04/11/2014: Isis and the new Sunni uprising, by Patrick Cockburn

  Middle East, Review

South Africa
Metal workers’ union clashes with Congress of South African Trade Unions

03/11/2014: For political and class independence - Struggle, solidarity and socialism!

  South Africa

Britain
Come to Socialism 2014

03/11/2014: Weekend of discussion & debate hosted by the Socialist Party – London 8-9 November

  Britain

  Ireland
’Abortion Pill Train’ video

02/11/2014: Pro-choice ROSA campaigners swallow abortion pills after rail journey

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

Italy
Renzi government faces mounting opposition

01/11/2014: A one-day strike of all workers is needed

  Italy

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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