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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

Burkina Faso
Mass uprising ousts dictator

31/10/2014: No to military rule! Continue mass struggle – the whole rotten system must go!

  Burkina Faso

Ireland
Anti-water tax protest in Limerick

31/10/2014: Video of one of the city’s biggest protests

  Ireland Republic

Kurdistan
Battle for Kobanê at a crossroads

31/10/2014: What does US military ‘assistance’ mean for the Kurdish struggle?

  Kurdistan, Middle East

Belgium
Government’s Thatcherite attacks provoke class confrontation

30/10/2014: The right wing coalition must go, and all austerity policies!

  Belgium

Latin America

CWI School: Latin America

08/08/2014, Beginning to feel full effects of world crisis
Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Latin America: 7th and largest ever CWI Latin American school

15/01/2014, 180 attend combative and enthusiastic event held in Sao Paolo, Brazil
CWI reporters

Latin America: Moving back into epicentre of world struggle

23/12/2013, Report of discussion on Latin America at CWI’s International Executive Committee
Danny Byrne, CWI

CWI Summer School: New uprisings hit Latin America

04/08/2013, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba and Latin America
Laura Fitzgerald, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Latin America: 6th CWI Latin American school

05/02/2013, Largest and most confident event organised yet
socialistworld.net

5th CWI Latin American School: A great success

13/02/2012, LA School 2012 takes place against the backgound of sharp changes on the continent
Pedro Albornoz, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Chile)

Latin America: No escape from world crisis

28/01/2012, The illusory appearance of a peculiar isolation from the international picture of stagnation, recession and economic crisis is fragile - a new period of turbulent class conflict lays ahead
CWI

CWI International Meeting: Illusion of stability in Latin America

25/01/2012, Contradictions and new struggles define situation in region
Matt Dobson Socialist Party Scotland (CWI)

CWI 10th World Congress: Latin America

29/12/2010, "With the second centenary of national political independence being “celebrated” in various Latin American countries, the impasse for the political alternatives that have developed in the last period, like “Chavismo” and “Castroismo”, the region is at a decisive conjuncture."
Document No. 4, CWI World Congress

Jamaica:Armed forces storm impoverished Kingston neighbourhood

03/06/2010, Working people need own movement to overcome gangsterism, state repression and capitalism
Dave Carr, from 3-9 June 2010 issue of The Socialist, newspaper of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

‘Che Guevara – symbol of struggle’

16/04/2010, New foreword to Chinese edition to be published in June 2010 | China, Maoism, Nepal and India.
Tony Saunois, CWI

Latin America: Enthusiastic and successful CWI Latin America school

10/02/2010, Confident meeting reflects growth of CWI in the region
Tony Saunois, CWI, reports from Sao Paulo, Brazil

Latin America: Final day of CWI Latin America school

02/03/2009, Vital preparation for struggles ahead
Jesse Lessinger, Socialist Alternative (CWI in the US)

CWI Latin American School: The Importance of Indigenous movements in Latin America

23/02/2009, Report from school’s final day
CWI reporter

CWI Latin American school: Bolivia and Venezuela

18/02/2009, Where are they going?
Sascha Stanicic, CWI, reporting from Brazil

Latin America: CWI School - Sunday report

18/02/2009, Discussions on capitalist oppression and the socialist alternative
Nikos Anastasiadis, CWI, reporting from Brazil

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