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Spain
a break in the political establishment

07/02/2016: December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity.

  Spain

US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class has enthused millions of people throughout the US looking for a political alternative to Wall Street.

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

China 2015
A year of unnatural disasters

04/01/2016: Corruption, poor oversight and chase for profits, maim thousands

  China

Britain
Corbyn’s supporters want resistance against the right

01/01/2016: Edited extracts from an article by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, that will be published in the first 2016 issue of the Socialist (7 January).

  Britain

 Review
Alexandra Kollontai

29/12/2015: A life of socialist struggle

  Review, Women

Review
Revisiting Animal Farm

27/12/2015: Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution

  Review

Review
Charlie Chaplin

25/12/2015: Playing the underdog

  Review

Spain
Elections mark shift to the Left

23/12/2015: No government majority as Podemos partially recovers

  Spain

Environment
A world of change

23/12/2015: Human beings have radically altered the Earth, adapting nature in the struggle to survive and thrive…

  Environment

Pakistan
Hundreds protest against religious extremism and increased intolerance

21/12/2015: Rally organised by Socialist Movement Sindh in Mir Pur Khas

  Pakistan

China
Regime cracks down on labour activists

19/12/2015: Arrests in Guangdong province as workers’ struggles multiply

  China

Latin America

Latin America: A new turn?

25/04/2015, Historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, turmoil in Venezuela, and stalled reforms in Bolivia – as well as crises in Brazil – symbolise a new turn in Latin America and the Caribbean
Tony Saunois, article from May issue of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Panama 2015 Trade Union and Social Alternative Summit

11/04/2015, For an end to imperialism and capitalism, long live socialist and revolutionary united solidarity in our Americas!
The Committee for a Worker’s International, via its Venezuelan Section Socialismo Revolucionario, greets the Panama 2015 Trade Union and Social Alternative Summit.

Brazil: CWI Latin American summer school 2015

12/02/2015, 8th Latin American school largest ever held by the CWI on the continent
Socialistworld.net

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
socialistworld.net

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

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