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Ireland North
Martin McGuinness - from IRA leader to Stormont minister

29/03/2017: The IRA campaign, the ‘peace process’ and the working class

  Ireland North

Greece
H&M workers score victory against management plans

28/03/2017: Despite very difficult times, struggle can bring results

  Greece

 Solidarity
#JobstownNotGuilty international day of action a huge success

28/03/2017: Over 30 protests around the world and 88 MPs/MEPs pledge support

  Solidarity

Russia/Belarus
A week-end of mass protests

27/03/2017: New spring of protest opens up, as 1,000s arrested

  Russia

Hong Kong
Creeping “coup” by Chinese dictatorship

27/03/2017: Defend the four Hong Kong legislators

  Hong Kong

Britain
Terror attack at Westminster

24/03/2017: Unite against terror, racism and war

  Britain

Italy
Democratic Party splits and 5-Star Movement in crisis

22/03/2017: Class struggle can build real left force

  Italy

Spain
Student strike empties classes and fills streets on 9 March

21/03/2017: Over 100,000 take to the streets in SE demonstrations

  Spain

Scotland
Second referendum on independence?

18/03/2017: SNP fire the starting gun but offer no solutions to austerity

  Scotland

Brazil
National day of strikes and protests shows Temer can be beaten

17/03/2017: For a one-day general strike as the next step

  Brazil

South Africa
Unity against poverty, crime and xenophobia

17/03/2017: Capitalist politicians use xenophobia to divert attention from failures of profit system

  South Africa

Netherlands
Election result a colossal defeat for austerity government

16/03/2017: Oppose Wilders and the ‘mainstream’ right – Build a mass workers’ party that struggles for socialism

  Netherlands

Yemen
Workers and their families left to starve by multi-billionaire companies

16/03/2017: International campaign needed to force companies to pay

  Yemen

Hong Kong
Protest against LSG Sky Chefs dismissal of union chairman

14/03/2017: Ng Chi-Fai sacked for organising union by multinational’s Hong Kong division – international solidarity needed

  Hong Kong

Ireland North
Snap election raises sectarian temperature    

14/03/2017: Workers need strong socialist alternative at ballot box and in unions

  Ireland North

Quebec
Counter protest against far-right

13/03/2017: Rise of Islamophobia and right-wing reaction poses new challenges to the left

  Quebec

 International Women's Day
Speech by Kshama Sawant

12/03/2017: Video of 8 March rally in Seattle

  Women

 International Women’s Day
Millions join marches and take action

10/03/2017: Socialists around the world demand an end to women’s oppression

  Women

 Hong Kong
Women’s march against sexism and racism

09/03/2017: International Women’s Day: “Solidarity with global mass protests and women’s strikes”

  Women

 Spain
Hundreds of thousands participate in International Women’s day student strike

08/03/2017: ‘Libres y Combativas’ and Sindicato de Estudiantes call strike against sexist violence and for working class women's rights

  Women

Pakistan
Political spectacle of the ruling class

08/03/2017: Most workers underemployed, 40% in poverty - situation demands new workers’ party

  Pakistan

 International Women’s Day 2017
A century on from the Russian Revolution

06/03/2017: Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger

  Women

Britain
Massive demo shows battle to save the NHS can be won

06/03/2017: Up to 250,000 march in national protest, organised from below

  Britain

Egypt
Price hikes hit workers and middle classes

04/03/2017: Falling support for dictator Sisi portends growing opposition

  Egypt

Hong Kong’s sham election

03/03/2017: Pan-democrats sink to new low by supporting “lesser evil” John Tsang

  Hong Kong

US
Socialist response to Trump’s address to joint session of congress

02/03/2017: Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative councillor, speaks

  US

Sweden
“Who could believe it?"

24/02/2017: What is behind Trump's attack?

  Sweden

Britain/Ireland
Dublin's #JobstownNotGuilty

23/02/2017: Defend the right to protest - stop this political vendetta!

  Ireland Republic

Ireland
A web of intrigue sparks government crisis

22/02/2017: Smear campaign against a prominent police whistleblower

  Ireland Republic

February revolution 1917
What lessons for today?

21/02/2017: 23 February 1917 (8 March in today’s calendar) marked the beginning of the socialist revolution in Russia, which sparked a revolutionary wave that would travel around the world.

  Russian Revolution

CWI Comment And Analysis

2017:Upheaval and fightback will continue

01/01/2017, Everything to play for in 2017
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) general secretary

2016: Crisis-ridden capitalism will meet with bitter mood of resistance

05/01/2016, Socialist alternative is essential
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) general secretary

World perspectives: Thesis for the International Executive Committee (IEC) of the CWI 2013

22/11/2013, The world situation and the tasks for the CWI
International Secretariat of the CWI

CWI Summer School: “We stand on the eve of convulsive events, the greatest in world history"

30/07/2013, World capitalist crisis and the class struggle
Kevin Parslow, Socialist Party (England and Wales)

World Perspectives: Age of austerity preparing seismic convulsions

12/12/2012, We are living through one of the most dramatic periods in history
Document adopted by the December 2012 meeting of the International Executive Committee of the CWI

World perspectives:‘Age of austerity’ preparing seismic convulsions

02/12/2012, We are living through one of the most dramatic periods in history.
Extracts from the draft document on world perspectives that will be discussed at the December meeting of the International Executive Committee (IEC) of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI)

Europe: Autumn resurgence of class struggle

04/10/2012, Time to strike a united blow against EU/Troika austerity! For a European-wide day of general strikes and mobilisations this autumn! Towards a 24-hour all-European general strike!
CWI statement

Anti-Islam movie: Protests spread

20/09/2012, Reaping the grapes of wrath
Cedric Gerome, CWI

The capitalist “vampire squid” and the class struggle in Europe

06/05/2012, As economic crisis worsens and class struggles continue in Spain, Greece, Portugal and elsewhere in Europe, the need for working class fight-back and to build the influence of Marxism grows.
CWI

May Day 2012: Celebrate working class history and fight for new victories!

30/04/2012, International Workers’ Day and the socialist alternative to austerity and barbarism
CWI

The capitalist “vampire squid” and the class struggle in Europe

06/04/2012, As economic crisis worsens and class struggles continue in Spain, Greece, Portugal and elsewhere in Europe, the need for working class fight-back and to build the influence of Marxism grows.
CWI

The euro patient: ‘Stabilised’ but still critical

29/03/2012, The European economies are in the throes of an austerity-induced recession, which is likely to be protracted.
Lynn Walsh, editor of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Net activism: The “Kony 2012” phenomena

20/03/2012, How to end a nightmare?
Robert Bechert, CWI

International Women’s Day 2012: Remembering the struggles & victories of women workers

06/03/2012, For more than a century, 8 March has been the day to commemorate and celebrate the fight of working class and revolutionary women for a better deal and a socialist society.
Clare Doyle, CWI

Perspectives: A World in Crisis

18/02/2012, Speach on the revolutionary developments in Egypt and the Middle east, the struggles in Greece and the rest of Europe, developments in China and elsewhere
Video of Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) general secretary

Europe: No to the debt! No to the austerity! No to the blackmail!

09/02/2012, International struggle can end dictatorship of the markets
Joint declaration by CWI sections in Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain

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