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 CWI 11th World Congress
Upheaval of traditional European political framework

12/02/2016: Workers’ fury at austerity and capitalist system will find more expression

  CWI, Europe

Ireland North
Hundreds protest against manufacturing destruction

12/02/2016: Union movement should step up call for nationalisation of threatened factories

  Ireland North

 11th CWI World Congress
A World in turmoil

11/02/2016: Renewed economic crisis, wars, political polarisation & class struggle perspectives

  Africa, Asia, CWI, Latin America, Middle East, Russia, US, World Economy

Hong Kong
‘Fishball Revolution’!

10/02/2016: Brutal policing must be condemned

  Hong Kong

Ethiopia
Hunger and deadly repression

09/02/2016: Crisis for imperialism and a fight-back from below

  Africa

Greece
Powerful general strike opposes cuts to pensions

09/02/2016: All out in the struggle! Coordinate and develop the fight now!

  Greece

Africa
New political storms and mass struggles

08/02/2016: Opportunities will arise for working class and poor to organise

  Africa

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 enthuses millions

  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

CWI Comment And Analysis

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

World: Capitalist chaos – class struggle sharpens

01/02/2012, CWI – a socialist analysis
Agreed by the CWI IEC 21 January 2012

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