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Kazakhstan
Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014: Struggle to free political prisoners continues

  Kazakhstan

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

  Latin America

Taiwan
Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014: Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party

  Taiwan

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

15/12/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Ireland
Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014: Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil

  Ireland Republic

Sweden
Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014: Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget

  Sweden

Greece
Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014: Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Presidential Election January 8, 2015

11/12/2014: Socialist candidate challenges all other forces

  Sri Lanka

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014: For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power

  Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014: Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite

  Greece

 Video
All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014: Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Australia
Major community victory stops Melbourne’s East-West Toll Road

08/12/2014: Socialist Party leads successful campaign against Toll Road and for investment in public transport

  Australia

US
An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014: From Ferguson to Staten Island

  US

Philippines
‘Economic miracle’ – a neo-liberal nightmare for the masses

30/11/2014: Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions

  Philippines

 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

Iceland: The crisis is far from over

28/04/2012, “Up to half of all Icelandic families are bankrupt”
Per-Åke Westerlund. From Offensiv, newspaper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden)

Report from Iceland: The aftermath of the “crash”

15/05/2011, The desperate need for a clear lead to re-develop the movement
Paul Murphy, MEP, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Iceland: “We will not pay for the bankers’ crisis”

12/04/2011, Nearly two thirds of Icelanders say ‘No!’ to Icesave deal
Per-Åke Westerlund (CWI Sweden)

Iceland: Volcanic ash clouds over growing social tension

27/04/2010, Publication of investigation commission report into country’s financial collapse
Skuli Jon Kristinsson

Iceland: 93% say ‘No’ to bail-out for investors

09/03/2010, The IMF is the problem: They are trying to dictate the policy of the country
Interview with Skúli Jón Kristinsson, CWI Iceland

Iceland: Referendum over Icesave deal

14/01/2010, ‘Can’t pay, won’t pay!’ must be the response
Kristofer Lundberg (CWI Sweden) spoke to Skúli Jón Kristinsson from Sósíalískt Réttlæti (CWI Iceland) on the socialist alternative.

Iceland: “Left” election victory but no left policies

08/05/2009, Crisis deepens – three companies go bankrupt every day
Mattias Bernhardsson and Skuli Jon Kristinsson, Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland:: Protest at NATO meeting

03/02/2009, "Snowballs are lighter than bombs!"
Kristofer Lundberg in Reykjavik

Iceland: Students make their voice heard in Reykjavik

30/01/2009, CWI speaks to left-wing students in country devastated by capitalist crisis.
Kristofer Lundberg, Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden)

Iceland: Devastated by global crisis

26/01/2009, Demonstrations of anger bring down government
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Iceland: Victim of casino economy

10/10/2008, “God bless Iceland” - slogan at demonstration
Per-Ake Westerlund (Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna -CWI in Sweden)

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