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Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific workers to strike in August

26/05/2015: Protesting cabin crew at Hong Kong airport explained their grievances to Socialist Action reporters

  Hong Kong

Canada’s ‘carbo-state’

26/05/2015: Only a socialist alternative can challenge the carbo-capitalists’ grip on Canadian politics

  Canada, Environment

New Zealand
Victory over zero-contract hours

24/05/2015: ‘Cotton On’ clothes retailer workers defeat attempt to remove rest and meal breaks

  New Zealand

Iraq/Syria
ISIS rout national armies at Ramadi and Palmyra

23/05/2015: United working class movement needed to sweep away sectarian militias and reactionary politicians

  Iraq, Syria

Britain
Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

22/05/2015: The Labour leadership contest begs the question: what is the point of the Labour Party?

  Britain

Ireland North
Election marks growing rejection of sectarian status quo

21/05/2015: Opportunities to build new anti-sectarian political voice for working class and youth

  Ireland Republic

Spain
Is Podemos in crisis?

20/05/2015: Left and social movements in a state of flux, as key elections loom

  Spain

Britain
Build a movement to defeat Tories’ cuts savagery

20/05/2015: For massive union demonstrations, linked to a 24-hour general strike

  Britain

Ireland South
Vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality!

19/05/2015: Referendum a product of long-waged campaign of struggle from below

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

18/05/2015: The choices before the Greek working class

  Greece

North Cyprus
‘Moderate leftist’ wins presidential election on peace ticket

16/05/2015: Workers’ common front, north and south, can find solution to island’s division

  Cyprus

Chile
Huge demonstrations call for free education

15/05/2015: New chapter opens in country’s political and ‘moral’ crisis

  Chile

Australia
East-West toll road dispute concluded

15/05/2015: Local community direct action secures victory

  Australia

Ireland
Parliament suspended after PM tells Socialist MPs “where to go”

14/05/2015: Contemptuous remarks reflect government concerns over non-payment of water charges

  Ireland Republic

Britain
Organising against Tory austerity starts now

14/05/2015: Potential for industrial response to cuts but needs determined leadership and campaigning

  Britain

 Video
Joe Higgins TD questions former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet

13/05/2015: "When bankers and bondholders’ gambles crashed, their massive burden of private debt was placed onto the shoulders of the Irish people"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Sudan
Mass apathy towards elections

12/05/2015: Renewed struggle from below needed to put an end to Bashir’s rule

  Sudan

USA
Presidential candidate declares "political revolution" against billionaires

12/05/2015: Campaign needs to build independent political power

  US

Britain
Fight against "five more damned years" of Tory rule

12/05/2015: Labour leader’s ’responsible capitalism’ shows its bankruptcy

  Britain

China
“In a hard landing now”

11/05/2015: Stock market frenzy and fabricated GDP figures cannot hide the reality of an economy in deep trouble

  China

Scotland
Labour annihilated

11/05/2015: SNP sweeps to victory by posing as an anti-austerity alternative

  Scotland

Britain
With the votes of 24% of the electorate, Tories have no mandate for more savage cuts

11/05/2015: Labour’s failure puts centre stage the need for new mass anti-austerity force

  Britain

Poland
65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015: Plan of action for a general strike needed

  Poland

Ireland North
Socialist Party replies to leading Sinn Fein councillor’s attacks

06/05/2015: How to fight cuts, sectarianism and to build workers’ unity

  Ireland North

Britain
Russell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

06/05/2015: Russell Brand calls on people to elect a Labour government, saying Ed Miliband will ’listen’ and wants pressure from below

  Britain

May Day 2015
International workers’ day marked by marches and rallies

05/05/2015: Photo gallery of the CWI taking part in May Day event across the world

  May Day

Iceland
Fighting for better wages

05/05/2015: General strike called for 26 May

  Iceland

May Day 2015
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015: What sort of new society are we struggling for?

  May Day

Nepal
Disaster in Nepal –amplified by capitalism

30/04/2015: Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the south Asian region has been further devastated by the recent earthquake.

  Nepal

US
Rage in Baltimore

29/04/2015: The aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

  US

Book review
’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

29/04/2015: What the 1% will do to defend their class interests

  Review, US

 May Day 2015
Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

28/04/2015: 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism!

  CWI, May Day

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

Video: Paul Murphy MEP on Sochi Olympic Games

07/02/2014, "The winter Olympic Games in Sochi will be remembered as being built on homophobia, on discrimination and on exploitation"
Socialistworld.net

Russia: New attacks on the LGBT community

02/01/2013, Solidarity against homophobia - rights of LGBT community and rights of working class under threat
Igor Yashin, CWI Moscow

US: Historic Victory for LGBTQ Rights

26/12/2012, Voters Affirm Marriage Equality in Four States
Kate Devlin, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US)

Russia: Police arrest protesters fighting draconian anti-LGBT laws

20/12/2012, CWI member, Igor Yasin, and investigative journalist, Elena Kostyuchenko, among ten arrested [Update (20/12/12): Igor, Elena and 8 others released - full report to follow]
CWI Reporters, Moscow

Protest in London: Condemning an anti-LGBTI bill in Uganda

13/12/2012, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) activists, together with human rights campaigners, protested outside the Ugandan High Commission in London on Monday 10 December against a repressive new bill currently going through the Ugandan parliament.
Greg Randall, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

US: In calculated move, Obama supports gay marriage

12/05/2012, Step up the Struggle for Equality
Ramy Khalil, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US)

Russia: Moscow “Gay pride” and the struggle for equal rights

04/06/2011, Facing repression, gay rights activists in Russia have no time for carnivals.
CWI reporters in Moscow

Lithuania: Defend the human rights of the LGBT community

28/01/2011, Joe Higgins MEP speaks in defence of the rights of the LGBT community in Lithuania
Joe Higgins, MEP, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

US: After “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

20/01/2011, The Struggle for LGBT Rights Continues
Nick Shillingford, Socialist Alternative (CWI USA)

Uganda: Stop vicious anti-gay laws

13/01/2011, At a Plenary Session of the European Parliament, Joe Higgins shows his opposition to the vicious attempts to stoke up homophobia in Uganda
Joe Higgins, MEP, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Poland: Eastern Europe’s largest ever gay rights demonstration

07/08/2010, 20,000 people marched along the streets of Warsaw on 17 July on what was Eastern Europe’s largest ever gay rights demonstration.
Paul Newberry, Warsaw

Israel: Protests follow homophobic terror attack in Tel-Aviv

11/08/2009, The struggle continues
Charlie James and Shahar Ben-Khorin, Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI in Israel)

Russia: Repression of Gay Pride in Moscow

02/06/2007, Once again the world’s media has been focused on the horrific breaking up of an attempted protest in Moscow.
Igor, member of ’Sotsialisticheskoye Soprotivleniye’, CWI Russia.

Israel: Gay Pride demo under serious threat

03/11/2006, Reactionary Jewish and Arab groups unite in homophobic campaign
Shahar Benhar, Maavak Sotzialisti, CWI Israel

Russia: Police and fascists attack Moscow Pride

01/07/2006, The Moscow city authorities banned the Pride march planned for 27 May and the courts upheld this ban.
Igor Yasin, Socialist Resistance, cwi, Russia

Britain: Fight back against homophobic bullying

01/07/2006, The shift towards the left in social attitudes over the last ten years has meant that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have won important rights in Britain.
Tom Penman, Socialist Party LGBT group

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