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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

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

Ireland North: 20,000 protesters demand LGBT rights

21/06/2015, To end oppression we need to fight to end this system, uniting working people, fighting for equality
Kevin Henry, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), Belfast

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

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