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Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley - peace-maker or war-monger?

18/09/2014: A right-wing, sectarian demagogue who courted paramilitary violence

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum

18/09/2014: "Britain will never be the same again"

  Britain

Spain
Millions take to streets calling for Catalonia’s independence

18/09/2014: Only working class struggle can guarantee the right to decide and resist austerity

  Spain

Sweden
Conservative collapse, extreme-right gains

17/09/2014: CWI success, defended four council seats

  Sweden

Scotland
Thousands mobilise to oppose Project Terror in Scotland

17/09/2014: "You will not take this opportunity away from us"

  Scotland

US
Inequality and fight-back in the world’s richest country

16/09/2014: Socialist Alternative articulates political strategy to break from Democratic Party and capitalism

  US

 Video
John McInally on Scottish Independence

16/09/2014: John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity), adresses the issue of Scottish independence at a meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

  Video

Brazil
Will elections mark the end of the PT government?

15/09/2014: Space for Left alternative to win support

  Brazil

Asia-Pacific
Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014: Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance

  Asia, Japan

Scotland
Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

12/09/2014: Big business, politicians and media attack independence

  Scotland

US
building a movement to end poverty pay!

12/09/2014: Spreading and organising the movement for decent wages

  US

South Africa
Community protest over corruption widens

11/09/2014: Authorities deploy heavily armed response

  Africa, South Africa

Chile
The other ‘9/11’

11/09/2014: 1973 bloody coup against Popular Unity government

  Chile

Ukraine
Fragile ceasefire holds but country remains “a tinder box”

10/09/2014: Only united working class action can secure lasting peace

  Ukraine

Bosnia
Privatise to colonise

08/09/2014: How looting of the economy led to mass social protests

  Bosnia

West Africa
Ebola outbreak - a crisis of capitalism

08/09/2014: Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention

  Africa

Scotland
10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

08/09/2014: “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.”

  Scotland

Britain
Crisis brewing on all fronts

05/09/2014: The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters.

  Britain

Hong Kong
Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

04/09/2014: After NPC ruling democracy activists are perplexed by Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s comments that the strategic part of struggle “should end”

  Hong Kong

 Iran
Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014: Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions

  Iran, Solidarity

Scotland
Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

04/09/2014: Over 18,000 people have attended Hope Over Fear public meetings to hear socialist Tommy Sheridan.

  Scotland

Ukraine
Rebel forces gain territory

03/09/2014: International tensions escalate

  Ukraine

Beijing slams door shut on Hong Kong democracy

02/09/2014: Mass resistance against one-party dictatorship is the only way forward!

  Hong Kong

 Video
Revolution and counter-revolution in the world today

01/09/2014: Hannah Sell, deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) speaking at recent summer camp

  Video

France
Economic stagnation and political instability

29/08/2014: Hollande removes ‘lefts’ from government

  France

Turkey
Erdoğan sworn in as country’s President

29/08/2014: Significant poll gains for the left coalition HDP

  Turkey

 Solidarity
Iranian mine workers on strike

26/08/2014: Demand the release of the arrested workers!

  Iran, Solidarity

Nigeria
Fees victory at Lagos State University!

26/08/2014: Vigilance required from LASU students and workers to ensure that victory is permanent

  Nigeria

ISIS
Capitalist slaughter in Iraq and Syria

25/08/2014: As ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and a-Shams) crossed the border between Syria and Iraq, it proclaimed this to be the “annihilation of the disgrace of Sykes-Picot” and the formation of an ‘Islamic state’ (IS).

  Iraq, Syria

US
Indict Michael Brown’s killer and spread the protests! The whole system is guilty!

22/08/2014: Text of a leaflet handed out by Socialist Alternative members in Ferguson and St. Louis

  US

 Women in World War One

20/08/2014: Protests, strikes and equality

  Women, World War 1

Pakistan
Not a “revolution” but an effort by power-hungry politicians to grab power

19/08/2014: Working class will bring the real revolution and change

  Pakistan

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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