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Right wing government brought down

30/11/2015: Political crisis continues


Post-referendum, where is Scotland heading?

29/11/2015: Mass struggle and socialism will challenge capitalist austerity


Socialist change not climate change

28/11/2015: The growing threat of climate change and a socialist programme for the environment


Paul Murphy TD speaks on the Stormont ‘Fresh Start’ austerity agreement

26/11/2015: "Not a fresh start, but a rotten continuation of austerity and sectarianism"

  Ireland Republic, Video

General strike against austerity sees mass protests

26/11/2015: Syriza mobilises… against Syriza!


Middle East
Bombing Syria won’t stop Isis

25/11/2015: For workers’ unity against war, terrorism and racism

  Britain, Syria

Hong Kong
Great result for socialist election campaign

25/11/2015: Socialist Action’s Sally Tang Mei-ching lifts opposition vote to 33 percent

  Hong Kong

Ireland North
1,000 manufacturing jobs lost in one week

24/11/2015: Austerity and corporate welfare has failed! Fight for public investment!

  Ireland North

Hong Kong
District Council elections

23/11/2015: Socialist Action candidate gets one third of the vote

  Hong Kong

Erdoğan’s Pyrrhic victory

20/11/2015: It is time to build a new united left force


Kshama Sawant responds to Bernie Sanders

20/11/2015: Socialist alternative to big business popular across the USA

  US, Video

Sweeping victory for Aung San Suu Kyi party

19/11/2015: Army holds on to powerful positions


Genoa students take to the streets

18/11/2015: CWI youth campaign "Resistenze Internazionali" takes the lead!


Paris terror attacks

18/11/2015: Only workers’ unity can end terrorism, division and war


Nightclub fire leaves 45 dead

17/11/2015: Protests over worst tragedy in 25 years triggers government’s fall


Horror in Paris

14/11/2015: We will not be intimidated !


Right wing steps up civil war in Labour Party

14/11/2015: Unions should keep independence to lead fight to defend Corbyn


Dirty deals in London as Nazarbayev visits Cameron

13/11/2015: Letter from Campaign Kazakhstan secretary


’Socialist politics are here to stay’

12/11/2015: Kshama Sawant’s message to ’Socialism 2015’ event in London

  Britain, US

Ireland North
Huge support for socialist in union election

11/11/2015: Socialist Party’s Patrick Mulholland gains 44% - Broad Left emerges stronger throughout NIPSA

  Ireland North

Socialist ideas back on the agenda

10/11/2015: Best ever ‘Socialism’ weekend of discussion & debate


The Bernie Sanders challenge

07/11/2015: The established political order in the US has been shaken up by Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination…


Beware the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

06/11/2015: A geopolitical weapon for US and Japanese capitalism against China

  Japan, US

Outrage at police repression and torture

06/11/2015: Dictatorship methods still reign in “democratic” Chile


Textile workers challenge President Sisi

05/11/2015: Farcical election underlines need to build a mass workers’ party


Kshama Sawant re-elected - Seattle’s political revolution continues

04/11/2015: "There has never been a better time to become a socialist and join Socialist Alternative." – Kshama Sawant


Jobstown protestors appear in court

03/11/2015: Paul Murphy MP - charged with false imprisonment - addresses solidarity gathering outside court

  Ireland Republic, Video

War, fear mongering and clampdown on democratic rights are behind the AKP electoral victory

02/11/2015: Struggle for worker’s unity, peace and social justice more important than ever


Ruling party loses election amidst workers’ anger

02/11/2015: Parliament moves to the right


50 years since anti-communist massacres

01/11/2015: World’s third largest Communist Party crushed in US-backed military coup


Kremlin enters the Syrian quagmire

31/10/2015: Economic crisis deepens in Russia as Ukraine military stand-off continues

  Russia, Syria

Governmental crisis

30/10/2015: Towards a ‘Left’ government?


Defend Corbyn campaign

29/10/2015: ’Momentum’ must mobilise for real and lasting change


New workers’ parties and left formations

After the collapse of the stalinist regimes in 1989 / 91, the leaders of former workers’ parties, like the Labour Party in Britain, the PT in Brasil and the SPD in Germany moved dramatically to the right. This process has gone so far that the character of these parties has changed: from workers’ parties with capitalist leaderships, they became formations which are no longer instruments used by the working class to defend and fight for their class interests. As a result, a political vacuum now exists that can and must be filled by the building of new mass parties of the working class. The CWI is active in this process in many countries, fighting to rebuild the workers’ movement and to struggle for a Marxist leadership, to make sure that these new formations develop into tools to defend the working class and achieve the socialist transformation of society.

South Africa: Limpopo WASP Launch

07/08/2013, Workers, Communities and trade unionists unify their struggle
Meschak Komani, first published by WASP

Britain: TUSC and the road to a new workers’ party

30/05/2013, Rising support for UKIP shows both the erosion of established party loyalties and the existence of a profound vacuum of working-class political representation.
Clive Heemskerk, first published in Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Germany: DIE LINKE and the Euro

23/05/2013, After Lafontaine’s proposal to get rid of the Euro – what should the left say?
Sascha Stanicic and Lucy Redler, SAV (CWI Germany)

South Africa: Workers & Socialist Party launched in Pretoria

21/03/2013, Launch surpassed all expectations
CWI reporters, South Africa

South Africa: WASP begins to take shape

28/01/2013, Representatives from miners’ strike committees, community groups, trade unions and left organisations met to discuss development new Workers & Socialist Party
CWI reporters, South Africa

Ireland: The ULA, the fight against austerity & building a new party of the working class

28/01/2013, The Socialist Party (CWI) has ended its membership of the United Left Alliance (ULA)
Statement by the Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland)

South Africa: Founding of Workers and Socialist Party

20/12/2012, WASP will now mobilise support for the party
Press Release, 17 Dec 2012, DSM Executive Committee, the Strike and Workers’ Committee Representatives of Bokoni Platinum, Harmony Gold, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Royal Bafokeng and Murray Roberts.

Review: "New Parties of the Left - Experiences from Europe"

21/04/2012, Challenging times for the left in Europe
Robert Bechert, CWI, first published in Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

France: Is the NPA still a step towards a new fighting party for workers and youth?

21/02/2012, Statement from Gauche Révolutionnaire (French section of the CWI) drawing a balance sheet of its experience in the NPA
Gauche Révolutionnaire

Ireland: What programme for the United Left Alliance?

14/07/2011, After the ULA Forum: Which way forward?
Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Ireland: National Forum of the United Left Alliance on 25 June

25/06/2011, The historic tasks of the United Left Alliance (ULA)
Joe Higgins, TD (member of the Irish Parliament), Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Ireland: United Left Alliance must argue for socialist policies

13/06/2011, "The ULA, the individual members and the groups involved, must prepare for an inevitable explosion of anger here which, when it comes, will be every bit as significant as the movements sweeping southern Europe."
Kevin McLoughlin, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Ireland: Next steps for building the United Left Alliance

08/06/2011, The United Left Alliance has the potential to be at the heart of the active resistance to the fresh round of attacks coming from the government in the months ahead.
Michael O’Brien, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) Representative on the ULA Steering Group

Ireland: Build the ULA, build the fight back!

29/04/2011, New government: "Same circus, just different clowns!"
Kevin McLoughlin, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Ireland - United Left Alliance: Historic breakthrough

19/03/2011, Now build the socialist alternative to capitalist crisis
Kevin McLoughlin, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Ireland: "Launching a principled left alternative"

03/03/2011, Joe Higgins addressed the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) national conference via a live webcam link, just hours after the Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) won two seats in the Irish elections.
Joe Higgins, TD (member of the Irish Parliament), Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

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