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Workers’ representative demands to see KazMinerals boss in London

01/10/2015: Copper giant denies suffering of its workers and victimisation of their representatives


Socialism is back!

30/09/2015: We can end cuts, crisis and capitalism


Refugee crisis, solidarity and resistance

29/09/2015: Working class solidarity – a beacon of hope


TUSC conference

29/09/2015: Central in the battle for a working class anti-austerity voice


Sino-US tensions increasing as China’s economy stumbles

25/09/2015: Nationalism, repression and neoliberal economic ‘reform’ hallmarks of Xi’s rule

  China, US

“We protest violation of democratic and workers’ rights”

25/09/2015: Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant co-signs protest letter to visiting Chinese President Xi


Left Labour leader Corbyn under attack

24/09/2015: But enthusiastic support continues


Refugees and the Orban government crisis

23/09/2015: Capitalism is an endless ’state of emergency’


Ruth Coppinger TD sends solidarity message to homeless

23/09/2015: Video of Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD, speaking in the Irish Parliament: "I’m here to give you their vote of no confidence in you and your government"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Mass abstention dominates general election

22/09/2015: Mass socialist alternative needs to be built


General strike shakes government

22/09/2015: 30,000 join Helsinki union demonstration


Protests at Irish embassies

21/09/2015: Jobstown is not guilty: drop the charges against the 27!

  Ireland Republic, Solidarity

A political earthquake

19/09/2015: Jeremy Corbyn’s victory is a political earthquake that transforms the situation in Britain and poses stark questions for how a new mass socialist force can be built.


One year after the electoral uprising against austerity

19/09/2015: One year ago, the Scottish independence referendum delivered an electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment


Corbyn’s victory marks new era for the 99%

17/09/2015: Now organise to fight for a socialist alternative


Corbyn Victory - what does the Socialist Party say?

14/09/2015: Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), congratulates Jeremy Corbyn and examines the difficulties he now faces


World economy
Growth engines becoming brakes

14/09/2015: Sharp downturn in BRIC countries

  World Economy

Ireland North
Devolved government in crisis

14/09/2015: New mass left party, uniting Catholics and Protestants, necessary to pose real alternative.

  Ireland Republic

20 September elections - ‘No’ to the Memorandum parties!

13/09/2015: Mass revolutionary Left needed to find way out of crisis of capitalist system


Corbyn victory!

12/09/2015: Popularity of anti-austerity ideas confirmed - Now the battle to create an anti-austerity party begins


At a crossroads

12/09/2015: Gains of the revolution of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro under threat


Joe Higgins grills IMF chief

11/09/2015: Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MP questions Ajai Chopra in banking crisis inquiry


Huge support for Jeremy Corbyn…

10/09/2015: Now build austerity fightback


Pro-Kurdish HDP party offices attacked across the country

09/09/2015: Build a mass and united workers’ movement to stop the ongoing war!


Workers start to take action again

09/09/2015: Independent workers’ organisation needed to resist state repression and to fight for a socialist future


Refugee crisis
Defend the right to asylum

08/09/2015: Unite against austerity and struggle for a better life for all

  Africa, Europe, Middle East

150 million workers strike

07/09/2015: Modi government faces growing opposition


Zimmerwald Conference 1915

05/09/2015: An important step in rebuilding the international workers’ movement during WW1


Mass protests against corrupt sectarian regime

04/09/2015: Build a united struggle of workers and youth - for a socialist alternative to communal divisions, poverty and war!


Opposition mounting against Najib’s government

04/09/2015: Over 200,000 people on protest for two days


Labour’s surges and purges

03/09/2015: No let-up of ’Corbynmania’ but Labour right plots


RISE - launch of a politically unclear left alliance

02/09/2015: Clear 100% anti-austerity and socialist platform essential steps towards new mass workers’ party


Council cuts and the Corbyn campaign

01/09/2015: Potential to resist if follow 80’s Liverpool Council example


Democratic autonomy or socialism?

29/08/2015: Articles on Öcalan’s ideas and Rojava, originally published in, the quaterly magazine of SAV (German section of the CWI)

  Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

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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