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International campaign backing Spanish student strike a great success

27/10/2016: CWI sections in 25 countries organise active solidarity and support


Historic student general strike

26/10/2016: More than 200,000 students fill the streets against Francoist "revalidations"


Teachers’ union leader's six year jail sentencing upheld

26/10/2016: Teachers fighting poverty wages and leaders' imprisonment


Mass support grows as general student strike approaches

25/10/2016: Tens of thousands vote to strike in Student Union pre-strike assemblies


Protest in support of Spanish student strike attacked

24/10/2016: Hong Kong protesters assaulted at support action for Wednesday’s national school strike

  Hong Kong

The political revolution of sixty years ago

23/10/2016: When workers fought arms in hand to end Stalinist dictatorship


Jobstown protester found guilty – “A recipe for totalitarianism”

21/10/2016: Attack on basic democratic rights must be resisted

  Ireland Republic

The fight for real democracy in the Labour Party

20/10/2016: Defend Corbyn and transform Labour into a party acting for working class


Crisis of social democracy in Britain

19/10/2016: Which way forward for the Left?


Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

19/10/2016: US ‘deep state’ under the spotlight


A year of growing revolt

18/10/2016: Desperate regime responds with massive repression


The disastrous failure of ‘lesser evilism’

18/10/2016: Change through mass struggle  - a new party should act as an organizing and for solidarity


Crisis in social democracy

17/10/2016: PSOE and the class struggle


Tories whip up division over Brexit

17/10/2016: Fight for a socialist, internationalist exit


Access, freedom and organisation in the arts

16/10/2016: The artist and the workers' movement


South Africa
Local government elections leave ANC in crisis

15/10/2016: Socialist mass workers party needed

  South Africa

Horror deepens in Aleppo

14/10/2016: No solution on basis of imperialism, capitalism and landlordism


Massive demonstrations and women’s strike force government retreat

13/10/2016: Law and Justice ruling party retreats over abortion bill


Uprisings of the oppressed

12/10/2016: New period opens


Presidential debate shows need for an alternative

12/10/2016: After elections, explosive struggles will provide opportunities to win victories for working people


Local elections see collapse of PT (Workers Party) support

11/10/2016: Mass disillusionment with political system but gains for PSOL left


Shimon Peres and the ‘peace dove’ myth

10/10/2016: A life spent strengthening big capital, militarism and national oppression of Palestinians

  Israel / Palestine

Nationwide doctors’ strike defies regime

10/10/2016: Solidarity with striking doctors needed!


Combative, vibrant unions should be central to Corbyn movement

07/10/2016: Union movement must be transformed into one fit for battles we face


Refugee referendum - Victory in defeat?

06/10/2016: Workers’ united action needed against policies of unstable government


Support the Spanish general student strike on 26 October!

05/10/2016: Request for messages and protests in solidarity with fight in defense of public education


4 October 1936 - The Battle of Cable Street

04/10/2016: When London’s east end workers united and fought the fascist threat


A ‘unity ticket’ of cuts

03/10/2016: Liberal government and Labor opposition join forces to pass A$6.3 billion austerity measures


Consolidate the Corbyn victory

30/09/2016: Refound Labour as a democratic, socialist, anti-austerity party


 Joint declaration by El Militante/Izquierda Revolucionaria and the CWI

29/09/2016: Meeting between organisations reveals important common ground


Socialists speak in Irish parliament

29/09/2016: Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy giving a voice to mass pro-choice and anti-water charges movements in Dail

  Ireland Republic, Video

'Es Reicht!' (It's enough!)

28/09/2016: Dortmund demonstration against neo-Nazi-violence


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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