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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

Russian Revolution 1917

The 1917 Russian revolution, when the working class and peasant majority succeeded, for the first time in history, in transforming society, abolishing capitalism and landlordism, still stands as the greatest even in human history for socialists and Marxists. The event led to a wave of struggle and revolution, throughout Europe and beyond, putting the idea of a socialist world firmly onto the agenda. The CWI stands firmly in the tradition of the Bolshevik Party of Lenin and Trotsky, in fighting to build a revolutionary socialist international in the 21st century. For those fighting to change society today, the experience of the Russian revolution, and its subsequent tragic Stalinist degeneration, is rich in lessons.

Russian Revolution: March 1917 - After the fall of Czarism, what next for the revolution?

16/03/2017, New article on 1917revolution.org
socialistworld.net

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.
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales), printed in the Socialist (paper of the Socialist Party)

Russian Revolution Centenary: January 1917 - On the eve of revolution

29/01/2017, War, hunger, hated Tsarist regime: class tensions reach breaking point
Niall Mulholland, from 1917revolution.org

Book Reviews: Trotsky and February 1917

16/01/2017, Preparing for revolution
Peter Taaffe, from the February 2017 issue of Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales)

History: Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2016, November 7th anniversary of workers’ taking power
Clare Doyle, CWI

History: Russian revolution 90th anniversary

11/10/2007, The October Revolution – when the working class took power
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party

Russian Revolution 1917: The 1917 ’July days’ - rich in lessons for today

12/07/2007, Revolution never develops in a straight line.
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, London

history: February revolution 1917 - what lessons for today?

16/03/2007, Ninety years ago, the working class of Russia, led by the immortal workers of what is now St Petersburg, rose in a revolution that overthrew the 1,000-year dictatorial rule of the Tsar.
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party

Review: 1905 Russian Revolution on the screen

22/03/2005, Restored version of ‘Battleship Potemkin’ at 55th Berlin Film Festival
Aron Amm, Berlin

History: 1905 Russian Revolution - The working class shows its strength

13/01/2005, The Russian Revolution of 1905 began on Sunday 9 January, after more than one thousand people - men, women and children - were massacred by military guards outside the Winter Palace of the tsar.
PerAke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna, cwi Sweden

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