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New Zealand
Victory over zero-contract hours

24/05/2015: ‘Cotton On’ clothes retailer workers defeat attempt to remove rest and meal breaks

  New Zealand

Iraq/Syria
ISIS rout national armies at Ramadi and Palmyra

23/05/2015: United working class movement needed to sweep away sectarian militias and reactionary politicians

  Iraq, Syria

Britain
Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

22/05/2015: The Labour leadership contest begs the question: what is the point of the Labour Party?

  Britain

Ireland North
Election marks growing rejection of sectarian status quo

21/05/2015: Opportunities to build new anti-sectarian political voice for working class and youth

  Ireland Republic

Spain
Is Podemos in crisis?

20/05/2015: Left and social movements in a state of flux, as key elections loom

  Spain

Britain
Build a movement to defeat Tories’ cuts savagery

20/05/2015: For massive union demonstrations, linked to a 24-hour general strike

  Britain

Ireland South
Vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality!

19/05/2015: Referendum a product of long-waged campaign of struggle from below

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

18/05/2015: The choices before the Greek working class

  Greece

North Cyprus
‘Moderate leftist’ wins presidential election on peace ticket

16/05/2015: Workers’ common front, north and south, can find solution to island’s division

  Cyprus

Chile
Huge demonstrations call for free education

15/05/2015: New chapter opens in country’s political and ‘moral’ crisis

  Chile

Australia
East-West toll road dispute concluded

15/05/2015: Local community direct action secures victory

  Australia

Ireland
Parliament suspended after PM tells Socialist MPs “where to go”

14/05/2015: Contemptuous remarks reflect government concerns over non-payment of water charges

  Ireland Republic

Britain
Organising against Tory austerity starts now

14/05/2015: Potential for industrial response to cuts but needs determined leadership and campaigning

  Britain

 Video
Joe Higgins TD questions former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet

13/05/2015: "When bankers and bondholders’ gambles crashed, their massive burden of private debt was placed onto the shoulders of the Irish people"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Sudan
Mass apathy towards elections

12/05/2015: Renewed struggle from below needed to put an end to Bashir’s rule

  Sudan

USA
Presidential candidate declares "political revolution" against billionaires

12/05/2015: Campaign needs to build independent political power

  US

Britain
Fight against "five more damned years" of Tory rule

12/05/2015: Labour leader’s ’responsible capitalism’ shows its bankruptcy

  Britain

China
“In a hard landing now”

11/05/2015: Stock market frenzy and fabricated GDP figures cannot hide the reality of an economy in deep trouble

  China

Scotland
Labour annihilated

11/05/2015: SNP sweeps to victory by posing as an anti-austerity alternative

  Scotland

Britain
With the votes of 24% of the electorate, Tories have no mandate for more savage cuts

11/05/2015: Labour’s failure puts centre stage the need for new mass anti-austerity force

  Britain

Poland
65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015: Plan of action for a general strike needed

  Poland

Ireland North
Socialist Party replies to leading Sinn Fein councillor’s attacks

06/05/2015: How to fight cuts, sectarianism and to build workers’ unity

  Ireland North

Britain
Russell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

06/05/2015: Russell Brand calls on people to elect a Labour government, saying Ed Miliband will ’listen’ and wants pressure from below

  Britain

May Day 2015
International workers’ day marked by marches and rallies

05/05/2015: Photo gallery of the CWI taking part in May Day event across the world

  May Day

Iceland
Fighting for better wages

05/05/2015: General strike called for 26 May

  Iceland

May Day 2015
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015: What sort of new society are we struggling for?

  May Day

Nepal
Disaster in Nepal –amplified by capitalism

30/04/2015: Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the south Asian region has been further devastated by the recent earthquake.

  Nepal

US
Rage in Baltimore

29/04/2015: The aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

  US

Book review
’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

29/04/2015: What the 1% will do to defend their class interests

  Review, US

 May Day 2015
Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

28/04/2015: 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism!

  CWI, May Day

Italy
Migrant disasters - the human cost of budget cuts

27/04/2015: From Mare Nostrum to Triton

  Italy

Latin America
A new turn?

25/04/2015: Historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, turmoil in Venezuela, and stalled reforms in Bolivia – as well as crises in Brazil – symbolise a new turn in Latin America and the Caribbean

  Latin America

Solidarity campaigns

Venezuela: Alcedo Mora must be found alive!

30/03/2015, Urgent need for international solidarity
Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Venezuela) reporters

North Cyprus: New strike wave against cuts

17/03/2015, Workers determined to stop austerity
Özgür İnsanoğlu and Bahtiyar Girne, North Cyprus

Brazil: Urgent solidarity protests needed

17/03/2015, Faced with lack of water for the people, Sao Paulo water company SABESP cuts costs, sacks more than 500 workers and victimises trade union activists
Translation of a solidarity appeal from the LSR (CWI in Brazil)

Greece: Vodafone strike declared “illegal”

04/03/2015, “None of this will intimidate us - we will struggle until we win collective bargaining”
Jacqueline Gorou, President, Panhellenic Trade Union Vodafone-Panafone

Malaysia: Stop arrests of government opponents!

20/02/2015, Respect the right to freedom of speech!
Statement on arrests from Socialist Alternative (CWI Malaysia)

Solidarity: Five Dublin anti-water charge protesters jailed

20/02/2015, International solidarity protests needed!
Socialistworld.net

Solidarity: International protest against political policing in Ireland

12/02/2015, Arrests continue
socialistworld.net

UPDATE: Further Dublin arrests as anti-protest clampdown continues

11/02/2015, Organise international solidarity!
socialistworld.net

UPDATE: More dawn arrests of Irish water-tax protestors

10/02/2015, Solidarity protests needed
socialistworld.net

UPDATE: Paul Murphy and others released from police custody

09/02/2015, Send protests against political policing and repression
socialistworld.net

Turkey: Government bans metal-workers’ strike

04/02/2015, Defend the right to strike!
Sosyalist Alternatif, CWI in Turkey

Portugal: Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014, Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers
Socialsmo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal)

Germany: Highly politicised train drivers’ strike

12/11/2014, Last week German train drivers and on-board staff went on strike for four days, shaking and polarising the country
Sascha Stanicic, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Germany)

Iran: Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014, Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions
Campaign in Support of Workers of Iran

Solidarity: Iranian mine workers on strike

26/08/2014, Demand the release of the arrested workers!
Campaign in support of workers of Iran

Brazil: Solidarity with sacked Metro workers

04/07/2014, 42 workers sacked for going on strike
socialistworld.net

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