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China
Slowest growth rate since 1990

25/01/2015: Economy decelerated 30 percent in five years

  China

Cuba
Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015: Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates

  Cuba, US

Northern Ireland
Water service workers win important victory

23/01/2015: A victory for all workers and an inspiration to resist the ‘race to the bottom’

  Ireland North

Sri Lanka
Mobilise now to defend our demands

22/01/2015: Article first published in the Colombo Telegraph

  Sri Lanka

 US
Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015: "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"

  US, Video

Russia/Ukraine
Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015: As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall

  Russia, Ukraine

Greece
Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

20/01/2015: Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital

  Greece

Nigeria
The Massacre in Baga

19/01/2015: Socialism or Barbarism

  Nigeria

Review
‘Eleanor Marx - a life’

17/01/2015: Clare Doyle reviews ’Eleanor Marx - A Life’ by Rachel Holmes

  Review

 Video
Joe Higgins questions Irish Central Bank governor

16/01/2015: Socialist MP grills establishment over banking bubble and collapse

  Video

Nigeria
2015 general elections and the working masses

16/01/2015: Boko Haram and the war in the north-east

  Nigeria

  Video
Ruth Coppinger calls for referendum on abortion rights in Ireland

15/01/2015: "You march in Paris, yet uphold laws any religious fundamentalist would envy"

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 Video
A year of struggle in Brazil

14/01/2015: LSR members intervene in struggles of 2014

  Brazil, Video

Sri Lanka
New but uncertain period opens up

14/01/2015: President Sirisena aims for clean government but will face difficulties

  Sri Lanka

Iran
Labour and children’s rights activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to another nine years

13/01/2015: International action needed to overturn latest conviction and to immediately release Behnam

  Iran

Germany
What is behind the ‘PEGIDA’ anti-immigrant demonstrations?

13/01/2015: Unions and Left must organise against racism and for jobs and decent living standards for all

  Germany

France
Millions march for solidarity

12/01/2015: Unity against racism and capitalism!

  France

New Zealand
Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015: Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda

  New Zealand

France
Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

10/01/2015: The shocking, cold blooded slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage

  France

Norway
General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015: Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions

  Norway

Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa defeated

09/01/2015: Period of uncertainty opens

  Sri Lanka

Sweden
New elections cancelled

09/01/2015: “Peace deal” between government and right-wing opposition

  Sweden

Greece
Towards a Syriza government?

08/01/2015: General elections on 25 January

  Greece

France
Deadly attack on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

08/01/2015: Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

  France

Hong Kong
Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

07/01/2015: A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round”

  Hong Kong

Israel-Palestine
A successful Socialism conference in the shadow of national divide

06/01/2015: Over 150 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2014’ in Tel Aviv, organised by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM - CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement

05/01/2015: Agreeing Not To Agree, Again

  Ireland Republic

Environment
Market forces hold back renewable energy

01/01/2015: Have capitalist governments around the world finally woken up to the danger of global warming?

  Environment

New Year
Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014: As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle

  Britain, Europe, World Economy

Britain
In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014: As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…

  Britain, US

 CWI
National Question a key feature of political crisis of capitalism

28/12/2014: A socialist solution to national oppression

  CWI

Scotland
Blairite wins election as Labour’s new Scottish leader

27/12/2014: Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

  Scotland

Obituary
Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

26/12/2014: Former Australian Labour Party (ALP) prime minister

  Australia, Obituary

China
Hard landing in 2015?

24/12/2014: China’s economic slowdown already being felt throughout world economy

  China

Trotsky
‘The national principle’

24/12/2014: An article written by LEON TROTSKY, exposing the hypocrisy of world powers towards national minorities and oppressed peoples, translated into English for the first time

  History, Trotsky

Solidarity campaigns

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

Sri Lanka: Solidarity needed against nationalist attacks

02/07/2014, At least four people were killed and 100 injured in anti-Muslim attacks
Keerthikan Thennavan, Tamil Solidarity

Brazil: Protests continue as World Cup starts

12/06/2014, Solidarity protests taking place on 13th June Friday
Socialistworld.net

Brazil: Urgent solidarity needed with "People’s World Cup" occupation

06/06/2014, Join international protests at Brazilian embassies on Friday 13 june
socialistworld.net

Tunisia: Open Letter to the Tunisian authorities by Paul Murphy MEP

15/05/2014, Azyz and Sabri must be immediately released without charge
Paul Murphy MEP, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland)

Tunisia: Popular revolutionary activist and photographer arrested

14/05/2014, Hundreds rally to demand their release
CWI supporting group in Tunisia

Tunisia: Protest by the families of martyrs and wounded of the revolution against the impunity for the killers

26/04/2014, Justice for the martyrs!
CWI supporting group in Tunisia

Brazil: Workers from IMBEL of Itabujá-MG on indefinite strike

24/04/2014, Urgent solidarity needed
Socialistworld.net

Mexico: Freedom for Nestora Salgado!

20/03/2014, Social activist imprisoned for role in community self-defence against drug cartels and corrupt state forces
socialistworld.net

Italy: Police ’medieval’ punishment against protesters

10/03/2014, Activists banished from Bologna on trumped up charges
ControCorrente, Italy

India: Solidarity with the fighting workers of Pradeep Laminators in Pune

10/02/2014, Workers continue their struggle against brutal management
Venkatesh, New Socialist Alternative (CWI in India), Pune

Argentina: Petition for the acquittal of the workers of the Las Heras Oil Refinery

03/02/2014, Demand the immediate and unconditional acquittal of the oil workers of Las Heras
Socialistworld.net

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2010:

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