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Latin America
The end of one cycle and the beginning of another

17/12/2014: Document on Latin America, agreed by CWI International Executive Committee

  Latin America

Taiwan
Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014: Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party

  Taiwan

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

15/12/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Ireland
Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014: Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil

  Ireland Republic

Sweden
Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014: Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget

  Sweden

Greece
Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014: Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Presidential Election January 8, 2015

11/12/2014: Socialist candidate challenges all other forces

  Sri Lanka

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014: For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power

  Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014: Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite

  Greece

 Video
All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014: Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Australia
Major community victory stops Melbourne’s East-West Toll Road

08/12/2014: Socialist Party leads successful campaign against Toll Road and for investment in public transport

  Australia

US
An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014: From Ferguson to Staten Island

  US

Philippines
‘Economic miracle’ – a neo-liberal nightmare for the masses

30/11/2014: Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions

  Philippines

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

27/11/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Britain
Right wing, populist UKIP wins second Parliament seat

26/11/2014: Labour’s pro-austerity ‘opposition’ no alternative

  Britain

South Africa
Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014: Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!

  Africa, South Africa

Catalonia
9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014: Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia

  Spain

Greece
Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014: Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector

  Greece

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu threatens “heavy hand” response to synagogue attacks

19/11/2014: New rounds of repression answered by new wave of rage and protest

  Israel / Palestine

US
Mid-term elections do not mean a turn to the right in society

19/11/2014: Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures

  US

 Video
Socialist TD defends anti-water charges protests

18/11/2014: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) appears on ‘Prime Time’

  Ireland Republic, Video

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

18/11/2014: Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and fighting working class programme to defeat dictatorship

  Hong Kong

 Video
Water tax revolt continues in Ireland

17/11/2014: Tanaiste (Deputy PM) trapped by protestors; AAA TD (MP) and Socialist Party member, Paul Murphy, assaulted

  Ireland Republic, Video

Indonesia
"New Hope" president faces intense pressures

16/11/2014: Initiative to build mass party of working class and rural poor urgently needed

  Indonesia

Ukraine
Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

15/11/2014: Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers

  Ukraine

Scotland
SNP government announces £500 million cuts

14/11/2014: Majority of ‘Yes’ voters want end to austerity - anti-cuts candidates needed!

  Scotland

Afghanistan
British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014: A legacy of death and destruction

  Afghanistan, Britain, US

 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

  Germany, Solidarity

Greece
Mayors refuse to make job cuts

12/11/2014: Lefts, local authority workers and communities’ united can resist Troika’s policies

  Greece

Britain
Over 1,000 attend largest ever ‘Socialism’ event

11/11/2014: Socialism 2014 - infused with contagious confidence

  Britain

Libya

Libya: Post-Gaddafi society still volatile and violent

29/10/2012, If demands of working people to be realised, it is necessary to be self-organised with clear aims
Robert Bechert, from Socialism Today, monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Libya: Gaddafi Dead - What now?

25/10/2011, Independent action by Libyan workers, youth and poor vital to prevent revolution’s derailment
Robert Bechert, CWI

Libya: After the fall of Tripoli

22/09/2011, Revolution in grave danger of being seriously derailed
Robert Bechert, CWI, from October edition of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Libya: After Gaddafi

06/09/2011, Stop the revolution’s derailment - independent workers’ action needed!
Robert Bechert, CWI

Libya: Gaddafi regime crumbles

26/08/2011, No to foreign military intervention · Libyan workers, youth and poor must act independently of imperialism
Robert Bechert, CWI

Libya: The ‘no-fly zone’, the Left and the ‘Third Camp’

02/06/2011, How to support the genuine forces in the uprising in Libya? - A Second Reply to the AWL
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Libya: Nato’s Libya intervention debated

24/05/2011, An exchange on how to support the genuine forces in the uprising in Libya
Letter by Chris Fernandez, from Darby, replied by Peter Taaffe, general secretary Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

War: What is it good for? Arms sales!

23/04/2011, Arms manufacturers are excited by the Libyan conflict as it will lead to increased sales and profits.
Rob Bishop, from the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Libya: The ‘no-fly zone’ and the Left

20/04/2011, US overstretch and uncertainty
Peter Taaffe, from Socialism Today, monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Libya: ’Humanitarian aid’ covers increased western intervention

19/04/2011, Libyan workers and youth must rely on their own strength
Robert Bechert, CWI

Libya: “Contact group” meeting in Qatar

14/04/2011, Unelected ‘friends of democracy’ show NATO’s hypocrisy
Robert Bechert, CWI

Libya: Defend the revolution! No to imperialist intervention!

30/03/2011, Build an independent force of workers and the poor
Robert Bechert, CWI

Libya: “Naked economic and political calculations” behind intervention

30/03/2011, Clare Daly, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MP speaks against imperialist intervention
Socialistworld.net

Libya: Stop the bombing - No to foreign intervention!

23/03/2011, Build an independent movement of workers, the poor and youth
Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International

Libya: No to Western military intervention

18/03/2011, Victory to the Libyan revolution - Build an independent movement of workers and youth!
Robert Bechert, CWI

Libya: Border guard of the European Union

06/03/2011, Imperialism wants to keep control over oil resources
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

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