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Ireland North
Socialist runs for leader of biggest union

05/10/2015: Jobs threatened, pay cuts, increased workloads…public sector workers need fighting, democratic union

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Workers’ representative demands to see KazMinerals boss in London

01/10/2015: Copper giant denies suffering of its workers and victimisation of their representatives


Socialism is back!

30/09/2015: We can end cuts, crisis and capitalism


Refugee crisis, solidarity and resistance

29/09/2015: Working class solidarity – a beacon of hope


TUSC conference

29/09/2015: Central in the battle for a working class anti-austerity voice


Sino-US tensions increasing as China’s economy stumbles

25/09/2015: Nationalism, repression and neoliberal economic ‘reform’ hallmarks of Xi’s rule

  China, US

“We protest violation of democratic and workers’ rights”

25/09/2015: Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant co-signs protest letter to visiting Chinese President Xi


Left Labour leader Corbyn under attack

24/09/2015: But enthusiastic support continues


Refugees and the Orban government crisis

23/09/2015: Capitalism is an endless ’state of emergency’


Ruth Coppinger TD sends solidarity message to homeless

23/09/2015: Video of Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD, speaking in the Irish Parliament: "I’m here to give you their vote of no confidence in you and your government"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Mass abstention dominates general election

22/09/2015: Mass socialist alternative needs to be built


General strike shakes government

22/09/2015: 30,000 join Helsinki union demonstration


Protests at Irish embassies

21/09/2015: Jobstown is not guilty: drop the charges against the 27!

  Ireland Republic, Solidarity

A political earthquake

19/09/2015: Jeremy Corbyn’s victory is a political earthquake that transforms the situation in Britain and poses stark questions for how a new mass socialist force can be built.


One year after the electoral uprising against austerity

19/09/2015: One year ago, the Scottish independence referendum delivered an electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment


Corbyn’s victory marks new era for the 99%

17/09/2015: Now organise to fight for a socialist alternative


Corbyn Victory - what does the Socialist Party say?

14/09/2015: Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), congratulates Jeremy Corbyn and examines the difficulties he now faces


World economy
Growth engines becoming brakes

14/09/2015: Sharp downturn in BRIC countries

  World Economy

Ireland North
Devolved government in crisis

14/09/2015: New mass left party, uniting Catholics and Protestants, necessary to pose real alternative.

  Ireland Republic

20 September elections - ‘No’ to the Memorandum parties!

13/09/2015: Mass revolutionary Left needed to find way out of crisis of capitalist system


Corbyn victory!

12/09/2015: Popularity of anti-austerity ideas confirmed - Now the battle to create an anti-austerity party begins


At a crossroads

12/09/2015: Gains of the revolution of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro under threat


Joe Higgins grills IMF chief

11/09/2015: Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MP questions Ajai Chopra in banking crisis inquiry


Huge support for Jeremy Corbyn…

10/09/2015: Now build austerity fightback


Pro-Kurdish HDP party offices attacked across the country

09/09/2015: Build a mass and united workers’ movement to stop the ongoing war!


Workers start to take action again

09/09/2015: Independent workers’ organisation needed to resist state repression and to fight for a socialist future


Refugee crisis
Defend the right to asylum

08/09/2015: Unite against austerity and struggle for a better life for all

  Africa, Europe, Middle East

150 million workers strike

07/09/2015: Modi government faces growing opposition


Zimmerwald Conference 1915

05/09/2015: An important step in rebuilding the international workers’ movement during WW1


Mass protests against corrupt sectarian regime

04/09/2015: Build a united struggle of workers and youth - for a socialist alternative to communal divisions, poverty and war!


Opposition mounting against Najib’s government

04/09/2015: Over 200,000 people on protest for two days


Labour’s surges and purges

03/09/2015: No let-up of ’Corbynmania’ but Labour right plots


RISE - launch of a politically unclear left alliance

02/09/2015: Clear 100% anti-austerity and socialist platform essential steps towards new mass workers’ party


Council cuts and the Corbyn campaign

01/09/2015: Potential to resist if follow 80’s Liverpool Council example



Libya: War-torn country becoming new hub for IS activities

25/02/2015, Libyan people bearing the brunt of NATO’s fiasco
Serge Jordan (CWI)

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

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

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