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Beijing slams door shut on Hong Kong democracy

02/09/2014: Mass resistance against one-party dictatorship is the only way forward!

  Hong Kong

 Video
Revolution and counter-revolution in the world today

01/09/2014: Hannah Sell, deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) speaking at recent summer camp

  Video

France
Economic stagnation and political instability

29/08/2014: Hollande removes ‘lefts’ from government

  France

Turkey
Erdoğan sworn in as country’s President

29/08/2014: Significant poll gains for the left coalition HDP

  Turkey

 Solidarity
Iranian mine workers on strike

26/08/2014: Demand the release of the arrested workers!

  Iran, Solidarity

Nigeria
Fees victory at Lagos State University!

26/08/2014: Vigilance required from LASU students and workers to ensure that victory is permanent

  Nigeria

ISIS
Capitalist slaughter in Iraq and Syria

25/08/2014: As ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and a-Shams) crossed the border between Syria and Iraq, it proclaimed this to be the “annihilation of the disgrace of Sykes-Picot” and the formation of an ‘Islamic state’ (IS).

  Iraq, Syria

US
Indict Michael Brown’s killer and spread the protests! The whole system is guilty!

22/08/2014: Text of a leaflet handed out by Socialist Alternative members in Ferguson and St. Louis

  US

 Women in World War One

20/08/2014: Protests, strikes and equality

  Women, World War 1

Pakistan
Not a “revolution” but an effort by power-hungry politicians to grab power

19/08/2014: Working class will bring the real revolution and change

  Pakistan

USA
Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

18/08/2014: Spread the protests – unite against racism and inequality

  US

Iraq
Only united action can stop sectarian war

16/08/2014: Iraqis and Kurds must not trust imperialist ‘helpers’

  Iraq

Socialism and national rights

15/08/2014: Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries

  Israel / Palestine, Ukraine

US
Jess Spear Primary result

14/08/2014: “We’ve only just gotten started”

  US

Scotland
Socialist policies are needed to answer Project Fear

13/08/2014: September 18 will see an unprecedented mobilisation to the polls for the referendum on Scottish independence

  Scotland

Indonesian Election

12/08/2014: New face; same problems

  Indonesia

Gaza
Kshama Sawant calls on Seattle city council to condemn Israeli onslaught

11/08/2014: Socialist councillor denounces Israeli state terror

  Israel / Palestine

Ukraine
Crisis deepens

09/08/2014: Military conflict escalates

  Ukraine

 CWI School
Latin America

08/08/2014: Beginning to feel full effects of world crisis

  CWI, Latin America

 CWI School
World capitalism fails working people

07/08/2014: System offers economic crisis, insecurity, poverty and wars

  CWI

Scotland
Countdown to independence referendum

07/08/2014: For an independent socialist Scotland

  Scotland

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at Dublin Gaza protest

04/08/2014: Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) Former MEP and parliamentary bye-election candidate speaks to thousands protesting against Israeli state terrorism

  Israel / Palestine, Video

 CWI Summer School
European capitalism fails to recover

02/08/2014: Working class must organise for future struggles

  CWI, Europe

Argentina
Another debt default

01/08/2014: Only socialist policies can end extortion of vulture markets

  Argentina

Gaza in crisis

29/07/2014: Mass action needed to stop bloodshed

  Israel / Palestine

Sri Lanka
United Socialist Party issues press statement

28/07/2014: CWI calls for protests and financial assistance

  Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
Racist Buddhist mob ambushes United Socialist Party march

26/07/2014: CWI condemns attack and requests solidarity

  Sri Lanka

China
The great slowdown

24/07/2014: Signs the mammoth property bubble is finally bursting belie Beijing’s upbeat GDP data

  China

Trotsky
The first year of war

23/07/2014: Article by LEON TROTSKY translated into English for first time

  Trotsky

WW1
The Bolsheviks and the war

21/07/2014: The horrors of the first world war, and the economic and social turmoil it created, led to mass upheaval. In Russia alone did this lead to a successful revolution…

  World War 1

1914
The capitulation of the Second International

19/07/2014: Before 1914, the Second International resolved to act to prevent war…

  World War 1

South Africa
Metal workers’ strike

19/07/2014: Industrial action must take forward call for a new workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Britain
Abuse scandals reveal abusive system

18/07/2014: An Establishment cover-up?

  Britain

Sport

Olympics 2012: London - a tale of two cities

12/02/2012, London is a city of enormous disparities between rich and poor, the most unequal city in the developed world - a report from the city hosting this year’s olympics
Paula Mitchell, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), first published in the Socialist

Fifa scandal: The ugly side of the ’beautiful game’

03/06/2011, FC Barcelona’s revolutionary blend of artistic flair and collective organisation in the Champions League final showed why millions worldwide love the "beautiful game". But football’s world governing body, Fifa, is imploding in an ugly display of endemic corruption.
Matt Dobson, published in the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

India: Common Wealth Games - showcase of India’s progress?

25/11/2010, Games Ridden with Corruption
Youvraj Bagade, Pune, New Socialist Alternative, India

World Cup security: A trial run for impending battles

10/07/2010, More than 41,000 police have been mobilised to deal with World Cup security.
Stephen Jolly, Socialist Party (CWI Australia) Councillor, currently in South Africa

Football: The other side of the World Cup

23/06/2010, Cape Town is having its biggest moment ever, or at least since the afternoon Nelson Mandela spoke to the masses from the balcony of City Hall hours after being released from 27 years in jail.
Stephen Jolly in South Africa

Football World Cup: Riot police attack workers’ protest at Durban stadium

15/06/2010, South African riot police fired tear gas on hundreds of security stewards protesting against wage cuts, 90 minutes after the match between Germany and Australia in Durban.
CWI

South Africa wins the World Cup ... of inequality

15/05/2010, Let them eat cake - the ugly backdrop to the beautiful game
by Sheri Hamilton, Weizmann Hamilton and Liv Shange

Canada: Vancouver Winter Olympics opens

12/02/2010, Athletic achievements…and unknown debts and environmental damage
Socialist Alternative (CWI in Canada) reporter, Vancouver

Austria: Successful anti-racist football tournament and youth congress

29/01/2009, Support grows for victimised socialist footballers
Laura Rafetseder, Sozialistische Linkspartei (SLP – CWI in Austria)

China: The ‘Green Olympics?’

10/08/2008, Beijing one of the most polluted cities in the world
Vincent Kolo and Chen Lizhi, from chinaworker.info

Tibet: Olympic Games in crisis amid global protests

21/04/2008, Hardening positions over Tibet and Western ’insults’ to China threaten wider crisis
chinaworker.info

China: Beijing Olympics under a cloud

07/12/2007, How will the Games benefit the mass of the Chinese people?
Clare Doyle, cwi, London

Portugal: Crisis, Bread and Football…

22/06/2006, As every living being in Europe will have understood, last week the world cup started in Germany.
Jonas Van Vossole, Coimbra, Portugal

France: "Paris 2012 is seven years away, our wages matter today"

12/03/2005, One million people took to the streets demanding better wages and battling against a longer working week
Karl Debbaut, cwi, Rouen

Britain: Wembley stadium workers score major victory

20/09/2004, Locked-out workers "completely win everything they had stood out for"
Ken Smith, Socialist Party, England and Wales

Nigeria: World Cup 2002. From Amodu to Onigbinde, any hope for Nigerian soccer?

13/05/2002, On the 31st of May, 2002, thirty-two countries will begin a competition to determine who wins the World Cup, a trophy to determine the best footballing nation in the world so to say. While Nigeria will be adequately represented there as one of the five qualifiers from the African continent, it is still searching for the twenty-three or so footballers that will represent the country following the sacking of its coaching staff led by Shuaibu Amodu and the team that represented it in the Africa Nations Cup 2002 tournament in Mali in January. The replacement of the coaching staff by a new coach led by Festus Adegboye Onigbinde and disbandment of the team following the not too good performance by those who played for Nigeria in Mali has made it mandatory that a new set of footballers must be recruited to prosecute the World Cup. The question that followers of Nigerian soccer ask is: will these measures change the fate of Nigerian soccer which is in itself suffering from a lot of teething problems at home thereby forcing many brilliant youths with bright prospects in the game to seek greener pastures elsewhere?
Victor Osakwe

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