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Singapore
Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew dies

31/03/2015: Apologist for neo-liberalism and autocracy

  Singapore

France
Elections punish Valls and Hollande

31/03/2015: Department results show need for fightback against austerity and racism

  France

 Venezuela
Alcedo Mora must be found alive!

30/03/2015: Urgent need for international solidarity

  Solidarity, Venezuela

Netherlands
Election setback for Labour Party

30/03/2015: Main parties guarantee austerity - A mass party of the Left with a socialist programme needed

  Netherlands

Germany
20,000 people give ECB “the finger”

28/03/2015: Big demo and blockade against the reopening of the Central Bank

  Germany

 Video
Interview with a Greek socialist

28/03/2015: The Syriza government and the Troika and building the Greek Left

  Greece, Video

South Africa
NUMSA & WASP discuss international experiences of new workers’ parties

27/03/2015: South Africa’s metalworkers union in discussion with WASP and CWI

  Africa, South Africa

Obituary
Harald Mahrer (1974-2015)

27/03/2015: An active, critical and inspiring comrade

  Obituary

 Video
Dave Nellist on Russia Today TV

26/03/2015: Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) standing throughout Britain in May elections

  Britain, Video

Norway
Lessons of the pilots’ strike

25/03/2015: A struggle against outsourcing

  Norway

Israel
Netanyahu mobilises far right to win election

25/03/2015: New coalition will face unresolved crises and bitter struggles

  Israel / Palestine

China
Demand release of arrested women activists

24/03/2015: Has the commemoration of International Women’s Day also now been outlawed in China?

  China

Italy
The instability of domestic capitalism

24/03/2015: Political vacuum pushes FIOM to take initiative

  Italy

Sweden
Central bank rates cut "panic measure"

23/03/2015: Eurozone’s QE intensifies currency wars

  Sweden

Greece
Varoufakis’ “erratic Marxism” is not the answer

23/03/2015: Necessary to clarify ideas upon which successful struggles of European working class will be conducted

  Greece

Tunisia
Twenty three killed in terrorist attack

20/03/2015: Down with terror! Down with capitalism!

  Tunisia

Belgium
No agreement reached between unions and government over austerity

20/03/2015: New action plan against right wing government takes off

  Belgium

Ukraine
Conflict unresolved after ’Minsk-2’ agreement

18/03/2015: Only independent working-class mass movement can remove the region’s authoritarian rulers

  Ukraine

Ireland North
Public sector workers strike against austerity

18/03/2015: For a second day of strike action in the run-up to the May general election!

  Ireland North

 North Cyprus
New strike wave against cuts

17/03/2015: Workers determined to stop austerity

  Cyprus, Solidarity

 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

  Brazil, Solidarity

 Scotland
Socialist Party Scotland (CWI) leaves Solidarity

16/03/2015: Tommy Sheridan departs from principled socialist position with call for “lending vote" to cuts-making SNP

  CWI, Scotland

Britain
What lies behind UKIP?

14/03/2015: Its Tory-oriented anti-immigration, anti-EU rhetoric has been adapted to a right-wing populism aimed at winning voters fed up with the political establishment

  Britain

Ireland North
Massive public sector strike against austerity

13/03/2015: Socialist MPs in Southern Ireland Parliament send message of support to strikers

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Ireland South
Marriage equality referendum set for May

12/03/2015: Poisonous bigotry must be challenged

  Ireland Republic

Ireland North
Stormont government crisis on eve of public sector strike

11/03/2015: Struggle can force politicians back from austerity measures

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Iran
Independent workers’ organizations statement about minimum wage

11/03/2015: Increasing demands for a living wage

  Iran

Ireland North
13 March public sector strike against austerity

10/03/2015: Dead-end of rightwing, sectarian politics - new anti-sectarian party which fights for working class needed

  Ireland North

  Video
Dublin ROSA demonstration on International Women’s Day

10/03/2015: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) speaks along with other activists

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 International Women’s Day 2015

09/03/2015: Articles from CWI sections celebrating IWD

  Women

Greece
Syriza’s first months in power

07/03/2015: The working class and social movements must enter the struggle for their rights

  Greece

Netherlands
Wave of student protests

05/03/2015: For democratic reforms and end to budget cuts

  Netherlands

Austria
The year starts with antifascism

05/03/2015: Right-wing Ball events, PEGIDA, and neo-nazi Violence: A Month of Intense and Successful anti-fascism in Austria

  Austria, Venezuela

 Greece
Vodafone strike declared “illegal”

04/03/2015: “None of this will intimidate us - we will struggle until we win collective bargaining”

  Greece, Solidarity

Russia
50,000 march in Moscow after shooting of Boris Nemtsov

03/03/2015: As economic crisis deepens, social explosions loom

  Russia

Media

Britain: Media, Murdoch and Leveson

30/11/2012, Prime minster Cameron, the Murdoch empire and the police have been part of a web of mutual support and corruption
Judy Beishon, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Britain: Murdochgate rumbles on ...

26/08/2012, Yet another ex-News of the World (NoW) journalist has been charged with having committed perjury during the 2010 trial of Scottish socialist Tommy Sheridan.
Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland (CWI Scotland)

WikiLeaks: The case of Julian Assange

25/08/2012, Towards a new turn?
Per-Ake Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden)

Britain: The phone-hacking scandal - profits, power and corruption

30/05/2012, We must remove the undemocratic control of the 1% who deny to the 99% a voice in the media.
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

US: SOPA and PIPA defeated

03/04/2012, What Was Behind the Internet Censorship Controversy?
George Martin Fell Brown, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US)

Europe: Victory against ACTA

31/03/2012, Protest must continue!
Paul Murphy, MEP, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Net activism: The “Kony 2012” phenomena

20/03/2012, How to end a nightmare?
Robert Bechert, CWI

Britain: Murdochgate scandal shows need for democratic and accountable media

24/11/2011, Cameron, the Murdoch empire and the police have been involved in a corrupt attempt to subvert the democratic rights of the British people
Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland

Britain: News of the World phone hacking scandal

07/07/2011, We demand a full and independent inquiry, involving workers’ representatives, into the links between media moguls and the capitalist state
Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland (CWI)

WikiLeaks: Edifice of Lies

21/12/2010, WikiLeaks Pulls Back the Curtain on U.S. Empire
George Martin Fell Brown and Brandon Madsen, Socialist Alternative (CWI USA)

WikiLeaks: Government turns the screws on whistle-blowing site

17/12/2010, The continuing publication of leaked US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks highlights the role US imperialism plays in every corner of the world.
John Sharpe, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Scotland: Put the ‘News of the World’ on trial!

03/03/2010, Bring the media monsters into public ownership
Philip Stott, International Socialists (CWI Scotland)

Review: The media lie factory

09/04/2008, Flat Earth News by Nick Davies
Reviewed by Peter Taaffe

Britain: Tommy Sheridan’s victory over News of the World

09/08/2006, Tommy Sheridan has won his libel action against the News of the World (NoW) and Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.
Sinead Daley, SSP executive member and CWI

Review: Tell Me No Lies, Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs, edited by John Pilger

15/12/2004, When most of the world’s mass media is firmly "embedded" into the thinking of governments and the big business interests that lie behind them, the publication of a collection of some of the greatest pieces of investigative journalism could not come sooner.
Niall Mulholland, cwi

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