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Greece
Mighty class-based ‘NO’ shakes bosses’ EU

06/07/2015: Referendum earthquake sees working class boldly defy Troika and Greece’s servile ruling class!

  Greece

Scotland
Dundee porters’ victory proves strike action can deliver

06/07/2015: After 13 weeks of all-out strike action the 117 Dundee hospital porters have won an inspiring victory

  Scotland

 Video
Harris Sideris on Greek referendum and Vodafone battle

05/07/2015: Sacked Greek Vodafone trade unionist speaks in London on eve of historic referendum

  Video

Austria
Social? Democratic? Party!

04/07/2015: The Fragmentation of the Social Democracy in Austria

  Austria

Britain
Socialists and the EU referendum

03/07/2015: How should socialists approach the in-or-out EU debate?

  Britain

 Video
Real nature of EU is being laid bare

02/07/2015: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist TD (Irish MP), supports Greek ‘NO’ vote, and calls for debt refutation and nationalisations

  Greece, Ireland Republic, Video

 Video
Socialist MP condemns Troika/Irish government’s bullying of Greek voters

01/07/2015: Paul Murphy TD (Irish MP) attacks Irish prime minister’s collusion with Brussels big business agenda and voices solidarity with Greek workers

  Video

Is China’s stock market bubble bursting?

01/07/2015: Billions wiped off share values in June – only the Greek stock market is more volatile

  China

Greece
Troika threatens Greeks ahead of referendum

30/06/2015: Vote ‘No’! For a mass working class campaign to oppose Troika and for socialist policies!

  Greece

South Africa
The Marikana Report – a whitewash

30/06/2015: Not a stone has been left unturned on the political landscape

  South Africa

Tunisia
Terrorist atrocity in Sousse

29/06/2015: For a renewed mass movement against poverty and terror

  Tunisia

Greece
“NO”

27/06/2015: On Sunday 5 July, we say “no” to the gang of the lenders!

  Greece

Britain’s class battle-lines are drawn

26/06/2015: A quarter-of-a-million people protested through London and Glasgow raising the need for trade union-led struggle

  Britain

Germany
Indefinite strike for more staff at Charité hospital

26/06/2015: Berlin industrial dispute of national importance

  Germany

Greece
Where are mass solidarity protests with Syriza?

26/06/2015: Troika must be defied – No more cuts! Don’t pay the debt! Socialist policies would win huge backing from Greek workers

  Greece

Egypt
Counter-revolution continues

25/06/2015: Recent strikes show workers will resist

  Egypt

Greece
Tsipras retreats before Troika threats

24/06/2015: What should the SYRIZA Left do next?

  Greece

Scotland
1,000s rally against austerity

24/06/2015: Ferry workers’ strike over jobs, pay, pensions and privatisation

  Scotland

 Video
Socialist MP condemns Troika’s blackmail of Greece

24/06/2015: "Minister Noonan lined up with Schauble, he said tighten the noose, he stabbed the Greek people in the chest and the Irish people in the back"

  Greece, Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
“Despite spin, Syriza proposals terrible for pensioners and workers”

23/06/2015: SYRIZA Left must vote against cave-in deal with Troika and act in interests of workers!

  Greece

Britain
100,000s protest against austerity

23/06/2015: Socialist Party says: "Organise! Strike! Resist! Build for a 24-hour general strike!"

  Britain

Greece
No surrender to‘Gang of Lenders’

22/06/2015: Plan an anti-austerity fight-back, with socialist policies!

  Greece

 Brazil
No to sackings and political persecution in Sabesp

22/06/2015: Reinstate Marzeni now – Solidarity needed!

  Brazil, Solidarity

Ireland North
20,000 protesters demand LGBT rights

21/06/2015: To end oppression we need to fight to end this system, uniting working people, fighting for equality

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic, LGBT

Britain
Can Jeremy Corbyn’s challenge help to develop the socialist left?

20/06/2015: Left candidate in Labour Party leadership contest

  Britain

Hong Kong
Fake democracy roundly rejected in legislative vote

19/06/2015: Government proposals end in fiasco as Beijing loyalists misjudge voting rules

  Hong Kong

Ireland
Socialist MPs’ Employment Equality Bill passed

18/06/2015: Bill would end the right of religiously run schools, hospitals and other workplaces to discriminate against LGBTQ workers

  Ireland Republic

China
Life sentence for former security boss

16/06/2015: Secret trial of Zhou Yongkang

  China

Italy
Regional elections

13/06/2015: Myth of Prime Minister’s invincibility exposed

  Italy

Iraq/Syria
US imperialist strategy in tatters

12/06/2015: A year after ISIS captured Mosul, the jihadist group controls about half of Syria and a third of Iraq – more territory than ever before

  Iraq, Syria

 Greece
Solidarity needed with Vodafone strike

12/06/2015: Appeal for international solidarity action on 25 June

  Greece, Solidarity

Iceland
Strike wave produces results

11/06/2015: Workers win thirty percent wage increase over three years

  Iceland

Greece
Crunch-time for Syriza?

10/06/2015: Workers and poor cannot take more calamitous austerity

  Greece

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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