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Pakistan
Stop the killings, no to the Taliban, no to the religious extremism

21/12/2014: Socialists organise protests against Taliban barbarism

  Pakistan

US
Put CIA torturers in the dock

21/12/2014: The role of state intelligence

  Britain, US

Belgium
Massive general strike makes the government wobble

19/12/2014: Towards a second plan of action to get rid of this government and austerity!

  Belgium

 Portugal
Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014: Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers

  Portugal, Solidarity

Kazakhstan
Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014: Struggle to free political prisoners continues

  Kazakhstan

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

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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