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Africa
Ebola outbreak a deadly face of austerity

25/10/2014: Pharmaceutical industry/big corporations need to be brought into public ownership and resources used to provide urgent aid

  Africa

Tunisia
Widespread scepticism over Parliamentary elections

24/10/2014: Pro-capitalist parties teaming up for more of the same - urgent need to rebuild a political voice for the working class and youth

  Tunisia

Kurdistan
Defend Kobanê and all those threatened by ISIS, AKP and Imperialism

24/10/2014: For democratic working people’s defence and mass struggle against capitalism

  Kurdistan, Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Britain
Anniversary of first issue of Militant newspaper

24/10/2014: 50 years of socialist ideas and workers’ struggle

  Britain

Spain
Death knells of "Transition" regime

23/10/2014: Catalonia; ’Podemos’, and the left

  Spain

Ireland
TD Paul Murphy tears up Irish Water pack in the Dail

22/10/2014: 1 million refuse to register for water charges

  Ireland Republic

Seattle
“Sawant ...with impressive, favorable rating”

22/10/2014: 61% support for Kshama Sawant in her electoral district...Jess Spear`s campaign against one of the most powerful corporate politicians in Washington State gaining momentum...indications of yearning for representation for working class people

  US

Britain
100,000 attend TUC’s pay rise demo

21/10/2014: Calls for local government strike action to be reinstated

  Britain

Kazakhstan
Brutal repression in imperialism’s interests

20/10/2014: Workers pay the price for crony capitalism

  Kazakhstan

Is the US promoting a “colour revolution” in Hong Kong?

18/10/2014: Beijing’s scare propaganda doesn’t stand up to examination

  Hong Kong, US

Britain
Workers need a pay rise - how can we pay for it?

17/10/2014: End poverty, inequality and capitalism

  Britain

Scotland
10,000 attend Hope Over Fear rally

16/10/2014: ’Political awakening’ continues after independence referendum

  Scotland

 Ireland
’The people have risen, they should not kneel down again’

15/10/2014: Paul Murphy TD (MP) makes maiden speech in Parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Ireland
Byelection triumph marks turning point in anti-austerity struggle

14/10/2014: Paul Murphy wins parliamentary seat as 100,000 march against water charges

  Ireland Republic

Middle East
US-led policy of air attacks on Islamic State lies in ruins

13/10/2014: As battle for Kobane rages, IS forces make major gains in Iraq

  Middle East, US

 Ireland
Paul Murphy elected to Irish parliament in stunning byelection victory

12/10/2014: Anti-Austerity Alliance victory shocks political establishment, reflects mass revolt against water charges and austerity

  Ireland Republic, Video

South Africa
"A workers’ party must emerge"

11/10/2014: Dire position of South African capitalism and inequality adds momentum towards creation of workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Scotland
SNP budget sees another £500 million cuts

10/10/2014: For a ’no-cuts budget’ and mass campaign to win back billions stolen by ConDem government!

  Scotland

Middle East
Repel Islamic State and imperialism

08/10/2014: For democratic workers’ defence and Kurdish self-determination

  Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Israel/Palestine
After the Gaza war

07/10/2014: No justice for Palestinians and no peace for the region - For a socialist solution!

  Israel / Palestine

Hong Kong
Pro-regime thugs attack protesters

06/10/2014: Organise democratic defence committees to repel attacks and kick out CY Leung’s government!

  Hong Kong

New Zealand
National Party forms third successive government

04/10/2014: Labour Party and the Left in crisis

  New Zealand

Africa
Ebola crisis spreads

03/10/2014: Consequence of profit before health

  Africa

Kurdistan
The battle for Kobanê

02/10/2014: Regional war poses new challenges for struggle for Kurdish self-determination

  Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Iraq /Syria
US-led bombings will worsen divisions

01/10/2014: Stop imperialist slaughter!

  Iraq, Syria, US

Hong Kong
Massive anti-government protests after attempted police crackdown

30/09/2014: Anger over police violence fuels spontaneous “umbrella revolution” and growing strike movement

  Hong Kong

Britain
Labour to continue austerity offensive

26/09/2014: Labour conference a carefully stage-managed affair

  Britain

Ireland South
Is Sinn Féin a genuine left alternative?

25/09/2014: Seeking alliances with austerity parties

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum - A working-class revolt

24/09/2014: The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won

  Scotland

Britain
Capitalist parties in crisis after Scotland revolt

24/09/2014: Build a working class alternative

  Britain, Scotland

Greece
"This destruction of workers’ lives serves the bankers"

23/09/2014: “We must all keep going…we have no other way to survive than to fight-back”

  Greece

Iran
Petrochemical workers sentenced to jail and flogging

22/09/2014: Protest against Iranian government’s brutal sentences!

  Iran

 Environment
Video of Climate Summit meeting with Kshama Sawant

22/09/2014: Video of New York City Climate Summit meeting with Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Bill KcKibben, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges

  Environment, US, Video

Scotland
1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

19/09/2014: Urgent to build new mass party for the working class

  Scotland

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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