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 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

Scotland
SNP government announces £500 million cuts

14/11/2014: Majority of ‘Yes’ voters want end to austerity - anti-cuts candidates needed!

  Scotland

Afghanistan
British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014: A legacy of death and destruction

  Afghanistan, Britain, US

 Germany
Highly politicised train drivers’ strike

12/11/2014: Last week German train drivers and on-board staff went on strike for four days, shaking and polarising the country

  Germany, Solidarity

Greece
Mayors refuse to make job cuts

12/11/2014: Lefts, local authority workers and communities’ united can resist Troika’s policies

  Greece

Britain
Over 1,000 attend largest ever ‘Socialism’ event

11/11/2014: Socialism 2014 - infused with contagious confidence

  Britain

Belgium
Massive demonstration in Brussels

10/11/2014: Shows anger against austerity

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
20 years after the ceasefires

10/11/2014: In 1994, the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries called ceasefires. Four years later the Good Friday agreement was declared to mark the end of the ‘Troubles’…

  Ireland Republic

Review
Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

09/11/2014: “This Changes Everything: capitalism vs the climate”, by Naomi Klein

  Environment, Review

Germany
25 years since November 9

09/11/2014: Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement

  Germany

Canada
Right wing wins Toronto Mayoral election

08/11/2014: NDP increasingly irrelevant to needs of workers, immigrants and youth

  Canada

Elections in Brazil

07/11/2014: Narrow win for Dilma sets scene for more crisis and instability

  Brazil

Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2014: November 7th anniversary of workers taking power

  Russia

Europe
Anti-fascist demonstrations set for 8-9 November

06/11/2014: Movement of workers and youth needed against racism and fascism

  Europe, Greece, Sweden

Canada
Ottawa ‘locked-down’ after Parliament gun attack

05/11/2014: Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role

  Canada

Ireland
Stunning Dublin by-election victory, huge water protests…new chapter for working class resistance

04/11/2014: How the Anti Austerity Alliance won a parliamentary seat and the way forward for the Left

  Ireland Republic

Book review
The Jihadis Return

04/11/2014: Isis and the new Sunni uprising, by Patrick Cockburn

  Middle East, Review

South Africa
Metal workers’ union clashes with Congress of South African Trade Unions

03/11/2014: For political and class independence - Struggle, solidarity and socialism!

  South Africa

Britain
Come to Socialism 2014

03/11/2014: Weekend of discussion & debate hosted by the Socialist Party – London 8-9 November

  Britain

  Ireland
’Abortion Pill Train’ video

02/11/2014: Pro-choice ROSA campaigners swallow abortion pills after rail journey

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

Italy
Renzi government faces mounting opposition

01/11/2014: A one-day strike of all workers is needed

  Italy

Tunisia

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
Election statement by the CWI Tunisia

Tunisia: Open Letter to the Tunisian authorities by Paul Murphy MEP

15/05/2014, Azyz and Sabri must be immediately released without charge
Paul Murphy MEP, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland)

Tunisia: Popular revolutionary activist and photographer arrested

14/05/2014, Hundreds rally to demand their release
CWI supporting group in Tunisia

Tunisia: Protest by the families of martyrs and wounded of the revolution against the impunity for the killers

26/04/2014, Justice for the martyrs!
CWI supporting group in Tunisia

Tunisia: Three years on since the fall of Ben Ali

30/01/2014, New ‘technocratic’ government no response to workers’ demands
Serge Jordan and CWI supporters in Tunis

Tunisia: Prominent trade union leader arbitrarily arrested in Sidi Bouzid

26/12/2013, Urgent solidarity needed
socialistworld.net

Tunisia: “Mass struggle constrained by Popular Front and UGTT leaderships”

08/11/2013, Interview with Hidouri Abdessalem, member of the regional UGTT office for secondary education, Sidi Bouzid
CWI in Tunisia

Tunisia: Left-wing rapper, Klay BBJ, acquitted by Appeal Court

19/10/2013, A small but important victory in the ongoing struggle for freedom of speech
CWI Tunisia

Tunisia: State repression of political opponents escalates

24/09/2013, New wave of arrests of activists
CWI Reporters, Tunis

Tunisia: Freedom of speech under threat

05/09/2013, Two rappers sentenced to prison for standing up against brutal police methods - solidarity needed
socialistworld.net

Tunisia: Big manoeuvres at the top are met with profound distrust among the masses

03/09/2013, Popular Front’s alliance with ‘Nidaa Tounes’ provokes big turmoil on the left
Serge Jordan, CWI

Tunisia: Down with Ennahda, down with the ‘Troika’!

06/08/2013, The UGTT and the Popular Front must provide a strategy to finish with capitalism – no agreement with forces of the old regime! Towards a revolutionary socialist government of the workers, the youth, the unemployed and the poor masses!
Serge Jordan (CWI)

Tunisia: Mass explosion of anger at second political killing of a left leader

30/07/2013, Leaflet of CWI supporters calls for general strike to bring down the government
Supporters of the CWI in Tunisia

Tunisia: the Ministry of Women excuses violations against women rights

23/05/2013, In the «most developped country for women in the Arab world», the struggle for women rights remains more relevant than ever
Aïda, CWI sympathiser in Tunisia

Tunisia: The calm before the storm

09/05/2013, New clashes on the horizon
CWI reporter in Tunis

Tunisia: A highly politicised World Social Forum

12/04/2013, About 70,000 activists from around the world gathered at the WSF in Tunis, 26-30 March.
Jeroen Demuynck, (working with Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy)

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