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Britain
Council cuts and the Corbyn campaign

01/09/2015: Potential to resist if follow 80’s Liverpool Council example

  Britain

Kurdistan
Democratic autonomy or socialism?

29/08/2015: Articles on Öcalan’s ideas and Rojava, originally published in sozialismus.info, the quaterly magazine of SAV (German section of the CWI)

  Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Greece
What does “Popular Unity” stand for?

28/08/2015: New Left force launched following Tsipras’ betrayal

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Identifying the challenges after defeat of Rajapaksa

27/08/2015: Working class struggle top priority for socialists

  Sri Lanka

Britain
The Corbyn insurgency

27/08/2015: Whatever the outcome of the contest, Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign has already transformed the political situation in Britain

  Britain

Lebanon
‘Garbage protests’ shake the ruling class

25/08/2015: Interview with Tamer Mahdi, CWI member in Lebanon

  Lebanon

World economy
China crisis triggers panic on global markets

25/08/2015: More than $5 trillion wiped off global stock markets in two weeks since Chinese devaluation

  China, World Economy

Sri Lanka
Election sees Rajapaksa fail to make a come-back

23/08/2015: Neo-liberal policies of UNP-led government will not satisfy demands of workers and poor.

  Sri Lanka

Gulf War
25 years since invasion of Kuwait

22/08/2015: ’Unfinished business’ remains today

  Iraq

History
Anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination

21/08/2015: Coming mass revolts will see workers and youth look to Trotsky’s ideas

  History, Trotsky

Scotland and the Jeremy Corbyn campaign

20/08/2015: The response to Corbyn’s campaign has parallels with the outpouring of class anger that was seen during the independence referendum

  Scotland

Thailand
Bomb in Bangkok kills 20

19/08/2015: Country plagued by military junta and economic downturn

  Thailand

Socialism
Past or future?

18/08/2015: Review of ‘PostCapitalism: a guide to our future’ by Paul Mason

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Greece and the latest phase of the EU crisis

18/08/2015: Alexis Tsipras and the Syriza leadership have pushed through parliament the third bailout – and further deep cuts – although only with the help of right-wing parties. However, the crises in Greece, the eurozone and wider EU are far from over…

  Greece

Britain
Corbyn challenge - a very welcome political upheaval

17/08/2015: The Labour Party’s right-wing leaders have been astonished and horrified at the over-flowing rallies for Jeremy Corbyn around the UK over the last few weeks

  Britain

Northern Ireland
Left Challenge for Largest Union’s Leadership

15/08/2015: CWI member, Patrick Mulholland, leads Left campaign for leadership of NIPSA union

  Ireland North

Ireland
Paul Murphy and 22 activists to be charged over peaceful protest

14/08/2015: Socialist MP to be charged with false imprisonment for protesting against water charges

  Ireland Republic

Technology
Will robots end capitalism?

14/08/2015: Technological developments, the threat to jobs, and perspectives for the struggle against capitalism and for the future of humanity

  Science

 CWI School 2015
New Left formations

13/08/2015: Report of discussion on New Workers’ Parties, Left Populism and the ideas and programme of PODEMOS, SYRIZA

  CWI

China
Devaluation of yuan jolts global markets

12/08/2015: Sudden reversal of Beijing’s exchange rate policy underlines seriousness of China’s economic woes

  China

France/Britain
Human tragedy of Calais crisis

07/08/2015: Tories have no solutions

  Britain, France

Kurdistan
PYD leaders call for partnership with Bashar al-Assad’s regime

06/08/2015: No faith in authoritarian rulers and Western powers!

  Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Japan
70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb

06/08/2015: Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?

  Japan, Nuclear Power

 CWI School
Building the CWI

06/08/2015: Introductory video to the plenary session on ‘Building the CWI’ shown at the 2015 CWI Summer School, featuring the work of our International across the world

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Britain
Jeremy Corbyn – thousands rally to anti-austerity appeal

05/08/2015: Large attendances at Corbyn rallies across country

  Britain

US
Kshama Sawant leads primary elections count on 50%

05/08/2015: Seattle socialist primary election success

  US

Greece
‘The working class showed it will return to struggle’

04/08/2015: After Syriza capitulates, taking first steps towards building a new mass Left alternative to austerity and capitalism

  Greece

 CWI School 2015
World crisis continues amid horrific consequences

03/08/2015: Report of World Perspectives discussion at the 2015 CWI Summer School

  CWI

 CWI School
Drawing the lessons from the revolutions in North Africa

03/08/2015: Life and death struggle with the process of counter-revolution.

  Africa, CWI, Tunisia

US
Over 1,000 attend housing debate hosted by Socialist councillor Kshama Sawant

31/07/2015: Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s socialist councillor defending seat in primary elections on 4 August

  US

 CWI School
Social and political turmoil in Ireland

30/07/2015: Socialists play key role in rapidly changing situation

  CWI, Ireland Republic

Britain
Corbyn’s Labour leadership bid shows anti-austerity message popular

29/07/2015: Militant Tendency held up as bogeyman by Labour right and media - What’s the real history?

  Britain

Turkey
Horrific Suruc massacre

28/07/2015: Only workers’ unity can end terrorism and division

  Turkey

Nuclear power - nuclear threat

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Japan: 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb

06/08/2015, Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?
Geoff Jones and Kate Jones, from The Socialist (newspaper of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales)

Japan: Anti-nuclear power protest on May Day

12/05/2011, Two months after the beginning of the Fukushima disaster, the anger in Japan is growing
Kokusai Rentai (CWI Japan)

Chernobyl disaster: 25th anniversary

26/04/2011, Scientists estimate nuclear fall-out caused over 200,000 deaths
Rob Jones, Moscow

Fukushima: The impact of the nuclear crisis

16/04/2011, About the need to nationalise the energy sector and move away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy in favour of genuine renewable, sustainable energy production
Paul Murphy, MEP, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Nuclear power: Paul Murphy speaks in favour of a nuclear-free future for Europe

09/04/2011, CWI MEP speaks in light of catastrophe in Fukushima
Paul Murphy, MEP, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Fukushima disaster: The ever-present nuclear threat

05/04/2011, IT IS a tragic irony that the nuclear disaster at Fukushima occurred within weeks of the 25th anniversary of the catastrophe at Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union, the world’s worst nuclear accident.
Pete Dickinson, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

After Japan’s tsunami disaster: Nuclear power, no way!

26/03/2011, The earthquake off Japan’s east coast and the giant tsunami wave that followed on 11 March has, at the time of writing, officially killed over 8,500 people with another 13,000 people still missing.
From The Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Germany: Mass protests against nuclear energy

24/03/2011, Government pushed into defensive by Fukushima disaster and mass unrest
Sascha Stanicic, SAV (CWI Germany), Berlin

Japan: Immediate and longer-term effects of disaster

24/03/2011, Resentment and anger need socialist expression
Carl Simmons, Kokusai Rentai (CWI Japan)

Japan: Political fall-out as Kan looks for allies

22/03/2011, No to national unity on the bosses’ terms
Carl Simmons, Kokusai Rentai (CWI Japan)

Hong Kong: Protest against nuclear power

22/03/2011, On Sunday 20 March protesters marched from Hong Kong’s Chater Garden to the city’s Japanese Consulate. “Against nuclear power,” they chanted, and “be active, not radioactive” followed by a big cordon of TV crews and photographers.
chinaworker.info

Sweden: "Stop nuclear power"

21/03/2011, Protests in 20 cities
Sara Lindelöf and Minela Mahmutovic, CWI Sweden

Japan: Scandal of private Japanese power industry

21/03/2011, Now is the time to demand re-nationalisation
Seizo Shimamura, Kokusai Rentai, (CWI Japan) in Tokyo

Japan: Natural disaster exposes capitalism

20/03/2011, Tragedy for workers
Gerbrand Visser, CWI Netherlands

Japan: Disaster hits workers hardest

15/03/2011, Rebuilding should not serve the interests of private developers
Carl Simmons, Kokusai Rentai (International Solidarity - CWI in Japan)

Japan: Earthquake could leave “tens of thousands” dead and nuclear threat

14/03/2011, Capitalist system incapable of facing up to natural disasters
Reporters in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, from chinaworker.info

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