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 CWI 11th World Congress
Upheaval of traditional European political framework

12/02/2016: Workers’ fury at austerity and capitalist system will find more expression

  CWI, Europe

Ireland North
Hundreds protest against manufacturing destruction

12/02/2016: Union movement should step up call for nationalisation of threatened factories

  Ireland North

 11th CWI World Congress
A World in turmoil

11/02/2016: Renewed economic crisis, wars, political polarisation & class struggle perspectives

  Africa, Asia, CWI, Latin America, Middle East, Russia, US, World Economy

Hong Kong
‘Fishball Revolution’!

10/02/2016: Brutal policing must be condemned

  Hong Kong

Ethiopia
Hunger and deadly repression

09/02/2016: Crisis for imperialism and a fight-back from below

  Africa

Greece
Powerful general strike opposes cuts to pensions

09/02/2016: All out in the struggle! Coordinate and develop the fight now!

  Greece

Africa
New political storms and mass struggles

08/02/2016: Opportunities will arise for working class and poor to organise

  Africa

Spain
A break in the political establishment

07/02/2016: December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity.

  Spain

US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class enthuses millions

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

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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