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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

Belgium
Right wing coalition aims for structural attack on workers

19/09/2014: Massive social resistance is looming

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley - peace-maker or war-monger?

18/09/2014: A right-wing, sectarian demagogue who courted paramilitary violence

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum

18/09/2014: "Britain will never be the same again"

  Britain

Spain
Millions take to streets calling for Catalonia’s independence

18/09/2014: Only working class struggle can guarantee the right to decide and resist austerity

  Spain

Sweden
Conservative collapse, extreme-right gains

17/09/2014: CWI success, defended four council seats

  Sweden

Scotland
Thousands mobilise to oppose Project Terror in Scotland

17/09/2014: "You will not take this opportunity away from us"

  Scotland

US
Inequality and fight-back in the world’s richest country

16/09/2014: Socialist Alternative articulates political strategy to break from Democratic Party and capitalism

  US

 Video
John McInally on Scottish Independence

16/09/2014: John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity), adresses the issue of Scottish independence at a meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

  Video

Brazil
Will elections mark the end of the PT government?

15/09/2014: Space for Left alternative to win support

  Brazil

Asia-Pacific
Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014: Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance

  Asia, Japan

Scotland
Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

12/09/2014: Big business, politicians and media attack independence

  Scotland

US
building a movement to end poverty pay!

12/09/2014: Spreading and organising the movement for decent wages

  US

South Africa
Community protest over corruption widens

11/09/2014: Authorities deploy heavily armed response

  Africa, South Africa

Chile
The other ‘9/11’

11/09/2014: 1973 bloody coup against Popular Unity government

  Chile

Ukraine
Fragile ceasefire holds but country remains “a tinder box”

10/09/2014: Only united working class action can secure lasting peace

  Ukraine

Bosnia
Privatise to colonise

08/09/2014: How looting of the economy led to mass social protests

  Bosnia

West Africa
Ebola outbreak - a crisis of capitalism

08/09/2014: Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention

  Africa

Scotland
10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

08/09/2014: “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.”

  Scotland

Britain
Crisis brewing on all fronts

05/09/2014: The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters.

  Britain

Hong Kong
Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

04/09/2014: After NPC ruling democracy activists are perplexed by Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s comments that the strategic part of struggle “should end”

  Hong Kong

 Iran
Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014: Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions

  Iran, Solidarity

Scotland
Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

04/09/2014: Over 18,000 people have attended Hope Over Fear public meetings to hear socialist Tommy Sheridan.

  Scotland

Ukraine
Rebel forces gain territory

03/09/2014: International tensions escalate

  Ukraine

Syria

Iraq /Syria: US-led bombings will worsen divisions

01/10/2014, Stop imperialist slaughter!
Judy Beishon, from the Socialist (weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales)

ISIS: Capitalist slaughter in Iraq and Syria

25/08/2014, As ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and a-Shams) crossed the border between Syria and Iraq, it proclaimed this to be the “annihilation of the disgrace of Sykes-Picot” and the formation of an ‘Islamic state’ (IS).
Georg Maier, SLP (CWI in Austria)

Syria: Popular revolution or sectarian conflict?

11/12/2013, What should be the attitude of the socialist left?
Goncalo Romeiro, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal). Article originally published in the latest edition of Ofensiva Socialista, paper of Socialismo Revolucionario.

Syria: The accelerating catastrophe

31/10/2013, Will there be ’Geneva II’ negotiations?
Per-Åke Westerlund, from this week’s Offensiv, newspaper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Syria: refugee crisis - end the EU’s hypocrisy!

13/10/2013, Video of Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy
Socialistworld.net

Syria: Chemical weapons ’deal’ does not end war

21/09/2013, Local and global powers fight for power and oil
Per-Åke Westerlund, from Offensiv, weekly newspaper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

US/Syria: Obama’s plans for Syria — No to imperialist intervention!

11/09/2013, Break with the Democrats, Corporate America’s Other Party of War!
George Martin Fell Brown, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US)

Syria: Russia makes chemical weapons proposal

10/09/2013, But anti-war campaigning must be maintained; No to imperialist intervention!
Judy Beishon, from The Socialist, weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Syria: Obama drums up support for war aims

04/09/2013, Polls show majority opposition to imperialist military action
Articles from this week’s Socialist and Offensiv newspapers (CWI sections in England and Wales and Sweden)

Syria: US and Britain prepare military attack against Assad regime

28/08/2013, No to imperialist intervention!
Editorial from The Socialist (paper of the Socialist Party, CWI in England & Wales)

Syria: Conflict threatens to spread across the Middle East

08/06/2013, Urgent need for independent working class socialist organisations
Peter Taaffe, general secretary Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Syria: Turning point in civil war?

08/01/2013, Regime causes untold civilian suffering and death… rebels’ carry out sectarian massacres - No to imperialist intervention
Arne Johansson, from Offensiv (weekly paper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna, CWI in Sweden)

Middle East: The Syrian cauldron

23/08/2012, What began 18 months ago as a popular uprising against the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad is on its way to becoming a full-blown civil war that could spread around the region.
Niall Mulholland, CWI, first published in Socialism Today (magazine of the Socialist Party, CWI in England & Wales)

Syria: Is there an alternative to the developing civil war?

08/08/2012, Syria’s agony continues unabated.
Niall Mulholland, CWI

Paul Murphy MEP speaks on situation in Syria

13/06/2012, "[A]ny military intervention, regardless of how it’s dressed up...will not ease the suffering of the Syrian people"
Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Syria: Houla massacre deepens fears of slide into full-blown civil war

06/06/2012, In struggle against brutal Assad regime, working class must oppose sectarianism and imperialist intervention
Niall Mulholland, CWI

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