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WW1
The Bolsheviks and the war

21/07/2014: The horrors of the first world war, and the economic and social turmoil it created, led to mass upheaval. In Russia alone did this lead to a successful revolution…

  World War 1

1914
The capitulation of the Second International

19/07/2014: Before 1914, the Second International resolved to act to prevent war…

  World War 1

South Africa
Metal workers’ strike

19/07/2014: Industrial action must take forward call for a new workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Britain
Abuse scandals reveal abusive system

18/07/2014: An Establishment cover-up?

  Britain

Sri Lanka
Vicious communalist attacks on Muslims

17/07/2014: USP mounts motor cycle ‘march’ to fight for united struggle against chauvinists

  Sri Lanka

World War One
100 years since the great slaughter

16/07/2014: Ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured

  History, World War 1

Israel-Palestine
World outraged by Israeli State’s ferocious bombing of Gaza

15/07/2014: Mass action needed to end the slaughter and blockade!

  Israel / Palestine

History
Revolutionary US Teamsters

14/07/2014: Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Strikes

  History, US

Stop the bombing of Gaza – End Israeli state terror!

12/07/2014: Over 100 Gazans have been killed in one week, including 20 children

  Israel / Palestine

Europe
Junk Juncker, Cameron and the anti-worker EU

11/07/2014: "Cameron’s defeat was dire."

  Europe

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu government fuels wave of protest

08/07/2014: Extracts and updates from a series of articles on the website of Socialist Struggle Movement, the Israel-Palestine section of the CWI.

  Israel / Palestine

Hong Kong
What next after massive July 1 demo?

07/07/2014: Battle-lines hardening as masses push for democracy while government steps up repression

  Hong Kong

Can capitalism put all of us first?

05/07/2014: A response to the “practical idealism” of the Common Weal

  Scotland

France
Hollande’s austerity plans must be blocked

04/07/2014: United private-public sector strike vital

  France

 Brazil
Solidarity with sacked Metro workers

04/07/2014: 42 workers sacked for going on strike

  Brazil, Solidarity

South Africa
220,000 metalworkers’ on strike

03/07/2014: Forward to a living wage – end labour broking

  South Africa

Australia
Thousands rally in Melbourne against East-West toll road

03/07/2014: Labour claim opposition to project but refuse to rip up contracts

  Australia

 Sri Lanka
Solidarity needed against nationalist attacks

02/07/2014: At least four people were killed and 100 injured in anti-Muslim attacks

  Solidarity, Sri Lanka

Video
Free Vadim Kuramshin

02/07/2014: Joe HIggins, Socialist Party (CWI) TD raises Vadim’s case in Irish parliament

  Kazakhstan

Argentina
Return to turmoil

01/07/2014: Debt crisis is back – the class struggle and tasks for the Left

  Argentina

Review
’Capital in the Twenty-First Century’

28/06/2014: Thomas Piketty: The new Marx?

  Review

South Africa
Victory in platinum miners’ strike!

27/06/2014: Significant step forward in the struggle for a living wage for all

  South Africa

Pakistan
Military launch offensive in North Waziristan

26/06/2014: Half a million people flee the area

  Pakistan

Britain
Coulson conviction - Cameron must resign!

26/06/2014: Call a general election now

  Britain

Iraq
Isis jihadists capture more territory

24/06/2014: Only organised, united working class can end war and social misery

  Iraq

Israel/Palestine
Protest in Tel Aviv against military raids

24/06/2014: Israeli nationalist thugs cowardly attacked Socialist Struggle Movement activists after the protest

  Israel / Palestine

Waging war on climate change

23/06/2014: The quickening pace of global warming poses a threat to US national security, says a leading, federally-funded military research organisation

  Environment

Pakistan
Scores killed in Taliban attacks on Karachi airport

19/06/2014: Workers need political movement to counter extremist ideology and capitalism

  Pakistan

Nigeria
200 school girls abducted

18/06/2014: Why has Boko Haram insurgency grown?

  Nigeria

Iraq
Oil war’s bloody legacy

17/06/2014: Escalating sectarian conflict threatens to draw in surrounding countries

  Iraq

 Hong Kong
Pro-Beijing newspaper launches attack on CWI

16/06/2014: 1989 massacre apologists accuse Socialist Action (CWI) and radical legislator ‘Long Hair’ of ‘violence’

  China, CWI, Hong Kong

Brazil
Solidarity protests internationally

16/06/2014: More pictures from solidarity protests around the world

  Germany

Ukraine
Hundreds killed in military clashes

13/06/2014: Working people fearing all-out war

  Ukraine

Syria

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

Syria: Protests brutally repressed, armed conflict spreading and threat of imperialist intervention

18/02/2012, For a mass movement of workers and the poor to defeat Assad’s regime and imperialism!
Aysha Zaki, CWI Lebanon

Syria: Anti-regime protests facing ferocious response

08/02/2012, No trust in Arab League and imperialist powers
Judy Beishon, Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales)

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