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Italy
Migrant disasters - the human cost of budget cuts

27/04/2015: From Mare Nostrum to Triton

  Italy

Latin America
A new turn?

25/04/2015: Historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, turmoil in Venezuela, and stalled reforms in Bolivia – as well as crises in Brazil – symbolise a new turn in Latin America and the Caribbean

  Latin America

Finland
Worst ever election result for traditional Left

24/04/2015: Finns Party second biggest in parliament

  Finland

Iran
Proposed nuclear deal reflects transformed Middle East

24/04/2015: In aftermath of disastrous Iraq occupation, Obama administration balancing between region’s forces

  Iran, Middle East

Scotland
Labour face annihilation as millions seek an answer to austerity

23/04/2015: The SNP, according to the polls, will win 53 of Scotland’s 59 Westminster MPs

  Scotland

 Video
Paul Murphy speaking at anti-water charges demo in Dublin

23/04/2015: Socialist Partty (CWI) and Anti-Austerity Alliance TD speaks at march of tens of thosuands against water charges on April 18

  Ireland Republic, Video

 Video
Interview with Jawad Ahmed, famous Pakistani singer and activist

22/04/2015: Jawad Ahmed, Singer and central committee member of International Youth and Workers Movement (IYWM) from Pakistan spoke to CWI about the work of IYWM.

  Pakistan, Video

South Africa
Organise against xenophobia – a programme for our communities

21/04/2015: Build a country-wide socialist civic movement. Fight for jobs, houses and services for all

  Africa, South Africa

 Video
TUSC 100% anti-austerity election broadcast

20/04/2015: Broadcast goes out on all 5 national terrestrial channels

  Britain, Video

Britain
Labour - party of cuts

19/04/2015: Oppose the ’logic of capitalism’

  Britain

Tunisia
After the Bardo terrorist attack

18/04/2015: New class battles loom

  Tunisia

 Video
Paul Murphy attacks bosses’ victimisation of strikers

17/04/2015: Socialist Partty (CWI) and Anti-Austerity Alliance TD speaks in Irish Parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

US
National day of strikes and protests for $15

17/04/2015: Snapshot of the movement – the fight for $15 in 7 major cities

  US

 Video
Kshama Sawant on Democracy Now

16/04/2015: Socialist Seattle councillor debates Hillary Clinton run for President

  US, Video

Ireland North
Hundreds protest against racist arson attack

15/04/2015: Build a united mass movement to challenge racism, sectarianism and all forms of bigotry

  Ireland North

Yemen
Brutal onslaught on country’s poor

15/04/2015: For unity of workers and poor against imperialism and sectarianism

  Yemen

Québec
A hot spring in the making?

14/04/2015: Students take strike action against austerity

  Quebec

China’s feminists
A victory for protests in China and worldwide

14/04/2015: Five women activists released in rare climb down by Beijing regime

  China

France
First one-day strike against austerity gets big response

13/04/2015: 300, 000 people marched on demonstrations across France on Thursday 9 April

  France

Australia
Budget - Who should pay for the economic crisis?

13/04/2015: Federal government preparing the ground for their second budget

  Australia

Britain
UKIP blame immigration for problems facing working class

12/04/2015: Workers’ unity to defend pay jobs and services

  Britain

Panama 2015 Trade Union and Social Alternative Summit

11/04/2015: For an end to imperialism and capitalism, long live socialist and revolutionary united solidarity in our Americas!

  Latin America

Kenya
The Garissa massacre, Al-Shabaab and US imperialism

10/04/2015: Growing regional destabilisation

  Kenya, US

US
40,000 Seattle workers get pay rise

08/04/2015: Coalition of students and workers demand $15 minimum wage at University of Washington

  US

Australia
Anti-racist protesters vastly outnumber ‘Reclaim Australia’ Melbourne rally

07/04/2015: Only ‘minority’ to blame for society’s problems is ultra-rich 1%

  Australia

Climate change
Looking for a cheap fix

06/04/2015: The cyclone that devastated the Pacific island of Vanuatu in March, the most severe ever recorded in the region, highlighted again the very likely connection between extreme weather events and global warming.

  Environment

Nigeria
Ruling party crumbles in historic election

05/04/2015: But only mass struggle can guarantee the interests of workers and poor masses under buhari’s presidency

  Nigeria

Scotland
Is the SNP: a threat to the political establishment?

04/04/2015: The SNP (Scottish National Party) looks set to win the majority of Scottish seats in the general election

  Scotland

Economy
What low oil prices cost the world economy

03/04/2015: The sudden plunge of oil and gas prices has underlined the volatility in the world capitalist economy

  World Economy

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks in support of striking workers

02/04/2015: Socialist MP challenges Labour Deputy Prime Minister in parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Scotland
Indefinite strike by Glasgow Council Homeless workers

01/04/2015: Workers treated unfairly by council for years

  Scotland

South Africa
Cosatu splits as ‘Vavi’ expelled

01/04/2015: Expulsion opens new chapter in working class struggle

  Africa, South Africa

Syria

Kurdistan: Defend Kobanê and all those threatened by ISIS, AKP and Imperialism

24/10/2014, For democratic working people’s defence and mass struggle against capitalism
Translation of a leaflet by Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey)

Middle East: Repel Islamic State and imperialism

08/10/2014, For democratic workers’ defence and Kurdish self-determination
Paula Mitchell (edited version of an article in this week’s Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales)

Kurdistan: The battle for Kobanê

02/10/2014, Regional war poses new challenges for struggle for Kurdish self-determination
Serge Jordan, CWI

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)

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