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Ireland
Massive ‘Yes’ to Marriage Equality referendum

28/05/2015: Growing opposition to conservative establishment

  Ireland Republic

Britain
The struggles to come

27/05/2015: No fundamental change to be expected from the Labour Party

  Britain

Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific workers to strike in August

26/05/2015: Protesting cabin crew at Hong Kong airport explained their grievances to Socialist Action reporters

  Hong Kong

Canada’s ‘carbo-state’

26/05/2015: Only a socialist alternative can challenge the carbo-capitalists’ grip on Canadian politics

  Canada, Environment

New Zealand
Victory over zero-contract hours

24/05/2015: ‘Cotton On’ clothes retailer workers defeat attempt to remove rest and meal breaks

  New Zealand

Iraq/Syria
ISIS rout national armies at Ramadi and Palmyra

23/05/2015: United working class movement needed to sweep away sectarian militias and reactionary politicians

  Iraq, Syria

Britain
Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

22/05/2015: The Labour leadership contest begs the question: what is the point of the Labour Party?

  Britain

Ireland North
Election marks growing rejection of sectarian status quo

21/05/2015: Opportunities to build new anti-sectarian political voice for working class and youth

  Ireland Republic

Spain
Is Podemos in crisis?

20/05/2015: Left and social movements in a state of flux, as key elections loom

  Spain

Britain
Build a movement to defeat Tories’ cuts savagery

20/05/2015: For massive union demonstrations, linked to a 24-hour general strike

  Britain

Ireland South
Vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality!

19/05/2015: Referendum a product of long-waged campaign of struggle from below

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

18/05/2015: The choices before the Greek working class

  Greece

North Cyprus
‘Moderate leftist’ wins presidential election on peace ticket

16/05/2015: Workers’ common front, north and south, can find solution to island’s division

  Cyprus

Chile
Huge demonstrations call for free education

15/05/2015: New chapter opens in country’s political and ‘moral’ crisis

  Chile

Australia
East-West toll road dispute concluded

15/05/2015: Local community direct action secures victory

  Australia

Ireland
Parliament suspended after PM tells Socialist MPs “where to go”

14/05/2015: Contemptuous remarks reflect government concerns over non-payment of water charges

  Ireland Republic

Britain
Organising against Tory austerity starts now

14/05/2015: Potential for industrial response to cuts but needs determined leadership and campaigning

  Britain

 Video
Joe Higgins TD questions former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet

13/05/2015: "When bankers and bondholders’ gambles crashed, their massive burden of private debt was placed onto the shoulders of the Irish people"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Sudan
Mass apathy towards elections

12/05/2015: Renewed struggle from below needed to put an end to Bashir’s rule

  Sudan

USA
Presidential candidate declares "political revolution" against billionaires

12/05/2015: Campaign needs to build independent political power

  US

Britain
Fight against "five more damned years" of Tory rule

12/05/2015: Labour leader’s ’responsible capitalism’ shows its bankruptcy

  Britain

China
“In a hard landing now”

11/05/2015: Stock market frenzy and fabricated GDP figures cannot hide the reality of an economy in deep trouble

  China

Scotland
Labour annihilated

11/05/2015: SNP sweeps to victory by posing as an anti-austerity alternative

  Scotland

Britain
With the votes of 24% of the electorate, Tories have no mandate for more savage cuts

11/05/2015: Labour’s failure puts centre stage the need for new mass anti-austerity force

  Britain

Poland
65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015: Plan of action for a general strike needed

  Poland

Ireland North
Socialist Party replies to leading Sinn Fein councillor’s attacks

06/05/2015: How to fight cuts, sectarianism and to build workers’ unity

  Ireland North

Britain
Russell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

06/05/2015: Russell Brand calls on people to elect a Labour government, saying Ed Miliband will ’listen’ and wants pressure from below

  Britain

May Day 2015
International workers’ day marked by marches and rallies

05/05/2015: Photo gallery of the CWI taking part in May Day event across the world

  May Day

Iceland
Fighting for better wages

05/05/2015: General strike called for 26 May

  Iceland

May Day 2015
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015: What sort of new society are we struggling for?

  May Day

Nepal
Disaster in Nepal –amplified by capitalism

30/04/2015: Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the south Asian region has been further devastated by the recent earthquake.

  Nepal

US
Rage in Baltimore

29/04/2015: The aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

  US

Book review
’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

29/04/2015: What the 1% will do to defend their class interests

  Review, US

 May Day 2015
Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

28/04/2015: 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism!

  CWI, May Day

Syria

Iraq/Syria: ISIS rout national armies at Ramadi and Palmyra

23/05/2015, United working class movement needed to sweep away sectarian militias and reactionary politicians
Niall Mulholland, CWI

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)

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