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Greece
Syriza-led government announces anti-austerity policies

30/01/2015: Markets and EU leaders react against Athens

  Greece

Saudi Arabia
’Defenders of democracy’ mourn despot’s death

30/01/2015: Atrocious human rights records no concern for Western powers

  Saudi Arabia

Greece
Why did Syriza and the KKE fail to reach agreement?

29/01/2015: For socialist policies to end austerity nightmare!

  Greece

Greece
Syriza victory shows austerity elite can be beaten

29/01/2015: An inspiration for workers and youth across Europe

  Britain, Greece

Greece
Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

27/01/2015: Left parties fail to form government - Syriza goes into coalition with populist right Independent Greeks

  Europe, Greece

China
Slowest growth rate since 1990

25/01/2015: Economy decelerated 30 percent in five years

  China

Cuba
Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015: Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates

  Cuba, US

Northern Ireland
Water service workers win important victory

23/01/2015: A victory for all workers and an inspiration to resist the ‘race to the bottom’

  Ireland North

Sri Lanka
Mobilise now to defend our demands

22/01/2015: Article first published in the Colombo Telegraph

  Sri Lanka

 US
Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015: "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"

  US, Video

Russia/Ukraine
Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015: As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall

  Russia, Ukraine

Greece
Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

20/01/2015: Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital

  Greece

Nigeria
The Massacre in Baga

19/01/2015: Socialism or Barbarism

  Nigeria

Review
‘Eleanor Marx - a life’

17/01/2015: Clare Doyle reviews ’Eleanor Marx - A Life’ by Rachel Holmes

  Review

 Video
Joe Higgins questions Irish Central Bank governor

16/01/2015: Socialist MP grills establishment over banking bubble and collapse

  Video

Nigeria
2015 general elections and the working masses

16/01/2015: Boko Haram and the war in the north-east

  Nigeria

  Video
Ruth Coppinger calls for referendum on abortion rights in Ireland

15/01/2015: "You march in Paris, yet uphold laws any religious fundamentalist would envy"

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 Video
A year of struggle in Brazil

14/01/2015: LSR members intervene in struggles of 2014

  Brazil, Video

Sri Lanka
New but uncertain period opens up

14/01/2015: President Sirisena aims for clean government but will face difficulties

  Sri Lanka

Iran
Labour and children’s rights activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to another nine years

13/01/2015: International action needed to overturn latest conviction and to immediately release Behnam

  Iran

Germany
What is behind the ‘PEGIDA’ anti-immigrant demonstrations?

13/01/2015: Unions and Left must organise against racism and for jobs and decent living standards for all

  Germany

France
Millions march for solidarity

12/01/2015: Unity against racism and capitalism!

  France

New Zealand
Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015: Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda

  New Zealand

France
Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

10/01/2015: The shocking, cold blooded slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage

  France

Norway
General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015: Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions

  Norway

Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa defeated

09/01/2015: Period of uncertainty opens

  Sri Lanka

Sweden
New elections cancelled

09/01/2015: “Peace deal” between government and right-wing opposition

  Sweden

Greece
Towards a Syriza government?

08/01/2015: General elections on 25 January

  Greece

France
Deadly attack on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

08/01/2015: Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

  France

Hong Kong
Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

07/01/2015: A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round”

  Hong Kong

Israel-Palestine
A successful Socialism conference in the shadow of national divide

06/01/2015: Over 150 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2014’ in Tel Aviv, organised by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM - CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement

05/01/2015: Agreeing Not To Agree, Again

  Ireland Republic

Environment
Market forces hold back renewable energy

01/01/2015: Have capitalist governments around the world finally woken up to the danger of global warming?

  Environment

New Year
Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014: As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle

  Britain, Europe, World Economy

Britain
In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014: As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…

  Britain, US

Car industry

Car industry: Closure of Opel factory in Bochum – why no uproar?

29/09/2013, Defend all plants and jobs – save factories through nationalisation – for a 30-hour week at Opel/Vauxhall without loss in pay
Stephan Kimmerle, CWI

Car industry: End of car production in Bochum by 2016 announced by GM/Opel

19/12/2012, Factory closures in Europe’s auto industry spreading. Defend Bochum, Genk, Aulnay-sous-Bois, Southampton and Dagenham – for a united struggle to protect all jobs and factories
Stephan Kimmerle, CWI

Belgium: Genk Ford workers blockade plant

07/11/2012, 11 November - Mass demonstration called in support of Ford workers
Eric Byl, LSP/PSL (CWI Belgium), Brussels

Europe’s car industry: Another crisis in the making

27/09/2012, For a European-wide and international strategy of the trade unions to defend factories, jobs and working conditions
Stephan Kimmerle, CWI

US: 75th anniversary of 1936 auto sit down strikes

21/08/2011, When workers shut down GM
By John Gallup, Seattle, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US)

Italy: Metal-workers fight for all workers!

27/01/2011, One day strike in engineering industry this Friday
Marco Veruggio, ControCorrente

Italy: Metalworkers resist FIAT blackmail

23/07/2010, Struggle at Pomigliano brings out need for workers’ party
Events at the FIAT Pomigliano factory in recent weeks in Italy have shown that even in the most difficult circumstances workers are prepared to struggle if given a lead. Marco Veruggio of ControCorrente describes what has been happening and explains the significance of these developments.

Solidarity needed: Daimler workers in Berlin threatened with expulsion from IG Metall union

11/05/2010, The Berlin area leadership of the German metal workers’ union has begun the procedure to expel left wing, combative members. Please write messages of protest!
CWI

Germany: Solidarity needed - IG Metall union threatens combative left activists with explusion

17/02/2010, Messages of protest needed!
CWI reporters

Car industry: GM pulls out from Opel/Vauxhall sale

06/11/2009, Workers threatened with blackmail again
Stephan Kimmerle

Car industry: Magna’s takeover of Opel/Vauxhall

23/09/2009, New international jobs massacre in the car industry
Cedric Gerome, CWI

Belgium: A future for Opel Antwerp is possible

20/08/2009, Stop the threatened jobs massacre - for nationalisation under workers’ control and management !
Jan Vlegels, Linkse Socialistische Partij / Parti Socialiste de Lutte (the CWI in Belgium)

Russia: Car industry in meltdown

18/08/2009, Trade unions demand nationalization with workers’ control, and an alternative plan of production
Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow

US: GM Goes Bankrupt — Defend Jobs!

05/06/2009, Retool GM to Produce Mass Transit Vehicles!
Brett Hoven, UAW Local 879 (personal capacity), Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US)

Britain: Decisive action needed against victimisations

08/05/2009, Defend Rob Williams!
Editorial, the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Britain: Rob Williams, union Convenor at Linamar plant, Swansea, sacked by brutal bosses

07/05/2009, Step up the struggle - Messages of protest needed urgently!
Socialist Party (England and Wales CWI) Statement

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