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Belgium
Massive general strike makes the government wobble

19/12/2014: Towards a second plan of action to get rid of this government and austerity!

  Belgium

 Portugal
Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014: Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers

  Portugal, Solidarity

Kazakhstan
Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014: Struggle to free political prisoners continues

  Kazakhstan

Latin America
The end of one cycle and the beginning of another

17/12/2014: Document on Latin America, agreed by CWI International Executive Committee

  Latin America

Taiwan
Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014: Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party

  Taiwan

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

15/12/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Ireland
Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014: Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil

  Ireland Republic

Sweden
Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014: Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget

  Sweden

Greece
Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014: Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Presidential Election January 8, 2015

11/12/2014: Socialist candidate challenges all other forces

  Sri Lanka

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014: For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power

  Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014: Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite

  Greece

 Video
All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014: Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Australia
Major community victory stops Melbourne’s East-West Toll Road

08/12/2014: Socialist Party leads successful campaign against Toll Road and for investment in public transport

  Australia

US
An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014: From Ferguson to Staten Island

  US

Philippines
‘Economic miracle’ – a neo-liberal nightmare for the masses

30/11/2014: Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions

  Philippines

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

27/11/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Britain
Right wing, populist UKIP wins second Parliament seat

26/11/2014: Labour’s pro-austerity ‘opposition’ no alternative

  Britain

South Africa
Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014: Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!

  Africa, South Africa

Catalonia
9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014: Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia

  Spain

Greece
Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014: Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector

  Greece

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu threatens “heavy hand” response to synagogue attacks

19/11/2014: New rounds of repression answered by new wave of rage and protest

  Israel / Palestine

US
Mid-term elections do not mean a turn to the right in society

19/11/2014: Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures

  US

 Video
Socialist TD defends anti-water charges protests

18/11/2014: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) appears on ‘Prime Time’

  Ireland Republic, Video

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

18/11/2014: Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and fighting working class programme to defeat dictatorship

  Hong Kong

 Video
Water tax revolt continues in Ireland

17/11/2014: Tanaiste (Deputy PM) trapped by protestors; AAA TD (MP) and Socialist Party member, Paul Murphy, assaulted

  Ireland Republic, Video

Indonesia
"New Hope" president faces intense pressures

16/11/2014: Initiative to build mass party of working class and rural poor urgently needed

  Indonesia

Ukraine
Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

15/11/2014: Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers

  Ukraine

Scotland
SNP government announces £500 million cuts

14/11/2014: Majority of ‘Yes’ voters want end to austerity - anti-cuts candidates needed!

  Scotland

Afghanistan
British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014: A legacy of death and destruction

  Afghanistan, 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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