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Spain
Millions take to streets calling for Catalonia’s independence

18/09/2014: Only working class struggle can guarantee the right to decide and resist austerity

  Spain

Sweden
Conservative collapse, extreme-right gains

17/09/2014: CWI success, defended four council seats

  Sweden

Scotland
Thousands mobilise to oppose Project Terror in Scotland

17/09/2014: "You will not take this opportunity away from us"

  Scotland

US
Inequality and fight-back in the world’s richest country

16/09/2014: Socialist Alternative articulates political strategy to break from Democratic Party and capitalism

  US

 Video
John McInally on Scottish Independence

16/09/2014: John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity), adresses the issue of Scottish independence at a meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

  Video

Brazil
Will elections mark the end of the PT government?

15/09/2014: Space for Left alternative to win support

  Brazil

Asia-Pacific
Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014: Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance

  Asia, Japan

Scotland
Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

12/09/2014: Big business, politicians and media attack independence

  Scotland

US
building a movement to end poverty pay!

12/09/2014: Spreading and organising the movement for decent wages

  US

South Africa
Community protest over corruption widens

11/09/2014: Authorities deploy heavily armed response

  Africa, South Africa

Chile
The other ‘9/11’

11/09/2014: 1973 bloody coup against Popular Unity government

  Chile

Ukraine
Fragile ceasefire holds but country remains “a tinder box”

10/09/2014: Only united working class action can secure lasting peace

  Ukraine

Bosnia
Privatise to colonise

08/09/2014: How looting of the economy led to mass social protests

  Bosnia

West Africa
Ebola outbreak - a crisis of capitalism

08/09/2014: Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention

  Africa

Scotland
10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

08/09/2014: “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.”

  Scotland

Britain
Crisis brewing on all fronts

05/09/2014: The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters.

  Britain

Hong Kong
Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

04/09/2014: After NPC ruling democracy activists are perplexed by Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s comments that the strategic part of struggle “should end”

  Hong Kong

 Iran
Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014: Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions

  Iran, Solidarity

Scotland
Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

04/09/2014: Over 18,000 people have attended Hope Over Fear public meetings to hear socialist Tommy Sheridan.

  Scotland

Ukraine
Rebel forces gain territory

03/09/2014: International tensions escalate

  Ukraine

Beijing slams door shut on Hong Kong democracy

02/09/2014: Mass resistance against one-party dictatorship is the only way forward!

  Hong Kong

 Video
Revolution and counter-revolution in the world today

01/09/2014: Hannah Sell, deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) speaking at recent summer camp

  Video

France
Economic stagnation and political instability

29/08/2014: Hollande removes ‘lefts’ from government

  France

Turkey
Erdoğan sworn in as country’s President

29/08/2014: Significant poll gains for the left coalition HDP

  Turkey

 Solidarity
Iranian mine workers on strike

26/08/2014: Demand the release of the arrested workers!

  Iran, Solidarity

Nigeria
Fees victory at Lagos State University!

26/08/2014: Vigilance required from LASU students and workers to ensure that victory is permanent

  Nigeria

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).

  Iraq, Syria

US
Indict Michael Brown’s killer and spread the protests! The whole system is guilty!

22/08/2014: Text of a leaflet handed out by Socialist Alternative members in Ferguson and St. Louis

  US

 Women in World War One

20/08/2014: Protests, strikes and equality

  Women, World War 1

Pakistan
Not a “revolution” but an effort by power-hungry politicians to grab power

19/08/2014: Working class will bring the real revolution and change

  Pakistan

USA
Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

18/08/2014: Spread the protests – unite against racism and inequality

  US

Iraq
Only united action can stop sectarian war

16/08/2014: Iraqis and Kurds must not trust imperialist ‘helpers’

  Iraq

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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