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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

 CWI
National Question a key feature of political crisis of capitalism

28/12/2014: A socialist solution to national oppression

  CWI

Scotland
Blairite wins election as Labour’s new Scottish leader

27/12/2014: Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

  Scotland

Obituary
Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

26/12/2014: Former Australian Labour Party (ALP) prime minister

  Australia, Obituary

China
Hard landing in 2015?

24/12/2014: China’s economic slowdown already being felt throughout world economy

  China

Trotsky
‘The national principle’

24/12/2014: An article written by LEON TROTSKY, exposing the hypocrisy of world powers towards national minorities and oppressed peoples, translated into English for the first time

  History, Trotsky

Austria

Sozialistische Linkspartei - SLPCWI in Austria: Sozialistische Linkspartei - SLP
Pappenheimgasse 2/1, 1200 Wien, Austria, +43 1 524 63 10, email
http://www.slp.at

Austria: Elections see further decline in support for main parties

14/10/2013, New neo-liberal parties enter fray but workers need a strong socialist alternative
Sonja Grusch, Socialist Left Party (CWI Austria)

Austria: Asylum seekers fight for their rights

23/02/2013, 2,500 people demonstrate
Laura Rafetseder, Socialist Left Party (SLP, CWI Austria)

Kazakstan: Protest at Austria and Kazakhstan football match

18/10/2012, Campaign Kazakhstan banner denounces attacks against oil workers
Socialistworld.net

Austria: Government ministers awarded for ’shameless hypocrisy on women’s rights’

10/03/2012, On International Women’s Day, CWI activists protest against austerity package hitting women
Laura Rafetseder, Socialist Left Party (CWI in Austria)

Austria: Metal Workers’ wage agreement

24/10/2011, Strike action wins concessions - but 4.2% is not enough!
Laura Rafetseder (SLP, CWI Austria)

Austria: Metal Workers strike for wage increase of 5.5%

15/10/2011, Austrian working class gives impressive sign of life
Laura Rafetseder, Sozialistische LinksPartei (CWI Austria)

Austria: Far right in process of unification

02/02/2010, Protests in Carinthia against ruling ex-Haider party
Margarita Döller, SLP (CWI in Austria), Wien

Austria: University and school students, kindergarden workers and metal workers protest in joint day of action

06/11/2009, 15th day of university occupations – at least 20,000 on the streets
Laura Rafetseder, SLP (CWI in Austria)

Austria: Universities occupied, 50,000 students on the streets

30/10/2009, Government forced to make first concessions
Laura Rafetseder, SLP (CWI in Austria)

Austria: Police attack anti-fascists on May Day

06/05/2009, Brutality inflicted on peaceful protest
Will Peek and Sonja Grusch, Socialist Left Party (SLP - CWI in Austria)

Austria: 60,000 school students strike on 24 April

30/04/2009, Growing unrest among workers and youth
Laura Rafetseder, Socialist Left Party (CWI in Austria)

Austria: Teachers and school students take strike action against attacks on education

16/04/2009, Education sector gives an example by fighting back
Laura Rafetseder, Sozialistische LinksPartei (CWI in Austria)

Austria: Successful anti-racist football tournament and youth congress

29/01/2009, Support grows for victimised socialist footballers
Laura Rafetseder, Sozialistische Linkspartei (SLP – CWI in Austria)

Austria: Socialist players suspended from football club for anti-fascist activities

31/10/2008, Far right football club president moves against socialists
Laura Rafetseder, Sozialistische Linkspartei (SLP – CWI in Austria)

Austria: Far Right makes big gains - Left vote squeezed

07/10/2008, As economic crisis hits, workers’ movement needs socialist alternative
Laura Rafetseder, Sozialistische Linkspartei (SLP - CWI Austria)

Austria: Political establishment in turmoil

23/07/2008, New ‘Left Project’ alliance plans to contest early general elections
Laura Rafetseder, Sozialistische LinksPartei (SLP, CWI Austria), Vienna

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