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Middle East
Bombing Syria won’t stop Isis

25/11/2015: For workers’ unity against war, terrorism and racism

  Britain, Syria

Hong Kong
Great result for socialist election campaign

25/11/2015: Socialist Action’s Sally Tang Mei-ching lifts opposition vote to 33 percent

  Hong Kong

Ireland North
1,000 manufacturing jobs lost in one week

24/11/2015: Austerity and corporate welfare has failed! Fight for public investment!

  Ireland North

Hong Kong
District Council elections

23/11/2015: Socialist Action candidate gets one third of the vote

  Hong Kong

Erdoğan’s Pyrrhic victory

20/11/2015: It is time to build a new united left force


Kshama Sawant responds to Bernie Sanders

20/11/2015: Socialist alternative to big business popular across the USA

  US, Video

Sweeping victory for Aung San Suu Kyi party

19/11/2015: Army holds on to powerful positions


Genoa students take to the streets

18/11/2015: CWI youth campaign "Resistenze Internazionali" takes the lead!


Paris terror attacks

18/11/2015: Only workers’ unity can end terrorism, division and war


Nightclub fire leaves 45 dead

17/11/2015: Protests over worst tragedy in 25 years triggers government’s fall


Horror in Paris

14/11/2015: We will not be intimidated !


Right wing steps up civil war in Labour Party

14/11/2015: Unions should keep independence to lead fight to defend Corbyn


Dirty deals in London as Nazarbayev visits Cameron

13/11/2015: Letter from Campaign Kazakhstan secretary


’Socialist politics are here to stay’

12/11/2015: Kshama Sawant’s message to ’Socialism 2015’ event in London

  Britain, US

Ireland North
Huge support for socialist in union election

11/11/2015: Socialist Party’s Patrick Mulholland gains 44% - Broad Left emerges stronger throughout NIPSA

  Ireland North

Socialist ideas back on the agenda

10/11/2015: Best ever ‘Socialism’ weekend of discussion & debate


The Bernie Sanders challenge

07/11/2015: The established political order in the US has been shaken up by Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination…


Beware the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

06/11/2015: A geopolitical weapon for US and Japanese capitalism against China

  Japan, US

Outrage at police repression and torture

06/11/2015: Dictatorship methods still reign in “democratic” Chile


Textile workers challenge President Sisi

05/11/2015: Farcical election underlines need to build a mass workers’ party


Kshama Sawant re-elected - Seattle’s political revolution continues

04/11/2015: "There has never been a better time to become a socialist and join Socialist Alternative." – Kshama Sawant


Jobstown protestors appear in court

03/11/2015: Paul Murphy MP - charged with false imprisonment - addresses solidarity gathering outside court

  Ireland Republic, Video

War, fear mongering and clampdown on democratic rights are behind the AKP electoral victory

02/11/2015: Struggle for worker’s unity, peace and social justice more important than ever


Ruling party loses election amidst workers’ anger

02/11/2015: Parliament moves to the right


50 years since anti-communist massacres

01/11/2015: World’s third largest Communist Party crushed in US-backed military coup


Kremlin enters the Syrian quagmire

31/10/2015: Economic crisis deepens in Russia as Ukraine military stand-off continues

  Russia, Syria

Governmental crisis

30/10/2015: Towards a ‘Left’ government?


Defend Corbyn campaign

29/10/2015: ’Momentum’ must mobilise for real and lasting change


Harper gone, Liberals win

29/10/2015: New Democratic Party biggest loser


Netanyahu government policy claims more victims

28/10/2015: The crisis of “management of the conflict”

  Israel / Palestine

“Abortion Pill Bus”

27/10/2015: ROSA and Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) TD organise bus tour to defy anti-choice 8th amendement

  Ireland Republic, Women

Arson attempt against CWI members

26/10/2015: Increased racist violence, but solidarity dominates

  CWI, Sweden

Middle East counter-revolution

25/10/2015: A new book offers important insights into the role played by Middle Eastern states in the rise of brutal reactionary forces such as Islamic State. What’s missing, however, is an assessment of the potential of the mass movements in the region.

  Middle East


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

Austria: Did ’Red Vienna’ really stay red?

17/10/2015, What the Vienna elections show
Sonja Grusch, Socialist Left Party (CWI in Austria), Vienna

Austria: Refugee crisis, solidarity and resistance

29/09/2015, Working class solidarity – a beacon of hope
Sebastian Kugler, SLP (CWI in Austria)

Austria: Social? Democratic? Party!

04/07/2015, The Fragmentation of the Social Democracy in Austria
Sonja Grusch, Socialist Left Party (CWI in Austria)

Austria: The year starts with antifascism

05/03/2015, Right-wing Ball events, PEGIDA, and neo-nazi Violence: A Month of Intense and Successful anti-fascism in Austria
Stefan Gredler, SLP (CWI in Austria)

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

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)

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