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China
The great slowdown

24/07/2014: Signs the mammoth property bubble is finally bursting belie Beijing’s upbeat GDP data

  China

Trotsky
The first year of war

23/07/2014: Article by LEON TROTSKY translated into English for first time

  Trotsky

WW1
The Bolsheviks and the war

21/07/2014: The horrors of the first world war, and the economic and social turmoil it created, led to mass upheaval. In Russia alone did this lead to a successful revolution…

  World War 1

1914
The capitulation of the Second International

19/07/2014: Before 1914, the Second International resolved to act to prevent war…

  World War 1

South Africa
Metal workers’ strike

19/07/2014: Industrial action must take forward call for a new workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Britain
Abuse scandals reveal abusive system

18/07/2014: An Establishment cover-up?

  Britain

Sri Lanka
Vicious communalist attacks on Muslims

17/07/2014: USP mounts motor cycle ‘march’ to fight for united struggle against chauvinists

  Sri Lanka

World War One
100 years since the great slaughter

16/07/2014: Ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured

  History, World War 1

Israel-Palestine
World outraged by Israeli State’s ferocious bombing of Gaza

15/07/2014: Mass action needed to end the slaughter and blockade!

  Israel / Palestine

History
Revolutionary US Teamsters

14/07/2014: Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Strikes

  History, US

Stop the bombing of Gaza – End Israeli state terror!

12/07/2014: Over 100 Gazans have been killed in one week, including 20 children

  Israel / Palestine

Europe
Junk Juncker, Cameron and the anti-worker EU

11/07/2014: "Cameron’s defeat was dire."

  Europe

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu government fuels wave of protest

08/07/2014: Extracts and updates from a series of articles on the website of Socialist Struggle Movement, the Israel-Palestine section of the CWI.

  Israel / Palestine

Hong Kong
What next after massive July 1 demo?

07/07/2014: Battle-lines hardening as masses push for democracy while government steps up repression

  Hong Kong

Can capitalism put all of us first?

05/07/2014: A response to the “practical idealism” of the Common Weal

  Scotland

France
Hollande’s austerity plans must be blocked

04/07/2014: United private-public sector strike vital

  France

 Brazil
Solidarity with sacked Metro workers

04/07/2014: 42 workers sacked for going on strike

  Brazil, Solidarity

South Africa
220,000 metalworkers’ on strike

03/07/2014: Forward to a living wage – end labour broking

  South Africa

Australia
Thousands rally in Melbourne against East-West toll road

03/07/2014: Labour claim opposition to project but refuse to rip up contracts

  Australia

 Sri Lanka
Solidarity needed against nationalist attacks

02/07/2014: At least four people were killed and 100 injured in anti-Muslim attacks

  Solidarity, Sri Lanka

Video
Free Vadim Kuramshin

02/07/2014: Joe HIggins, Socialist Party (CWI) TD raises Vadim’s case in Irish parliament

  Kazakhstan

Argentina
Return to turmoil

01/07/2014: Debt crisis is back – the class struggle and tasks for the Left

  Argentina

Review
’Capital in the Twenty-First Century’

28/06/2014: Thomas Piketty: The new Marx?

  Review

South Africa
Victory in platinum miners’ strike!

27/06/2014: Significant step forward in the struggle for a living wage for all

  South Africa

Pakistan
Military launch offensive in North Waziristan

26/06/2014: Half a million people flee the area

  Pakistan

Britain
Coulson conviction - Cameron must resign!

26/06/2014: Call a general election now

  Britain

Iraq
Isis jihadists capture more territory

24/06/2014: Only organised, united working class can end war and social misery

  Iraq

Israel/Palestine
Protest in Tel Aviv against military raids

24/06/2014: Israeli nationalist thugs cowardly attacked Socialist Struggle Movement activists after the protest

  Israel / Palestine

Waging war on climate change

23/06/2014: The quickening pace of global warming poses a threat to US national security, says a leading, federally-funded military research organisation

  Environment

Pakistan
Scores killed in Taliban attacks on Karachi airport

19/06/2014: Workers need political movement to counter extremist ideology and capitalism

  Pakistan

Nigeria
200 school girls abducted

18/06/2014: Why has Boko Haram insurgency grown?

  Nigeria

Iraq
Oil war’s bloody legacy

17/06/2014: Escalating sectarian conflict threatens to draw in surrounding countries

  Iraq

 Hong Kong
Pro-Beijing newspaper launches attack on CWI

16/06/2014: 1989 massacre apologists accuse Socialist Action (CWI) and radical legislator ‘Long Hair’ of ‘violence’

  China, CWI, Hong Kong

Sri Lanka: Vicious communalist attacks on Muslims

17/07/2014, USP mounts motor cycle ‘march’ to fight for united struggle against chauvinists
Siritunga Jayasura, United Socialist Party (CWI in Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka: Solidarity needed against nationalist attacks

02/07/2014, At least four people were killed and 100 injured in anti-Muslim attacks
Keerthikan Thennavan, Tamil Solidarity

Sri Lanka: May Day celebration in Colombo

08/05/2014, Photos of United Socialist Party march and meeting
USP (CWI Sri Lanka) reporters

Sri Lanka: Provincial elections spike president’s plans

20/04/2014, Repression can provoke opposition
Siritunga Jayasuriya, Secretary of United Socialist Party (CWI Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka: Beyond UNHRC resolution

06/02/2014, Demand a constituent assembly
TU Senan, Tamil Solidarity

Sri Lanka: spotlight on a blood-stained regime

16/11/2013, With the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) taking place from 10 to 17 November all eyes are on Sri Lanka
Tu Senan, International Coordinator of the Tamil Solidarity campaign

Sri Lanka: CHOGM is not where people’s issues can be solved

14/11/2013, Statement on the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting taking place (CHOGM) in Colombo
Siritunga Jayasuriya - General Secretary of the United Socialist Party (CWI in Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka: No Fire Zone reveals truth of war crimes against Tamils

11/11/2013, Cameron to Sri Lanka - not in our name
Senan, Tamil Solidarity international coordinator

Sri Lanka: Provincial election shows Rajapaksa regime can be challenged

30/09/2013, Building a left alternative; link fight against regime with struggle of oppressed Tamils and system change
USP (United Socialist Party - CWI) Reporters

Sri Lanka: Fatal shootings underline extent of country’s militarisation

13/08/2013, United Socialist Party makes election challenge
USP (CWI in Sri Lanka) statement

Sri Lanka: ’Black July’ 1983 and civil war

20/07/2013, Anti-Tamil pogroms organised by ruling class
From The Socialist, weekly paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Sri Lanka: Working class beginning to move forward

25/05/2013, The one day protest general strike held on 21 May was a significant step forward for the working class in Sri Lanka.
Srinath Perera, United Socialist Party (USP – CWI, Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka: Successful May Day

08/05/2013, The United Socialist Party’s May Day demonstration passed successfully through a number of populous areas of Colombo, ending at Grand Pass Junction.
USP(CWI, Sri Lanka)

Review: Reporting genocide in Sri Lanka

28/04/2013, "Still Counting the Dead: Survivors of Sri Lanka’s hidden war" by Frances Harrison
Reviewed by Manny Thain, first published in Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Sri Lanka: New stage for Sinhala Chauvinism

31/03/2013, Development of Bodu Bala Sena must be stopped
Senan, CWI, first published on tamilsolidarity.org

Sri Lanka: Women toil and suffer

08/03/2013, Workers’ movement must take up their cause
Srinath Perera, United Socialist Party (CWI Sri Lanka)

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