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China
Labour disputes soar

17/04/2014: 40,000 workers paralyse world’s largest sports shoe maker

  China

Greece
International anti-fascist conference “No pasaran!”

16/04/2014: Four thousand attend three-day event in Athens

  Greece

South Africa
Enthusiastic response for WASP ahead of May elections

15/04/2014: WASP campaigning material available on pdf

  South Africa

India
Massive election process could end in turmoil

14/04/2014: New party expresses, but cannot solve, major discontents

  India

Cyprus
Austerity sees living standards fall back 40 years

11/04/2014: One year of the right wing Anastasiades government

  Cyprus

 Iranian nuclear talks
Hypocrisy abounds

10/04/2014: Paul Murphy MEP

  Video

Britain
Dave Nellist on BBC outlining TUSC’s socialist policies

10/04/2014: Trade union and socialist coalition (TUSC) candidate count reaches 476 for May local election

  Britain

Taiwan
Occupation of parliament ends after 23 days

10/04/2014: What are the lessons of the island’s ‘sunflower movement’?

  Taiwan

Hungary
Election highlights lack of Left challenge

09/04/2014: Declining vote for ruling Fidész party; neo-fascist Jobbik picks up 20% as false ‘alternative’

  Hungary

Environment
Ukraine crisis exploited by multinational fracking lobby

09/04/2014: Oppose the pro-big business EU/ US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership!

  Environment, Ukraine

Belgium
50,000 join ETUC Brussels demonstration

08/04/2014: Protesters’ radical mood

  Belgium

Britain
One in ten council seats will have TUSC candidate

07/04/2014: No-cuts election challenge grows

  Britain

Review
Net political impact

06/04/2014: To Save Everything, Click Here • By Evgeny Morozov •

  Review

Belgium
The rise of the PTB/PvdA

05/04/2014: Recent polls confirm a probable electoral breakthrough for the Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PvdA).

  Belgium

Ivory Coast
First victory for students at University of Cocody

04/04/2014: An important step to push the struggle against neo-liberal policies further

  Ivory Coast

Canada
Port of Vancouver truckers’ strike wins significant gains

03/04/2014: After bosses’ seen off - unions must defend their right to strike!

  Canada

France
Government punished in local elections

02/04/2014: Far right gains highlight need for strong fighting left opposition

  France

Nepal
Turning back the wheel of history

01/04/2014: Second constituent assembly election – a shift to the right

  Nepal

South Africa
WASP manifesto launch success!

01/04/2014: On Saturday 29 March the Workers and Socialist Party launched its 2014 election manifesto at a rally in Katlehong, Gauteng

  Africa, South Africa

Taiwan
Half a million on the streets against President Ma

31/03/2014: Demonstrators call for trade pact to be withdrawn and for president to step down

  Taiwan

US
Winning $15 an hour in Seattle

31/03/2014: A socialist strategy

  US

Netherlands
Socialist Party local election gains

31/03/2014: Vote for SP can be the basis for a mass struggle against cuts

  Netherlands

 Video
Hypocrisy of Irish Govt & EU on Ukraine

29/03/2014: Joe Higgins, Socialist Party (CWI MP) speaks in Irish parliament

  Ukraine, Video

 Sweden
New political winds affect CWI Congress

28/03/2014: Optimistic Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna prepares for elections

  CWI, Sweden

No to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership!

28/03/2014: Anti-democratic agreement seeks to increase corporate domination of politics

Portugal
Thousands of police and military march in Lisbon

27/03/2014: Reflection of the government’s intrinsic weakness

  Portugal

Spain
A million march for dignity in Madrid

26/03/2014: 22M: A before and after moment for the class struggle

  Spain

Taiwan
Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

26/03/2014: Down with undemocratic Kuomintang rule – for a Taiwan-wide student strike as the next step!

  Taiwan

Bosnia-Herzegovina
Mass protests - The first flowers of spring

26/03/2014: What programme should the Left advocate?

  Bosnia

Sudan
Has al-Bashir survived mass protests?

25/03/2014: Removal of hated regime not enough; crises of poverty and oppression due to grip of capitalism

  Sudan

Britain
After Bob Crow and Tony Benn

24/03/2014: Mourn the loss, fight for the future

  Britain

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)

Belgium/Sri Lanka: Victory in campaign to stop deportation of a Tamil activist

04/01/2013, ’Thas’ granted asylum in Belgium
Socialistworld.net

Sri Lanka: Release kidnapped activists now!

03/09/2012, Sign on-line appeal
CWI

Sri Lanka: United Socialists celebrate the legacy of Trotsky

27/08/2012, Memorial meeting remembers the great revolutionary who died in August 1940
USP reporter

Sri Lanka: Anger against killing of Tamil political prisoner

25/07/2012, Who killed Nimalaruban?
Siritunga Jayasuriya, USP

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