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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

History

Anniversary: Fourth International launched 75 years ago

03/09/2013, 3 September, 1938, marked the start of the Fourth International’s founding conference
socialistworld.net

US: "I have a dream" - 50th anniversary of the march on Washington for jobs and freedom

28/08/2013, Martin Luther King moved from a position for a gradual reform of capitalism towards an understanding that more radical ideas were needed.
Eljeer Hawkins, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US)

Anniversary: Leon Trotsky’s assassination

21/08/2013, On 21 August 1940 Leon Trotsky, the Marxist thinker and fighter, and co-leader of the Russian Revolution, along with Lenin, was murdered by one of Stalin’s agents.
Lynn Walsh, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

30 years ago: Liverpool - a city that dared to fight

24/05/2013, Interview on Militant, the Labour Party and the struggle of the socialist led council 1983-87 in Liverpool
Peter Taaffe speaking to "Tony Snell in the Morning", BBC Radio Merseyside

Liverpool: Rally marks 30 year anniversary of election of socialist council

05/05/2013, Great event remembers the ’47’ struggle
Dave Walsh, Unite Convener for Liverpool City Council, from The Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

History: The second world war for global power

03/03/2013, Review of The Second World War, by Antony Beevor
Per-Ake Westerlund, Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden)

Film review: ‘NO’ - an exercise in rewriting history

12/02/2013, Unfortunately Pablo Larrain’s film ’No’ tells nothing about the background to Chile’s 1988 plebiscite and the struggle against the regime
Tony Saunois, CWI

Black History Month

23/10/2012, Who was Malcolm X?
Hugo Pierre, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

South Africa: From apartheid to Marikana

19/10/2012, The struggle for social justice continues
April Ashley, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) and black members’ rep on Unison national executive (personal capacity)

Algeria: War of independence 1954-1962

04/10/2012, Colonialism, national liberation and revolutionary struggle
Cédric Gérôme, CWI

Chile: Anniversary of “the other 9/11”

11/09/2012, Contradictions of history being unravelled amid mass struggles of today
Socialistworld.net

100 years since Titanic tragedy: Prestige and profits still put before safety

15/04/2012, Sinking of the Titanic on 15 April 1912, with the loss of over 1,500 lives, remains one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters
Nick Chaffey and Perry McMillan, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), first published in the Socialist

Paris commune 1871: When workers "stormed heaven"

18/03/2012, Heroic few weeks when working class took power
Niall Mulholland, CWI

Bangladesh: The birth of Bangladesh

26/12/2011, Forty years ago, Bangladesh became an independent state, breaking away from Pakistan.
Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement Pakistan, first published in Socialism Today

US: “Sound before the fury of the oppressed”!

17/09/2011, 40th anniversary of Attica Prison Uprising
Eljeer Hawkins, Socialist Alternative, Harlem, New York

Britain 1931: Coalition, cutbacks and crisis

15/09/2011, While no historical period is identical with Britain now, the tumultuous events that shook the country 80 years ago – combining the great depression, a ‘grand coalition’ government wielding the axe, and a damaging currency peg – are rich in lessons for workers in Britain and Europe today.
Hannah Sell, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales), first published in Socialism Today

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