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Spain
A break in the political establishment

07/02/2016: December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity.

  Spain

US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class enthuses millions

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

China 2015
A year of unnatural disasters

04/01/2016: Corruption, poor oversight and chase for profits, maim thousands

  China

Britain
Corbyn’s supporters want resistance against the right

01/01/2016: Edited extracts from an article by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, that will be published in the first 2016 issue of the Socialist (7 January).

  Britain

 Review
Alexandra Kollontai

29/12/2015: A life of socialist struggle

  Review, Women

Review
Revisiting Animal Farm

27/12/2015: Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution

  Review

Review
Charlie Chaplin

25/12/2015: Playing the underdog

  Review

Spain
Elections mark shift to the Left

23/12/2015: No government majority as Podemos partially recovers

  Spain

Environment
A world of change

23/12/2015: Human beings have radically altered the Earth, adapting nature in the struggle to survive and thrive…

  Environment

Pakistan
Hundreds protest against religious extremism and increased intolerance

21/12/2015: Rally organised by Socialist Movement Sindh in Mir Pur Khas

  Pakistan

History

Leningrad: ‘Hero City’

19/01/2016, 900 days of siege in World War Two
Clare Doyle (fuller version of a review article to be published in the February 2016 issue of Socialism Today)

History: Zimmerwald Conference 1915

05/09/2015, An important step in rebuilding the international workers’ movement during WW1
Robert Bechert, CWI

History: Anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination

21/08/2015, Coming mass revolts will see workers and youth look to Trotsky’s ideas
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales), article published on 70th anniversary of Leon Trotsky’s assassination, in 2010

History: The political legacy of Malcolm X

21/02/2015, 50 years after his assassination
Eljeer Hawkins, Socialist Alternative

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
From Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

World War One: 100 years since the great slaughter

16/07/2014, Ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured
Tony Saunois, article originally published in special WWI edition of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

History: Revolutionary US Teamsters

14/07/2014, Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Strikes
Alan Jones and Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative

Britain: The Battle of Orgreave

11/06/2014, 1984 state-organised riot against striking miners
Ken Smith, from Socialism Today (June 2014 issue), monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales)

History: 40 years since the Portuguese revolution

25/04/2014, A half-century of fascist rule was swept aside in a day.
Manny Thain, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

CWI: History of the Committee for a Workers’ International

21/04/2014, 40th anniversary of the founding of the CWI
Socialistworld.net

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)

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