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Belgium
Massive general strike makes the government wobble

19/12/2014: Towards a second plan of action to get rid of this government and austerity!

  Belgium

 Portugal
Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014: Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers

  Portugal, Solidarity

Kazakhstan
Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014: Struggle to free political prisoners continues

  Kazakhstan

Latin America
The end of one cycle and the beginning of another

17/12/2014: Document on Latin America, agreed by CWI International Executive Committee

  Latin America

Taiwan
Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014: Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party

  Taiwan

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

15/12/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Ireland
Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014: Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil

  Ireland Republic

Sweden
Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014: Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget

  Sweden

Greece
Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014: Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Presidential Election January 8, 2015

11/12/2014: Socialist candidate challenges all other forces

  Sri Lanka

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014: For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power

  Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014: Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite

  Greece

 Video
All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014: Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Australia
Major community victory stops Melbourne’s East-West Toll Road

08/12/2014: Socialist Party leads successful campaign against Toll Road and for investment in public transport

  Australia

US
An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014: From Ferguson to Staten Island

  US

Philippines
‘Economic miracle’ – a neo-liberal nightmare for the masses

30/11/2014: Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions

  Philippines

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

27/11/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Britain
Right wing, populist UKIP wins second Parliament seat

26/11/2014: Labour’s pro-austerity ‘opposition’ no alternative

  Britain

South Africa
Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014: Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!

  Africa, South Africa

Catalonia
9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014: Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia

  Spain

Greece
Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014: Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector

  Greece

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu threatens “heavy hand” response to synagogue attacks

19/11/2014: New rounds of repression answered by new wave of rage and protest

  Israel / Palestine

US
Mid-term elections do not mean a turn to the right in society

19/11/2014: Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures

  US

 Video
Socialist TD defends anti-water charges protests

18/11/2014: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) appears on ‘Prime Time’

  Ireland Republic, Video

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

18/11/2014: Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and fighting working class programme to defeat dictatorship

  Hong Kong

 Video
Water tax revolt continues in Ireland

17/11/2014: Tanaiste (Deputy PM) trapped by protestors; AAA TD (MP) and Socialist Party member, Paul Murphy, assaulted

  Ireland Republic, Video

Indonesia
"New Hope" president faces intense pressures

16/11/2014: Initiative to build mass party of working class and rural poor urgently needed

  Indonesia

Ukraine
Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

15/11/2014: Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers

  Ukraine

Scotland
SNP government announces £500 million cuts

14/11/2014: Majority of ‘Yes’ voters want end to austerity - anti-cuts candidates needed!

  Scotland

Afghanistan
British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014: A legacy of death and destruction

  Afghanistan, Britain, US

History

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)

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

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