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Ireland North
Martin McGuinness - from IRA leader to Stormont minister

29/03/2017: The IRA campaign, the ‘peace process’ and the working class

  Ireland North

Greece
H&M workers score victory against management plans

28/03/2017: Despite very difficult times, struggle can bring results

  Greece

 Solidarity
#JobstownNotGuilty international day of action a huge success

28/03/2017: Over 30 protests around the world and 88 MPs/MEPs pledge support

  Solidarity

Russia/Belarus
A week-end of mass protests

27/03/2017: New spring of protest opens up, as 1,000s arrested

  Russia

Hong Kong
Creeping “coup” by Chinese dictatorship

27/03/2017: Defend the four Hong Kong legislators

  Hong Kong

Britain
Terror attack at Westminster

24/03/2017: Unite against terror, racism and war

  Britain

Italy
Democratic Party splits and 5-Star Movement in crisis

22/03/2017: Class struggle can build real left force

  Italy

Spain
Student strike empties classes and fills streets on 9 March

21/03/2017: Over 100,000 take to the streets in SE demonstrations

  Spain

Scotland
Second referendum on independence?

18/03/2017: SNP fire the starting gun but offer no solutions to austerity

  Scotland

Brazil
National day of strikes and protests shows Temer can be beaten

17/03/2017: For a one-day general strike as the next step

  Brazil

South Africa
Unity against poverty, crime and xenophobia

17/03/2017: Capitalist politicians use xenophobia to divert attention from failures of profit system

  South Africa

Netherlands
Election result a colossal defeat for austerity government

16/03/2017: Oppose Wilders and the ‘mainstream’ right – Build a mass workers’ party that struggles for socialism

  Netherlands

Yemen
Workers and their families left to starve by multi-billionaire companies

16/03/2017: International campaign needed to force companies to pay

  Yemen

Hong Kong
Protest against LSG Sky Chefs dismissal of union chairman

14/03/2017: Ng Chi-Fai sacked for organising union by multinational’s Hong Kong division – international solidarity needed

  Hong Kong

Ireland North
Snap election raises sectarian temperature    

14/03/2017: Workers need strong socialist alternative at ballot box and in unions

  Ireland North

Quebec
Counter protest against far-right

13/03/2017: Rise of Islamophobia and right-wing reaction poses new challenges to the left

  Quebec

 International Women's Day
Speech by Kshama Sawant

12/03/2017: Video of 8 March rally in Seattle

  Women

 International Women’s Day
Millions join marches and take action

10/03/2017: Socialists around the world demand an end to women’s oppression

  Women

 Hong Kong
Women’s march against sexism and racism

09/03/2017: International Women’s Day: “Solidarity with global mass protests and women’s strikes”

  Women

 Spain
Hundreds of thousands participate in International Women’s day student strike

08/03/2017: ‘Libres y Combativas’ and Sindicato de Estudiantes call strike against sexist violence and for working class women's rights

  Women

Pakistan
Political spectacle of the ruling class

08/03/2017: Most workers underemployed, 40% in poverty - situation demands new workers’ party

  Pakistan

 International Women’s Day 2017
A century on from the Russian Revolution

06/03/2017: Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger

  Women

Britain
Massive demo shows battle to save the NHS can be won

06/03/2017: Up to 250,000 march in national protest, organised from below

  Britain

Egypt
Price hikes hit workers and middle classes

04/03/2017: Falling support for dictator Sisi portends growing opposition

  Egypt

Hong Kong’s sham election

03/03/2017: Pan-democrats sink to new low by supporting “lesser evil” John Tsang

  Hong Kong

US
Socialist response to Trump’s address to joint session of congress

02/03/2017: Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative councillor, speaks

  US

Sweden
“Who could believe it?"

24/02/2017: What is behind Trump's attack?

  Sweden

Britain/Ireland
Dublin's #JobstownNotGuilty

23/02/2017: Defend the right to protest - stop this political vendetta!

  Ireland Republic

Ireland
A web of intrigue sparks government crisis

22/02/2017: Smear campaign against a prominent police whistleblower

  Ireland Republic

February revolution 1917
What lessons for today?

21/02/2017: 23 February 1917 (8 March in today’s calendar) marked the beginning of the socialist revolution in Russia, which sparked a revolutionary wave that would travel around the world.

  Russian Revolution

History

Russian Revolution Centenary: New site celebrates and defends October socialist revolution

20/01/2017, 1917revolution.org brings rich lessons of 100 years ago to wide audience
socialistworld.net

Russian Revolution centenary

02/01/2017, Defending the legacy in a new era

Editorial from Socialism Today, Dec/Jan 2017 edition

History: Suez 1956

01/11/2016, The decline of British imperialism and rise of the colonial revolution
Niall Mulholland, CWI

Hungary: The political revolution of sixty years ago

23/10/2016, When workers fought arms in hand to end Stalinist dictatorship
Clare Doyle, CWI

The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

04/08/2016, A short history of the Olympics:
Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info

History: China’s ’Cultural Revolution’ 1966-67

10/06/2016, 50 years ago the ’Cultural Revolution’ began in China.
Edited version of article written by Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe for Militant (predecessor of the Socialist) in February 1967.

China: 1989 mass movement and June 4 massacre

08/06/2016, Video by CWI comrades in China and Hong Kong
Socialist Action (CWI) reporters in Hong Kong

Review: ’Militant’ by Michael Crick

14/04/2016, Lessons of Militant vital for anti-austerity struggles today
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) general secretary

Ireland: 100th anniversary of Easter 1916 Rising

26/03/2016, A revolt against imperial power and war
Cillian Gillespie, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

History: When Khrushchev denounced Stalin

26/03/2016, 1956 ‘secret speech’ a devastating blow to Stalinist regimes
Niall Mulholland, from Socialism Today (April 2016 issue of the monthly journal of Socialist Party, England & Wales)

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)

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