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Greece
Powerful general strike opposes cuts to pensions

09/02/2016: All out in the struggle! Coordinate and develop the fight now!

  Greece

Africa
New political storms and mass struggles

08/02/2016: Opportunities will arise for working class and poor to organise

  Africa

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

World Economy

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote in the Communist Manifesto (1847): "Modern bourgeois society, with its relations of production, of exchange and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells. [...] And how does the bourgeoisie get over these crises? On the one hand by enforced destruction of a mass of productive forces; on the other, by the conquest of new markets, and by the more thorough exploitation of the old ones. That is to say, by paving the way for more extensive and more destructive crises, and by diminishing the means whereby crises are prevented." As these brutal effects of capitalism is crisis, are unleashed today, the CWI stands in the Marxist tradition of striving to understand the capitalist economy, in order to be able to intervene successfully in the class struggle and to end the chaos of this profit-driven society.

World relations, economy and the class struggle

08/02/2016, CWI 11th World Congress document
Socialistworld.net

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
Lynn Walsh, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, CWI England & Wales)

World Economy: ’Biggest danger to capitalism is capitalism’

22/10/2015, Steel plant to close after a century of production, raw material prices collapsing, China’s economy slowing, the ongoing euro crisis...
Robin Clapp, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

World economy: Growth engines becoming brakes

14/09/2015, Sharp downturn in BRIC countries
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

World economy: China crisis triggers panic on global markets

25/08/2015, More than $5 trillion wiped off global stock markets in two weeks since Chinese devaluation
Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info

Economy: What low oil prices cost the world economy

03/04/2015, The sudden plunge of oil and gas prices has underlined the volatility in the world capitalist economy
Lynn Walsh, article from Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Europe: Eurozone time-bomb

25/02/2015, Mired in recession, the eurozone is haunted by the spectre of stagnation
Lynn Walsh, article from Socialism Today (magazine of the Socialist Party of England and Wales)

New Year: Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014, As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

World: Middle East, Ukraine wars…upturn in European class struggle

22/12/2014, CWI meeting discusses a volatile period in global and class relations
Kevin Parslow, Socialist Party (CWI E&W)

The Causes of Capitalist Crisis

20/09/2013, A reply to Andrew Kliman
Peter Taaffe and Lynn Walsh, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

China: Debt crunch intensifies China’s crisis

27/06/2013, Beijing’s sharp credit squeeze adds panic on global financial markets
Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info

World economy: "Central banks are flying blind"

19/05/2013, Increasing concerns and contradictions
Per-Åke Westerlund, from Offensiv, newspaper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

World economy: Behind the stock market surge

16/04/2013, In the first week of March share prices surged on the New York Stock Exchange followed by other major exchanges. Does this signify a revival of the global capitalist economy?
Lynn Walsh, editor of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), where this article was first published

World economy: Optimism at Davos based on reality?

13/02/2013, IMF and World Bank reduce growth predictions
Editorial in this week’s Offensiv, paper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Europe’s car industry: Another crisis in the making

27/09/2012, For a European-wide and international strategy of the trade unions to defend factories, jobs and working conditions
Stephan Kimmerle, CWI

Euro crisis: The latest temporary fix

19/09/2012, The problems of the eurozone, rooted in the clash of national interests and the rivalries of capitalist leaders, remain as intractable as ever.
Lynn Walsh, editor of Socialism Today (magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

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