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South Africa
Socialist election campaign at full throttle

24/04/2014: Building a bridgehead to a new mass workers’ party

  South Africa

Bangladesh
One year on from Rana Plaza disaster

24/04/2014: Protest letter from Paul Murphy and other MEP’s

  Bangladesh

Scotland
Capitalist ‘Project Fear’ backfiring?

23/04/2014: The socialist case for independence

  Scotland

Chile
Socialism 2014 a success!

22/04/2014: First Santiago Socialism event organised by CWI in Chile

  Chile

CWI
History of the Committee for a Workers’ International

21/04/2014: 40th anniversary of the founding of the CWI

  History

Sri Lanka
Provincial elections spike president’s plans

20/04/2014: Repression can provoke opposition

  Sri Lanka

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

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.

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)

Food: Scoffing on profits

27/08/2012, Billions around the world suffer from either malnourishment or obesity.
Iain Dalton, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

World economy: A way out of depression?

26/08/2012, Global capitalism is mired in depression. A Keynesian tract for our times by Paul Krugman proposes a way out
Lynn Walsh, editor of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

UN: Arms Trade Treaty negotiations expose hypocrisy of industry

10/08/2012, After a month of negotiations on an Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations in New York, the discussions came to an ignominious end last Friday when, first the United States and then Russia and China, pulled the plug on any agreement.
Joe Higgins, TD, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

World economy: £13 trillion hidden from tax by super-rich

04/08/2012, Take the wealth off the 1%!
Naomi Byron, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), first published in the Socialist

CWI Summer School: A stormy period for the world economy and relations

10/07/2012, Capitalist crisis and workers’ mass struggles take global dimensions
Finghín Kelly, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

World economy: Riding the double-dipper

27/06/2012, Capitalist leaders are in disarray as they strive and fail to get to grips with the eurozone crisis and its threat to the global economy
Lynn Walsh, from Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Euro crisis: Greece heads for the exit

26/05/2012, Eurozone convulsed by turbulent economic forces and political upheavals
Lynn Walsh, editor of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

EU: Turning Europe into an economic wasteland

20/04/2012, Paul Murphy MEP attacks President Barroso on the failure of the austerity policies that he has promoted across Europe.
Paul Murphy, MEP, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

The euro patient: ‘Stabilised’ but still critical

29/03/2012, The European economies are in the throes of an austerity-induced recession, which is likely to be protracted.
Lynn Walsh, editor of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

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