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Ireland North
Socialist runs for leader of biggest union

05/10/2015: Jobs threatened, pay cuts, increased workloads…public sector workers need fighting, democratic union

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Workers’ representative demands to see KazMinerals boss in London

01/10/2015: Copper giant denies suffering of its workers and victimisation of their representatives


Socialism is back!

30/09/2015: We can end cuts, crisis and capitalism


Refugee crisis, solidarity and resistance

29/09/2015: Working class solidarity – a beacon of hope


TUSC conference

29/09/2015: Central in the battle for a working class anti-austerity voice


Sino-US tensions increasing as China’s economy stumbles

25/09/2015: Nationalism, repression and neoliberal economic ‘reform’ hallmarks of Xi’s rule

  China, US

“We protest violation of democratic and workers’ rights”

25/09/2015: Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant co-signs protest letter to visiting Chinese President Xi


Left Labour leader Corbyn under attack

24/09/2015: But enthusiastic support continues


Refugees and the Orban government crisis

23/09/2015: Capitalism is an endless ’state of emergency’


Ruth Coppinger TD sends solidarity message to homeless

23/09/2015: Video of Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD, speaking in the Irish Parliament: "I’m here to give you their vote of no confidence in you and your government"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Mass abstention dominates general election

22/09/2015: Mass socialist alternative needs to be built


General strike shakes government

22/09/2015: 30,000 join Helsinki union demonstration


Protests at Irish embassies

21/09/2015: Jobstown is not guilty: drop the charges against the 27!

  Ireland Republic, Solidarity

A political earthquake

19/09/2015: Jeremy Corbyn’s victory is a political earthquake that transforms the situation in Britain and poses stark questions for how a new mass socialist force can be built.


One year after the electoral uprising against austerity

19/09/2015: One year ago, the Scottish independence referendum delivered an electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment


Corbyn’s victory marks new era for the 99%

17/09/2015: Now organise to fight for a socialist alternative


Corbyn Victory - what does the Socialist Party say?

14/09/2015: Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), congratulates Jeremy Corbyn and examines the difficulties he now faces


World economy
Growth engines becoming brakes

14/09/2015: Sharp downturn in BRIC countries

  World Economy

Ireland North
Devolved government in crisis

14/09/2015: New mass left party, uniting Catholics and Protestants, necessary to pose real alternative.

  Ireland Republic

20 September elections - ‘No’ to the Memorandum parties!

13/09/2015: Mass revolutionary Left needed to find way out of crisis of capitalist system


Corbyn victory!

12/09/2015: Popularity of anti-austerity ideas confirmed - Now the battle to create an anti-austerity party begins


At a crossroads

12/09/2015: Gains of the revolution of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro under threat


Joe Higgins grills IMF chief

11/09/2015: Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MP questions Ajai Chopra in banking crisis inquiry


Huge support for Jeremy Corbyn…

10/09/2015: Now build austerity fightback


Pro-Kurdish HDP party offices attacked across the country

09/09/2015: Build a mass and united workers’ movement to stop the ongoing war!


Workers start to take action again

09/09/2015: Independent workers’ organisation needed to resist state repression and to fight for a socialist future


Refugee crisis
Defend the right to asylum

08/09/2015: Unite against austerity and struggle for a better life for all

  Africa, Europe, Middle East

150 million workers strike

07/09/2015: Modi government faces growing opposition


Zimmerwald Conference 1915

05/09/2015: An important step in rebuilding the international workers’ movement during WW1


Mass protests against corrupt sectarian regime

04/09/2015: Build a united struggle of workers and youth - for a socialist alternative to communal divisions, poverty and war!


Opposition mounting against Najib’s government

04/09/2015: Over 200,000 people on protest for two days


Labour’s surges and purges

03/09/2015: No let-up of ’Corbynmania’ but Labour right plots


RISE - launch of a politically unclear left alliance

02/09/2015: Clear 100% anti-austerity and socialist platform essential steps towards new mass workers’ party


Council cuts and the Corbyn campaign

01/09/2015: Potential to resist if follow 80’s Liverpool Council example


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 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,

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,

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)

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