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China
Slowest growth rate since 1990

25/01/2015: Economy decelerated 30 percent in five years

  China

Cuba
Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015: Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates

  Cuba, US

Northern Ireland
Water service workers win important victory

23/01/2015: A victory for all workers and an inspiration to resist the ‘race to the bottom’

  Ireland North

Sri Lanka
Mobilise now to defend our demands

22/01/2015: Article first published in the Colombo Telegraph

  Sri Lanka

 US
Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015: "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"

  US, Video

Russia/Ukraine
Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015: As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall

  Russia, Ukraine

Greece
Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

20/01/2015: Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital

  Greece

Nigeria
The Massacre in Baga

19/01/2015: Socialism or Barbarism

  Nigeria

Review
‘Eleanor Marx - a life’

17/01/2015: Clare Doyle reviews ’Eleanor Marx - A Life’ by Rachel Holmes

  Review

 Video
Joe Higgins questions Irish Central Bank governor

16/01/2015: Socialist MP grills establishment over banking bubble and collapse

  Video

Nigeria
2015 general elections and the working masses

16/01/2015: Boko Haram and the war in the north-east

  Nigeria

  Video
Ruth Coppinger calls for referendum on abortion rights in Ireland

15/01/2015: "You march in Paris, yet uphold laws any religious fundamentalist would envy"

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 Video
A year of struggle in Brazil

14/01/2015: LSR members intervene in struggles of 2014

  Brazil, Video

Sri Lanka
New but uncertain period opens up

14/01/2015: President Sirisena aims for clean government but will face difficulties

  Sri Lanka

Iran
Labour and children’s rights activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to another nine years

13/01/2015: International action needed to overturn latest conviction and to immediately release Behnam

  Iran

Germany
What is behind the ‘PEGIDA’ anti-immigrant demonstrations?

13/01/2015: Unions and Left must organise against racism and for jobs and decent living standards for all

  Germany

France
Millions march for solidarity

12/01/2015: Unity against racism and capitalism!

  France

New Zealand
Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015: Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda

  New Zealand

France
Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

10/01/2015: The shocking, cold blooded slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage

  France

Norway
General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015: Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions

  Norway

Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa defeated

09/01/2015: Period of uncertainty opens

  Sri Lanka

Sweden
New elections cancelled

09/01/2015: “Peace deal” between government and right-wing opposition

  Sweden

Greece
Towards a Syriza government?

08/01/2015: General elections on 25 January

  Greece

France
Deadly attack on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

08/01/2015: Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

  France

Hong Kong
Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

07/01/2015: A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round”

  Hong Kong

Israel-Palestine
A successful Socialism conference in the shadow of national divide

06/01/2015: Over 150 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2014’ in Tel Aviv, organised by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM - CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement

05/01/2015: Agreeing Not To Agree, Again

  Ireland Republic

Environment
Market forces hold back renewable energy

01/01/2015: Have capitalist governments around the world finally woken up to the danger of global warming?

  Environment

New Year
Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014: As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle

  Britain, Europe, World Economy

Britain
In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014: As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…

  Britain, US

 CWI
National Question a key feature of political crisis of capitalism

28/12/2014: A socialist solution to national oppression

  CWI

Scotland
Blairite wins election as Labour’s new Scottish leader

27/12/2014: Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

  Scotland

Obituary
Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

26/12/2014: Former Australian Labour Party (ALP) prime minister

  Australia, Obituary

China
Hard landing in 2015?

24/12/2014: China’s economic slowdown already being felt throughout world economy

  China

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

  History, Trotsky

US

Socialist AlternativeCWI in US: Socialist Alternative
Socialist Alternative, P.O. Box 45343, Seattle, WA  98145, ++ 1 206 842 9487, email
http://www.socialistalternative.org

Cuba: Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015, Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates
Tony Saunois, CWI

US: Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015, "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"
Socialistworld.net, via socialistalternative.org

Britain: In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014, As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…
Clive Heemskerk, from Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

US: Put CIA torturers in the dock

21/12/2014, The role of state intelligence
Dave Carr, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the CWI England & Wales)

US: An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014, From Ferguson to Staten Island
Eljeer Hawkins, Socialist Alternative

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
Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative

Afghanistan: British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014, A legacy of death and destruction
Niall Mulholland, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales)

Seattle: “Sawant ...with impressive, favorable rating”

22/10/2014, 61% support for Kshama Sawant in her electoral district...Jess Spear`s campaign against one of the most powerful corporate politicians in Washington State gaining momentum...indications of yearning for representation for working class people
Stephan Kimmerle, CWI

Is the US promoting a “colour revolution” in Hong Kong?

18/10/2014, Beijing’s scare propaganda doesn’t stand up to examination
Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong)

Middle East: US-led policy of air attacks on Islamic State lies in ruins

13/10/2014, As battle for Kobane rages, IS forces make major gains in Iraq
Tony Saunois, CWI

Iraq /Syria: US-led bombings will worsen divisions

01/10/2014, Stop imperialist slaughter!
Judy Beishon, from the Socialist (weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales)

Environment: Video of Climate Summit meeting with Kshama Sawant

22/09/2014, Video of New York City Climate Summit meeting with Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Bill KcKibben, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges
Video from The Real News

US: Inequality and fight-back in the world’s richest country

16/09/2014, Socialist Alternative articulates political strategy to break from Democratic Party and capitalism
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

US: building a movement to end poverty pay!

12/09/2014, Spreading and organising the movement for decent wages
Geoff Jones, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) and Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative (CWI in the US)

US: Indict Michael Brown’s killer and spread the protests! The whole system is guilty!

22/08/2014, Text of a leaflet handed out by Socialist Alternative members in Ferguson and St. Louis
Socialist Alternative (CWI in the US)

USA: Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

18/08/2014, Spread the protests – unite against racism and inequality
Eljeer Hawkins, Socialist Alternative, Harlem, New York

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