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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

  US

 Video
John McInally on Scottish Independence

16/09/2014: John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity), adresses the issue of Scottish independence at a meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

  Video

Brazil
Will elections mark the end of the PT government?

15/09/2014: Space for Left alternative to win support

  Brazil

Asia-Pacific
Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014: Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance

  Asia, Japan

Scotland
Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

12/09/2014: Big business, politicians and media attack independence

  Scotland

US
building a movement to end poverty pay!

12/09/2014: Spreading and organising the movement for decent wages

  US

South Africa
Community protest over corruption widens

11/09/2014: Authorities deploy heavily armed response

  Africa, South Africa

Chile
The other ‘9/11’

11/09/2014: 1973 bloody coup against Popular Unity government

  Chile

Ukraine
Fragile ceasefire holds but country remains “a tinder box”

10/09/2014: Only united working class action can secure lasting peace

  Ukraine

Bosnia
Privatise to colonise

08/09/2014: How looting of the economy led to mass social protests

  Bosnia

West Africa
Ebola outbreak - a crisis of capitalism

08/09/2014: Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention

  Africa

Scotland
10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

08/09/2014: “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.”

  Scotland

Britain
Crisis brewing on all fronts

05/09/2014: The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters.

  Britain

Hong Kong
Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

04/09/2014: After NPC ruling democracy activists are perplexed by Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s comments that the strategic part of struggle “should end”

  Hong Kong

 Iran
Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014: Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions

  Iran, Solidarity

Scotland
Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

04/09/2014: Over 18,000 people have attended Hope Over Fear public meetings to hear socialist Tommy Sheridan.

  Scotland

Ukraine
Rebel forces gain territory

03/09/2014: International tensions escalate

  Ukraine

Beijing slams door shut on Hong Kong democracy

02/09/2014: Mass resistance against one-party dictatorship is the only way forward!

  Hong Kong

 Video
Revolution and counter-revolution in the world today

01/09/2014: Hannah Sell, deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) speaking at recent summer camp

  Video

France
Economic stagnation and political instability

29/08/2014: Hollande removes ‘lefts’ from government

  France

Turkey
Erdoğan sworn in as country’s President

29/08/2014: Significant poll gains for the left coalition HDP

  Turkey

 Solidarity
Iranian mine workers on strike

26/08/2014: Demand the release of the arrested workers!

  Iran, Solidarity

Nigeria
Fees victory at Lagos State University!

26/08/2014: Vigilance required from LASU students and workers to ensure that victory is permanent

  Nigeria

ISIS
Capitalist slaughter in Iraq and Syria

25/08/2014: As ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and a-Shams) crossed the border between Syria and Iraq, it proclaimed this to be the “annihilation of the disgrace of Sykes-Picot” and the formation of an ‘Islamic state’ (IS).

  Iraq, Syria

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

  US

 Women in World War One

20/08/2014: Protests, strikes and equality

  Women, World War 1

Pakistan
Not a “revolution” but an effort by power-hungry politicians to grab power

19/08/2014: Working class will bring the real revolution and change

  Pakistan

USA
Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

18/08/2014: Spread the protests – unite against racism and inequality

  US

Iraq
Only united action can stop sectarian war

16/08/2014: Iraqis and Kurds must not trust imperialist ‘helpers’

  Iraq

Socialism and national rights

15/08/2014: Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries

  Israel / Palestine, Ukraine

US
Jess Spear Primary result

14/08/2014: “We’ve only just gotten started”

  US

Scotland
Socialist policies are needed to answer Project Fear

13/08/2014: September 18 will see an unprecedented mobilisation to the polls for the referendum on Scottish independence

  Scotland

Theory

The Causes of Capitalist Crisis

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

Eric Hobsbawm: Left-wing historian and author of ‘How To Change The World’ dies

01/10/2012, Aged 95, Hobsbawm still participated in the debate about the alternative to capitalism
socialistworld.net

Spanish Revolution 75th anniversary. Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory

22/07/2011, This week is the 75th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War, on 18 July 18. We mark this hugely important event in world history with an article first published on socialistworld.net in 2009.
Hannah Sell, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Science: Quantum mechanics and dialectical materialism

26/12/2010, Marxism, materialism and particle physics
Pete Mason, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Socialism: Is Red Plenty possible?

27/10/2010, The planned economy and the struggle for socialism
Peter Taaffe, general secretary Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), first published in Socialism Today

Theory: The general strike

15/10/2010, Important tool of the working class
Hannah Sell, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) deputy general secretary

US debate on Socialism: What is Socialism?

17/09/2010, Capitalism isn’t working. This is the conclusion being drawn by increasing numbers of workers and young people as seemingly every week a new crisis dominates the headlines.
Philip Locker, Socialist Alternative (CWI USA)

Theory: Is “human nature” a barrier to socialism?

30/08/2010, Aren’t people motivated by money? Wouldn’t socialism stifle hard work and innovation?
Canyon Lalama, Socialist Alternative (CWI USA)

Theory: New introduction to The Transitional Programme

21/08/2010, Trotsky’s key 1938 work shows rich application of the method of Marxism
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

‘Che Guevara – symbol of struggle’

16/04/2010, New foreword to Chinese edition to be published in June 2010 | China, Maoism, Nepal and India.
Tony Saunois, CWI

Building a Workers’ International: Open letter to the members and former members of the IMT

02/03/2010, The International Marxist Tendency, IMT, faces its biggest crisis since its inception. The CWI would welcome an open and honest debate amongst socialist and Marxist activists about the issues raised by these developments.
International Secretariat of the CWI

Trotsky: The Permanent Revolution today

18/02/2010, Introduction to new Urdu edition of ‘Permanent Revolution’ by Leon Trotsky
Peter Taaffe

Sweden: Is Sweden Socialist?

26/10/2009, The Rise and Fall of the ‘Swedish Model’
Per Olsson, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden)

New publication: Socialism and Left Unity

07/11/2008, A critique of the Socialist Workers Party, by Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party, cwi in England and Wales
socialistworld.net

Theory: Problems of building new workers’ parties

23/12/2007, Lessons from history, the recent experience of Italy and Germany, and the latest developments in Brazil.
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Pary, England and Wales

theory: Marx & Engels - the role of the unions

01/02/2006, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels on the Trade Unions. Edited by Kenneth Lapides.
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party, England and Wales

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