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New Zealand
Victory over zero-contract hours

24/05/2015: ‘Cotton On’ clothes retailer workers defeat attempt to remove rest and meal breaks

  New Zealand

Iraq/Syria
ISIS rout national armies at Ramadi and Palmyra

23/05/2015: United working class movement needed to sweep away sectarian militias and reactionary politicians

  Iraq, Syria

Britain
Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

22/05/2015: The Labour leadership contest begs the question: what is the point of the Labour Party?

  Britain

Ireland North
Election marks growing rejection of sectarian status quo

21/05/2015: Opportunities to build new anti-sectarian political voice for working class and youth

  Ireland Republic

Spain
Is Podemos in crisis?

20/05/2015: Left and social movements in a state of flux, as key elections loom

  Spain

Britain
Build a movement to defeat Tories’ cuts savagery

20/05/2015: For massive union demonstrations, linked to a 24-hour general strike

  Britain

Ireland South
Vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality!

19/05/2015: Referendum a product of long-waged campaign of struggle from below

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

18/05/2015: The choices before the Greek working class

  Greece

North Cyprus
‘Moderate leftist’ wins presidential election on peace ticket

16/05/2015: Workers’ common front, north and south, can find solution to island’s division

  Cyprus

Chile
Huge demonstrations call for free education

15/05/2015: New chapter opens in country’s political and ‘moral’ crisis

  Chile

Australia
East-West toll road dispute concluded

15/05/2015: Local community direct action secures victory

  Australia

Ireland
Parliament suspended after PM tells Socialist MPs “where to go”

14/05/2015: Contemptuous remarks reflect government concerns over non-payment of water charges

  Ireland Republic

Britain
Organising against Tory austerity starts now

14/05/2015: Potential for industrial response to cuts but needs determined leadership and campaigning

  Britain

 Video
Joe Higgins TD questions former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet

13/05/2015: "When bankers and bondholders’ gambles crashed, their massive burden of private debt was placed onto the shoulders of the Irish people"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Sudan
Mass apathy towards elections

12/05/2015: Renewed struggle from below needed to put an end to Bashir’s rule

  Sudan

USA
Presidential candidate declares "political revolution" against billionaires

12/05/2015: Campaign needs to build independent political power

  US

Britain
Fight against "five more damned years" of Tory rule

12/05/2015: Labour leader’s ’responsible capitalism’ shows its bankruptcy

  Britain

China
“In a hard landing now”

11/05/2015: Stock market frenzy and fabricated GDP figures cannot hide the reality of an economy in deep trouble

  China

Scotland
Labour annihilated

11/05/2015: SNP sweeps to victory by posing as an anti-austerity alternative

  Scotland

Britain
With the votes of 24% of the electorate, Tories have no mandate for more savage cuts

11/05/2015: Labour’s failure puts centre stage the need for new mass anti-austerity force

  Britain

Poland
65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015: Plan of action for a general strike needed

  Poland

Ireland North
Socialist Party replies to leading Sinn Fein councillor’s attacks

06/05/2015: How to fight cuts, sectarianism and to build workers’ unity

  Ireland North

Britain
Russell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

06/05/2015: Russell Brand calls on people to elect a Labour government, saying Ed Miliband will ’listen’ and wants pressure from below

  Britain

May Day 2015
International workers’ day marked by marches and rallies

05/05/2015: Photo gallery of the CWI taking part in May Day event across the world

  May Day

Iceland
Fighting for better wages

05/05/2015: General strike called for 26 May

  Iceland

May Day 2015
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015: What sort of new society are we struggling for?

  May Day

Nepal
Disaster in Nepal –amplified by capitalism

30/04/2015: Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the south Asian region has been further devastated by the recent earthquake.

  Nepal

US
Rage in Baltimore

29/04/2015: The aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

  US

Book review
’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

29/04/2015: What the 1% will do to defend their class interests

  Review, US

 May Day 2015
Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

28/04/2015: 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism!

  CWI, May Day

Italy
Migrant disasters - the human cost of budget cuts

27/04/2015: From Mare Nostrum to Triton

  Italy

Latin America
A new turn?

25/04/2015: Historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, turmoil in Venezuela, and stalled reforms in Bolivia – as well as crises in Brazil – symbolise a new turn in Latin America and the Caribbean

  Latin America

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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