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South Africa
Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014: Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!

  Africa, South Africa

Catalonia
9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014: Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia

  Spain

Greece
Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014: Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector

  Greece

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu threatens “heavy hand” response to synagogue attacks

19/11/2014: New rounds of repression answered by new wave of rage and protest

  Israel / Palestine

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

  US

 Video
Socialist TD defends anti-water charges protests

18/11/2014: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) appears on ‘Prime Time’

  Ireland Republic, Video

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

18/11/2014: Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and fighting working class programme to defeat dictatorship

  Hong Kong

 Video
Water tax revolt continues in Ireland

17/11/2014: Tanaiste (Deputy PM) trapped by protestors; AAA TD (MP) and Socialist Party member, Paul Murphy, assaulted

  Ireland Republic, Video

Indonesia
"New Hope" president faces intense pressures

16/11/2014: Initiative to build mass party of working class and rural poor urgently needed

  Indonesia

Ukraine
Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

15/11/2014: Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers

  Ukraine

Scotland
SNP government announces £500 million cuts

14/11/2014: Majority of ‘Yes’ voters want end to austerity - anti-cuts candidates needed!

  Scotland

Afghanistan
British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014: A legacy of death and destruction

  Afghanistan, Britain, US

 Germany
Highly politicised train drivers’ strike

12/11/2014: Last week German train drivers and on-board staff went on strike for four days, shaking and polarising the country

  Germany, Solidarity

Greece
Mayors refuse to make job cuts

12/11/2014: Lefts, local authority workers and communities’ united can resist Troika’s policies

  Greece

Britain
Over 1,000 attend largest ever ‘Socialism’ event

11/11/2014: Socialism 2014 - infused with contagious confidence

  Britain

Belgium
Massive demonstration in Brussels

10/11/2014: Shows anger against austerity

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
20 years after the ceasefires

10/11/2014: In 1994, the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries called ceasefires. Four years later the Good Friday agreement was declared to mark the end of the ‘Troubles’…

  Ireland Republic

Review
Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

09/11/2014: “This Changes Everything: capitalism vs the climate”, by Naomi Klein

  Environment, Review

Germany
25 years since November 9

09/11/2014: Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement

  Germany

Canada
Right wing wins Toronto Mayoral election

08/11/2014: NDP increasingly irrelevant to needs of workers, immigrants and youth

  Canada

Elections in Brazil

07/11/2014: Narrow win for Dilma sets scene for more crisis and instability

  Brazil

Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2014: November 7th anniversary of workers taking power

  Russia

Europe
Anti-fascist demonstrations set for 8-9 November

06/11/2014: Movement of workers and youth needed against racism and fascism

  Europe, Greece, Sweden

Canada
Ottawa ‘locked-down’ after Parliament gun attack

05/11/2014: Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role

  Canada

Ireland
Stunning Dublin by-election victory, huge water protests…new chapter for working class resistance

04/11/2014: How the Anti Austerity Alliance won a parliamentary seat and the way forward for the Left

  Ireland Republic

Book review
The Jihadis Return

04/11/2014: Isis and the new Sunni uprising, by Patrick Cockburn

  Middle East, Review

South Africa
Metal workers’ union clashes with Congress of South African Trade Unions

03/11/2014: For political and class independence - Struggle, solidarity and socialism!

  South Africa

Britain
Come to Socialism 2014

03/11/2014: Weekend of discussion & debate hosted by the Socialist Party – London 8-9 November

  Britain

  Ireland
’Abortion Pill Train’ video

02/11/2014: Pro-choice ROSA campaigners swallow abortion pills after rail journey

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

Italy
Renzi government faces mounting opposition

01/11/2014: A one-day strike of all workers is needed

  Italy

Burkina Faso
Mass uprising ousts dictator

31/10/2014: No to military rule! Continue mass struggle – the whole rotten system must go!

  Burkina Faso

Ireland
Anti-water tax protest in Limerick

31/10/2014: Video of one of the city’s biggest protests

  Ireland Republic

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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