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Ireland North
Martin McGuinness - from IRA leader to Stormont minister

29/03/2017: The IRA campaign, the ‘peace process’ and the working class

  Ireland North

H&M workers score victory against management plans

28/03/2017: Despite very difficult times, struggle can bring results


#JobstownNotGuilty international day of action a huge success

28/03/2017: Over 30 protests around the world and 88 MPs/MEPs pledge support


A week-end of mass protests

27/03/2017: New spring of protest opens up, as 1,000s arrested


Hong Kong
Creeping “coup” by Chinese dictatorship

27/03/2017: Defend the four Hong Kong legislators

  Hong Kong

Terror attack at Westminster

24/03/2017: Unite against terror, racism and war


Democratic Party splits and 5-Star Movement in crisis

22/03/2017: Class struggle can build real left force


Student strike empties classes and fills streets on 9 March

21/03/2017: Over 100,000 take to the streets in SE demonstrations


Second referendum on independence?

18/03/2017: SNP fire the starting gun but offer no solutions to austerity


National day of strikes and protests shows Temer can be beaten

17/03/2017: For a one-day general strike as the next step


South Africa
Unity against poverty, crime and xenophobia

17/03/2017: Capitalist politicians use xenophobia to divert attention from failures of profit system

  South Africa

Election result a colossal defeat for austerity government

16/03/2017: Oppose Wilders and the ‘mainstream’ right – Build a mass workers’ party that struggles for socialism


Workers and their families left to starve by multi-billionaire companies

16/03/2017: International campaign needed to force companies to pay


Hong Kong
Protest against LSG Sky Chefs dismissal of union chairman

14/03/2017: Ng Chi-Fai sacked for organising union by multinational’s Hong Kong division – international solidarity needed

  Hong Kong

Ireland North
Snap election raises sectarian temperature    

14/03/2017: Workers need strong socialist alternative at ballot box and in unions

  Ireland North

Counter protest against far-right

13/03/2017: Rise of Islamophobia and right-wing reaction poses new challenges to the left


 International Women's Day
Speech by Kshama Sawant

12/03/2017: Video of 8 March rally in Seattle


 International Women’s Day
Millions join marches and take action

10/03/2017: Socialists around the world demand an end to women’s oppression


 Hong Kong
Women’s march against sexism and racism

09/03/2017: International Women’s Day: “Solidarity with global mass protests and women’s strikes”


Hundreds of thousands participate in International Women’s day student strike

08/03/2017: ‘Libres y Combativas’ and Sindicato de Estudiantes call strike against sexist violence and for working class women's rights


Political spectacle of the ruling class

08/03/2017: Most workers underemployed, 40% in poverty - situation demands new workers’ party


 International Women’s Day 2017
A century on from the Russian Revolution

06/03/2017: Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger


Massive demo shows battle to save the NHS can be won

06/03/2017: Up to 250,000 march in national protest, organised from below


Price hikes hit workers and middle classes

04/03/2017: Falling support for dictator Sisi portends growing opposition


Hong Kong’s sham election

03/03/2017: Pan-democrats sink to new low by supporting “lesser evil” John Tsang

  Hong Kong

Socialist response to Trump’s address to joint session of congress

02/03/2017: Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative councillor, speaks


“Who could believe it?"

24/02/2017: What is behind Trump's attack?


Dublin's #JobstownNotGuilty

23/02/2017: Defend the right to protest - stop this political vendetta!

  Ireland Republic

A web of intrigue sparks government crisis

22/02/2017: Smear campaign against a prominent police whistleblower

  Ireland Republic

February revolution 1917
What lessons for today?

21/02/2017: 23 February 1917 (8 March in today’s calendar) marked the beginning of the socialist revolution in Russia, which sparked a revolutionary wave that would travel around the world.

  Russian Revolution


Socialist PartyCWI in England and Wales: Socialist Party
Socialist Party, PO Box 24697, London E11 1YD, +44 20 8988 8777, email

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Britain: Terror attack at Westminster

24/03/2017, Unite against terror, racism and war
Judy Beishon, from the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) website

Britain: Massive demo shows battle to save the NHS can be won

06/03/2017, Up to 250,000 march in national protest, organised from below
Hannah Sell, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) deputy general secretary

Britain: Universal basic income demand gains ground

08/02/2017, What approach should socialists take?
Judy Beishon, from The Socialist (weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales)

Book Review: ‘A Very British Ending’

07/01/2017, Novelisation of attempts to undermine and overthrow Wilson’s Labour government
Review by Tony Saunois

Britain: Labour's nuclear conflict

24/12/2016, During the second leadership campaign, Jeremy Corbyn spoke of his ambition to have ministers for peace and disarmament in a future Labour government...
Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Britain's shifting political contours

22/12/2016, Capitalist establishment in disarray
Hannah Sell, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) from Socialism Today Dec/Jan 2017 edition

Britain: Establishment EU crisis deepens

17/12/2016, Fight for a socialist Brexit
Editorial of the Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, CWI England & Wales)

Britain: No more concessions to Labour right!

08/12/2016, Fight for an anti-austerity, socialist party - readmit expelled socialists
Editorial from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, CWI England & Wales)

Socialism 2016: Electrifying and powerful weekend puts socialism on the agenda

16/11/2016, Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action, electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops of the Socialism 2016 weekend.
Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) reporters

Video: Socialism 2016, London

16/11/2016, An electrifying and powerful weekend which put socialism back on the agenda

Britain: Fight for a united, working class approach to Brexit

12/11/2016, High Court bombshell
Editorial from the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Britain: The fight for real democracy in the Labour Party

20/10/2016, Defend Corbyn and transform Labour into a party acting for working class
Editorial of the Socialist, weekly paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Crisis of social democracy in Britain

19/10/2016, Which way forward for the Left?
Peter Taaffe, from next issue of Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party England and Wales)

Britain: Tories whip up division over Brexit

17/10/2016, Fight for a socialist, internationalist exit
Editorial from The Socialist (weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party, England & Wales)

Britain: Combative, vibrant unions should be central to Corbyn movement

07/10/2016, Union movement must be transformed into one fit for battles we face
Editorial from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales)

History: 4 October 1936 - The Battle of Cable Street

04/10/2016, When London’s east end workers united and fought the fascist threat
Tony Aitman, from the Socialist (weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party, CWI England & Wales)

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