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Ireland North
Hundreds protest against manufacturing destruction

12/02/2016: Union movement should step up call for nationalisation of threatened factories

  Ireland North

 11th CWI World Congress
A World in turmoil

11/02/2016: Renewed economic crisis, wars, political polarisation & class struggle perspectives

  Africa, Asia, CWI, Latin America, Middle East, Russia, US, World Economy

Hong Kong
‘Fishball Revolution’!

10/02/2016: Brutal policing must be condemned

  Hong Kong

Ethiopia
Hunger and deadly repression

09/02/2016: Crisis for imperialism and a fight-back from below

  Africa

Greece
Powerful general strike opposes cuts to pensions

09/02/2016: All out in the struggle! Coordinate and develop the fight now!

  Greece

Africa
New political storms and mass struggles

08/02/2016: Opportunities will arise for working class and poor to organise

  Africa

Spain
A break in the political establishment

07/02/2016: December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity.

  Spain

US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class enthuses millions

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

China 2015
A year of unnatural disasters

04/01/2016: Corruption, poor oversight and chase for profits, maim thousands

  China

Britain
Corbyn’s supporters want resistance against the right

01/01/2016: Edited extracts from an article by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, that will be published in the first 2016 issue of the Socialist (7 January).

  Britain

Afghanistan

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)

Afghanistan war: End this ’pointless waste of life’

29/09/2012, The large Nato force has been unable to defeat a vastly poorer force of Taliban-led fighters estimated at less than 25,000.
Editorial of the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Afghanistan: Brutal poverty, unemployment and destruction caused by the war

23/12/2010, Joe Higgins MEP on the devastation and slaughter of the war on Afghanistan
Joe Higgins, MEP, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Afghanistan: Bloody conflict continues

20/10/2010, 9 years after invasion and occupation
Niall Mulholland, CWI

US / Afghanistan: War Plans in Disarray — Bring the Troops Home Now

10/09/2010, Ten months after President Obama announced he would add 31,000 more United States troops to the war in Afghanistan, his surge is showing signs of failing.
Patrick Ayers, Socialist Alternative (CWI USA)

Afghanistan: US strategy in disarray

08/08/2010, The concerted might of the strongest and largest military force in the world, that of the US, is failing to defeat the disparate and crudely equipped Taliban militias in one of the poorest countries of the world.
From the Socialist, newspaper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Afghanistan: Western strategy in tatters

30/06/2010, Obama’s dismissal of general reveals military crisis
Niall Mulholland, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, CWI England and Wales)

Netherlands: Afghanistan military role triggers collapse of Dutch coalition government

22/02/2010, Pro-establishment parties plan huge cuts programme after new elections
Pieter Brans, Offensief (CWI supporters in Netherlands), Amsterdam

US/Afghanistan: The Surge Will Not Solve Problems in Afghanistan

08/01/2010, End the Occupation! Troops Home Now!
Dan DiMaggio, Socialist Alternative (CWI in the USA)

Afghanistan: An inescapable quagmire

06/11/2009, Karzai appointment will only deepen crisis
Cedric Gerome, CWI

Afghanistan: Presidential election 2009

04/09/2009, Will it make any difference?
Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement Pakistan (CWI in Pakistan)

Afghanistan: Will this be Obama’s Vietnam?

13/08/2009, Rising casualties in an un-winnable war
Peter Hadden, Socialist Party (CWI in Northern Ireland)

Afghanistan: Imperialism sucked deeper into the quagmire

16/05/2009, Western-backed elite enrich themselves as vast majority live in poverty
Dave Carr, from The Socialist, weekly paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England&Wales)

Afghanistan: NATO forces bogged down in conflict

11/10/2006, Why is the Taliban resurgent?
Khalid Bhatti, SMP (CWI in Pakistan)

Afghanistan: Mafia, warlords and ex-Jihad win elections

08/11/2005, Low turnout poll ‘elects’ new reactionary parliament
Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement Pakistan (CWI), Lahore.

Afghanistan: Bush spin can’t hide the chaos

21/10/2004, Tony Blair and George Bush, both seeking re-election, are desperately trying to put a good light on the deteriorating situation in Iraq.
James Kerr and Dave Carr, Socialist Party

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