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Turkey
Metal workers do not give up the fight!

29/05/2015: The fire that Renault workers set alight at Bursa is unlikely to extinguish soon

  Turkey

Nigieria
Buhari Government takes power

28/05/2015: Working People Must Prepare to Struggle for improvement and Real Change

  Nigeria

Ireland
Massive ‘Yes’ to Marriage Equality referendum

28/05/2015: Growing opposition to conservative establishment

  Ireland Republic

Britain
The struggles to come

27/05/2015: No fundamental change to be expected from the Labour Party

  Britain

Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific workers to strike in August

26/05/2015: Protesting cabin crew at Hong Kong airport explained their grievances to Socialist Action reporters

  Hong Kong

Canada’s ‘carbo-state’

26/05/2015: Only a socialist alternative can challenge the carbo-capitalists’ grip on Canadian politics

  Canada, Environment

New Zealand
Victory over zero-hour contracts

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

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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