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 Video
Paul Murphy sets record straight on "legal aid"

06/05/2016: Socialist MP threatened with jail for protesting against water charges responds to attacks in Irish parliament

  Video

South Africa
Zuma must go!

06/05/2016: Build a socialist mass workers’ party for a government of the working class

  South Africa

 Solidarity
Portuguese dock workers’ indefinite strike

05/05/2016: What we cannot do: leave the dockers alone

  Solidarity

Britain
90th anniversary of epochal general strike

05/05/2016: When workers tasted power

  Britain

Hong Kong
Racist smear campaign against refugees

05/05/2016: Socialist Action (CWI) initiates successful anti-racist march

  Aceh

May Day 2016
Rallies and marches mark international workers' day

04/05/2016: Photo gallery of CWI's global May Day participation

  May Day

Ireland
Water charges suspended

03/05/2016: Protest movement and boycott force huge Establishment parties climb down

  Ireland Republic

Britain
'Slow coup' against left Labour leader

02/05/2016: Anti-Semitism charges a cynical campaign by right-wing to ditch Jeremy Corbyn

  Britain

May Day 2016
The idea of May Day on the march

01/05/2016: "The brilliant idea of May Day is the immediate stepping forward of the proletarian masses"

  May Day

Israel/Palestine
The Marxist left, the national conflict and the
Palestinian struggle

29/04/2016: The necessity of a class approach and a socialist alternative

  Israel / Palestine

Austria
Stop the rise of the far right!

27/04/2016: Against Hofer, the government and the system of the super-rich!

  Austria

Greece
Athens bus cleaners hold solid 48 hour strike

27/04/2016: Workers resist inhuman working conditions and violation of working rights

  Greece

France
One-day strike set for 28 April

26/04/2016: A final stage before indefinite action against Hollande’s government?

  France

Germany
Huge protest against TTIP deal

25/04/2016: For decisive unions’ action to stop bosses’ plans!

  Germany

Britain
Jeremy Corbyn’s EU u-turn

23/04/2016: The bosses’ EU is no friend of workers

  Britain

Belgium
New major social conflict in the making

22/04/2016: Second action plan needed to stop the Michel government

  Belgium

US
The un-Democratic Primary

22/04/2016: Why we need new party of the 99%

  US

South Africa
Zuma & the ANC must fall

22/04/2016: Build a socialist mass workers party for a government of the working class

  South Africa

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks on Brexit referendum and for a socialist Europe

21/04/2016: Socialist Party TD (MP) exposes real nature of EU in Irish parliament

  Europe, Video

Iceland
Mass protests continue

21/04/2016: CWI’s programme explained

  Iceland

India
Workers oppose Modi proposals

21/04/2016: Eye-witness account of successful protest

  India

 Video
Peter Taaffe debates with Paul Mason on BBC TV

20/04/2016: Socialist Party General Secretary debates with author and journalist on revolutionary socialism today

  Britain, Video

 Sudan
Solidarity from the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) - Nigeria with the student protests in Khartoum

20/04/2016: The ERC, the national student campaign linked to the DSM (CWI in Nigeria) is displaying its support for the student movement in Sudan

  Nigeria, Solidarity, Sudan

Poland
Anger at abortion ban plan

20/04/2016: Protests and a new spontaneous movement for abortion rights erupt

  Poland

 Sudan
Solidarity with the students’ protests!

19/04/2016: Free all arrested students now

  Solidarity, Sudan

Iran
Jailed trade unionists announce start of hunger strikes on April 29

19/04/2016: Statement by Jafar Azimzadeh, a leader of the Free Union of Iranian Workers, and Esmail Abdi, a leader of the Iranian Teachers Trade Association

  Iran

Capitalism
a failing system

18/04/2016: A new book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth, analyses the downward course of the US economy – and the limits of the whole capitalist system

  Review, US

 Video
Socialist TV appearance ’goes viral’ in US

18/04/2016: FOX interview with Darletta Scruggs, Socialist Alternative member, viewed millions of times

  US, Video

Cuba
Obama’s visit

16/04/2016: Easing of embargo to promote US capitalist interests

  Cuba

Burma
Democrats have historic majority in parliament

16/04/2016: But army remains powerful force

  Burma

Belgium
Successful ‘Socialism 2016’ weekend event

14/04/2016: Inequality, war and insecurity show the urgency of the struggle for socialism

  Belgium

Review
’Militant’ by Michael Crick

14/04/2016: Lessons of Militant vital for anti-austerity struggles today

  Britain, History, Review

Britain
Panama Papers reveal corrupt system of the 1%

13/04/2016: Build a party in the interests of the millions not the millionaires

  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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