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Belgium
Government’s Thatcherite attacks provoke class confrontation

30/10/2014: The right wing coalition must go, and all austerity policies!

  Belgium

Mexico
Wave of protests follow student "disappearances"

29/10/2014: Latest US-backed ‘drugs war’ horror sends shock waves throughout Mexico

  Mexico

A ‘third industrial revolution’

28/10/2014: New technological innovations are having a huge impact on the capitalist system, a subject explored in a new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society.

  Review, Science

Nigeria
Vast social and class extremes

27/10/2014: The unreported Nigeria - mass struggles by the working class

  Nigeria

Africa
Ebola outbreak a deadly face of austerity

25/10/2014: Pharmaceutical industry/big corporations need to be brought into public ownership and resources used to provide urgent aid

  Africa

Tunisia
Widespread scepticism over Parliamentary elections

24/10/2014: Pro-capitalist parties teaming up for more of the same - urgent need to rebuild a political voice for the working class and youth

  Tunisia

Kurdistan
Defend Kobanê and all those threatened by ISIS, AKP and Imperialism

24/10/2014: For democratic working people’s defence and mass struggle against capitalism

  Kurdistan, Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Britain
Anniversary of first issue of Militant newspaper

24/10/2014: 50 years of socialist ideas and workers’ struggle

  Britain

Spain
Death knells of "Transition" regime

23/10/2014: Catalonia; ’Podemos’, and the left

  Spain

Ireland
TD Paul Murphy tears up Irish Water pack in the Dail

22/10/2014: 1 million refuse to register for water charges

  Ireland Republic

Seattle
“Sawant ...with impressive, favorable rating”

22/10/2014: 61% support for Kshama Sawant in her electoral district...Jess Spear`s campaign against one of the most powerful corporate politicians in Washington State gaining momentum...indications of yearning for representation for working class people

  US

Britain
100,000 attend TUC’s pay rise demo

21/10/2014: Calls for local government strike action to be reinstated

  Britain

Kazakhstan
Brutal repression in imperialism’s interests

20/10/2014: Workers pay the price for crony capitalism

  Kazakhstan

Is the US promoting a “colour revolution” in Hong Kong?

18/10/2014: Beijing’s scare propaganda doesn’t stand up to examination

  Hong Kong, US

Britain
Workers need a pay rise - how can we pay for it?

17/10/2014: End poverty, inequality and capitalism

  Britain

Scotland
10,000 attend Hope Over Fear rally

16/10/2014: ’Political awakening’ continues after independence referendum

  Scotland

 Ireland
’The people have risen, they should not kneel down again’

15/10/2014: Paul Murphy TD (MP) makes maiden speech in Parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Ireland
Byelection triumph marks turning point in anti-austerity struggle

14/10/2014: Paul Murphy wins parliamentary seat as 100,000 march against water charges

  Ireland Republic

Middle East
US-led policy of air attacks on Islamic State lies in ruins

13/10/2014: As battle for Kobane rages, IS forces make major gains in Iraq

  Middle East, US

 Ireland
Paul Murphy elected to Irish parliament in stunning byelection victory

12/10/2014: Anti-Austerity Alliance victory shocks political establishment, reflects mass revolt against water charges and austerity

  Ireland Republic, Video

South Africa
"A workers’ party must emerge"

11/10/2014: Dire position of South African capitalism and inequality adds momentum towards creation of workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Scotland
SNP budget sees another £500 million cuts

10/10/2014: For a ’no-cuts budget’ and mass campaign to win back billions stolen by ConDem government!

  Scotland

Middle East
Repel Islamic State and imperialism

08/10/2014: For democratic workers’ defence and Kurdish self-determination

  Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Israel/Palestine
After the Gaza war

07/10/2014: No justice for Palestinians and no peace for the region - For a socialist solution!

  Israel / Palestine

Hong Kong
Pro-regime thugs attack protesters

06/10/2014: Organise democratic defence committees to repel attacks and kick out CY Leung’s government!

  Hong Kong

New Zealand
National Party forms third successive government

04/10/2014: Labour Party and the Left in crisis

  New Zealand

Africa
Ebola crisis spreads

03/10/2014: Consequence of profit before health

  Africa

Kurdistan
The battle for Kobanê

02/10/2014: Regional war poses new challenges for struggle for Kurdish self-determination

  Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Iraq /Syria
US-led bombings will worsen divisions

01/10/2014: Stop imperialist slaughter!

  Iraq, Syria, US

Hong Kong
Massive anti-government protests after attempted police crackdown

30/09/2014: Anger over police violence fuels spontaneous “umbrella revolution” and growing strike movement

  Hong Kong

Britain
Labour to continue austerity offensive

26/09/2014: Labour conference a carefully stage-managed affair

  Britain

Ireland South
Is Sinn Féin a genuine left alternative?

25/09/2014: Seeking alliances with austerity parties

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum - A working-class revolt

24/09/2014: The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won

  Scotland

Britain
Capitalist parties in crisis after Scotland revolt

24/09/2014: Build a working class alternative

  Britain, Scotland

Afghanistan

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

Afghanistan: Taliban, warlords and instability

07/10/2004, US-sponsored elections regarded "a joke"
Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement (cwi in Pakistan), Lahore

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