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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

 Review
Alexandra Kollontai

29/12/2015: A life of socialist struggle

  Review, Women

Review
Revisiting Animal Farm

27/12/2015: Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution

  Review

Review
Charlie Chaplin

25/12/2015: Playing the underdog

  Review

Spain
Elections mark shift to the Left

23/12/2015: No government majority as Podemos partially recovers

  Spain

Middle East

World relations, economy and the class struggle

08/02/2016, CWI 11th World Congress document
Socialistworld.net

Middle East counter-revolution

25/10/2015, A new book offers important insights into the role played by Middle Eastern states in the rise of brutal reactionary forces such as Islamic State. What’s missing, however, is an assessment of the potential of the mass movements in the region.
Serge Jordan, CWI (from the forthcoming edition of Socialism Today, No.193, November 2015)

Refugee crisis: Defend the right to asylum

08/09/2015, Unite against austerity and struggle for a better life for all
Robert Bechert, CWI

Iran: Proposed nuclear deal reflects transformed Middle East

24/04/2015, In aftermath of disastrous Iraq occupation, Obama administration balancing between region’s forces
Robert Bechert, CWI

World: Middle East, Ukraine wars…upturn in European class struggle

22/12/2014, CWI meeting discusses a volatile period in global and class relations
Kevin Parslow, Socialist Party (CWI E&W)

Book review: The Jihadis Return

04/11/2014, Isis and the new Sunni uprising, by Patrick Cockburn
Reviewed by Paul Gerrard, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Kurdistan: Battle for Kobanê at a crossroads

31/10/2014, What does US military ‘assistance’ mean for the Kurdish struggle?
Serge Jordan, CWI

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
Translation of a leaflet by Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey)

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
Tony Saunois, CWI

Middle East: Repel Islamic State and imperialism

08/10/2014, For democratic workers’ defence and Kurdish self-determination
Paula Mitchell (edited version of an article in this week’s Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales)

Middle East: The limits of US power

30/12/2013, Workers’ movements need determined opposition to Western imperialism and all Middle Eastern elites
Judy Beishon, from Socialism Today (December 2013-January 2014 issue), monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI (England and Wales)

CWI Summer School: Revolution and counter-revolution in Middle East and North Africa

07/08/2013, An independent, working class leadership needed
Alison Hill, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

CWI Summer School: The role of the working class in the revolution in the neo-colonial world

19/07/2012, Arab revolutions, Sri Lanka, Algeria, Brazil…lessons from history and today’s struggles
Cillian Gillespie, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

CWI International Meeting: Revolution and counter-revolution in North Africa and the Middle East

31/01/2012, The lessons of the first waves of revolutionary movements
Daniel Waldron, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

CWI Summer School: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in North Africa and Middle East

27/07/2011, Report of plenary discussion
David Johnson, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

North Africa, Middle East: The revolution four months later

02/06/2011, Across the Middle East and North Africa the revolutions and protests that began after Mohamed Bouazizi’s suicide in protest at poverty and oppression in Tunisia have, in many countries, reached turning points.
Robert Bechert, CWI

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