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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 district underline again the search for a new representation of working class people. Jess Spear`s campaign against one of the most powerful corporate politicians in Washington State is gaining momentum.

  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

Greece
"This destruction of workers’ lives serves the bankers"

23/09/2014: “We must all keep going…we have no other way to survive than to fight-back”

  Greece

Iran
Petrochemical workers sentenced to jail and flogging

22/09/2014: Protest against Iranian government’s brutal sentences!

  Iran

 Environment
Video of Climate Summit meeting with Kshama Sawant

22/09/2014: Video of New York City Climate Summit meeting with Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Bill KcKibben, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges

  Environment, US, Video

Scotland
1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

19/09/2014: Urgent to build new mass party for the working class

  Scotland

Belgium
Right wing coalition aims for structural attack on workers

19/09/2014: Massive social resistance is looming

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley - peace-maker or war-monger?

18/09/2014: A right-wing, sectarian demagogue who courted paramilitary violence

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum

18/09/2014: "Britain will never be the same again"

  Britain

Spain
Millions take to streets calling for Catalonia’s independence

18/09/2014: Only working class struggle can guarantee the right to decide and resist austerity

  Spain

Sweden
Conservative collapse, extreme-right gains

17/09/2014: CWI success, defended four council seats

  Sweden

Scotland
Thousands mobilise to oppose Project Terror in Scotland

17/09/2014: "You will not take this opportunity away from us"

  Scotland

Middle East

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

Middle East and North Africa: Revolutions in danger

13/04/2011, Decisive workers’ action necessary
Robert Bechert, CWI

Lebanon: “Down with the sectarian system”

09/03/2011, Against sectarianism and capitalism – for a workers alternative!
CWI Lebanon

North Africa / Middle East: Challenges to rule of kings and dictators continue

08/03/2011, Herculean efforts to remove Gaddafi dictatorship in Libya
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Saudi Arabia: Protests begin as “Day of rage” called for 11 March

04/03/2011, Founders of new activists’ party detained
Rukhsana Manzoor and Khalid Bhatti, SMP (CWI in Pakistan)

Oman: Two weeks of protests in absolute monarchy

01/03/2011, Police kill demonstrators – workers block oil port
Yemeni socialist

Libya: Gaddafi must go! It’s a fight to the finish

28/02/2011, Masses reject foreign intervention as towns fall to opposition
Niall Mulholland, CWI

North Africa/Middle East: Region-wide revolution of the Arab people

21/02/2011, To fully succeed, revolutions need to go beyond framework of capitalism
Peter Taaffe, from The Socialist, newspaper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Yemen:” A political revolution must be connected to a social revolution”

10/02/2011, Jonas Brännberg Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden) spoke to an exiled activist from Yemen about the situation.

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