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China
Slowest growth rate since 1990

25/01/2015: Economy decelerated 30 percent in five years

  China

Cuba
Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015: Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates

  Cuba, US

Northern Ireland
Water service workers win important victory

23/01/2015: A victory for all workers and an inspiration to resist the ‘race to the bottom’

  Ireland North

Sri Lanka
Mobilise now to defend our demands

22/01/2015: Article first published in the Colombo Telegraph

  Sri Lanka

 US
Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015: "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"

  US, Video

Russia/Ukraine
Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015: As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall

  Russia, Ukraine

Greece
Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

20/01/2015: Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital

  Greece

Nigeria
The Massacre in Baga

19/01/2015: Socialism or Barbarism

  Nigeria

Review
‘Eleanor Marx - a life’

17/01/2015: Clare Doyle reviews ’Eleanor Marx - A Life’ by Rachel Holmes

  Review

 Video
Joe Higgins questions Irish Central Bank governor

16/01/2015: Socialist MP grills establishment over banking bubble and collapse

  Video

Nigeria
2015 general elections and the working masses

16/01/2015: Boko Haram and the war in the north-east

  Nigeria

  Video
Ruth Coppinger calls for referendum on abortion rights in Ireland

15/01/2015: "You march in Paris, yet uphold laws any religious fundamentalist would envy"

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 Video
A year of struggle in Brazil

14/01/2015: LSR members intervene in struggles of 2014

  Brazil, Video

Sri Lanka
New but uncertain period opens up

14/01/2015: President Sirisena aims for clean government but will face difficulties

  Sri Lanka

Iran
Labour and children’s rights activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to another nine years

13/01/2015: International action needed to overturn latest conviction and to immediately release Behnam

  Iran

Germany
What is behind the ‘PEGIDA’ anti-immigrant demonstrations?

13/01/2015: Unions and Left must organise against racism and for jobs and decent living standards for all

  Germany

France
Millions march for solidarity

12/01/2015: Unity against racism and capitalism!

  France

New Zealand
Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015: Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda

  New Zealand

France
Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

10/01/2015: The shocking, cold blooded slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage

  France

Norway
General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015: Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions

  Norway

Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa defeated

09/01/2015: Period of uncertainty opens

  Sri Lanka

Sweden
New elections cancelled

09/01/2015: “Peace deal” between government and right-wing opposition

  Sweden

Greece
Towards a Syriza government?

08/01/2015: General elections on 25 January

  Greece

France
Deadly attack on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

08/01/2015: Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

  France

Hong Kong
Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

07/01/2015: A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round”

  Hong Kong

Israel-Palestine
A successful Socialism conference in the shadow of national divide

06/01/2015: Over 150 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2014’ in Tel Aviv, organised by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM - CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement

05/01/2015: Agreeing Not To Agree, Again

  Ireland Republic

Environment
Market forces hold back renewable energy

01/01/2015: Have capitalist governments around the world finally woken up to the danger of global warming?

  Environment

New Year
Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014: As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle

  Britain, Europe, World Economy

Britain
In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014: As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…

  Britain, US

 CWI
National Question a key feature of political crisis of capitalism

28/12/2014: A socialist solution to national oppression

  CWI

Scotland
Blairite wins election as Labour’s new Scottish leader

27/12/2014: Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

  Scotland

Obituary
Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

26/12/2014: Former Australian Labour Party (ALP) prime minister

  Australia, Obituary

China
Hard landing in 2015?

24/12/2014: China’s economic slowdown already being felt throughout world economy

  China

Trotsky
‘The national principle’

24/12/2014: An article written by LEON TROTSKY, exposing the hypocrisy of world powers towards national minorities and oppressed peoples, translated into English for the first time

  History, Trotsky

Middle East

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

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)

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