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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

US
Inequality and fight-back in the world’s richest country

16/09/2014: Socialist Alternative articulates political strategy to break from Democratic Party and capitalism

  US

 Video
John McInally on Scottish Independence

16/09/2014: John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity), adresses the issue of Scottish independence at a meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

  Video

Brazil
Will elections mark the end of the PT government?

15/09/2014: Space for Left alternative to win support

  Brazil

Asia-Pacific
Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014: Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance

  Asia, Japan

Scotland
Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

12/09/2014: Big business, politicians and media attack independence

  Scotland

US
building a movement to end poverty pay!

12/09/2014: Spreading and organising the movement for decent wages

  US

South Africa
Community protest over corruption widens

11/09/2014: Authorities deploy heavily armed response

  Africa, South Africa

Chile
The other ‘9/11’

11/09/2014: 1973 bloody coup against Popular Unity government

  Chile

Ukraine
Fragile ceasefire holds but country remains “a tinder box”

10/09/2014: Only united working class action can secure lasting peace

  Ukraine

Bosnia
Privatise to colonise

08/09/2014: How looting of the economy led to mass social protests

  Bosnia

West Africa
Ebola outbreak - a crisis of capitalism

08/09/2014: Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention

  Africa

Scotland
10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

08/09/2014: “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.”

  Scotland

Britain
Crisis brewing on all fronts

05/09/2014: The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters.

  Britain

Hong Kong
Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

04/09/2014: After NPC ruling democracy activists are perplexed by Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s comments that the strategic part of struggle “should end”

  Hong Kong

 Iran
Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014: Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions

  Iran, Solidarity

Scotland
Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

04/09/2014: Over 18,000 people have attended Hope Over Fear public meetings to hear socialist Tommy Sheridan.

  Scotland

Ukraine
Rebel forces gain territory

03/09/2014: International tensions escalate

  Ukraine

Beijing slams door shut on Hong Kong democracy

02/09/2014: Mass resistance against one-party dictatorship is the only way forward!

  Hong Kong

 Video
Revolution and counter-revolution in the world today

01/09/2014: Hannah Sell, deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) speaking at recent summer camp

  Video

France
Economic stagnation and political instability

29/08/2014: Hollande removes ‘lefts’ from government

  France

Turkey
Erdoğan sworn in as country’s President

29/08/2014: Significant poll gains for the left coalition HDP

  Turkey

 Solidarity
Iranian mine workers on strike

26/08/2014: Demand the release of the arrested workers!

  Iran, Solidarity

Nigeria
Fees victory at Lagos State University!

26/08/2014: Vigilance required from LASU students and workers to ensure that victory is permanent

  Nigeria

ISIS
Capitalist slaughter in Iraq and Syria

25/08/2014: As ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and a-Shams) crossed the border between Syria and Iraq, it proclaimed this to be the “annihilation of the disgrace of Sykes-Picot” and the formation of an ‘Islamic state’ (IS).

  Iraq, Syria

US
Indict Michael Brown’s killer and spread the protests! The whole system is guilty!

22/08/2014: Text of a leaflet handed out by Socialist Alternative members in Ferguson and St. Louis

  US

Middle East

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.

CWI 10th World Congress: Middle East

28/12/2010, The crisis of capitalism and the naked role of imperialism are graphically manifested in the Middle East.
Document No. 3, CWI World Congress

Middle East: Can new ’talks’ deliver justice and peace?

24/09/2010, CWI leaflet: Workers need to organise independently!
Socialistworld.net

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