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Greece
Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

27/01/2015: Left parties fail to form government - Syriza goes into coalition with populist right Independent Greeks

  Europe, Greece

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

Kashmir

Kashmir: Power of mass protests shock Indian regime

04/11/2010, Struggle against brutal army oppression intensifies
Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement Pakistan (CWI), Lahore

Kashmir in flames again: Complete shutdown for more than a month

29/09/2010, Kashmir is aflame again amid a renewed outpouring of popular, non-violent, revolt against India’s military occupation.
Khalid Bhatti, general secretary Socialist Movement Pakistan (CWI Pakistan)

Kashmir: “Paradise turned into hell”

22/09/2010, Indian ‘Fact-finding mission’ will not offer solution
Emma Shaw, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Kashmir: Demand justice now

08/08/2010, Leaflet of New Socialist Alternative (CWI India)
CWI

Kashmir: Health workers’ struggle wins demands

20/05/2009, First ever victor for health department service workers
Jamal Khan, Trade Unions Rights Campaign Kashmir (TURCK)

Kashmir: Health workers force government to accept demands!

24/02/2009, But further struggle will be needed
Jamal Khan, CWI in Kashmir

Kashmir: Health Workers’ Strike Action

19/02/2009, Government of Pakistani occupation threatens to crush strike
Jamal Khan, CWI, Kashmir

Kashmir: May Day celebrated on both sides of Line of Control

06/05/2008, Food prices and workers’ rights are key issues
Jamal Khan, International Co-ordinating Secretary, TURC-Kashmir

Kashmir: Protests and rallies mark May Day in Srinagar and Jammu (Indian Occupied Kashmir)

06/05/2008, Rich tributes paid to the Chicago Martyrs
Jamal Khan, International Co-ordination Secretary, TURC-Kashmir

Kashmir: Indefinite strike by public sector workers hit by 2005 earthquake

19/03/2008, Urgent solidarity needed!
Jamal Khan, Kashmir

Kashmir: National Convention of Trade Union Rights Campaign, Kashmir (TURC-K)

13/12/2007, Nearly 300 trade unionists and workers participated in the first TURC-K national convention held in Kotli (Pakistani Occupied Kashmir, POK) on December 8.
Jamal Khan, CWI Kashmir

Kashmir: May day 2007 - Employees Alliance Action committee organises Mayday rally in Rawalakot

04/05/2007, Public sector workers threaten to strike from 7 May if agreement with government not honoured
Shakoor Azeem, CWI Kashmir, Kotli

Kashmir: Public sector workers’ strike forces major concessions

16/03/2007, Mass class struggle in impoverished, repressive society
Trade Union Rights Campaign Kashmir reporters

Kashmir: Public sector workers continue strike despite leader’s betrayal

16/02/2007, Medecin Sans Frontier threaten striking health workers with dismissal
Trade Union Rights Campaign -Kashmir reporters, Kotli, Kashmir

Kashmir: Government declares strike over earthquake compensation illegal

09/02/2007, Solidarity and protest letters urgently needed
J Khan, Trade Union Rights Campaign – Kashmir, Kotli, Kashmir

Kashmir: Thousands protest in earthquake affected areas

04/02/2007, Protest letters and solidarity messages still needed
J Khan, Trade Union Rights Campaign – Kashmir (TURC-K), Kotli, Kashmir

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