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Catalonia
9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014: Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia

  Spain

Greece
Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014: Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector

  Greece

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu threatens “heavy hand” response to synagogue attacks

19/11/2014: New rounds of repression answered by new wave of rage and protest

  Israel / Palestine

US
Mid-term elections do not mean a turn to the right in society

19/11/2014: Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures

  US

 Video
Socialist TD defends anti-water charges protests

18/11/2014: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) appears on ‘Prime Time’

  Ireland Republic, Video

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

18/11/2014: Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and fighting working class programme to defeat dictatorship

  Hong Kong

 Video
Water tax revolt continues in Ireland

17/11/2014: Tanaiste (Deputy PM) trapped by protestors; AAA TD (MP) and Socialist Party member, Paul Murphy, assaulted

  Ireland Republic, Video

Indonesia
"New Hope" president faces intense pressures

16/11/2014: Initiative to build mass party of working class and rural poor urgently needed

  Indonesia

Ukraine
Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

15/11/2014: Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers

  Ukraine

Scotland
SNP government announces £500 million cuts

14/11/2014: Majority of ‘Yes’ voters want end to austerity - anti-cuts candidates needed!

  Scotland

Afghanistan
British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014: A legacy of death and destruction

  Afghanistan, Britain, US

 Germany
Highly politicised train drivers’ strike

12/11/2014: Last week German train drivers and on-board staff went on strike for four days, shaking and polarising the country

  Germany, Solidarity

Greece
Mayors refuse to make job cuts

12/11/2014: Lefts, local authority workers and communities’ united can resist Troika’s policies

  Greece

Britain
Over 1,000 attend largest ever ‘Socialism’ event

11/11/2014: Socialism 2014 - infused with contagious confidence

  Britain

Belgium
Massive demonstration in Brussels

10/11/2014: Shows anger against austerity

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
20 years after the ceasefires

10/11/2014: In 1994, the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries called ceasefires. Four years later the Good Friday agreement was declared to mark the end of the ‘Troubles’…

  Ireland Republic

Review
Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

09/11/2014: “This Changes Everything: capitalism vs the climate”, by Naomi Klein

  Environment, Review

Germany
25 years since November 9

09/11/2014: Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement

  Germany

Canada
Right wing wins Toronto Mayoral election

08/11/2014: NDP increasingly irrelevant to needs of workers, immigrants and youth

  Canada

Elections in Brazil

07/11/2014: Narrow win for Dilma sets scene for more crisis and instability

  Brazil

Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2014: November 7th anniversary of workers taking power

  Russia

Europe
Anti-fascist demonstrations set for 8-9 November

06/11/2014: Movement of workers and youth needed against racism and fascism

  Europe, Greece, Sweden

Canada
Ottawa ‘locked-down’ after Parliament gun attack

05/11/2014: Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role

  Canada

Ireland
Stunning Dublin by-election victory, huge water protests…new chapter for working class resistance

04/11/2014: How the Anti Austerity Alliance won a parliamentary seat and the way forward for the Left

  Ireland Republic

Book review
The Jihadis Return

04/11/2014: Isis and the new Sunni uprising, by Patrick Cockburn

  Middle East, Review

South Africa
Metal workers’ union clashes with Congress of South African Trade Unions

03/11/2014: For political and class independence - Struggle, solidarity and socialism!

  South Africa

Britain
Come to Socialism 2014

03/11/2014: Weekend of discussion & debate hosted by the Socialist Party – London 8-9 November

  Britain

  Ireland
’Abortion Pill Train’ video

02/11/2014: Pro-choice ROSA campaigners swallow abortion pills after rail journey

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

Italy
Renzi government faces mounting opposition

01/11/2014: A one-day strike of all workers is needed

  Italy

Burkina Faso
Mass uprising ousts dictator

31/10/2014: No to military rule! Continue mass struggle – the whole rotten system must go!

  Burkina Faso

Ireland
Anti-water tax protest in Limerick

31/10/2014: Video of one of the city’s biggest protests

  Ireland Republic

Kurdistan
Battle for Kobanê at a crossroads

31/10/2014: What does US military ‘assistance’ mean for the Kurdish struggle?

  Kurdistan, Middle East

Belgium
Government’s Thatcherite attacks provoke class confrontation

30/10/2014: The right wing coalition must go, and all austerity policies!

  Belgium

Venezuela: Scarcity and speculation - whose fault is it?

18/11/2014, Who is sabotaging who?
Gabriela Sánchez. Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Venezuela)

Venezuela: Successful workers’ and popular march in Barquisimeto

04/07/2014, Photo report of march
Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Venezuela) reporters

Venezuela: Bolivarian government and right-wing opposition discuss ‘Pact of Co-Existence’

30/04/2014, Urgent need for a revolutionary alternative
Gabriela Sanchez and Johan Rivas, CIT/ CWI Venezuela

Venezuela: Popular Revolutionary Council Launched in Caracas

17/03/2014, International Solidarity needed!
By Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Venezuela) reporters, Caracas

Venezuela: A year after Chavez’s death

06/03/2014, Commemorations in context of new crisis
By Gabriela Sanchez (CWI Venezuela).

Venezuela: Chavism and the right call for ’peace’ amid polarisation

24/02/2014, Ten days after the violence that started on ’Youth Day’ a situation of high polarization and, in some parts of the country, violence continues…
By Gabriela Sanchez, Socialismo Revolutionario (CWI in Venezuela)

Venezuela: An analysis of 12F

19/02/2014, On 12F, three people (two right wing supporters and one government supporter) were killed in Caracas and dozens injured and arrested in the protests and demonstrations that took place around Venezuela to commemorate the annual ’Youth Day’.
By Gabriela Sanchez- SR Venezuela

Venezuela: Municipal elections 2013

12/12/2013, Abstention and polarisation reflect reality of current conjuncture
Gabriela Sanchez, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Venezuela)

Venezuela: National Guard occupies MONACA plant

28/10/2013, Workers in conflict with management over unpaid wages
Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Venezuela) Press Release

Venezuela: a deepening crisis

25/10/2013, The Venezuelan economy faces runaway inflation, speculation and severe food shortages. At the same time, capitalist forces are increasingly emboldened by the growing divisions in the government.
Johan Rivas, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI Venezuela)

Venezuelan presidential elections: Threat of the counter revolution grows

20/04/2013, Workers must take urgent steps to defeat capitalism and the right-wing.
W Prieto and J Rivas, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI Venezuela)

Venezuela: A Vote Is Not Enough

10/04/2013, Just over a month since the death of Chavez and with less than a week till the presidential elections, Venezuelans are experiencing the highest level of political polarization seen in years.
Gabriela Sanchez, Socialismo Revolucionario, CIT Venezuela.

Venezuela: After the death of Hugo Chávez

24/03/2013, Radical, populist policies and anti-imperialism helped transform the political situation
Tony Saunois, CWI, a shorter version of this article was first published in Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales

Venezuela: The ‘Bolivarian Revolution’ and its prospects after Chavez

09/03/2013, More than ever, the struggle for socialism is necessary!
Johan Rivas, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI Venezuela)

Venezuela: Millions pour onto streets to mourn Chavez

07/03/2013, “Bourgeois, make no mistake - here are a revolutionary people!”
Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Venezuela)

Hugo Chavez dies: The struggle continues

06/03/2013, Millions of Venezuelan workers, the poor and youth will mourn the death of Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez
Tony Saunois, CWI Secretary

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