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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

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

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

Venezuela: Chavez announces return of cancer

11/12/2012, First time Chavez has spoken of the possibility of not being able to continue as president
Gabriela Sanchez, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Venezuela)

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