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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

Mexico
Wave of protests follow student "disappearances"

29/10/2014: Latest US-backed ‘drugs war’ horror sends shock waves throughout Mexico

  Mexico

A ‘third industrial revolution’

28/10/2014: New technological innovations are having a huge impact on the capitalist system, a subject explored in a new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society.

  Review, Science

Nigeria
Vast social and class extremes

27/10/2014: The unreported Nigeria - mass struggles by the working class

  Nigeria

Africa
Ebola outbreak a deadly face of austerity

25/10/2014: Pharmaceutical industry/big corporations need to be brought into public ownership and resources used to provide urgent aid

  Africa

Tunisia
Widespread scepticism over Parliamentary elections

24/10/2014: Pro-capitalist parties teaming up for more of the same - urgent need to rebuild a political voice for the working class and youth

  Tunisia

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

  Kurdistan, Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Britain
Anniversary of first issue of Militant newspaper

24/10/2014: 50 years of socialist ideas and workers’ struggle

  Britain

Spain
Death knells of "Transition" regime

23/10/2014: Catalonia; ’Podemos’, and the left

  Spain

Ireland
TD Paul Murphy tears up Irish Water pack in the Dail

22/10/2014: 1 million refuse to register for water charges

  Ireland Republic

Seattle
“Sawant ...with impressive, favorable rating”

22/10/2014: 61% support for Kshama Sawant in her electoral district...Jess Spear`s campaign against one of the most powerful corporate politicians in Washington State gaining momentum...indications of yearning for representation for working class people

  US

Britain
100,000 attend TUC’s pay rise demo

21/10/2014: Calls for local government strike action to be reinstated

  Britain

Kazakhstan
Brutal repression in imperialism’s interests

20/10/2014: Workers pay the price for crony capitalism

  Kazakhstan

Is the US promoting a “colour revolution” in Hong Kong?

18/10/2014: Beijing’s scare propaganda doesn’t stand up to examination

  Hong Kong, US

Britain
Workers need a pay rise - how can we pay for it?

17/10/2014: End poverty, inequality and capitalism

  Britain

Scotland
10,000 attend Hope Over Fear rally

16/10/2014: ’Political awakening’ continues after independence referendum

  Scotland

 Ireland
’The people have risen, they should not kneel down again’

15/10/2014: Paul Murphy TD (MP) makes maiden speech in Parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Ireland
Byelection triumph marks turning point in anti-austerity struggle

14/10/2014: Paul Murphy wins parliamentary seat as 100,000 march against water charges

  Ireland Republic

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

  Middle East, US

 Ireland
Paul Murphy elected to Irish parliament in stunning byelection victory

12/10/2014: Anti-Austerity Alliance victory shocks political establishment, reflects mass revolt against water charges and austerity

  Ireland Republic, Video

South Africa
"A workers’ party must emerge"

11/10/2014: Dire position of South African capitalism and inequality adds momentum towards creation of workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Scotland
SNP budget sees another £500 million cuts

10/10/2014: For a ’no-cuts budget’ and mass campaign to win back billions stolen by ConDem government!

  Scotland

Middle East
Repel Islamic State and imperialism

08/10/2014: For democratic workers’ defence and Kurdish self-determination

  Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Israel/Palestine
After the Gaza war

07/10/2014: No justice for Palestinians and no peace for the region - For a socialist solution!

  Israel / Palestine

Hong Kong
Pro-regime thugs attack protesters

06/10/2014: Organise democratic defence committees to repel attacks and kick out CY Leung’s government!

  Hong Kong

New Zealand
National Party forms third successive government

04/10/2014: Labour Party and the Left in crisis

  New Zealand

Africa
Ebola crisis spreads

03/10/2014: Consequence of profit before health

  Africa

Kurdistan
The battle for Kobanê

02/10/2014: Regional war poses new challenges for struggle for Kurdish self-determination

  Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

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

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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