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Belgium
Massive general strike makes the government wobble

19/12/2014: Towards a second plan of action to get rid of this government and austerity!

  Belgium

 Portugal
Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014: Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers

  Portugal, Solidarity

Kazakhstan
Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014: Struggle to free political prisoners continues

  Kazakhstan

Latin America
The end of one cycle and the beginning of another

17/12/2014: Document on Latin America, agreed by CWI International Executive Committee

  Latin America

Taiwan
Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014: Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party

  Taiwan

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

15/12/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Ireland
Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014: Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil

  Ireland Republic

Sweden
Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014: Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget

  Sweden

Greece
Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014: Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Presidential Election January 8, 2015

11/12/2014: Socialist candidate challenges all other forces

  Sri Lanka

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014: For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power

  Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014: Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite

  Greece

 Video
All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014: Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Australia
Major community victory stops Melbourne’s East-West Toll Road

08/12/2014: Socialist Party leads successful campaign against Toll Road and for investment in public transport

  Australia

US
An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014: From Ferguson to Staten Island

  US

Philippines
‘Economic miracle’ – a neo-liberal nightmare for the masses

30/11/2014: Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions

  Philippines

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

27/11/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Britain
Right wing, populist UKIP wins second Parliament seat

26/11/2014: Labour’s pro-austerity ‘opposition’ no alternative

  Britain

South Africa
Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014: Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!

  Africa, South Africa

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

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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