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 11th CWI World Congress
A World in turmoil

11/02/2016: Renewed economic crisis, wars, political polarisation & class struggle perspectives

  Africa, Asia, CWI, Latin America, Middle East, Russia, US, World Economy

Hong Kong
‘Fishball Revolution’!

10/02/2016: Brutal policing must be condemned

  Hong Kong

Ethiopia
Hunger and deadly repression

09/02/2016: Crisis for imperialism and a fight-back from below

  Africa

Greece
Powerful general strike opposes cuts to pensions

09/02/2016: All out in the struggle! Coordinate and develop the fight now!

  Greece

Africa
New political storms and mass struggles

08/02/2016: Opportunities will arise for working class and poor to organise

  Africa

Spain
A break in the political establishment

07/02/2016: December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity.

  Spain

US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class enthuses millions

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

China 2015
A year of unnatural disasters

04/01/2016: Corruption, poor oversight and chase for profits, maim thousands

  China

Britain
Corbyn’s supporters want resistance against the right

01/01/2016: Edited extracts from an article by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, that will be published in the first 2016 issue of the Socialist (7 January).

  Britain

 Review
Alexandra Kollontai

29/12/2015: A life of socialist struggle

  Review, Women

Belgium: War and terror - Security cannot be left to the government and the bosses

27/11/2015, For general assemblies in all workplaces
Eric Byl, from December issue of ‘De Linkse Socialist/Lutte Socialiste’, Flemish and Francophone newspapers of the Belgian section of the CWI

Belgium: Momentum to bring down right wing government lost

01/06/2015, Learn from the struggle, as new opportunities open up
Els Deschoemacker and Eric Byl, LSP/PSL (Belgian section of the CWI), Brussels

Belgium: No agreement reached between unions and government over austerity

20/03/2015, New action plan against right wing government takes off
Eric Byl, LSP/PSL (Belgian section of the CWI), Brussels

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!
PSL/LSP (CWI in Belgium) reporter

Belgium: Massive demonstration in Brussels

10/11/2014, Shows anger against austerity
Geert Cool, LSP/PSL (CWI in Belgium)

Belgium: Government’s Thatcherite attacks provoke class confrontation

30/10/2014, The right wing coalition must go, and all austerity policies!
Els Deschoemacker, LSP/PSL (Belgian section of the CWI), Brussels

Belgium: Right wing coalition aims for structural attack on workers

19/09/2014, Massive social resistance is looming
Eric Byl, LSP/PSL (Belgian section of the CWI), Brussels

Belgium: First school student protest against cuts in education

15/09/2014, Anger against austerity growing
Jeroen Demuynck, PSL-LSP (CWI in Belgium)

Belgium: 50,000 join ETUC Brussels demonstration

08/04/2014, Protesters’ radical mood
Eric Byl, General Secretary, Linkse Socialistiche Partij / Parti Socialiste de Lutte (PSL/LSP)

Belgium: The rise of the PTB/PvdA

05/04/2014, Recent polls confirm a probable electoral breakthrough for the Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PvdA).
Eric Byl, LSP/PSL (CWI in Belgium)

Belgium: Caterpillar Gosselies – dragged in by wave of layoffs

19/03/2013, Increasing support for nationalisation to save jobs
Eric Byl, General Secretary, Linkse Socialistiche Partij / Parti Socialiste de Lutte (PSL/LSP)

Belgium: "Expropriation and nationalisation!"

29/01/2013, Struggle at Arcelor Mittal Liège against redundancies
Eric Byl, LSP/PSL (CWI in Belgium)

Belgium/Sri Lanka: Victory in campaign to stop deportation of a Tamil activist

04/01/2013, ’Thas’ granted asylum in Belgium
Socialistworld.net

Belgium: Over 15,000 on ’March for the Future’, Genk

12/11/2012, Ford plant closure would see 4,000 jobs lost
PSL-LSP (CWI in Belgium)

Belgium: Genk Ford workers blockade plant

07/11/2012, 11 November - Mass demonstration called in support of Ford workers
Eric Byl, LSP/PSL (CWI Belgium), Brussels

Belgium: United left election lists launched successfully

26/06/2012, International left speakers address public launch rally
LSP/PSL (CWI in Belgium) reporters

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