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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

Beijing slams door shut on Hong Kong democracy

02/09/2014: Mass resistance against one-party dictatorship is the only way forward!

  Hong Kong

 Video
Revolution and counter-revolution in the world today

01/09/2014: Hannah Sell, deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) speaking at recent summer camp

  Video

France
Economic stagnation and political instability

29/08/2014: Hollande removes ‘lefts’ from government

  France

Turkey
Erdoğan sworn in as country’s President

29/08/2014: Significant poll gains for the left coalition HDP

  Turkey

 Solidarity
Iranian mine workers on strike

26/08/2014: Demand the release of the arrested workers!

  Iran, Solidarity

Nigeria
Fees victory at Lagos State University!

26/08/2014: Vigilance required from LASU students and workers to ensure that victory is permanent

  Nigeria

ISIS
Capitalist slaughter in Iraq and Syria

25/08/2014: As ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and a-Shams) crossed the border between Syria and Iraq, it proclaimed this to be the “annihilation of the disgrace of Sykes-Picot” and the formation of an ‘Islamic state’ (IS).

  Iraq, Syria

US
Indict Michael Brown’s killer and spread the protests! The whole system is guilty!

22/08/2014: Text of a leaflet handed out by Socialist Alternative members in Ferguson and St. Louis

  US

 Women in World War One

20/08/2014: Protests, strikes and equality

  Women, World War 1

Pakistan
Not a “revolution” but an effort by power-hungry politicians to grab power

19/08/2014: Working class will bring the real revolution and change

  Pakistan

USA
Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

18/08/2014: Spread the protests – unite against racism and inequality

  US

Iraq
Only united action can stop sectarian war

16/08/2014: Iraqis and Kurds must not trust imperialist ‘helpers’

  Iraq

Socialism and national rights

15/08/2014: Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries

  Israel / Palestine, Ukraine

US
Jess Spear Primary result

14/08/2014: “We’ve only just gotten started”

  US

Scotland
Socialist policies are needed to answer Project Fear

13/08/2014: September 18 will see an unprecedented mobilisation to the polls for the referendum on Scottish independence

  Scotland

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

Belgium: Thugs used against Meister strikers

05/03/2012, MEPs protest company’s private militia
Geert Cool, LSP/PSL (CWI in Belgium)

Belgium: January 30 General Strike

03/02/2012, A strike corresponding to the level of anger over austerity programme
Eric Byl, LSP/PSL (CWI in Belgium)

Belgium: New government is no reason to celebrate

06/01/2012, General strike called for 30 January against austerity
PSL/LSP (CWI in Belgium)

Kazakhstan: Solidarity protests held at Kazakh embassies

16/12/2011, Protests in Berlin, London, Vienna, Brussels Update 18:15 GMT Swedish Protests
Socialistworld.net & CWI Reporters

Belgium: Tens of thousands rally calling for nationalisation of steel plant

08/12/2011, "Without our work, your capital isn’t worth a penny!"
Socialistworld.net

Belgium: 80,000 demonstrate against cuts

06/12/2011, "The demonstration on Friday showed a huge discontent. This is the beginning of a movement, we now need to continue."
Geert Cool, LSP/PSL (CWI Belgium)

Belgium: Nationalise the steel sector under workers’ control!

26/10/2011, ArcelorMittal wants to close ‘liquid’ steelproduction in Liège. Workers resist, unions call for nationalisation.
Nicolas Croes, Parti Socialiste de Lutte/Linkse Socialistiche Partij (CWI in Belgium)

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