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Kurdistan
Democratic autonomy or socialism?

29/08/2015: Articles on Öcalan’s ideas and Rojava, originally published in sozialismus.info, the quaterly magazine of SAV (German section of the CWI)

  Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Greece
What does “Popular Unity” stand for?

28/08/2015: New Left force launched following Tsipras’ betrayal

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Identifying the challenges after defeat of Rajapaksa

27/08/2015: Working class struggle top priority for socialists

  Sri Lanka

Britain
The Corbyn insurgency

27/08/2015: Whatever the outcome of the contest, Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign has already transformed the political situation in Britain

  Britain

Lebanon
‘Garbage protests’ shake the ruling class

25/08/2015: Interview with Tamer Mahdi, CWI member in Lebanon

  Lebanon

World economy
China crisis triggers panic on global markets

25/08/2015: More than $5 trillion wiped off global stock markets in two weeks since Chinese devaluation

  China, World Economy

Sri Lanka
Election sees Rajapaksa fail to make a come-back

23/08/2015: Neo-liberal policies of UNP-led government will not satisfy demands of workers and poor.

  Sri Lanka

Gulf War
25 years since invasion of Kuwait

22/08/2015: ’Unfinished business’ remains today

  Iraq

History
Anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination

21/08/2015: Coming mass revolts will see workers and youth look to Trotsky’s ideas

  History, Trotsky

Scotland and the Jeremy Corbyn campaign

20/08/2015: The response to Corbyn’s campaign has parallels with the outpouring of class anger that was seen during the independence referendum

  Scotland

Thailand
Bomb in Bangkok kills 20

19/08/2015: Country plagued by military junta and economic downturn

  Thailand

Socialism
Past or future?

18/08/2015: Review of ‘PostCapitalism: a guide to our future’ by Paul Mason

  Science, Theory

Greece and the latest phase of the EU crisis

18/08/2015: Alexis Tsipras and the Syriza leadership have pushed through parliament the third bailout – and further deep cuts – although only with the help of right-wing parties. However, the crises in Greece, the eurozone and wider EU are far from over…

  Greece

Britain
Corbyn challenge - a very welcome political upheaval

17/08/2015: The Labour Party’s right-wing leaders have been astonished and horrified at the over-flowing rallies for Jeremy Corbyn around the UK over the last few weeks

  Britain

Northern Ireland
Left Challenge for Largest Union’s Leadership

15/08/2015: CWI member, Patrick Mulholland, leads Left campaign for leadership of NIPSA union

  Ireland North

Ireland
Paul Murphy and 22 activists to be charged over peaceful protest

14/08/2015: Socialist MP to be charged with false imprisonment for protesting against water charges

  Ireland Republic

Technology
Will robots end capitalism?

14/08/2015: Technological developments, the threat to jobs, and perspectives for the struggle against capitalism and for the future of humanity

  Science

 CWI School 2015
New Left formations

13/08/2015: Report of discussion on New Workers’ Parties, Left Populism and the ideas and programme of PODEMOS, SYRIZA

  CWI

China
Devaluation of yuan jolts global markets

12/08/2015: Sudden reversal of Beijing’s exchange rate policy underlines seriousness of China’s economic woes

  China

France/Britain
Human tragedy of Calais crisis

07/08/2015: Tories have no solutions

  Britain, France

Kurdistan
PYD leaders call for partnership with Bashar al-Assad’s regime

06/08/2015: No faith in authoritarian rulers and Western powers!

  Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Japan
70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb

06/08/2015: Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?

  Japan, Nuclear Power

 CWI School
Building the CWI

06/08/2015: Introductory video to the plenary session on ‘Building the CWI’ shown at the 2015 CWI Summer School, featuring the work of our International across the world

  Video

Britain
Jeremy Corbyn – thousands rally to anti-austerity appeal

05/08/2015: Large attendances at Corbyn rallies across country

  Britain

US
Kshama Sawant leads primary elections count on 50%

05/08/2015: Seattle socialist primary election success

  US

Greece
‘The working class showed it will return to struggle’

04/08/2015: After Syriza capitulates, taking first steps towards building a new mass Left alternative to austerity and capitalism

  Greece

 CWI School 2015
World crisis continues amid horrific consequences

03/08/2015: Report of World Perspectives discussion at the 2015 CWI Summer School

  CWI

 CWI School
Drawing the lessons from the revolutions in North Africa

03/08/2015: Life and death struggle with the process of counter-revolution.

  Africa, CWI, Tunisia

US
Over 1,000 attend housing debate hosted by Socialist councillor Kshama Sawant

31/07/2015: Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s socialist councillor defending seat in primary elections on 4 August

  US

 CWI School
Social and political turmoil in Ireland

30/07/2015: Socialists play key role in rapidly changing situation

  CWI, Ireland Republic

Britain
Corbyn’s Labour leadership bid shows anti-austerity message popular

29/07/2015: Militant Tendency held up as bogeyman by Labour right and media - What’s the real history?

  Britain

Turkey
Horrific Suruc massacre

28/07/2015: Only workers’ unity can end terrorism and division

  Turkey

 CWI School
Europe’s euro-crisis and prospects for class struggle

28/07/2015: Ground prepared everywhere for new battles and rise of left formations

  CWI, Europe

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

Belgium: Thugs used against Meister strikers

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

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