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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

Ireland South
Is Sinn Féin a genuine left alternative?

25/09/2014: Seeking alliances with austerity parties

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum - A working-class revolt

24/09/2014: The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won

  Scotland

Britain
Capitalist parties in crisis after Scotland revolt

24/09/2014: Build a working class alternative

  Britain, Scotland

Greece
"This destruction of workers’ lives serves the bankers"

23/09/2014: “We must all keep going…we have no other way to survive than to fight-back”

  Greece

Iran
Petrochemical workers sentenced to jail and flogging

22/09/2014: Protest against Iranian government’s brutal sentences!

  Iran

 Environment
Video of Climate Summit meeting with Kshama Sawant

22/09/2014: Video of New York City Climate Summit meeting with Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Bill KcKibben, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges

  Environment, US, Video

Scotland
1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

19/09/2014: Urgent to build new mass party for the working class

  Scotland

Belgium
Right wing coalition aims for structural attack on workers

19/09/2014: Massive social resistance is looming

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley - peace-maker or war-monger?

18/09/2014: A right-wing, sectarian demagogue who courted paramilitary violence

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum

18/09/2014: "Britain will never be the same again"

  Britain

Spain
Millions take to streets calling for Catalonia’s independence

18/09/2014: Only working class struggle can guarantee the right to decide and resist austerity

  Spain

Sweden
Conservative collapse, extreme-right gains

17/09/2014: CWI success, defended four council seats

  Sweden

Scotland
Thousands mobilise to oppose Project Terror in Scotland

17/09/2014: "You will not take this opportunity away from us"

  Scotland

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

Ukraine

Ukraine: Fragile ceasefire holds but country remains “a tinder box”

10/09/2014, Only united working class action can secure lasting peace
Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow

Ukraine: Rebel forces gain territory

03/09/2014, International tensions escalate
Niall Mulholland, CWI

Socialism and national rights

15/08/2014, Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries
From Socialism Today No.181, September 2014 by Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of Socialist Party (England and Wales), CWI Secretariat

Ukraine: Crisis deepens

09/08/2014, Military conflict escalates
Clare Doyle, CWI Secretariat

Ukraine: Hundreds killed in military clashes

13/06/2014, Working people fearing all-out war
Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow

Ukraine: Descending into bloody conflict

09/05/2014, Only united working class action can stop the catastrophe
Rob Jones, Moscow

Ukraine: Skirmishes threaten wider conflict

26/04/2014, United workers’ action needed to prevent war
Niall Mulholland, CWI

Environment: Ukraine crisis exploited by multinational fracking lobby

09/04/2014, Oppose the pro-big business EU/ US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership!
Paul Murphy, Socialist Party MEP, and Tanja Niemeier

Video: Hypocrisy of Irish Govt & EU on Ukraine

29/03/2014, Joe Higgins, Socialist Party (CWI MP) speaks in Irish parliament
socialistworld.net

Ukraine: Crimea breaks away to join Russia

18/03/2014, Tensions between powers worsen
Niall Mulholland, CWI

Video: Hands off Ukraine

12/03/2014, Workers’ rule not oligarch rule
socialistworld.net

Ukraine: Russian troops take up positions throughout Crimea

04/03/2014, Tensions deepen between Western powers and Moscow
CWI Reporters

Ukraine: Yanukovich deposed

25/02/2014, Pro-western, right wing regime consolidates power
Niall Mulholland, CWI

Ukraine: Bloodshed in Kiev

19/02/2014, What lies behind the Ukraine crisis?
Rob Jones, from Socialism Today (March edition, No.176)

Ukraine: President Yanukovich makes major concessions to opposition

29/01/2014, After weeks of violent clashes, powerful oligarchs intervene
Niall Mulholland, CWI

Ukraine: EU not solution, independent movement of workers and young people needed

17/12/2013, MEP Paul Murphy condemns brutal State violence against peaceful protesters in Kiev
Socialistworld.net

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