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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

Ukraine

Ukraine: Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

15/11/2014, Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers
Rob Jones, CWI Moscow

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

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