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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

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

Netherlands

Socialistisch AlternatiefCWI in Netherlands: Socialistisch Alternatief
Socialistisch Alternatief, PO Box 11561, 1001 GN Amsterdam, Netherlands, + 31 (0)6 2646 2521, email
http://socialistischalternatief.nl/

Netherlands: Socialist Party local election gains

31/03/2014, Vote for SP can be the basis for a mass struggle against cuts
Pieter Brans, Amsterdam

Netherlands: An “employers’ paradise”

16/12/2013, But tide begins to turn as workers startto take action
Pieter Brans, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Netherlands)

Netherlands: Thousands demonstrate against government cuts

28/09/2013, Dutch people want a real alternative to austerity
Pieter Brans, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Netherlands) Amsterdam

Netherlands: Recession,with no end in sight

12/09/2013, As austerity shock-effects wear off, workers’ opposition will grow
Pieter Brans, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Netherlands) Amsterdam

Netherlands: New coalition government heralds deep cuts

21/12/2012, 15% of Dutch population faces poverty conditions
Pieter Brans, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Netherlands) Amsterdam

Dutch Elections: Liberals and Labour win; Socialist Party stuck on 15 seats

13/09/2012, New coalition government promises austerity politics – Workers’ will resist!
Pieter Brans, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Netherlands) Amsterdam

Dutch Elections: Labour Party makes a comeback in polls

11/09/2012, Socialist Party reneging on retirement disappoints workers
Pieter Brans, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Netherlands) Amsterdam

Netherlands elections: Socialist Party polling strongly

05/09/2012, Socialist policies needed to oppose austerity and to win majority support!
Pieter Brans, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Netherlands) Amsterdam

Netherlands: Socialist Party leads in polls ahead of September general election

10/07/2012, Working class faces battle against cuts
Pieter Brans, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Netherlands) Amsterdam

Netherlands: Opposition Socialist Party surges to first place in polls

13/02/2012, Workers need a party with anti-cuts, socialist policies not coalitions with capitalist parties!
Pieter Brans, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Netherlands) Amsterdam

Netherlands: Right-wing parties form unstable government.

12/10/2010, New paper and website of CWI in Netherlands!
Pieter Brans, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Netherlands) Amsterdam.

Netherlands: Elections see gains for cuts-making Liberals and far-right Geert Wilders

12/06/2010, Big industrial and social conflicts ahead!
Pieter Brans, Offensief (CWI supporters in Netherlands), Amsterdam

Netherlands: Local elections see big losses for governing Coalition parties and opposition Socialist Party

08/03/2010, Geert Wilders’ anti-immigrant, right wing ‘Freedom Party’ makes gains
Pieter Brans, Offensief (CWI supporters in Netherlands), Amsterdam

Netherlands: Afghanistan military role triggers collapse of Dutch coalition government

22/02/2010, Pro-establishment parties plan huge cuts programme after new elections
Pieter Brans, Offensief (CWI supporters in Netherlands), Amsterdam

Netherlands: Committee of Inquiry on Iraq finds Dutch government in “violation” of international law

14/01/2010, Cuts-making coalition government under strain, as elections loom
Pieter Brans, Offensief (CWI supporters in Netherlands), Amsterdam

Netherlands: Big gains for the anti-immigrant ‘Freedom Party’ in Euro elections

03/07/2009, Opposition Socialist Party appeals to Dutch nationalism but fails to make polls headway
By reporters from ‘Offensief’ (newspaper of CWI co-thinkers in the Netherlands)

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