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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

 Germany
Highly politicised train drivers’ strike

12/11/2014: Last week German train drivers and on-board staff went on strike for four days, shaking and polarising the country

  Germany, Solidarity

Greece
Mayors refuse to make job cuts

12/11/2014: Lefts, local authority workers and communities’ united can resist Troika’s policies

  Greece

Britain
Over 1,000 attend largest ever ‘Socialism’ event

11/11/2014: Socialism 2014 - infused with contagious confidence

  Britain

Belgium
Massive demonstration in Brussels

10/11/2014: Shows anger against austerity

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
20 years after the ceasefires

10/11/2014: In 1994, the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries called ceasefires. Four years later the Good Friday agreement was declared to mark the end of the ‘Troubles’…

  Ireland Republic

Review
Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

09/11/2014: “This Changes Everything: capitalism vs the climate”, by Naomi Klein

  Environment, Review

Germany
25 years since November 9

09/11/2014: Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement

  Germany

Canada
Right wing wins Toronto Mayoral election

08/11/2014: NDP increasingly irrelevant to needs of workers, immigrants and youth

  Canada

Elections in Brazil

07/11/2014: Narrow win for Dilma sets scene for more crisis and instability

  Brazil

Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2014: November 7th anniversary of workers taking power

  Russia

Europe
Anti-fascist demonstrations set for 8-9 November

06/11/2014: Movement of workers and youth needed against racism and fascism

  Europe, Greece, Sweden

Canada
Ottawa ‘locked-down’ after Parliament gun attack

05/11/2014: Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role

  Canada

Ireland
Stunning Dublin by-election victory, huge water protests…new chapter for working class resistance

04/11/2014: How the Anti Austerity Alliance won a parliamentary seat and the way forward for the Left

  Ireland Republic

Book review
The Jihadis Return

04/11/2014: Isis and the new Sunni uprising, by Patrick Cockburn

  Middle East, Review

South Africa
Metal workers’ union clashes with Congress of South African Trade Unions

03/11/2014: For political and class independence - Struggle, solidarity and socialism!

  South Africa

Britain
Come to Socialism 2014

03/11/2014: Weekend of discussion & debate hosted by the Socialist Party – London 8-9 November

  Britain

  Ireland
’Abortion Pill Train’ video

02/11/2014: Pro-choice ROSA campaigners swallow abortion pills after rail journey

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

Italy
Renzi government faces mounting opposition

01/11/2014: A one-day strike of all workers is needed

  Italy

Burkina Faso
Mass uprising ousts dictator

31/10/2014: No to military rule! Continue mass struggle – the whole rotten system must go!

  Burkina Faso

Ireland
Anti-water tax protest in Limerick

31/10/2014: Video of one of the city’s biggest protests

  Ireland Republic

Kurdistan
Battle for Kobanê at a crossroads

31/10/2014: What does US military ‘assistance’ mean for the Kurdish struggle?

  Kurdistan, Middle East

Belgium
Government’s Thatcherite attacks provoke class confrontation

30/10/2014: The right wing coalition must go, and all austerity policies!

  Belgium

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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