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 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

 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

Canada

Socialist Alternative (Canada)CWI in Canada: Socialist Alternative (Canada)
1472 William Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 2P9, email
http://www.socialistalternative.ca

see also: Quebec

Canada: Right wing wins Toronto Mayoral election

08/11/2014, NDP increasingly irrelevant to needs of workers, immigrants and youth
Socialist Alternative Toronto

Canada: Ottawa ‘locked-down’ after Parliament gun attack

05/11/2014, Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role
Socialist Alternative Reporters, Canada

Canada: Port of Vancouver truckers’ strike wins significant gains

03/04/2014, After bosses’ seen off - unions must defend their right to strike!
Socialist Alternative Reporter, Vancouver

Canada: ‘Idle No More’

19/01/2013, First Nations challenge Harper government’s resource exploitation
Socialist Alternative (CWI in Canada), reporters

Canada: Tory government attacks on all fronts

29/07/2012, Anger against growing inequality and cuts to public services
Socialist Alternative (CWI Canada) Reporters, British Columbia

Canada: Discontent grows over Conservative government’s anti-worker policies

09/03/2012, Link-up the fight-back of workers, youth, environmentalists and oppressed minorities!
Socialist Alternative (CWI Canada) Reporters, British Columbia

Canada: Death of NDP leader, Jack Layton

02/09/2011, Funeral reveals deep-rooted mood of working people and youth for real change
Clare and Craig Hudson, Socialist Alternative (CWI Canada)

Canada: Postal and Air Canada workers take strike action

17/06/2011, Disputes over pensions, pay and deregulation show underlying discontent
Clare Hudson, Socialist Alternative (CWI Canada), B.C

Canada: Electoral rollercoaster

28/05/2011, Big gains for New Democratic Party (NDP) – But is it an alternative for working people?
Andrew Messing, Socialist Alternative (CWI Canada) and Niall Mulholland (CWI), from June 2011 issue of Socialism Today

Canada: Politics changed following Federal elections

10/05/2011, Liberal vote collapses - social democratic NDP jumps to become official opposition
Socialist Alternative reporter, B.C

Canada: Federal elections called for 2 May

05/04/2011, Outgoing Harper government presided over price hikes, sell-offs and foreign wars
Clare Hudson, Socialist Alternative, BC

G20: Make the rich pay for their crisis!

25/06/2010, Nationalise the banks under the democratic control of the working population
Mouvement pour le Parti Socialiste du Québec (CWI in Quebec) and Socialist Alternative (CWI in Canada)

Canada: Vancouver Winter Olympics opens

12/02/2010, Athletic achievements…and unknown debts and environmental damage
Socialist Alternative (CWI in Canada) reporter, Vancouver

Canada: Conservatives use anti-democratic powers to suspend parliament

04/02/2010, Autocratic powers, Afghan war and job losses/wage cuts provoke protests
Clare Hudson, Socialist Alternative, BC. Canada.

Canada: Toronto city workers show the way forward

24/07/2009, Defend the right to strike against attacks on pay and conditions
Clare Hudson, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Canada)

Canada: “Fighting back makes a difference!”

20/03/2009, Workers occupy Windsor auto-parts plant
Clare Hudson, BC, (CWI Canada)

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