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Pakistan
Stop the killings, no to the Taliban, no to the religious extremism

21/12/2014: Socialists organise protests against Taliban barbarism

  Pakistan

US
Put CIA torturers in the dock

21/12/2014: The role of state intelligence

  Britain, US

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

Review

Review: Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

09/11/2014, “This Changes Everything: capitalism vs the climate”, by Naomi Klein
Bill Hopwood, from the November 2014 edition of Socialism Today

Book review: The Jihadis Return

04/11/2014, Isis and the new Sunni uprising, by Patrick Cockburn
Reviewed by Paul Gerrard, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

A ‘third industrial revolution’

28/10/2014, New technological innovations are having a huge impact on the capitalist system, a subject explored in a new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society.
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Review: ’Capital in the Twenty-First Century’

28/06/2014, Thomas Piketty: The new Marx?
Hannah Sell, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Review: ’The Snowden Files’

12/06/2014, Exposing the ‘architecture of oppression’
Clare Doyle, from Socialism Today (June 2014 issue), monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales)

Review: Net political impact

06/04/2014, To Save Everything, Click Here • By Evgeny Morozov •
Ben Robinson, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) published in Socialism Today

Review: Lenin’s revolutionary legacy

20/01/2014, ‘Lenin’ by Lars T Lih
Peter Taaffe, from Socialism Today (No.175, February 2014)

Review: Christmas 1914 - when troops stopped fighting

02/01/2014, A small antidote to the misinformation about World War One the ruling class will unleash
Jimmy Haddow, first published in Socialism Today (Issue 174 Jan/Dec 2013/14)

2014: Another year of mass struggles beckons

31/12/2013, Appeal of socialist change will grow
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Book review: ’Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life’

28/12/2013, How to change the world
Niall Mulholland (first reviewed in The Socialist newspaper)

Review: It’s time to take over the banks

07/12/2013, This pamphlet by the firefighters’ union in Britain makes a case for using a publicly owned banking system as a tool for economic planning.
Dave Murray, Socialist Party England and Wales (CWI England & Wales)

US: A graphic picture of decline

03/10/2013, New book charts economic, social and political decay of America
Peter Taaffe, from Socialism Today, monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (England & Wales)

Ireland: The 1913 Dublin Lockout and the unions today

29/08/2013, An immense struggle between the workers’ movement and big-business leaders
Joe Higgins Socialist Party TD, first published in Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Movie Review: Elysium

24/08/2013, "The movie’s meant to be an allegory for class warfare." - Neill Blomkamp, director
Brettros, SLP (CWI Austria)

Congo: A history of capitalist looting

24/07/2013, Since 1997, wars have claimed six million lives in the Congo, where life expectancy is 46 years. Yet this horrific situation receives little media attention in the west.
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden), first published in Socialism Today

Review: Good Vibrations

21/07/2013, Directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa & Glenn Leyburn
Reviewed by Ciaran Mulholland, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), first published in Socialism Today

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