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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

USA
Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

18/08/2014: Spread the protests – unite against racism and inequality

  US

Iraq
Only united action can stop sectarian war

16/08/2014: Iraqis and Kurds must not trust imperialist ‘helpers’

  Iraq

Socialism and national rights

15/08/2014: Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries

  Israel / Palestine, Ukraine

US
Jess Spear Primary result

14/08/2014: “We’ve only just gotten started”

  US

Scotland
Socialist policies are needed to answer Project Fear

13/08/2014: September 18 will see an unprecedented mobilisation to the polls for the referendum on Scottish independence

  Scotland

Indonesian Election

12/08/2014: New face; same problems

  Indonesia

Gaza
Kshama Sawant calls on Seattle city council to condemn Israeli onslaught

11/08/2014: Socialist councillor denounces Israeli state terror

  Israel / Palestine

Ukraine
Crisis deepens

09/08/2014: Military conflict escalates

  Ukraine

 CWI School
Latin America

08/08/2014: Beginning to feel full effects of world crisis

  CWI, Latin America

 CWI School
World capitalism fails working people

07/08/2014: System offers economic crisis, insecurity, poverty and wars

  CWI

Scotland
Countdown to independence referendum

07/08/2014: For an independent socialist Scotland

  Scotland

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at Dublin Gaza protest

04/08/2014: Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) Former MEP and parliamentary bye-election candidate speaks to thousands protesting against Israeli state terrorism

  Israel / Palestine, Video

 CWI Summer School
European capitalism fails to recover

02/08/2014: Working class must organise for future struggles

  CWI, Europe

Argentina
Another debt default

01/08/2014: Only socialist policies can end extortion of vulture markets

  Argentina

Gaza in crisis

29/07/2014: Mass action needed to stop bloodshed

  Israel / Palestine

Sri Lanka
United Socialist Party issues press statement

28/07/2014: CWI calls for protests and financial assistance

  Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
Racist Buddhist mob ambushes United Socialist Party march

26/07/2014: CWI condemns attack and requests solidarity

  Sri Lanka

China
The great slowdown

24/07/2014: Signs the mammoth property bubble is finally bursting belie Beijing’s upbeat GDP data

  China

Trotsky
The first year of war

23/07/2014: Article by LEON TROTSKY translated into English for first time

  Trotsky

WW1
The Bolsheviks and the war

21/07/2014: The horrors of the first world war, and the economic and social turmoil it created, led to mass upheaval. In Russia alone did this lead to a successful revolution…

  World War 1

1914
The capitulation of the Second International

19/07/2014: Before 1914, the Second International resolved to act to prevent war…

  World War 1

South Africa
Metal workers’ strike

19/07/2014: Industrial action must take forward call for a new workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Britain
Abuse scandals reveal abusive system

18/07/2014: An Establishment cover-up?

  Britain

Review

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

Review: The new capitalist elite

07/07/2013, Plutocrats wield power and influence by virtue of their wealth. The ultra-free-market, globalised capitalism of recent years has produced a new breed of super-rich plutocrats.
Lynn Walsh, editor of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Review: Reporting genocide in Sri Lanka

28/04/2013, "Still Counting the Dead: Survivors of Sri Lanka’s hidden war" by Frances Harrison
Reviewed by Manny Thain, first published in Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Review: ‘South Africa - The Massacre that Changed a Nation’

25/04/2013, A surprisingly devastating critique of the ANC’s failure to ensure ‘a better life for all’; BBC2 April 24th and online
Alec Thraves, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

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