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Scotland
1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

19/09/2014: Urgent to build new mass party for the working class

  Scotland

Belgium
Right wing coalition aims for structural attack on workers

19/09/2014: Massive social resistance is looming

  Belgium

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

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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