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Africa
Ebola outbreak a deadly face of austerity

25/10/2014: Pharmaceutical industry/big corporations need to be brought into public ownership and resources used to provide urgent aid

  Africa

Tunisia
Widespread scepticism over Parliamentary elections

24/10/2014: Pro-capitalist parties teaming up for more of the same - urgent need to rebuild a political voice for the working class and youth

  Tunisia

Kurdistan
Defend Kobanê and all those threatened by ISIS, AKP and Imperialism

24/10/2014: For democratic working people’s defence and mass struggle against capitalism

  Kurdistan, Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Britain
Anniversary of first issue of Militant newspaper

24/10/2014: 50 years of socialist ideas and workers’ struggle

  Britain

Spain
Death knells of "Transition" regime

23/10/2014: Catalonia; ’Podemos’, and the left

  Spain

Ireland
TD Paul Murphy tears up Irish Water pack in the Dail

22/10/2014: 1 million refuse to register for water charges

  Ireland Republic

Seattle
“Sawant ...with impressive, favorable rating”

22/10/2014: 61% support for Kshama Sawant in her electoral district...Jess Spear`s campaign against one of the most powerful corporate politicians in Washington State gaining momentum...indications of yearning for representation for working class people

  US

Britain
100,000 attend TUC’s pay rise demo

21/10/2014: Calls for local government strike action to be reinstated

  Britain

Kazakhstan
Brutal repression in imperialism’s interests

20/10/2014: Workers pay the price for crony capitalism

  Kazakhstan

Is the US promoting a “colour revolution” in Hong Kong?

18/10/2014: Beijing’s scare propaganda doesn’t stand up to examination

  Hong Kong, US

Britain
Workers need a pay rise - how can we pay for it?

17/10/2014: End poverty, inequality and capitalism

  Britain

Scotland
10,000 attend Hope Over Fear rally

16/10/2014: ’Political awakening’ continues after independence referendum

  Scotland

 Ireland
’The people have risen, they should not kneel down again’

15/10/2014: Paul Murphy TD (MP) makes maiden speech in Parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Ireland
Byelection triumph marks turning point in anti-austerity struggle

14/10/2014: Paul Murphy wins parliamentary seat as 100,000 march against water charges

  Ireland Republic

Middle East
US-led policy of air attacks on Islamic State lies in ruins

13/10/2014: As battle for Kobane rages, IS forces make major gains in Iraq

  Middle East, US

 Ireland
Paul Murphy elected to Irish parliament in stunning byelection victory

12/10/2014: Anti-Austerity Alliance victory shocks political establishment, reflects mass revolt against water charges and austerity

  Ireland Republic, Video

South Africa
"A workers’ party must emerge"

11/10/2014: Dire position of South African capitalism and inequality adds momentum towards creation of workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Scotland
SNP budget sees another £500 million cuts

10/10/2014: For a ’no-cuts budget’ and mass campaign to win back billions stolen by ConDem government!

  Scotland

Middle East
Repel Islamic State and imperialism

08/10/2014: For democratic workers’ defence and Kurdish self-determination

  Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Israel/Palestine
After the Gaza war

07/10/2014: No justice for Palestinians and no peace for the region - For a socialist solution!

  Israel / Palestine

Hong Kong
Pro-regime thugs attack protesters

06/10/2014: Organise democratic defence committees to repel attacks and kick out CY Leung’s government!

  Hong Kong

New Zealand
National Party forms third successive government

04/10/2014: Labour Party and the Left in crisis

  New Zealand

Africa
Ebola crisis spreads

03/10/2014: Consequence of profit before health

  Africa

Kurdistan
The battle for Kobanê

02/10/2014: Regional war poses new challenges for struggle for Kurdish self-determination

  Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Iraq /Syria
US-led bombings will worsen divisions

01/10/2014: Stop imperialist slaughter!

  Iraq, Syria, US

Hong Kong
Massive anti-government protests after attempted police crackdown

30/09/2014: Anger over police violence fuels spontaneous “umbrella revolution” and growing strike movement

  Hong Kong

Britain
Labour to continue austerity offensive

26/09/2014: Labour conference a carefully stage-managed affair

  Britain

Ireland South
Is Sinn Féin a genuine left alternative?

25/09/2014: Seeking alliances with austerity parties

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum - A working-class revolt

24/09/2014: The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won

  Scotland

Britain
Capitalist parties in crisis after Scotland revolt

24/09/2014: Build a working class alternative

  Britain, Scotland

Greece
"This destruction of workers’ lives serves the bankers"

23/09/2014: “We must all keep going…we have no other way to survive than to fight-back”

  Greece

Iran
Petrochemical workers sentenced to jail and flogging

22/09/2014: Protest against Iranian government’s brutal sentences!

  Iran

 Environment
Video of Climate Summit meeting with Kshama Sawant

22/09/2014: Video of New York City Climate Summit meeting with Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Bill KcKibben, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges

  Environment, US, Video

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

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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