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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

Burkina Faso
Mass uprising ousts dictator

31/10/2014: No to military rule! Continue mass struggle – the whole rotten system must go!

  Burkina Faso

Ireland
Anti-water tax protest in Limerick

31/10/2014: Video of one of the city’s biggest protests

  Ireland Republic

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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