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May Day 2016
Rallies and marches mark international workers' day

04/05/2016: Photo gallery of CWI's global May Day participation

  May Day

Ireland
Water charges suspended

03/05/2016: Protest movement and boycott force huge Establishment parties climb down

  Ireland Republic

Britain
'Slow coup' against left Labour leader

02/05/2016: Anti-Semitism charges a cynical campaign by right-wing to ditch Jeremy Corbyn

  Britain

May Day 2016
The idea of May Day on the march

01/05/2016: "The brilliant idea of May Day is the immediate stepping forward of the proletarian masses"

  May Day

Israel/Palestine
The Marxist left, the national conflict and the
Palestinian struggle

29/04/2016: The necessity of a class approach and a socialist alternative

  Israel / Palestine

Austria
Stop the rise of the far right!

27/04/2016: Against Hofer, the government and the system of the super-rich!

  Austria

Greece
Athens bus cleaners hold solid 48 hour strike

27/04/2016: Workers resist inhuman working conditions and violation of working rights

  Greece

France
One-day strike set for 28 April

26/04/2016: A final stage before indefinite action against Hollande’s government?

  France

Germany
Huge protest against TTIP deal

25/04/2016: For decisive unions’ action to stop bosses’ plans!

  Germany

Britain
Jeremy Corbyn’s EU u-turn

23/04/2016: The bosses’ EU is no friend of workers

  Britain

Belgium
New major social conflict in the making

22/04/2016: Second action plan needed to stop the Michel government

  Belgium

US
The un-Democratic Primary

22/04/2016: Why we need new party of the 99%

  US

South Africa
Zuma & the ANC must fall

22/04/2016: Build a socialist mass workers party for a government of the working class

  South Africa

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks on Brexit referendum and for a socialist Europe

21/04/2016: Socialist Party TD (MP) exposes real nature of EU in Irish parliament

  Europe, Video

Iceland
Mass protests continue

21/04/2016: CWI’s programme explained

  Iceland

India
Workers oppose Modi proposals

21/04/2016: Eye-witness account of successful protest

  India

 Video
Peter Taaffe debates with Paul Mason on BBC TV

20/04/2016: Socialist Party General Secretary debates with author and journalist on revolutionary socialism today

  Britain, Video

 Sudan
Solidarity from the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) - Nigeria with the student protests in Khartoum

20/04/2016: The ERC, the national student campaign linked to the DSM (CWI in Nigeria) is displaying its support for the student movement in Sudan

  Nigeria, Solidarity, Sudan

Poland
Anger at abortion ban plan

20/04/2016: Protests and a new spontaneous movement for abortion rights erupt

  Poland

 Sudan
Solidarity with the students’ protests!

19/04/2016: Free all arrested students now

  Solidarity, Sudan

Iran
Jailed trade unionists announce start of hunger strikes on April 29

19/04/2016: Statement by Jafar Azimzadeh, a leader of the Free Union of Iranian Workers, and Esmail Abdi, a leader of the Iranian Teachers Trade Association

  Iran

Capitalism
a failing system

18/04/2016: A new book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth, analyses the downward course of the US economy – and the limits of the whole capitalist system

  Review, US

 Video
Socialist TV appearance ’goes viral’ in US

18/04/2016: FOX interview with Darletta Scruggs, Socialist Alternative member, viewed millions of times

  US, Video

Cuba
Obama’s visit

16/04/2016: Easing of embargo to promote US capitalist interests

  Cuba

Burma
Democrats have historic majority in parliament

16/04/2016: But army remains powerful force

  Burma

Belgium
Successful ‘Socialism 2016’ weekend event

14/04/2016: Inequality, war and insecurity show the urgency of the struggle for socialism

  Belgium

Review
’Militant’ by Michael Crick

14/04/2016: Lessons of Militant vital for anti-austerity struggles today

  Britain, History, Review

Britain
Panama Papers reveal corrupt system of the 1%

13/04/2016: Build a party in the interests of the millions not the millionaires

  Britain

France
Workers and youth on the streets

12/04/2016: Full-scale struggle with ‘Socialist’ government erupting

  France

Hong Kong
Panama Papers: Hong Kong protest

12/04/2016: “Tax the rich” shout protesters at Mossack Fonseca’s Hong Kong office

  Hong Kong

Netherlands
Dutch say ‘No’ to EU-Ukraine Treaty

11/04/2016: Major blow against “endless austerity” Liberal/Labour government

  Netherlands

 Brazil
Solidarity with attacked civil servants

08/04/2016: Hired thugs beat rank and file trade union protesters

  Brazil, Solidarity

Iceland
"You're fired!"

07/04/2016: Protesters stay on streets after forcing PM's resignation

  Iceland

May Day

May Day 2016: Rallies and marches mark international workers' day

04/05/2016, Photo gallery of CWI's global May Day participation
socialistworld.net

May Day 2016: The idea of May Day on the march

01/05/2016, "The brilliant idea of May Day is the immediate stepping forward of the proletarian masses"
CWI socialist greetings/Two articles by Rosa Luxemburg

May Day 2015: International workers’ day marked by marches and rallies

05/05/2015, Photo gallery of the CWI taking part in May Day event across the world
Socialistworld.net

May Day 2015: Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015, What sort of new society are we struggling for?
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party General Secretary, (CWI England & Wales)

May Day 2015: Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

28/04/2015, 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism!
CWI

Sri Lanka: May Day celebration in Colombo

08/05/2014, Photos of United Socialist Party march and meeting
USP (CWI Sri Lanka) reporters

Britain: RMT turns out in strength for May Day

03/05/2014, Commemorating union leader Bob Crow and socialist Labour MP Tony Benn
Judy Beishon, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Pakistan: May Day in Mirpurkhas, Sindh

02/05/2014, CWI supporters celebrate international workers’ day
Socialist Movement Pakistan (CWI) Reporters

US: May Day in America

01/05/2014, The Haymarket Martyrs and coming revolt of American workers
Peter Taaffe

May Day 2014: Fighting cuts, poverty and exploitation

30/04/2014, For a socialist world!
Clare Doyle, CWI

May Day in Nigeria: Jonathan government intensifies attacks on democratic rights

12/05/2013, 15 DSM members arrested at May Day rallies
Ebike Iseru, DSM (CWI Nigeria)

Sri Lanka: Successful May Day

08/05/2013, The United Socialist Party’s May Day demonstration passed successfully through a number of populous areas of Colombo, ending at Grand Pass Junction.
USP(CWI, Sri Lanka)

Nigerian May Day arrests: All DSM members released [updated]

03/05/2013, The last set of DSM members still in the detention of the state security service (SSS) in Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria, and Ibadan Oyo state, Southwest Nigeria, as of yesterday, has been released.
Press statement by Segun Sango, general secretary DSM (CWI Nigeria)

Pakistan: May Day 2013

03/05/2013, Progressive Workers Federation (PWF), TURCP and SMP organised and intervened in the May Day activities across the country
Syed Fazal Abass Shah, secretary general PWF, Pakistan

Taiwan: Over 20,000 march on May Day

02/05/2013, ‘Defend pensions! Stop corruption!’
Chris Dite in Taipei, chinaworker.info

Pakistan: May Day demonstration in Sindh

02/05/2013, Photos of May Day demonstration in Sindh
SMP (CWI Pakistan), Sindh

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