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Iraq/Syria
ISIS rout national armies at Ramadi and Palmyra

23/05/2015: United working class movement needed to sweep away sectarian militias and reactionary politicians

  Iraq, Syria

Britain
Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

22/05/2015: The Labour leadership contest begs the question: what is the point of the Labour Party?

  Britain

Ireland North
Election marks growing rejection of sectarian status quo

21/05/2015: Opportunities to build new anti-sectarian political voice for working class and youth

  Ireland Republic

Spain
Is Podemos in crisis?

20/05/2015: Left and social movements in a state of flux, as key elections loom

  Spain

Britain
Build a movement to defeat Tories’ cuts savagery

20/05/2015: For massive union demonstrations, linked to a 24-hour general strike

  Britain

Ireland South
Vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality!

19/05/2015: Referendum a product of long-waged campaign of struggle from below

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

18/05/2015: The choices before the Greek working class

  Greece

North Cyprus
‘Moderate leftist’ wins presidential election on peace ticket

16/05/2015: Workers’ common front, north and south, can find solution to island’s division

  Cyprus

Chile
Huge demonstrations call for free education

15/05/2015: New chapter opens in country’s political and ‘moral’ crisis

  Chile

Australia
East-West toll road dispute concluded

15/05/2015: Local community direct action secures victory

  Australia

Ireland
Parliament suspended after PM tells Socialist MPs “where to go”

14/05/2015: Contemptuous remarks reflect government concerns over non-payment of water charges

  Ireland Republic

Britain
Organising against Tory austerity starts now

14/05/2015: Potential for industrial response to cuts but needs determined leadership and campaigning

  Britain

 Video
Joe Higgins TD questions former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet

13/05/2015: "When bankers and bondholders’ gambles crashed, their massive burden of private debt was placed onto the shoulders of the Irish people"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Sudan
Mass apathy towards elections

12/05/2015: Renewed struggle from below needed to put an end to Bashir’s rule

  Sudan

USA
Presidential candidate declares "political revolution" against billionaires

12/05/2015: Campaign needs to build independent political power

  US

Britain
Fight against "five more damned years" of Tory rule

12/05/2015: Labour leader’s ’responsible capitalism’ shows its bankruptcy

  Britain

China
“In a hard landing now”

11/05/2015: Stock market frenzy and fabricated GDP figures cannot hide the reality of an economy in deep trouble

  China

Scotland
Labour annihilated

11/05/2015: SNP sweeps to victory by posing as an anti-austerity alternative

  Scotland

Britain
With the votes of 24% of the electorate, Tories have no mandate for more savage cuts

11/05/2015: Labour’s failure puts centre stage the need for new mass anti-austerity force

  Britain

Poland
65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015: Plan of action for a general strike needed

  Poland

Ireland North
Socialist Party replies to leading Sinn Fein councillor’s attacks

06/05/2015: How to fight cuts, sectarianism and to build workers’ unity

  Ireland North

Britain
Russell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

06/05/2015: Russell Brand calls on people to elect a Labour government, saying Ed Miliband will ’listen’ and wants pressure from below

  Britain

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

  May Day

Iceland
Fighting for better wages

05/05/2015: General strike called for 26 May

  Iceland

May Day 2015
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015: What sort of new society are we struggling for?

  May Day

Nepal
Disaster in Nepal –amplified by capitalism

30/04/2015: Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the south Asian region has been further devastated by the recent earthquake.

  Nepal

US
Rage in Baltimore

29/04/2015: The aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

  US

Book review
’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

29/04/2015: What the 1% will do to defend their class interests

  Review, US

 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, May Day

Italy
Migrant disasters - the human cost of budget cuts

27/04/2015: From Mare Nostrum to Triton

  Italy

Latin America
A new turn?

25/04/2015: Historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, turmoil in Venezuela, and stalled reforms in Bolivia – as well as crises in Brazil – symbolise a new turn in Latin America and the Caribbean

  Latin America

Finland
Worst ever election result for traditional Left

24/04/2015: Finns Party second biggest in parliament

  Finland

May Day

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

Nigeria: Militarisation of May Day rallies

02/05/2013, DSM comrades arrested and detained
Press statement by Segun Sango, general secretary DSM (CWI Nigeria)

May Day Greetings

01/05/2013, The CWI sends revolutionary greetings and solidarity to workers, young people and all those exploited by capitalism.
CWI

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Pakistan: Jawad Ahmad speaking at May Day rally held by International Youth and Workers Movement, 18/05/2015

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