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Africa
New political storms and mass struggles

08/02/2016: Opportunities will arise for working class and poor to organise

  Africa

Spain
A break in the political establishment

07/02/2016: December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity.

  Spain

US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class enthuses millions

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

China 2015
A year of unnatural disasters

04/01/2016: Corruption, poor oversight and chase for profits, maim thousands

  China

Britain
Corbyn’s supporters want resistance against the right

01/01/2016: Edited extracts from an article by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, that will be published in the first 2016 issue of the Socialist (7 January).

  Britain

 Review
Alexandra Kollontai

29/12/2015: A life of socialist struggle

  Review, Women

Review
Revisiting Animal Farm

27/12/2015: Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution

  Review

Review
Charlie Chaplin

25/12/2015: Playing the underdog

  Review

Spain
Elections mark shift to the Left

23/12/2015: No government majority as Podemos partially recovers

  Spain

Environment
A world of change

23/12/2015: Human beings have radically altered the Earth, adapting nature in the struggle to survive and thrive…

  Environment

Kazakhstan: Fourth Anniversary of Zhanaozen oil workers massacre.

18/12/2015, Book launch in London remembers the dead and injured and all political prisoners in Kazakhstan.
Campaign Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: Dirty deals in London as Nazarbayev visits Cameron

13/11/2015, Letter from Campaign Kazakhstan secretary
Socialistworld.net

Kazakhstan: Workers’ representative demands to see KazMinerals boss in London

01/10/2015, Copper giant denies suffering of its workers and victimisation of their representatives
See article and video on www.campaignkazakhstan.org

Kazakhstan: Presidential ‘election’ - Nazarbayev’s overwhelming victory no surprise

28/04/2015, Workers need to build mass opposition
Elizabeth Clarke, CWI

Kazakhstan: Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014, Struggle to free political prisoners continues
Socialistworld.net

Kazakhstan: Brutal repression in imperialism’s interests

20/10/2014, Workers pay the price for crony capitalism
Mike Whale, Secretary of Campaign Kazakhstan (first published in October 2014 issue of Socialism Today)

Video: Free Vadim Kuramshin

02/07/2014, Joe HIggins, Socialist Party (CWI) TD raises Vadim’s case in Irish parliament
socialistworld.net

Kazakhstan: Second anniversary of Zhanaozen marked by hearing in European Parliament

13/01/2014, European business connives at suppression of democratic rights.
Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow

Kazakhstan: Supreme Court in Astana denies justice for Vadim Kuramshin

26/11/2013, Urgent solidarity needed
Campaign Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: Latest news on Esenbek Ukteshbayev - solidarity needed

07/10/2013, Esenbek Ukteshbayev, arrested as part of last weeks housing protests, is being held in solitary confinement and denied access to even a lawyer. In response, he has gone on hunger strike
Socialistworld.net

Kazakhstan: Mass arrests of housing campaigners

02/10/2013, Police reinforcements called in against new protests
From Campaign Kazakhstan website

Kazakhstan: Jailed activist awarded human rights prize

13/09/2013, Vadim Kuramshim’s courageous campaigning recognised by lawyers’ prestigious award
From Campaign Kazakhstan website

Kazakhstan: Radio programme lifts lid on dictatorship’s prisons

24/08/2013, But fails to explain widespread conspiracy of silence
Elizabeth Clarke, CWI

Italy: Government crisis over Kazakhstan ‘kidnapping’

01/08/2013, Interests of energy giant ENI over-ride democracy and party policies
Marco Veruggio, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Kazakhstan: Guardian letter condemns President Nazarbayev’s human rights record

04/07/2013, Campaign Kazakhstan British Secretary, Mick Whale, condemns David Cameron’s visit to build links with Kazakh dictator
Campaign Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: Angry protests erupt in Zhezkazgan

28/06/2013, Workers demand nationalisation of KazakhMys metal foundry
Campaign Kazakhstan Reporters

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