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Greece
Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

27/01/2015: Left parties fail to form government - Syriza goes into coalition with populist right Independent Greeks

  Europe, Greece

China
Slowest growth rate since 1990

25/01/2015: Economy decelerated 30 percent in five years

  China

Cuba
Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015: Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates

  Cuba, US

Northern Ireland
Water service workers win important victory

23/01/2015: A victory for all workers and an inspiration to resist the ‘race to the bottom’

  Ireland North

Sri Lanka
Mobilise now to defend our demands

22/01/2015: Article first published in the Colombo Telegraph

  Sri Lanka

 US
Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015: "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"

  US, Video

Russia/Ukraine
Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015: As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall

  Russia, Ukraine

Greece
Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

20/01/2015: Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital

  Greece

Nigeria
The Massacre in Baga

19/01/2015: Socialism or Barbarism

  Nigeria

Review
‘Eleanor Marx - a life’

17/01/2015: Clare Doyle reviews ’Eleanor Marx - A Life’ by Rachel Holmes

  Review

 Video
Joe Higgins questions Irish Central Bank governor

16/01/2015: Socialist MP grills establishment over banking bubble and collapse

  Video

Nigeria
2015 general elections and the working masses

16/01/2015: Boko Haram and the war in the north-east

  Nigeria

  Video
Ruth Coppinger calls for referendum on abortion rights in Ireland

15/01/2015: "You march in Paris, yet uphold laws any religious fundamentalist would envy"

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 Video
A year of struggle in Brazil

14/01/2015: LSR members intervene in struggles of 2014

  Brazil, Video

Sri Lanka
New but uncertain period opens up

14/01/2015: President Sirisena aims for clean government but will face difficulties

  Sri Lanka

Iran
Labour and children’s rights activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to another nine years

13/01/2015: International action needed to overturn latest conviction and to immediately release Behnam

  Iran

Germany
What is behind the ‘PEGIDA’ anti-immigrant demonstrations?

13/01/2015: Unions and Left must organise against racism and for jobs and decent living standards for all

  Germany

France
Millions march for solidarity

12/01/2015: Unity against racism and capitalism!

  France

New Zealand
Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015: Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda

  New Zealand

France
Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

10/01/2015: The shocking, cold blooded slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage

  France

Norway
General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015: Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions

  Norway

Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa defeated

09/01/2015: Period of uncertainty opens

  Sri Lanka

Sweden
New elections cancelled

09/01/2015: “Peace deal” between government and right-wing opposition

  Sweden

Greece
Towards a Syriza government?

08/01/2015: General elections on 25 January

  Greece

France
Deadly attack on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

08/01/2015: Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

  France

Hong Kong
Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

07/01/2015: A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round”

  Hong Kong

Israel-Palestine
A successful Socialism conference in the shadow of national divide

06/01/2015: Over 150 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2014’ in Tel Aviv, organised by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM - CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement

05/01/2015: Agreeing Not To Agree, Again

  Ireland Republic

Environment
Market forces hold back renewable energy

01/01/2015: Have capitalist governments around the world finally woken up to the danger of global warming?

  Environment

New Year
Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014: As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle

  Britain, Europe, World Economy

Britain
In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014: As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…

  Britain, US

 CWI
National Question a key feature of political crisis of capitalism

28/12/2014: A socialist solution to national oppression

  CWI

Scotland
Blairite wins election as Labour’s new Scottish leader

27/12/2014: Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

  Scotland

Obituary
Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

26/12/2014: Former Australian Labour Party (ALP) prime minister

  Australia, Obituary

China
Hard landing in 2015?

24/12/2014: China’s economic slowdown already being felt throughout world economy

  China

Russia/Ukraine: Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015, As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall
Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow

Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2014, November 7th anniversary of workers taking power
Clare Doyle, CWI

Ukraine: Crimea breaks away to join Russia

18/03/2014, Tensions between powers worsen
Niall Mulholland, CWI

Ukraine: Russian troops take up positions throughout Crimea

04/03/2014, Tensions deepen between Western powers and Moscow
CWI Reporters

Sochi Winter Olympics: Breaking all records!

12/02/2014, Sporting excellence, yes...but also corruption, waste, atrocious workers’ conditions and anti-LGBT laws
Rob Jones, Moscow

Video: Paul Murphy MEP on Sochi Olympic Games

07/02/2014, "The winter Olympic Games in Sochi will be remembered as being built on homophobia, on discrimination and on exploitation"
Socialistworld.net

Russia: Day of Action on 16 November in support of healthcare workers

14/11/2013, But union leaders launch attack on CWI activist
CWI Reporters, Moscow

Russia: Free the Arctic 30

04/11/2013, Video of Paul Murphy MEP speaking against detention of Greenpeace activists
Socialistworld.net

Syria: Russia makes chemical weapons proposal

10/09/2013, But anti-war campaigning must be maintained; No to imperialist intervention!
Judy Beishon, from The Socialist, weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Russia: CWI conference discusses perspectives for Putin’s regime

05/06/2013, Unrest grows over economic and social issues
CWI Reporters, Moscow

Russia: New attacks on the LGBT community

02/01/2013, Solidarity against homophobia - rights of LGBT community and rights of working class under threat
Igor Yashin, CWI Moscow

Russia: Police arrest protesters fighting draconian anti-LGBT laws

20/12/2012, CWI member, Igor Yasin, and investigative journalist, Elena Kostyuchenko, among ten arrested [Update (20/12/12): Igor, Elena and 8 others released - full report to follow]
CWI Reporters, Moscow

Russia: CWI wins seat in opposition-organised elections…

02/11/2012, But is deprived by Head of Electoral Commission!
Rob Jones, CWI-Russia, Moscow

Russia: Repression and jailing of Pussy Riot

13/09/2012, Paul Murphy speaks in European parliament
socialistworld.net

Russia: “Pussy riot” – made into scapegoats by revengeful Putin

07/08/2012, Public support growing for punk group!
Rob Jones Moscow

Russia: Moscow police round-up 6th May protesters

27/07/2012, Protest to Russian Embassies!
CWI Reporters, Moscow

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