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Scotland
Indefinite strike by Glasgow Council Homeless workers

01/04/2015: Workers treated unfairly by council for years

  Scotland

South Africa
Cosatu splits as ‘Vavi’ expelled

01/04/2015: Expulsion opens new chapter in working class struggle

  Africa, South Africa

Singapore
Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew dies

31/03/2015: Apologist for neo-liberalism and autocracy

  Singapore

France
Elections punish Valls and Hollande

31/03/2015: Department results show need for fightback against austerity and racism

  France

 Venezuela
Alcedo Mora must be found alive!

30/03/2015: Urgent need for international solidarity

  Solidarity, Venezuela

Netherlands
Election setback for Labour Party

30/03/2015: Main parties guarantee austerity - A mass party of the Left with a socialist programme needed

  Netherlands

Germany
20,000 people give ECB “the finger”

28/03/2015: Big demo and blockade against the reopening of the Central Bank

  Germany

 Video
Interview with a Greek socialist

28/03/2015: The Syriza government and the Troika and building the Greek Left

  Greece, Video

South Africa
NUMSA & WASP discuss international experiences of new workers’ parties

27/03/2015: South Africa’s metalworkers union in discussion with WASP and CWI

  Africa, South Africa

Obituary
Harald Mahrer (1974-2015)

27/03/2015: An active, critical and inspiring comrade

  Obituary

 Video
Dave Nellist on Russia Today TV

26/03/2015: Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) standing throughout Britain in May elections

  Britain, Video

Norway
Lessons of the pilots’ strike

25/03/2015: A struggle against outsourcing

  Norway

Israel
Netanyahu mobilises far right to win election

25/03/2015: New coalition will face unresolved crises and bitter struggles

  Israel / Palestine

China
Demand release of arrested women activists

24/03/2015: Has the commemoration of International Women’s Day also now been outlawed in China?

  China

Italy
The instability of domestic capitalism

24/03/2015: Political vacuum pushes FIOM to take initiative

  Italy

Sweden
Central bank rates cut "panic measure"

23/03/2015: Eurozone’s QE intensifies currency wars

  Sweden

Greece
Varoufakis’ “erratic Marxism” is not the answer

23/03/2015: Necessary to clarify ideas upon which successful struggles of European working class will be conducted

  Greece

Tunisia
Twenty three killed in terrorist attack

20/03/2015: Down with terror! Down with capitalism!

  Tunisia

Belgium
No agreement reached between unions and government over austerity

20/03/2015: New action plan against right wing government takes off

  Belgium

Ukraine
Conflict unresolved after ’Minsk-2’ agreement

18/03/2015: Only independent working-class mass movement can remove the region’s authoritarian rulers

  Ukraine

Ireland North
Public sector workers strike against austerity

18/03/2015: For a second day of strike action in the run-up to the May general election!

  Ireland North

 North Cyprus
New strike wave against cuts

17/03/2015: Workers determined to stop austerity

  Cyprus, Solidarity

 Brazil
Urgent solidarity protests needed

17/03/2015: Faced with lack of water for the people, Sao Paulo water company SABESP cuts costs, sacks more than 500 workers and victimises trade union activists

  Brazil, Solidarity

 Scotland
Socialist Party Scotland (CWI) leaves Solidarity

16/03/2015: Tommy Sheridan departs from principled socialist position with call for “lending vote" to cuts-making SNP

  CWI, Scotland

Britain
What lies behind UKIP?

14/03/2015: Its Tory-oriented anti-immigration, anti-EU rhetoric has been adapted to a right-wing populism aimed at winning voters fed up with the political establishment

  Britain

Ireland North
Massive public sector strike against austerity

13/03/2015: Socialist MPs in Southern Ireland Parliament send message of support to strikers

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Ireland South
Marriage equality referendum set for May

12/03/2015: Poisonous bigotry must be challenged

  Ireland Republic

Ireland North
Stormont government crisis on eve of public sector strike

11/03/2015: Struggle can force politicians back from austerity measures

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Iran
Independent workers’ organizations statement about minimum wage

11/03/2015: Increasing demands for a living wage

  Iran

Ireland North
13 March public sector strike against austerity

10/03/2015: Dead-end of rightwing, sectarian politics - new anti-sectarian party which fights for working class needed

  Ireland North

  Video
Dublin ROSA demonstration on International Women’s Day

10/03/2015: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) speaks along with other activists

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 International Women’s Day 2015

09/03/2015: Articles from CWI sections celebrating IWD

  Women

Greece
Syriza’s first months in power

07/03/2015: The working class and social movements must enter the struggle for their rights

  Greece

Netherlands
Wave of student protests

05/03/2015: For democratic reforms and end to budget cuts

  Netherlands

Austria
The year starts with antifascism

05/03/2015: Right-wing Ball events, PEGIDA, and neo-nazi Violence: A Month of Intense and Successful anti-fascism in Austria

  Austria, Venezuela

Russia: 50,000 march in Moscow after shooting of Boris Nemtsov

03/03/2015, As economic crisis deepens, social explosions loom
Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow

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

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