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Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific workers to strike in August

26/05/2015: Protesting cabin crew at Hong Kong airport explained their grievances to Socialist Action reporters

  Hong Kong

Canada’s ‘carbo-state’

26/05/2015: Only a socialist alternative can challenge the carbo-capitalists’ grip on Canadian politics

  Canada, Environment

New Zealand
Victory over zero-contract hours

24/05/2015: ‘Cotton On’ clothes retailer workers defeat attempt to remove rest and meal breaks

  New Zealand

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

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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