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Greece
Mighty class-based ‘NO’ shakes bosses’ EU

06/07/2015: Referendum earthquake sees working class boldly defy Troika and Greece’s servile ruling class!

  Greece

Scotland
Dundee porters’ victory proves strike action can deliver

06/07/2015: After 13 weeks of all-out strike action the 117 Dundee hospital porters have won an inspiring victory

  Scotland

 Video
Harris Sideris on Greek referendum and Vodafone battle

05/07/2015: Sacked Greek Vodafone trade unionist speaks in London on eve of historic referendum

  Video

Austria
Social? Democratic? Party!

04/07/2015: The Fragmentation of the Social Democracy in Austria

  Austria

Britain
Socialists and the EU referendum

03/07/2015: How should socialists approach the in-or-out EU debate?

  Britain

 Video
Real nature of EU is being laid bare

02/07/2015: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist TD (Irish MP), supports Greek ‘NO’ vote, and calls for debt refutation and nationalisations

  Greece, Ireland Republic, Video

 Video
Socialist MP condemns Troika/Irish government’s bullying of Greek voters

01/07/2015: Paul Murphy TD (Irish MP) attacks Irish prime minister’s collusion with Brussels big business agenda and voices solidarity with Greek workers

  Video

Is China’s stock market bubble bursting?

01/07/2015: Billions wiped off share values in June – only the Greek stock market is more volatile

  China

Greece
Troika threatens Greeks ahead of referendum

30/06/2015: Vote ‘No’! For a mass working class campaign to oppose Troika and for socialist policies!

  Greece

South Africa
The Marikana Report – a whitewash

30/06/2015: Not a stone has been left unturned on the political landscape

  South Africa

Tunisia
Terrorist atrocity in Sousse

29/06/2015: For a renewed mass movement against poverty and terror

  Tunisia

Greece
“NO”

27/06/2015: On Sunday 5 July, we say “no” to the gang of the lenders!

  Greece

Britain’s class battle-lines are drawn

26/06/2015: A quarter-of-a-million people protested through London and Glasgow raising the need for trade union-led struggle

  Britain

Germany
Indefinite strike for more staff at Charité hospital

26/06/2015: Berlin industrial dispute of national importance

  Germany

Greece
Where are mass solidarity protests with Syriza?

26/06/2015: Troika must be defied – No more cuts! Don’t pay the debt! Socialist policies would win huge backing from Greek workers

  Greece

Egypt
Counter-revolution continues

25/06/2015: Recent strikes show workers will resist

  Egypt

Greece
Tsipras retreats before Troika threats

24/06/2015: What should the SYRIZA Left do next?

  Greece

Scotland
1,000s rally against austerity

24/06/2015: Ferry workers’ strike over jobs, pay, pensions and privatisation

  Scotland

 Video
Socialist MP condemns Troika’s blackmail of Greece

24/06/2015: "Minister Noonan lined up with Schauble, he said tighten the noose, he stabbed the Greek people in the chest and the Irish people in the back"

  Greece, Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
“Despite spin, Syriza proposals terrible for pensioners and workers”

23/06/2015: SYRIZA Left must vote against cave-in deal with Troika and act in interests of workers!

  Greece

Britain
100,000s protest against austerity

23/06/2015: Socialist Party says: "Organise! Strike! Resist! Build for a 24-hour general strike!"

  Britain

Greece
No surrender to‘Gang of Lenders’

22/06/2015: Plan an anti-austerity fight-back, with socialist policies!

  Greece

 Brazil
No to sackings and political persecution in Sabesp

22/06/2015: Reinstate Marzeni now – Solidarity needed!

  Brazil, Solidarity

Ireland North
20,000 protesters demand LGBT rights

21/06/2015: To end oppression we need to fight to end this system, uniting working people, fighting for equality

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic, LGBT

Britain
Can Jeremy Corbyn’s challenge help to develop the socialist left?

20/06/2015: Left candidate in Labour Party leadership contest

  Britain

Hong Kong
Fake democracy roundly rejected in legislative vote

19/06/2015: Government proposals end in fiasco as Beijing loyalists misjudge voting rules

  Hong Kong

Ireland
Socialist MPs’ Employment Equality Bill passed

18/06/2015: Bill would end the right of religiously run schools, hospitals and other workplaces to discriminate against LGBTQ workers

  Ireland Republic

China
Life sentence for former security boss

16/06/2015: Secret trial of Zhou Yongkang

  China

Italy
Regional elections

13/06/2015: Myth of Prime Minister’s invincibility exposed

  Italy

Iraq/Syria
US imperialist strategy in tatters

12/06/2015: A year after ISIS captured Mosul, the jihadist group controls about half of Syria and a third of Iraq – more territory than ever before

  Iraq, Syria

 Greece
Solidarity needed with Vodafone strike

12/06/2015: Appeal for international solidarity action on 25 June

  Greece, Solidarity

Iceland
Strike wave produces results

11/06/2015: Workers win thirty percent wage increase over three years

  Iceland

Greece
Crunch-time for Syriza?

10/06/2015: Workers and poor cannot take more calamitous austerity

  Greece

Spain: Victories for Left “popular unity” lists in local elections

02/06/2015, Two-party system dealt a new blow in local and regional elections
Danny Byrne, CWI

Spain: Is Podemos in crisis?

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

Spain: Is ‘Podemos’ the Spanish Syriza?

16/02/2015, Dangers of “moderation” and domestication
Danny Byrne, CWI

Catalonia: 9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014, Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia
Rob MacDonald Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain) Barcelona

Spain: Death knells of "Transition" regime

23/10/2014, Catalonia; ’Podemos’, and the left
Danny Byrne, CWI

Spain: Millions take to streets calling for Catalonia’s independence

18/09/2014, Only working class struggle can guarantee the right to decide and resist austerity
Rob MacDonald, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain) Barcelona

Spain: European elections redefine political map

05/06/2014, ‘Podemos’ capitalises on failures of IU bureaucratic leadership
Manuel Roux, Murcia, Spain

Spain: A million march for dignity in Madrid

26/03/2014, 22M: A before and after moment for the class struggle
Angel Morano, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain)

Spain 2014: Recovery? For whom?

01/02/2014, Let’s make 2014 the year of the political general strike!
Editorial from February 2014 edition of La Brecha, paper of Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain)

Spain: New Abortion Law a crime against the freedom, health and life of women

25/01/2014, A question of gender and class
By Marisa Cabal, based on a longer article by Victoria Lara of Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain)

Spain: A year of struggle and militancy despite union leaders’ roadblock

21/12/2013, Indefinite strikes, occupations, seeds of workers’ control
Victoria Lara, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain)

Catalonia: The national question, the European Union and the limits of capitalism

01/11/2013, Debate centres on question of EU following massive human chain in favour of independence on 11 September
Angel Morano, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain) from autumn edition of La Brecha, paper of Socialismo Revolucionario

Spain: For a ‘hot autumn’ of militant struggle!

17/10/2013, Defend pensions - General strike now to bring down the government!
Editorial from La Brecha, paper of Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain)

Spain/Gibraltar: What is behind new tensions over Gibraltar?

14/08/2013, Rajoy and Cameron governments distract attention from domestic crisis with new flaring up of tensions over Gibraltar
John Hird, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain)

Spain: Corruption scandal leaves government on the brink

24/02/2013, What strategy to do away with rotten government and system?
Danny Byrne, CWI

Spain: Down with the government of thieves!

04/02/2013, Corruption crisis robs Rajoy government of all legitimacy
Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain)

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