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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

Italy
Migrant disasters - the human cost of budget cuts

27/04/2015: From Mare Nostrum to Triton

  Italy

Latin America
A new turn?

25/04/2015: Historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, turmoil in Venezuela, and stalled reforms in Bolivia – as well as crises in Brazil – symbolise a new turn in Latin America and the Caribbean

  Latin America

Finland
Worst ever election result for traditional Left

24/04/2015: Finns Party second biggest in parliament

  Finland

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)

Spain: Evictions, tragedy and resistance

21/12/2012, Capitalist establishment shaken by sustained mass movement
J. Hird, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain)

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