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France
Fight against Valls/Hollande government intensifies

31/05/2016: Gauche Revolutionnaire statement underlines vital need for political alternative

  France

Spain
Left government on the horizon in June elections

31/05/2016: Establishment parties panic as Podemos and United Left agree joint election challenge

  Spain

Greece
Bus cleaners renew strike after management’s broken promises

29/05/2016: "Triple-oppressed workers - immigrants, women and low-paid – show way forward"

  Greece

Congo
Day of Protest 26 May

28/05/2016: New massacres in mineral-rich region

  Congo

 Kazakhstan
Embassy protests in solidarity with struggle against land privatisation and for democratic rights

27/05/2016: Soldarity actions take place internationally against Nazarbayev regime

  Kazakhstan, Solidarity

Brazil
Mass protests against new government begin

27/05/2016: LSR (CWI) forces participation highlighted

  Brazil

 Solidarity
Brutal bosses attack striking Lisbon Dockers

25/05/2016: Protest and solidarity messages needed

  Solidarity

Austria
Only 31,026 votes prevent far right’s Hofer becoming president

24/05/2016: ‘Breathing space’ offers chance to build a fighting, democratic left alternative

  Austria

Britain
EU referendum exposes gaping political fault-lines

24/05/2016: New road can open up for labour movement if working class relies on its own forces

  Britain

Kazakhstan
Massive police operation confronts demonstrators

23/05/2016: Nazarbayev regime faces mounting opposition

  Kazakhstan

Australia
Federal election looming

21/05/2016: How should the labour and social movements respond?

  Australia

Kazakhstan
 Anger against Nazarbayev expressed on the streets

20/05/2016: ‘Illegal’ protests planned for Saturday 21 May

  Kazakhstan

Brazil
Fall of President Dilma Rousseff unleashes offensive against working class

19/05/2016: The impeachment process and historic crisis of the PT (Workers’ Party)

  Brazil

Britain
Brexit, the EU and the economy

19/05/2016: Remain or Leave, workers must fight for socialist change

  Britain

Nigeria
General strike begins

18/05/2016: Determined leadership and clear strategy needed to succeed

  Nigeria

Ireland
‘Jobstown trials’ to go ahead

18/05/2016: Government loses battle on water charges but wages war on Left

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Striking Athens bus cleaners continue their struggle

17/05/2016: Court declares strike ‘lawful’

  Greece

Canada
Fire devastates Fort McMurray

16/05/2016: Capitalism equals environmental destruction

  Canada

Saudi Arabia
Gathering storms over the House of Saud

13/05/2016: Collapse of oil prices expose fragile foundations of oil Gulf monarchies

  Middle East, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

France
New stage in battle over labour law

12/05/2016: Hollande’s decision to over-rule parliament provokes another round of struggle

  France

Kazakhstan
Protests erupt

12/05/2016: Phoney elections have not brought stability

  Kazakhstan

Sweden
Successful Congress for CWI forces

12/05/2016: Political foundations laid for new branches and growth in other Nordic countries

  Sweden

Ireland
100th anniversary of the execution of James Connolly

12/05/2016: Revolutionary socialist, militant workers' leader and internationalist

  Ireland Republic

Northern Ireland
Main parties win Assembly elections…

11/05/2016: But positive moves against sectarian politics

  Ireland North

Belgium
Trade unions announce new plan of action

11/05/2016: Call for two national demonstrations, building towards general strikes

  Belgium

Quebec
The fight for $15 shows true colors of Parti Québecois

10/05/2016: No to an all-class pro-independence alliance

  Quebec

Britain
Elections show anger and fragmentation

10/05/2016: Mobilise the anti-austerity mood into a mass, democratic movement to defeat the right

  Britain

Scotland
SNP win elections

09/05/2016: New openings for a socialist left alternative emerge

  Scotland

Ireland
How long can Kenny’s government last?

07/05/2016: Minority government supported by two main parties and “Independents” formed

  Ireland Republic

 Video
Paul Murphy sets record straight on "legal aid"

06/05/2016: Socialist MP threatened with jail for protesting against water charges responds to attacks in Irish parliament

  Video

South Africa
Zuma must go!

06/05/2016: Build a socialist mass workers’ party for a government of the working class

  South Africa

 Solidarity
Portuguese dock workers’ indefinite strike

05/05/2016: What we cannot do: leave the dockers alone

  Solidarity

Britain
90th anniversary of epochal general strike

05/05/2016: When workers tasted power

  Britain

Hong Kong
Racist smear campaign against refugees

05/05/2016: Socialist Action (CWI) initiates successful anti-racist march

  Aceh

Spain: Left government on the horizon in June elections

31/05/2016, Establishment parties panic as Podemos and United Left agree joint election challenge
Danny Byrne, CWI

Spain: A break in the political establishment

07/02/2016, December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity.
Danny Byrne, CWI (article from issue 195 of ’Socialism Today’)

Spain: Elections mark shift to the Left

23/12/2015, No government majority as Podemos partially recovers
Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain)

CIT/CWI Iberian School a great success

19/10/2015, Anti-austerity struggles across southern Europe and the socialist alternative
CWI Reporters, Spain

Catalonia: Pro-independence parties win “plebiscite” elections

06/10/2015, A step towards independence?
Danny Byrne, CWI

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)

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