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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.

  Spain

US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class enthuses millions

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

China 2015
A year of unnatural disasters

04/01/2016: Corruption, poor oversight and chase for profits, maim thousands

  China

Britain
Corbyn’s supporters want resistance against the right

01/01/2016: Edited extracts from an article by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, that will be published in the first 2016 issue of the Socialist (7 January).

  Britain

 Review
Alexandra Kollontai

29/12/2015: A life of socialist struggle

  Review, Women

Review
Revisiting Animal Farm

27/12/2015: Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution

  Review

Review
Charlie Chaplin

25/12/2015: Playing the underdog

  Review

Spain
Elections mark shift to the Left

23/12/2015: No government majority as Podemos partially recovers

  Spain

Environment
A world of change

23/12/2015: Human beings have radically altered the Earth, adapting nature in the struggle to survive and thrive…

  Environment

Pakistan
Hundreds protest against religious extremism and increased intolerance

21/12/2015: Rally organised by Socialist Movement Sindh in Mir Pur Khas

  Pakistan

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)

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

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