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Turkey
Terrorist attack at İstanbul Atatürk Airport kills dozens

01/07/2016: No to war and terror! Yes to workers’ unity and solidarity!

  Turkey

Iran
Jailed goldminers protest with hunger strike

01/07/2016: Workers subjected to public lashings

  Iran

US
Beyond Bernie

01/07/2016: Still not with her

  US

 Video
Defend Jeremy Corbyn

30/06/2016: Fight the Blairite coup

  Britain, Video

Britain
Blairite coup against Jeremy Corbyn

29/06/2016: Defend anti-austerity struggle

  Britain

Mexico
Teachers continue strike despite extreme repression

28/06/2016: Working people in Mexico need fighting unions, an independent left party, and socialism

  Mexico

Britain
Referendum revolt

27/06/2016: Capitalist establishment shattered

  Britain

Scotland
After Brexit, SNP government threaten second Indy referendum

27/06/2016: Leave vote higher than average in many working class areas

  Scotland

Britain
After the referendum

24/06/2016: Tories Out! General election now! Fight for a 24 hour general strike

  Britain, Europe

Pakistan
Budget 2016-17

24/06/2016: The digits change but reality remains a nightmare for most

  Pakistan

Britain
EU referendum

23/06/2016: Whatever the result, political turmoil is ahead

  Britain

Taiwan
Student protests win important victory

23/06/2016: Education ministry retreats over increased tuition fees

  Taiwan

Italy
Prime Minister Renzi’s party routed

22/06/2016: Five Star mayors elected in Rome and Turin

  Italy

Ireland
The left wing case for leaving the EU

22/06/2016: Article by Paul Murphy, Irish MP and former MEP and CWI member

  Ireland Republic

Hong Kong
New protests as kidnapped bookseller speaks out

22/06/2016: Gangster methods of China’s regime exposed

  Hong Kong

Ireland
This weak government can be beaten

21/06/2016: “The reality is that a small clique of hard-left, Trotskyite politicians, who are quite upfront about seeking to overthrow the current system, are now arguably setting the political agenda.” (Shane Coleman, Irish Independent 17 May 2016)

  Ireland Republic

 Pakistan
Women health workers protest in Sindh

21/06/2016: Lady Health Workers organisation protests at non-payment of wages

  Pakistan, Women

Britain
EU referendum

19/06/2016: Whatever the result, political turmoil is ahead

  Britain

US
Stand together against bigotry, war and terrorism

17/06/2016: Orlando – massive wave of solidarity with LGBTQ community

  US

Asia
Conflict in the South China Sea

16/06/2016: Territorial disputes resemble pieces on a ‘geopolitical chessboard’ as the US and China struggle for hegemony in Asia

  Asia, China

Middle East
ISIS under pressure on several fronts

15/06/2016: Working classes, through bitterest of experiences, will take to road of mass struggle again

  Iraq, Middle East, Syria

France
Massive protest demonstration in Paris

15/06/2016: Workers march as Senate debates hated labour law reform

  France

 US
Over 100,000 sign petition for independent Sanders challenge

13/06/2016: Surge in support for petition initiated by socialist councillor Kshama Sawant

  US, Video

US
Orlando massacre

13/06/2016: Stand with our LGBTQ Sisters and Brothers! Fight back against Scapegoating & Islamophobia!

  US

Belgium
New trade union action plan

13/06/2016: “The cup is full !”

  Belgium

Egypt’s workers in revolt

12/06/2016: Review of "The Egyptians: a radical story"

  Egypt

Environment
EU green myths

11/06/2016: The truth about the EU and the environment

  Environment

EU
Left parties turning against bosses’ Europe

10/06/2016: Progress in Portugal and Spain, confusion in Britain

  Europe, Portugal, Spain

History
China’s ’Cultural Revolution’ 1966-67

10/06/2016: 50 years ago the ’Cultural Revolution’ began in China.

  China, History

Britain
Youth and the EU referendum

09/06/2016: Fight for our future, starting with a Leave vote to smash the Tories

  Britain

Muhammad Ali
A fighter who inspired millions

09/06/2016: Establishment forced to incorporate his legend into re-writing of history

  Sport

Review
The working-class case against the EU

08/06/2016: Review of ‘And The Weak Must Suffer What They Must?’ by Yanis Varoufakis

  Review

China
1989 mass movement and June 4 massacre

08/06/2016: Video by CWI comrades in China and Hong Kong

  China, History

Greece
Victory for Athens bus cleaners

07/06/2016: Strike action wins major concessions from contractors and bus administration

  Greece

Northern Ireland
Biggest union votes to support exit from the EU

06/06/2016: Union and Labour leaders should join NIPSA and other combative unions in opposing bosses’ club

  Ireland North

EU: Left parties turning against bosses’ Europe

10/06/2016, Progress in Portugal and Spain, confusion in Britain
Danny Byrne, CWI

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)

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