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Belgium
Massive general strike makes the government wobble

19/12/2014: Towards a second plan of action to get rid of this government and austerity!

  Belgium

 Portugal
Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014: Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers

  Portugal, Solidarity

Kazakhstan
Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014: Struggle to free political prisoners continues

  Kazakhstan

Latin America
The end of one cycle and the beginning of another

17/12/2014: Document on Latin America, agreed by CWI International Executive Committee

  Latin America

Taiwan
Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014: Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party

  Taiwan

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

15/12/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Ireland
Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014: Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil

  Ireland Republic

Sweden
Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014: Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget

  Sweden

Greece
Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014: Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Presidential Election January 8, 2015

11/12/2014: Socialist candidate challenges all other forces

  Sri Lanka

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014: For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power

  Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014: Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite

  Greece

 Video
All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014: Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Australia
Major community victory stops Melbourne’s East-West Toll Road

08/12/2014: Socialist Party leads successful campaign against Toll Road and for investment in public transport

  Australia

US
An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014: From Ferguson to Staten Island

  US

Philippines
‘Economic miracle’ – a neo-liberal nightmare for the masses

30/11/2014: Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions

  Philippines

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

27/11/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Britain
Right wing, populist UKIP wins second Parliament seat

26/11/2014: Labour’s pro-austerity ‘opposition’ no alternative

  Britain

South Africa
Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014: Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!

  Africa, South Africa

Catalonia
9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014: Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia

  Spain

Greece
Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014: Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector

  Greece

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu threatens “heavy hand” response to synagogue attacks

19/11/2014: New rounds of repression answered by new wave of rage and protest

  Israel / Palestine

US
Mid-term elections do not mean a turn to the right in society

19/11/2014: Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures

  US

 Video
Socialist TD defends anti-water charges protests

18/11/2014: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) appears on ‘Prime Time’

  Ireland Republic, Video

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

18/11/2014: Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and fighting working class programme to defeat dictatorship

  Hong Kong

 Video
Water tax revolt continues in Ireland

17/11/2014: Tanaiste (Deputy PM) trapped by protestors; AAA TD (MP) and Socialist Party member, Paul Murphy, assaulted

  Ireland Republic, Video

Indonesia
"New Hope" president faces intense pressures

16/11/2014: Initiative to build mass party of working class and rural poor urgently needed

  Indonesia

Ukraine
Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

15/11/2014: Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers

  Ukraine

Scotland
SNP government announces £500 million cuts

14/11/2014: Majority of ‘Yes’ voters want end to austerity - anti-cuts candidates needed!

  Scotland

Afghanistan
British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014: A legacy of death and destruction

  Afghanistan, Britain, US

Portugal: Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014, Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers
Socialsmo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal)

History: 40 years since the Portuguese revolution

25/04/2014, A half-century of fascist rule was swept aside in a day.
Manny Thain, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Portugal: Thousands of police and military march in Lisbon

27/03/2014, Reflection of the government’s intrinsic weakness
Jose David Gregorio, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal)

Dock workers: Militant methods win important victories in Portugal and Chile

10/03/2014, Long live working class internationalism in action! An example for other sectors.
Danny Byrne, CWI

Portugal: No end to crisis in sight

10/01/2014, On the way to a second bailout
Goncalo Romeiro, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal)

Portugal: Government in disintegration

13/07/2013, No to a government of “national unity”! For mass action to deal final blow to rotten coalition and impose a workers’ alternative!
Danny Byrne, CWI

Portugal: As the government collapses before our eyes ...

04/07/2013, "For a united front of the left to fight for a workers’ government!"
Declaration by Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal)

Portugal: 5th general strike in 3 years to bring down Coelho government

02/07/2013, Continue and escalate the struggle until victory! For a united front to fight for a workers’ government
Gonçalo Romeiro, Socialismo Revolucionário (CWI in Portugal)

Portugal: Constitutional court ruling sends government into disarray

01/05/2013, CC rules budget illegal for second time, government declares war against it
Goncalo Romeiro, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal)

Portugal: New explosion against austerity and the government

03/03/2013, “Screw the Troika – the people are the best rulers”
socialistworld.net

Video: Portuguese government leaders humiliated

22/02/2013, Signs of growing radicalisation and struggle
socialistworld.net

Portugal: After the country’s biggest general strike...

17/11/2012, 48 hours general strike needed in drive to bring down austerity government
Anne Engelhardt, Gonçalo Romeiro and Francisco d’Oliveira Raposo, Lisbon

Portugal: The struggle continues, get the Troika out now!

11/10/2012, For a general strike movement to bring down the government and kick out the Troika
Goncalo Romeiro, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal)

Portugal: 1 million shout: out with the Troika and the government!

18/09/2012, The government must fall! For a government of the workers and youth!
Goncalo Romeiro, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal)

Portugal: General strike sees new round of class struggle

27/03/2012, Union federation action causes third shutdown in 18 months
Danny Byrne, CWI, and Goncalo Romeiro, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal)

Portugal: General strike announced after biggest workers’ march in 32 years

17/02/2012, Determination to break from current path towards ruin and bankruptcy
Danny Byrne, CWI and Fransisco Oliveira Raposo, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Portugal)

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