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Sweden
Conservative collapse, extreme-right gains

17/09/2014: CWI success, defended four council seats

  Sweden

Scotland
Thousands mobilise to oppose Project Terror in Scotland

17/09/2014: "You will not take this opportunity away from us"

  Scotland

US
Inequality and fight-back in the world’s richest country

16/09/2014: Socialist Alternative articulates political strategy to break from Democratic Party and capitalism

  US

 Video
John McInally on Scottish Independence

16/09/2014: John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity), adresses the issue of Scottish independence at a meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

  Video

Brazil
Will elections mark the end of the PT government?

15/09/2014: Space for Left alternative to win support

  Brazil

Asia-Pacific
Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014: Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance

  Asia, Japan

Scotland
Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

12/09/2014: Big business, politicians and media attack independence

  Scotland

US
building a movement to end poverty pay!

12/09/2014: Spreading and organising the movement for decent wages

  US

South Africa
Community protest over corruption widens

11/09/2014: Authorities deploy heavily armed response

  Africa, South Africa

Chile
The other ‘9/11’

11/09/2014: 1973 bloody coup against Popular Unity government

  Chile

Ukraine
Fragile ceasefire holds but country remains “a tinder box”

10/09/2014: Only united working class action can secure lasting peace

  Ukraine

Bosnia
Privatise to colonise

08/09/2014: How looting of the economy led to mass social protests

  Bosnia

West Africa
Ebola outbreak - a crisis of capitalism

08/09/2014: Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention

  Africa

Scotland
10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

08/09/2014: “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.”

  Scotland

Britain
Crisis brewing on all fronts

05/09/2014: The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters.

  Britain

Hong Kong
Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

04/09/2014: After NPC ruling democracy activists are perplexed by Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s comments that the strategic part of struggle “should end”

  Hong Kong

 Iran
Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014: Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions

  Iran, Solidarity

Scotland
Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

04/09/2014: Over 18,000 people have attended Hope Over Fear public meetings to hear socialist Tommy Sheridan.

  Scotland

Ukraine
Rebel forces gain territory

03/09/2014: International tensions escalate

  Ukraine

Beijing slams door shut on Hong Kong democracy

02/09/2014: Mass resistance against one-party dictatorship is the only way forward!

  Hong Kong

 Video
Revolution and counter-revolution in the world today

01/09/2014: Hannah Sell, deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) speaking at recent summer camp

  Video

France
Economic stagnation and political instability

29/08/2014: Hollande removes ‘lefts’ from government

  France

Turkey
Erdoğan sworn in as country’s President

29/08/2014: Significant poll gains for the left coalition HDP

  Turkey

 Solidarity
Iranian mine workers on strike

26/08/2014: Demand the release of the arrested workers!

  Iran, Solidarity

Nigeria
Fees victory at Lagos State University!

26/08/2014: Vigilance required from LASU students and workers to ensure that victory is permanent

  Nigeria

ISIS
Capitalist slaughter in Iraq and Syria

25/08/2014: As ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and a-Shams) crossed the border between Syria and Iraq, it proclaimed this to be the “annihilation of the disgrace of Sykes-Picot” and the formation of an ‘Islamic state’ (IS).

  Iraq, Syria

US
Indict Michael Brown’s killer and spread the protests! The whole system is guilty!

22/08/2014: Text of a leaflet handed out by Socialist Alternative members in Ferguson and St. Louis

  US

 Women in World War One

20/08/2014: Protests, strikes and equality

  Women, World War 1

Pakistan
Not a “revolution” but an effort by power-hungry politicians to grab power

19/08/2014: Working class will bring the real revolution and change

  Pakistan

USA
Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

18/08/2014: Spread the protests – unite against racism and inequality

  US

Iraq
Only united action can stop sectarian war

16/08/2014: Iraqis and Kurds must not trust imperialist ‘helpers’

  Iraq

Socialism and national rights

15/08/2014: Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries

  Israel / Palestine, Ukraine

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)

Portugal: General Strike on 24 November

02/12/2011, A warning of things to come
Socialismo Revolucionário (CWI in Portugal) reporters

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