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Britain
Labour’s surges and purges

03/09/2015: No let-up of ’Corbynmania’ but Labour right plots

  Britain

Scotland
RISE - launch of a politically unclear left alliance

02/09/2015: Clear 100% anti-austerity and socialist platform essential steps towards new mass workers’ party

  Scotland

Britain
Council cuts and the Corbyn campaign

01/09/2015: Potential to resist if follow 80’s Liverpool Council example

  Britain

Kurdistan
Democratic autonomy or socialism?

29/08/2015: Articles on Öcalan’s ideas and Rojava, originally published in sozialismus.info, the quaterly magazine of SAV (German section of the CWI)

  Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Greece
What does “Popular Unity” stand for?

28/08/2015: New Left force launched following Tsipras’ betrayal

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Identifying the challenges after defeat of Rajapaksa

27/08/2015: Working class struggle top priority for socialists

  Sri Lanka

Britain
The Corbyn insurgency

27/08/2015: Whatever the outcome of the contest, Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign has already transformed the political situation in Britain

  Britain

Lebanon
‘Garbage protests’ shake the ruling class

25/08/2015: Interview with Tamer Mahdi, CWI member in Lebanon

  Lebanon

World economy
China crisis triggers panic on global markets

25/08/2015: More than $5 trillion wiped off global stock markets in two weeks since Chinese devaluation

  China, World Economy

Sri Lanka
Election sees Rajapaksa fail to make a come-back

23/08/2015: Neo-liberal policies of UNP-led government will not satisfy demands of workers and poor.

  Sri Lanka

Gulf War
25 years since invasion of Kuwait

22/08/2015: ’Unfinished business’ remains today

  Iraq

History
Anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination

21/08/2015: Coming mass revolts will see workers and youth look to Trotsky’s ideas

  History, Trotsky

Scotland and the Jeremy Corbyn campaign

20/08/2015: The response to Corbyn’s campaign has parallels with the outpouring of class anger that was seen during the independence referendum

  Scotland

Thailand
Bomb in Bangkok kills 20

19/08/2015: Country plagued by military junta and economic downturn

  Thailand

Socialism
Past or future?

18/08/2015: Review of ‘PostCapitalism: a guide to our future’ by Paul Mason

  Science, Theory

Greece and the latest phase of the EU crisis

18/08/2015: Alexis Tsipras and the Syriza leadership have pushed through parliament the third bailout – and further deep cuts – although only with the help of right-wing parties. However, the crises in Greece, the eurozone and wider EU are far from over…

  Greece

Britain
Corbyn challenge - a very welcome political upheaval

17/08/2015: The Labour Party’s right-wing leaders have been astonished and horrified at the over-flowing rallies for Jeremy Corbyn around the UK over the last few weeks

  Britain

Northern Ireland
Left Challenge for Largest Union’s Leadership

15/08/2015: CWI member, Patrick Mulholland, leads Left campaign for leadership of NIPSA union

  Ireland North

Ireland
Paul Murphy and 22 activists to be charged over peaceful protest

14/08/2015: Socialist MP to be charged with false imprisonment for protesting against water charges

  Ireland Republic

Technology
Will robots end capitalism?

14/08/2015: Technological developments, the threat to jobs, and perspectives for the struggle against capitalism and for the future of humanity

  Science

 CWI School 2015
New Left formations

13/08/2015: Report of discussion on New Workers’ Parties, Left Populism and the ideas and programme of PODEMOS, SYRIZA

  CWI

China
Devaluation of yuan jolts global markets

12/08/2015: Sudden reversal of Beijing’s exchange rate policy underlines seriousness of China’s economic woes

  China

France/Britain
Human tragedy of Calais crisis

07/08/2015: Tories have no solutions

  Britain, France

Kurdistan
PYD leaders call for partnership with Bashar al-Assad’s regime

06/08/2015: No faith in authoritarian rulers and Western powers!

  Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Japan
70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb

06/08/2015: Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?

  Japan, Nuclear Power

 CWI School
Building the CWI

06/08/2015: Introductory video to the plenary session on ‘Building the CWI’ shown at the 2015 CWI Summer School, featuring the work of our International across the world

  Video

Britain
Jeremy Corbyn – thousands rally to anti-austerity appeal

05/08/2015: Large attendances at Corbyn rallies across country

  Britain

US
Kshama Sawant leads primary elections count on 50%

05/08/2015: Seattle socialist primary election success

  US

Greece
‘The working class showed it will return to struggle’

04/08/2015: After Syriza capitulates, taking first steps towards building a new mass Left alternative to austerity and capitalism

  Greece

 CWI School 2015
World crisis continues amid horrific consequences

03/08/2015: Report of World Perspectives discussion at the 2015 CWI Summer School

  CWI

 CWI School
Drawing the lessons from the revolutions in North Africa

03/08/2015: Life and death struggle with the process of counter-revolution.

  Africa, CWI, Tunisia

US
Over 1,000 attend housing debate hosted by Socialist councillor Kshama Sawant

31/07/2015: Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s socialist councillor defending seat in primary elections on 4 August

  US

 CWI School
Social and political turmoil in Ireland

30/07/2015: Socialists play key role in rapidly changing situation

  CWI, Ireland Republic

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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