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Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific workers to strike in August

26/05/2015: Protesting cabin crew at Hong Kong airport explained their grievances to Socialist Action reporters

  Hong Kong

Canada’s ‘carbo-state’

26/05/2015: Only a socialist alternative can challenge the carbo-capitalists’ grip on Canadian politics

  Canada, Environment

New Zealand
Victory over zero-contract hours

24/05/2015: ‘Cotton On’ clothes retailer workers defeat attempt to remove rest and meal breaks

  New Zealand

Iraq/Syria
ISIS rout national armies at Ramadi and Palmyra

23/05/2015: United working class movement needed to sweep away sectarian militias and reactionary politicians

  Iraq, Syria

Britain
Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

22/05/2015: The Labour leadership contest begs the question: what is the point of the Labour Party?

  Britain

Ireland North
Election marks growing rejection of sectarian status quo

21/05/2015: Opportunities to build new anti-sectarian political voice for working class and youth

  Ireland Republic

Spain
Is Podemos in crisis?

20/05/2015: Left and social movements in a state of flux, as key elections loom

  Spain

Britain
Build a movement to defeat Tories’ cuts savagery

20/05/2015: For massive union demonstrations, linked to a 24-hour general strike

  Britain

Ireland South
Vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality!

19/05/2015: Referendum a product of long-waged campaign of struggle from below

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

18/05/2015: The choices before the Greek working class

  Greece

North Cyprus
‘Moderate leftist’ wins presidential election on peace ticket

16/05/2015: Workers’ common front, north and south, can find solution to island’s division

  Cyprus

Chile
Huge demonstrations call for free education

15/05/2015: New chapter opens in country’s political and ‘moral’ crisis

  Chile

Australia
East-West toll road dispute concluded

15/05/2015: Local community direct action secures victory

  Australia

Ireland
Parliament suspended after PM tells Socialist MPs “where to go”

14/05/2015: Contemptuous remarks reflect government concerns over non-payment of water charges

  Ireland Republic

Britain
Organising against Tory austerity starts now

14/05/2015: Potential for industrial response to cuts but needs determined leadership and campaigning

  Britain

 Video
Joe Higgins TD questions former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet

13/05/2015: "When bankers and bondholders’ gambles crashed, their massive burden of private debt was placed onto the shoulders of the Irish people"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Sudan
Mass apathy towards elections

12/05/2015: Renewed struggle from below needed to put an end to Bashir’s rule

  Sudan

USA
Presidential candidate declares "political revolution" against billionaires

12/05/2015: Campaign needs to build independent political power

  US

Britain
Fight against "five more damned years" of Tory rule

12/05/2015: Labour leader’s ’responsible capitalism’ shows its bankruptcy

  Britain

China
“In a hard landing now”

11/05/2015: Stock market frenzy and fabricated GDP figures cannot hide the reality of an economy in deep trouble

  China

Scotland
Labour annihilated

11/05/2015: SNP sweeps to victory by posing as an anti-austerity alternative

  Scotland

Britain
With the votes of 24% of the electorate, Tories have no mandate for more savage cuts

11/05/2015: Labour’s failure puts centre stage the need for new mass anti-austerity force

  Britain

Poland
65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015: Plan of action for a general strike needed

  Poland

Ireland North
Socialist Party replies to leading Sinn Fein councillor’s attacks

06/05/2015: How to fight cuts, sectarianism and to build workers’ unity

  Ireland North

Britain
Russell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

06/05/2015: Russell Brand calls on people to elect a Labour government, saying Ed Miliband will ’listen’ and wants pressure from below

  Britain

May Day 2015
International workers’ day marked by marches and rallies

05/05/2015: Photo gallery of the CWI taking part in May Day event across the world

  May Day

Iceland
Fighting for better wages

05/05/2015: General strike called for 26 May

  Iceland

May Day 2015
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015: What sort of new society are we struggling for?

  May Day

Nepal
Disaster in Nepal –amplified by capitalism

30/04/2015: Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the south Asian region has been further devastated by the recent earthquake.

  Nepal

US
Rage in Baltimore

29/04/2015: The aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

  US

Book review
’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

29/04/2015: What the 1% will do to defend their class interests

  Review, US

 May Day 2015
Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

28/04/2015: 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism!

  CWI, May Day

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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