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US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class has enthused millions of people throughout the US looking for a political alternative to Wall Street.

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

China 2015
A year of unnatural disasters

04/01/2016: Corruption, poor oversight and chase for profits, maim thousands

  China

Britain
Corbyn’s supporters want resistance against the right

01/01/2016: Edited extracts from an article by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, that will be published in the first 2016 issue of the Socialist (7 January).

  Britain

 Review
Alexandra Kollontai

29/12/2015: A life of socialist struggle

  Review, Women

Review
Revisiting Animal Farm

27/12/2015: Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution

  Review

Review
Charlie Chaplin

25/12/2015: Playing the underdog

  Review

Spain
Elections mark shift to the Left

23/12/2015: No government majority as Podemos partially recovers

  Spain

Environment
A world of change

23/12/2015: Human beings have radically altered the Earth, adapting nature in the struggle to survive and thrive…

  Environment

Pakistan
Hundreds protest against religious extremism and increased intolerance

21/12/2015: Rally organised by Socialist Movement Sindh in Mir Pur Khas

  Pakistan

China
Regime cracks down on labour activists

19/12/2015: Arrests in Guangdong province as workers’ struggles multiply

  China

Kazakhstan
Fourth Anniversary of Zhanaozen oil workers massacre.

18/12/2015: Book launch in London remembers the dead and injured and all political prisoners in Kazakhstan.

  Kazakhstan

Turkey: Erdoğan’s Pyrrhic victory

20/11/2015, It is time to build a new united left force
Nihat Boyraz, Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey) - translation from an article originally written in Turkish for Sosyalist Alternatif magazine

Turkey: War, fear mongering and clampdown on democratic rights are behind the AKP electoral victory

02/11/2015, Struggle for worker’s unity, peace and social justice more important than ever
Mike Cleverley, Socialist Party

Turkey: 100,000s workers and students strike and protest against terror

13/10/2015, Photos by members of Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey)
Socialistworld.net

Turkey: Double bombing at Ankara peace demonstration massacres over 100

12/10/2015, Trade unions’ 48 hour general strike must be first step to building mass, united movement against murderous regime of Erdoğan
Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey)

Turkey: Pro-Kurdish HDP party offices attacked across the country

09/09/2015, Build a mass and united workers’ movement to stop the ongoing war!
Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI Turkey)

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)
Socialistworld.net

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

06/08/2015, No faith in authoritarian rulers and Western powers!
Serge Jordan, CWI

Turkey: Horrific Suruc massacre

28/07/2015, Only workers’ unity can end terrorism and division
Paula Mitchell, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Turkey: CWI brings solidarity with Suruç victims

22/07/2015, Message of support from the CWI and its sections

Turkey: Massacre in Suruç

20/07/2015, Kurdish and Turkish people pay price for Erdoğan’s support for ISIS
Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey)

Turkey: Historical breakthrough for the left as AKP suffers its worst defeat in 13 years

15/06/2015, What future for the HDP?
Michael Gehmacher SLP (CWI in Austria) & Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey) reporters

Turkey: Metal workers do not give up the fight!

29/05/2015, The fire that Renault workers set alight at Bursa is unlikely to extinguish soon
Statement by Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey)

Turkey: Government bans metal-workers’ strike

04/02/2015, Defend the right to strike!
Sosyalist Alternatif, CWI in Turkey

Kurdistan: Defend Kobanê and all those threatened by ISIS, AKP and Imperialism

24/10/2014, For democratic working people’s defence and mass struggle against capitalism
Translation of a leaflet by Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey)

Middle East: Repel Islamic State and imperialism

08/10/2014, For democratic workers’ defence and Kurdish self-determination
Paula Mitchell (edited version of an article in this week’s Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales)

Kurdistan: The battle for Kobanê

02/10/2014, Regional war poses new challenges for struggle for Kurdish self-determination
Serge Jordan, CWI

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