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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

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

Turkey: Erdoğan sworn in as country’s President

29/08/2014, Significant poll gains for the left coalition HDP
Coşku Mıhcı

Turkey: Soma Mining Disaster worst mining disaster worldwide in the last 40 years

29/05/2014, Down with Erdogan and his murderous regime!
Coşku Mıhcı, Socialist Alternative (CWI in Turkey)

Turkey: Mass protest and strikes erupt against AKP government and mine-owning cronies

15/05/2014, Soma mine disaster deadliest in the country’s history
Socialistworld.net

Turkey: Protests mark 15 year-old Berkin Elvan’s death

21/03/2014, Erdoğan regime provokes violence and division
Festus Okay, Ankara

Video: Paul Murphy speaks following the death of Berkin Elvan in Turkey

13/03/2014, Build a movement from below to kick Erdogan out
socialistworld.net

Turkey: Eyewitness describes police brutality against Taksim protesters

27/06/2013, British trade unionist speaks out
Martin Powell-Davies, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Turkey: “Warlike violence” to crush the movement

20/06/2013, New layer of workers, youth and poor has entered the scene with the promise: “This is just the beginning – the struggle continues”
Kai Stein, CWI

Turkey: Stop the repression

19/06/2013, Socialist MEP condemns police violence during Turkey/ EU trade relations session
Paul Murphy, MEP, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Turkey: End police brutality - defend anti-government protesters

13/06/2013, MEP Paul Murphy criticises EU foreign policy representative, Catherine Ashton, over calls for ’restraint on all sides’
Paul Murphy, MEP, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Turkey: “Vandals” continue to fight back

11/06/2013, Erdogan seeks trial of strength with mass protests
Kai Stein, first published in the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Turkey: International solidarity protests

11/06/2013, Report from London, with CWI comment on the developments in Turkey
Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Turkey: Solidarity is vital to show protesters the world is watching

10/06/2013, Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy travelled to Istanbul to see the protests first-hand – and in his diary from the visit he tells us that the response from the country’s Prime Minister has been “brutal”.
Paul Murphy, MEP, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) first published in thejournal.ie

Turkey: Solidarity with the mass protests

08/06/2013, Paul Murphy to visit heart of Turkish Protests
From www.paulmurphymep.eu, website of Paul Murphy, MEP, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

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