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Hong Kong
Massive anti-government protests after attempted police crackdown

30/09/2014: Anger over police violence fuels spontaneous “umbrella revolution” and growing strike movement

  Hong Kong

Britain
Labour to continue austerity offensive

26/09/2014: Labour conference a carefully stage-managed affair

  Britain

Ireland South
Is Sinn Féin a genuine left alternative?

25/09/2014: Seeking alliances with austerity parties

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum - A working-class revolt

24/09/2014: The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won

  Scotland

Britain
Capitalist parties in crisis after Scotland revolt

24/09/2014: Build a working class alternative

  Britain, Scotland

Greece
"This destruction of workers’ lives serves the bankers"

23/09/2014: “We must all keep going…we have no other way to survive than to fight-back”

  Greece

Iran
Petrochemical workers sentenced to jail and flogging

22/09/2014: Protest against Iranian government’s brutal sentences!

  Iran

 Environment
Video of Climate Summit meeting with Kshama Sawant

22/09/2014: Video of New York City Climate Summit meeting with Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Bill KcKibben, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges

  Environment, US, Video

Scotland
1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

19/09/2014: Urgent to build new mass party for the working class

  Scotland

Belgium
Right wing coalition aims for structural attack on workers

19/09/2014: Massive social resistance is looming

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley - peace-maker or war-monger?

18/09/2014: A right-wing, sectarian demagogue who courted paramilitary violence

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum

18/09/2014: "Britain will never be the same again"

  Britain

Spain
Millions take to streets calling for Catalonia’s independence

18/09/2014: Only working class struggle can guarantee the right to decide and resist austerity

  Spain

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

New Zealand

Socialist perspectives for Aotearoa / New Zealand

09/03/2014, The world and New Zealand in crisis
CWI Aotearoa / New Zealand

New Zealand: Racism and recession in New Zealand

15/05/2013, Working class unity needed to defend rights and living standards
Jared Phillips, CWI New Zealand

New Zealand: National Party punishes the victims of the jobs crisis

16/03/2013, Women and youth face additional discrimination
Jared Phillips, CWI New Zealand

New Zealand: Tens of thousands challenge asset sales

02/03/2013, National Party attempts to force ordinary people to pay for crisis is met with resistance
Jared Phillips, CWI New Zealand

New Zealand: Conservative government re-elected

06/12/2011, Workers sceptical of Labour while new Mana party represents seed of an alternative
Mel Gregson, Socialist Party (CWI Australia)

New Zealand: Recession – Is the worst over?

17/08/2009, No return to ‘good times’ will see workers ready to take action
Anthony Main, Socialist Party (CWI Australia), Melbourne

New Zealand: Labour lose general election

10/11/2008, New right wing coalition faces economic recession
Anthony Main, Socialist Party (CWI Australia)

New Zealand: Woolworths defeated by strike and massive community support

22/09/2006, Workers win pay parity across threes sites
UNITE reporters, Melbourne

New Zealand: Solidarity protest action with Australian workers

30/06/2006, Union activists picket Australian Embassy
Nicki Jonas, CWI, NZ

New Zealand: Low election turnout leave parliament in political limbo

19/09/2005, Results shows workers oppose 20 years of neo-liberalism
Louisa Stewart, Auckland, and Stephen Jolly, Melbourne, Monday, September 19 2005

New Zealand/Aotearoa: Imperialism, racism and resistance

27/06/2004, Labour appeals to “national unity” while waging war on workers at home and abroad
Tim Bowron, Socialist Alternative (cwi), NZ

New Zealand/Aotearoa: Opposition National party leads polls against Labour government

17/04/2004, Brash plays the race card as Labour fails Maori and working class
Tim Bowron, Socialist Alternative, Dunedin

New Zealand: Socialism and the Struggle for Maori Liberation

24/02/2004, Making Sense of the Foreshore and Seabed controversy
Tim Bowron, cwi NZ

New Zealand: Alliance Party conference calls for ‘left regroupment’

15/12/2003, Eighteen months after the left-wing Alliance Party in Aotearoa/New Zealand suffered a damaging split and the loss of all its remaining MPs in a snap general election, there are signs that the party is (somewhat belatedly) trying to reconnect with its working class support.
Tim Bowron, Socialist Alternative, Dunedin

New Zealand: Activists picket Labour Party conference

10/11/2003, On Saturday, 8 November delegates attending the annual NZ Labour Party conference at the Christchurch Convention Centre were able to witness two strongly contrasting styles of democracy.
By a cwi correspondent in Christchurch

New Zealand: Privatisation in sorry mess

19/08/2003, Labour’s free market policies to blame for rail and electricity woes.
Tim Bowron, Socialist Alternative, New Zealand

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