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Germany
20,000 people give ECB “the finger”

28/03/2015: Big demo and blockade against the reopening of the Central Bank

  Germany

 Video
Interview with a Greek socialist

28/03/2015: The Syriza government and the Troika and building the Greek Left

  Greece, Video

South Africa
NUMSA & WASP discuss international experiences of new workers’ parties

27/03/2015: South Africa’s metalworkers union in discussion with WASP and CWI

  Africa, South Africa

Obituary
Harald Mahrer (1974-2015)

27/03/2015: An active, critical and inspiring comrade

  Obituary

 Video
Dave Nellist on Russia Today TV

26/03/2015: Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) standing throughout Britain in May elections

  Britain, Video

Norway
Lessons of the pilots’ strike

25/03/2015: A struggle against outsourcing

  Norway

Israel
Netanyahu mobilises far right to win election

25/03/2015: New coalition will face unresolved crises and bitter struggles

  Israel / Palestine

China
Demand release of arrested women activists

24/03/2015: Has the commemoration of International Women’s Day also now been outlawed in China?

  China

Italy
The instability of domestic capitalism

24/03/2015: Political vacuum pushes FIOM to take initiative

  Italy

Sweden
Central bank rates cut "panic measure"

23/03/2015: Eurozone’s QE intensifies currency wars

  Sweden

Greece
Varoufakis’ “erratic Marxism” is not the answer

23/03/2015: Necessary to clarify ideas upon which successful struggles of European working class will be conducted

  Greece

Tunisia
Twenty three killed in terrorist attack

20/03/2015: Down with terror! Down with capitalism!

  Tunisia

Belgium
No agreement reached between unions and government over austerity

20/03/2015: New action plan against right wing government takes off

  Belgium

Ukraine
Conflict unresolved after ’Minsk-2’ agreement

18/03/2015: Only independent working-class mass movement can remove the region’s authoritarian rulers

  Ukraine

Ireland North
Public sector workers strike against austerity

18/03/2015: For a second day of strike action in the run-up to the May general election!

  Ireland North

 North Cyprus
New strike wave against cuts

17/03/2015: Workers determined to stop austerity

  Cyprus, Solidarity

 Brazil
Urgent solidarity protests needed

17/03/2015: Faced with lack of water for the people, Sao Paulo water company SABESP cuts costs, sacks more than 500 workers and victimises trade union activists

  Brazil, Solidarity

 Scotland
Socialist Party Scotland (CWI) leaves Solidarity

16/03/2015: Tommy Sheridan departs from principled socialist position with call for “lending vote" to cuts-making SNP

  CWI, Scotland

Britain
What lies behind UKIP?

14/03/2015: Its Tory-oriented anti-immigration, anti-EU rhetoric has been adapted to a right-wing populism aimed at winning voters fed up with the political establishment

  Britain

Ireland North
Massive public sector strike against austerity

13/03/2015: Socialist MPs in Southern Ireland Parliament send message of support to strikers

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Ireland South
Marriage equality referendum set for May

12/03/2015: Poisonous bigotry must be challenged

  Ireland Republic

Ireland North
Stormont government crisis on eve of public sector strike

11/03/2015: Struggle can force politicians back from austerity measures

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Iran
Independent workers’ organizations statement about minimum wage

11/03/2015: Increasing demands for a living wage

  Iran

Ireland North
13 March public sector strike against austerity

10/03/2015: Dead-end of rightwing, sectarian politics - new anti-sectarian party which fights for working class needed

  Ireland North

  Video
Dublin ROSA demonstration on International Women’s Day

10/03/2015: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) speaks along with other activists

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 International Women’s Day 2015

09/03/2015: Articles from CWI sections celebrating IWD

  Women

Greece
Syriza’s first months in power

07/03/2015: The working class and social movements must enter the struggle for their rights

  Greece

Netherlands
Wave of student protests

05/03/2015: For democratic reforms and end to budget cuts

  Netherlands

Austria
The year starts with antifascism

05/03/2015: Right-wing Ball events, PEGIDA, and neo-nazi Violence: A Month of Intense and Successful anti-fascism in Austria

  Austria, Venezuela

 Greece
Vodafone strike declared “illegal”

04/03/2015: “None of this will intimidate us - we will struggle until we win collective bargaining”

  Greece, Solidarity

Russia
50,000 march in Moscow after shooting of Boris Nemtsov

03/03/2015: As economic crisis deepens, social explosions loom

  Russia

Quebec
Towards a hot spring

02/03/2015: Disrupt them like they disrupt us!

  Quebec

Greece
“Yes there was a different choice!”

02/03/2015: Socialist policies needed, not deals with the Troika

  Germany, Greece

Scotland
Why Tommy is wrong to call for a vote for the SNP in May

27/02/2015: Philip Stott Socialist Party Scotland

  Scotland

Greece showdown

26/02/2015: Niall Mulholland interviewed NICOS ANASTASIADES, of Xekinima (CWI Greece), just as Syriza leaders agreed a four-month bail-out extension with the EU.

  Greece

New Zealand

New Zealand: Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015, Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda
CWI Reporters, NZ/Aotearoa

New Zealand: National Party forms third successive government

04/10/2014, Labour Party and the Left in crisis
Socialist Voice (CWI NZ) Reporters

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

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