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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

 Germany
Highly politicised train drivers’ strike

12/11/2014: Last week German train drivers and on-board staff went on strike for four days, shaking and polarising the country

  Germany, Solidarity

Greece
Mayors refuse to make job cuts

12/11/2014: Lefts, local authority workers and communities’ united can resist Troika’s policies

  Greece

Britain
Over 1,000 attend largest ever ‘Socialism’ event

11/11/2014: Socialism 2014 - infused with contagious confidence

  Britain

Belgium
Massive demonstration in Brussels

10/11/2014: Shows anger against austerity

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
20 years after the ceasefires

10/11/2014: In 1994, the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries called ceasefires. Four years later the Good Friday agreement was declared to mark the end of the ‘Troubles’…

  Ireland Republic

Review
Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

09/11/2014: “This Changes Everything: capitalism vs the climate”, by Naomi Klein

  Environment, Review

Germany
25 years since November 9

09/11/2014: Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement

  Germany

Canada
Right wing wins Toronto Mayoral election

08/11/2014: NDP increasingly irrelevant to needs of workers, immigrants and youth

  Canada

Elections in Brazil

07/11/2014: Narrow win for Dilma sets scene for more crisis and instability

  Brazil

Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2014: November 7th anniversary of workers taking power

  Russia

Europe
Anti-fascist demonstrations set for 8-9 November

06/11/2014: Movement of workers and youth needed against racism and fascism

  Europe, Greece, Sweden

Canada
Ottawa ‘locked-down’ after Parliament gun attack

05/11/2014: Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role

  Canada

Ireland
Stunning Dublin by-election victory, huge water protests…new chapter for working class resistance

04/11/2014: How the Anti Austerity Alliance won a parliamentary seat and the way forward for the Left

  Ireland Republic

Book review
The Jihadis Return

04/11/2014: Isis and the new Sunni uprising, by Patrick Cockburn

  Middle East, Review

South Africa
Metal workers’ union clashes with Congress of South African Trade Unions

03/11/2014: For political and class independence - Struggle, solidarity and socialism!

  South Africa

Britain
Come to Socialism 2014

03/11/2014: Weekend of discussion & debate hosted by the Socialist Party – London 8-9 November

  Britain

  Ireland
’Abortion Pill Train’ video

02/11/2014: Pro-choice ROSA campaigners swallow abortion pills after rail journey

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

Italy
Renzi government faces mounting opposition

01/11/2014: A one-day strike of all workers is needed

  Italy

Burkina Faso
Mass uprising ousts dictator

31/10/2014: No to military rule! Continue mass struggle – the whole rotten system must go!

  Burkina Faso

Ireland
Anti-water tax protest in Limerick

31/10/2014: Video of one of the city’s biggest protests

  Ireland Republic

Kurdistan
Battle for Kobanê at a crossroads

31/10/2014: What does US military ‘assistance’ mean for the Kurdish struggle?

  Kurdistan, Middle East

Belgium
Government’s Thatcherite attacks provoke class confrontation

30/10/2014: The right wing coalition must go, and all austerity policies!

  Belgium

New Zealand

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

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

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