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Britain
100,000 attend TUC’s pay rise demo

21/10/2014: Calls for local government strike action to be reinstated

  Britain

Kazakhstan
Brutal repression in imperialism’s interests

20/10/2014: Workers pay the price for crony capitalism

  Kazakhstan

Is the US promoting a “colour revolution” in Hong Kong?

18/10/2014: Beijing’s scare propaganda doesn’t stand up to examination

  Hong Kong, US

Britain
Workers need a pay rise - how can we pay for it?

17/10/2014: End poverty, inequality and capitalism

  Britain

Scotland
10,000 attend Hope Over Fear rally

16/10/2014: ’Political awakening’ continues after independence referendum

  Scotland

 Ireland
’The people have risen, they should not kneel down again’

15/10/2014: Paul Murphy TD (MP) makes maiden speech in Parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Ireland
Byelection triumph marks turning point in anti-austerity struggle

14/10/2014: Paul Murphy wins parliamentary seat as 100,000 march against water charges

  Ireland Republic

Middle East
US-led policy of air attacks on Islamic State lies in ruins

13/10/2014: As battle for Kobane rages, IS forces make major gains in Iraq

  Middle East, US

 Ireland
Paul Murphy elected to Irish parliament in stunning byelection victory

12/10/2014: Anti-Austerity Alliance victory shocks political establishment, reflects mass revolt against water charges and austerity

  Ireland Republic, Video

South Africa
"A workers’ party must emerge"

11/10/2014: Dire position of South African capitalism and inequality adds momentum towards creation of workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Scotland
SNP budget sees another £500 million cuts

10/10/2014: For a ’no-cuts budget’ and mass campaign to win back billions stolen by ConDem government!

  Scotland

Middle East
Repel Islamic State and imperialism

08/10/2014: For democratic workers’ defence and Kurdish self-determination

  Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Israel/Palestine
After the Gaza war

07/10/2014: No justice for Palestinians and no peace for the region - For a socialist solution!

  Israel / Palestine

Hong Kong
Pro-regime thugs attack protesters

06/10/2014: Organise democratic defence committees to repel attacks and kick out CY Leung’s government!

  Hong Kong

New Zealand
National Party forms third successive government

04/10/2014: Labour Party and the Left in crisis

  New Zealand

Africa
Ebola crisis spreads

03/10/2014: Consequence of profit before health

  Africa

Kurdistan
The battle for Kobanê

02/10/2014: Regional war poses new challenges for struggle for Kurdish self-determination

  Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Iraq /Syria
US-led bombings will worsen divisions

01/10/2014: Stop imperialist slaughter!

  Iraq, Syria, US

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

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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