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Spain
a break in the political establishment

07/02/2016: December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity.

  Spain

US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class has enthused millions of people throughout the US looking for a political alternative to Wall Street.

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

China 2015
A year of unnatural disasters

04/01/2016: Corruption, poor oversight and chase for profits, maim thousands

  China

Britain
Corbyn’s supporters want resistance against the right

01/01/2016: Edited extracts from an article by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, that will be published in the first 2016 issue of the Socialist (7 January).

  Britain

 Review
Alexandra Kollontai

29/12/2015: A life of socialist struggle

  Review, Women

Review
Revisiting Animal Farm

27/12/2015: Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution

  Review

Review
Charlie Chaplin

25/12/2015: Playing the underdog

  Review

Spain
Elections mark shift to the Left

23/12/2015: No government majority as Podemos partially recovers

  Spain

Environment
A world of change

23/12/2015: Human beings have radically altered the Earth, adapting nature in the struggle to survive and thrive…

  Environment

Pakistan
Hundreds protest against religious extremism and increased intolerance

21/12/2015: Rally organised by Socialist Movement Sindh in Mir Pur Khas

  Pakistan

China
Regime cracks down on labour activists

19/12/2015: Arrests in Guangdong province as workers’ struggles multiply

  China

Environment

see also: articles on nuclear power

Environment: A world of change

23/12/2015, Human beings have radically altered the Earth, adapting nature in the struggle to survive and thrive…
Jess Spear, Socialist Alternative (CWI in USA)

Climate Conference: Empty cheers after Paris agreement

18/12/2015, "It’s really a fraud, a fudge without action"
Arne Johansson. From Offensiv, newspaper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Environment: Powerful Paris protests

18/12/2015, Good response for ideas of CWI
Elin Gauffin, from Offensiv, weekly paper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Environment: "Save our planet from capitalism!"

10/12/2015, COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris underscores failure of capitalism to solve environmental crisis
Socialistworld.net

Global climate struggle - capitalism is the enemy

07/12/2015, CWI leaflet for distribution at demonstrations at Paris climate summit
socialistworld.net

Environment: Socialism or ecological catastrophe

05/12/2015, 25 years of hot air from establishment
Articles from Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Environment: 785,000 march against climate change

01/12/2015, Biggest ever global mobilisation
Elin Gauffin, from Offensiv, weekly paper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden)

Environment: Socialist change not climate change

28/11/2015, The growing threat of climate change and a socialist programme for the environment
Pete Dickenson, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Canada’s ‘carbo-state’

26/05/2015, Only a socialist alternative can challenge the carbo-capitalists’ grip on Canadian politics
Bill Hopwood, Socialist Alternative (CWI Canada)

Climate change: Looking for a cheap fix

06/04/2015, The cyclone that devastated the Pacific island of Vanuatu in March, the most severe ever recorded in the region, highlighted again the very likely connection between extreme weather events and global warming.
Pete Dickenson, article from Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Environment: Market forces hold back renewable energy

01/01/2015, Have capitalist governments around the world finally woken up to the danger of global warming?
Pete Dickinson, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Review: Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

09/11/2014, “This Changes Everything: capitalism vs the climate”, by Naomi Klein
Bill Hopwood, from the November 2014 edition of Socialism Today

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
Video from The Real News

Waging war on climate change

23/06/2014, The quickening pace of global warming poses a threat to US national security, says a leading, federally-funded military research organisation
Manny Thain, from Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Environment: Ukraine crisis exploited by multinational fracking lobby

09/04/2014, Oppose the pro-big business EU/ US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership!
Paul Murphy, Socialist Party MEP, and Tanja Niemeier

Japan: Three years after Fukushima disaster

11/03/2014, Massive environmental destruction is the true cost of nuclear power
Dikang, chinaworker.info

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