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Britain
Right wing, populist UKIP wins second Parliament seat

26/11/2014: Labour’s pro-austerity ‘opposition’ no alternative

  Britain

South Africa
Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014: Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!

  Africa, South Africa

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

Environment

see also: articles on nuclear power

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

India’s environmental crisis

28/02/2014, Extreme weather events causing massive devastation
Pete Dickenson, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Environment: Profit-fuelled global warming

01/01/2014, To develop a carbon-neutral global economy, economic and political power must be taken out of the hands of the ‘noxious 90’
Manny Thain, first published in Socialism Today (Issue 174 Jan/Dec 2013/14)

Environment: Climate Train to Warsaw

25/11/2013, «It is already 10 past midnight»
Nicolas Croes, PSL-LSP (CWI in Belgium)

Environment: Fukushima fallout

07/10/2013, Clearing up the mess from nuclear disasters
Pete Dickenson, from Socialism Today (October 2013 issue)

Britain: Fracking the Tories’ green mask

02/09/2013, Transforming energy efficiency requires ending the waste of the anarchic market system
Pete Dickenson, from Socialism Today, monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Environment: Climate change accelerates

05/08/2013, ... but capitalism sets the agenda
Pete Dickenson, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Environment: China’s pollution overload

25/07/2013, People in China’s cities are choking on smog. This past winter the capital Beijing, and other northern cities, suffered their worst air pollution readings on record.
Sally Tang, Socialist Action (CWI Hong Kong), first published in Socialism Today

Environment: Brazil’s forests

28/05/2013, Profits from destruction
Ben Robinson, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Australia: Labour approves WA’s first uranium mine

17/05/2013, Australia’s federal environment minister Tony Burke gave the go ahead to Toro’s $270 million uranium mining project in the Wiluna region of Western Australia.
Socialist Party (CWI Australia) reporters Perth

US: Fight the Washington State Coal Terminal!

21/03/2013, Fight Global Warming!
Jess Spear, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US)

Environment: Energy starvation and climate change

18/03/2013, Alternative energy and socialist planning needed
Geoff Jones, first published in the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

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