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Government attacks spark workers’ protests

09/10/2015: Step up industrial action to defeat government plans


Burkina Faso
Mass revolt foils coup

09/10/2015: Independent working class political solution urgently needed

  Africa, Burkina Faso

Glasgow’s trade unions demand a ‘No Cuts’ budget

08/10/2015: Plenty of money in economy –just in wrong hands or lying in big business bank accounts


Right wing step up campaign against Corbyn

07/10/2015: ’No time to lose’ to organise against austerity


Tories face election after nearly decade in power

07/10/2015: The NDP represent as a left alternative?


Ireland North
Socialist runs for leader of biggest union

05/10/2015: Jobs threatened, pay cuts, increased workloads…public sector workers need fighting, democratic union

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Workers’ representative demands to see KazMinerals boss in London

01/10/2015: Copper giant denies suffering of its workers and victimisation of their representatives


Socialism is back!

30/09/2015: We can end cuts, crisis and capitalism


Refugee crisis, solidarity and resistance

29/09/2015: Working class solidarity – a beacon of hope


TUSC conference

29/09/2015: Central in the battle for a working class anti-austerity voice


Sino-US tensions increasing as China’s economy stumbles

25/09/2015: Nationalism, repression and neoliberal economic ‘reform’ hallmarks of Xi’s rule

  China, US

“We protest violation of democratic and workers’ rights”

25/09/2015: Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant co-signs protest letter to visiting Chinese President Xi


Left Labour leader Corbyn under attack

24/09/2015: But enthusiastic support continues


Refugees and the Orban government crisis

23/09/2015: Capitalism is an endless ’state of emergency’


Ruth Coppinger TD sends solidarity message to homeless

23/09/2015: Video of Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD, speaking in the Irish Parliament: "I’m here to give you their vote of no confidence in you and your government"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Mass abstention dominates general election

22/09/2015: Mass socialist alternative needs to be built


General strike shakes government

22/09/2015: 30,000 join Helsinki union demonstration


Protests at Irish embassies

21/09/2015: Jobstown is not guilty: drop the charges against the 27!

  Ireland Republic, Solidarity

A political earthquake

19/09/2015: Jeremy Corbyn’s victory is a political earthquake that transforms the situation in Britain and poses stark questions for how a new mass socialist force can be built.


One year after the electoral uprising against austerity

19/09/2015: One year ago, the Scottish independence referendum delivered an electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment


Corbyn’s victory marks new era for the 99%

17/09/2015: Now organise to fight for a socialist alternative


Corbyn Victory - what does the Socialist Party say?

14/09/2015: Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), congratulates Jeremy Corbyn and examines the difficulties he now faces


World economy
Growth engines becoming brakes

14/09/2015: Sharp downturn in BRIC countries

  World Economy

Ireland North
Devolved government in crisis

14/09/2015: New mass left party, uniting Catholics and Protestants, necessary to pose real alternative.

  Ireland Republic

20 September elections - ‘No’ to the Memorandum parties!

13/09/2015: Mass revolutionary Left needed to find way out of crisis of capitalist system


Corbyn victory!

12/09/2015: Popularity of anti-austerity ideas confirmed - Now the battle to create an anti-austerity party begins


At a crossroads

12/09/2015: Gains of the revolution of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro under threat


Joe Higgins grills IMF chief

11/09/2015: Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MP questions Ajai Chopra in banking crisis inquiry


Huge support for Jeremy Corbyn…

10/09/2015: Now build austerity fightback


Pro-Kurdish HDP party offices attacked across the country

09/09/2015: Build a mass and united workers’ movement to stop the ongoing war!


Workers start to take action again

09/09/2015: Independent workers’ organisation needed to resist state repression and to fight for a socialist future


Refugee crisis
Defend the right to asylum

08/09/2015: Unite against austerity and struggle for a better life for all

  Africa, Europe, Middle East

150 million workers strike

07/09/2015: Modi government faces growing opposition



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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

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)

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