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Ireland North
Election marks growing rejection of sectarian status quo

21/05/2015: Opportunities to build new anti-sectarian political voice for working class and youth

  Ireland Republic

Spain
Is Podemos in crisis?

20/05/2015: Left and social movements in a state of flux, as key elections loom

  Spain

Britain
Build a movement to defeat Tories’ cuts savagery

20/05/2015: For massive union demonstrations, linked to a 24-hour general strike

  Britain

Ireland South
Vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality!

19/05/2015: Referendum a product of long-waged campaign of struggle from below

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

18/05/2015: The choices before the Greek working class

  Greece

North Cyprus
‘Moderate leftist’ wins presidential election on peace ticket

16/05/2015: Workers’ common front, north and south, can find solution to island’s division

  Cyprus

Chile
Huge demonstrations call for free education

15/05/2015: New chapter opens in country’s political and ‘moral’ crisis

  Chile

Australia
East-West toll road dispute concluded

15/05/2015: Local community direct action secures victory

  Australia

Ireland
Parliament suspended after PM tells Socialist MPs “where to go”

14/05/2015: Contemptuous remarks reflect government concerns over non-payment of water charges

  Ireland Republic

Britain
Organising against Tory austerity starts now

14/05/2015: Potential for industrial response to cuts but needs determined leadership and campaigning

  Britain

 Video
Joe Higgins TD questions former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet

13/05/2015: "When bankers and bondholders’ gambles crashed, their massive burden of private debt was placed onto the shoulders of the Irish people"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Sudan
Mass apathy towards elections

12/05/2015: Renewed struggle from below needed to put an end to Bashir’s rule

  Sudan

USA
Presidential candidate declares "political revolution" against billionaires

12/05/2015: Campaign needs to build independent political power

  US

Britain
Fight against "five more damned years" of Tory rule

12/05/2015: Labour leader’s ’responsible capitalism’ shows its bankruptcy

  Britain

China
“In a hard landing now”

11/05/2015: Stock market frenzy and fabricated GDP figures cannot hide the reality of an economy in deep trouble

  China

Scotland
Labour annihilated

11/05/2015: SNP sweeps to victory by posing as an anti-austerity alternative

  Scotland

Britain
With the votes of 24% of the electorate, Tories have no mandate for more savage cuts

11/05/2015: Labour’s failure puts centre stage the need for new mass anti-austerity force

  Britain

Poland
65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015: Plan of action for a general strike needed

  Poland

Ireland North
Socialist Party replies to leading Sinn Fein councillor’s attacks

06/05/2015: How to fight cuts, sectarianism and to build workers’ unity

  Ireland North

Britain
Russell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

06/05/2015: Russell Brand calls on people to elect a Labour government, saying Ed Miliband will ’listen’ and wants pressure from below

  Britain

May Day 2015
International workers’ day marked by marches and rallies

05/05/2015: Photo gallery of the CWI taking part in May Day event across the world

  May Day

Iceland
Fighting for better wages

05/05/2015: General strike called for 26 May

  Iceland

May Day 2015
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015: What sort of new society are we struggling for?

  May Day

Nepal
Disaster in Nepal –amplified by capitalism

30/04/2015: Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the south Asian region has been further devastated by the recent earthquake.

  Nepal

US
Rage in Baltimore

29/04/2015: The aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

  US

Book review
’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

29/04/2015: What the 1% will do to defend their class interests

  Review, US

 May Day 2015
Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

28/04/2015: 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism!

  CWI, May Day

Italy
Migrant disasters - the human cost of budget cuts

27/04/2015: From Mare Nostrum to Triton

  Italy

Latin America
A new turn?

25/04/2015: Historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, turmoil in Venezuela, and stalled reforms in Bolivia – as well as crises in Brazil – symbolise a new turn in Latin America and the Caribbean

  Latin America

Finland
Worst ever election result for traditional Left

24/04/2015: Finns Party second biggest in parliament

  Finland

Iran
Proposed nuclear deal reflects transformed Middle East

24/04/2015: In aftermath of disastrous Iraq occupation, Obama administration balancing between region’s forces

  Iran, Middle East

Scotland
Labour face annihilation as millions seek an answer to austerity

23/04/2015: The SNP, according to the polls, will win 53 of Scotland’s 59 Westminster MPs

  Scotland

Environment

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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

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

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