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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

Brazil
Will elections mark the end of the PT government?

15/09/2014: Space for Left alternative to win support

  Brazil

Asia-Pacific
Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014: Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance

  Asia, Japan

Scotland
Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

12/09/2014: Big business, politicians and media attack independence

  Scotland

US
building a movement to end poverty pay!

12/09/2014: Spreading and organising the movement for decent wages

  US

South Africa
Community protest over corruption widens

11/09/2014: Authorities deploy heavily armed response

  Africa, South Africa

Chile
The other ‘9/11’

11/09/2014: 1973 bloody coup against Popular Unity government

  Chile

Ukraine
Fragile ceasefire holds but country remains “a tinder box”

10/09/2014: Only united working class action can secure lasting peace

  Ukraine

Bosnia
Privatise to colonise

08/09/2014: How looting of the economy led to mass social protests

  Bosnia

West Africa
Ebola outbreak - a crisis of capitalism

08/09/2014: Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention

  Africa

Scotland
10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

08/09/2014: “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.”

  Scotland

Britain
Crisis brewing on all fronts

05/09/2014: The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters.

  Britain

Hong Kong
Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

04/09/2014: After NPC ruling democracy activists are perplexed by Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s comments that the strategic part of struggle “should end”

  Hong Kong

 Iran
Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014: Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions

  Iran, Solidarity

Scotland
Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

04/09/2014: Over 18,000 people have attended Hope Over Fear public meetings to hear socialist Tommy Sheridan.

  Scotland

Ukraine
Rebel forces gain territory

03/09/2014: International tensions escalate

  Ukraine

Beijing slams door shut on Hong Kong democracy

02/09/2014: Mass resistance against one-party dictatorship is the only way forward!

  Hong Kong

Iraq

ISIS: Capitalist slaughter in Iraq and Syria

25/08/2014, As ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and a-Shams) crossed the border between Syria and Iraq, it proclaimed this to be the “annihilation of the disgrace of Sykes-Picot” and the formation of an ‘Islamic state’ (IS).
Georg Maier, SLP (CWI in Austria)

Iraq: Only united action can stop sectarian war

16/08/2014, Iraqis and Kurds must not trust imperialist ‘helpers’
Robert Bechert, CWI

Iraq: Isis jihadists capture more territory

24/06/2014, Only organised, united working class can end war and social misery
Niall Mulholland, CWI

Iraq: Oil war’s bloody legacy

17/06/2014, Escalating sectarian conflict threatens to draw in surrounding countries
Judy Beishon, from The Socialist, weekly paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Iraq: Ten years since ‘shock and awe’

20/03/2013, Imperialism’s harvest of death and destruction
Niall Mulholland, from The Socialist, weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Iraq: “Day of Rage” sees thousands protest

10/03/2011, “Democratic” government increases repression
Per-Åke Westerlund, CWI Sweden

Iraq: 2,000 on Bagdad demo

03/03/2011, “We have no jobs, electricity – nothing”
Abbas Sdiq, CWI Sweden

Iraq: Mass day of protest planned for Friday

23/02/2011, Protests continue in Kurdistan
Abbas Sdiq, CWI Sweden

Iraq: “Down with Barzani – Game over!”

19/02/2011, Protests in Iraqi-Kurdistan and across Sunni and Shia areas
Abbas Sdiq, CWI Sweden

Iraq: 7 years on: the slaughter continues

23/03/2010, Seven years on, the occupation has been an unheralded disaster for the Iraqi people
Joe Higgins MEP

Iraq: All eyes on the oil prize

01/03/2010, It Is nearly seven years after the US-led invasion of Iraq. US imperialism had hoped for a quick war, the Iraqi oil industry under the control of US companies and a compliant, stable regime. However, the situation today is very different to what George Bush and Tony Blair envisaged.
Chris Newby

Netherlands: Committee of Inquiry on Iraq finds Dutch government in “violation” of international law

14/01/2010, Cuts-making coalition government under strain, as elections loom
Pieter Brans, Offensief (CWI supporters in Netherlands), Amsterdam

Iraq/Iran: Stop attacks on Iranian refugees

12/08/2009, CWI statement
Socialistworld.net

Iraq: Thrown ‘on behalf of’ the region’s poor and oppressed

18/12/2008, Widespread solidarity with Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at Bush
Tamer Mahdi – CWI Lebanon

Iraq: Preparing the country for business

09/06/2008, United Nations conference in Sweden a US public relations stunt
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (RS), CWI Sweden

Iraq: 5 years on - Invasion & occupation

24/03/2008, An unmitigated disaster
Peter Hadden, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

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