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Belgium
Massive general strike makes the government wobble

19/12/2014: Towards a second plan of action to get rid of this government and austerity!

  Belgium

 Portugal
Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014: Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers

  Portugal, Solidarity

Kazakhstan
Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014: Struggle to free political prisoners continues

  Kazakhstan

Latin America
The end of one cycle and the beginning of another

17/12/2014: Document on Latin America, agreed by CWI International Executive Committee

  Latin America

Taiwan
Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014: Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party

  Taiwan

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

15/12/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Ireland
Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014: Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil

  Ireland Republic

Sweden
Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014: Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget

  Sweden

Greece
Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014: Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Presidential Election January 8, 2015

11/12/2014: Socialist candidate challenges all other forces

  Sri Lanka

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014: For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power

  Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014: Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite

  Greece

 Video
All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014: Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Australia
Major community victory stops Melbourne’s East-West Toll Road

08/12/2014: Socialist Party leads successful campaign against Toll Road and for investment in public transport

  Australia

US
An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014: From Ferguson to Staten Island

  US

Philippines
‘Economic miracle’ – a neo-liberal nightmare for the masses

30/11/2014: Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions

  Philippines

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

27/11/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

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

Asia

Asia-Pacific: Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014, Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance
Dikang, chinaworker.info

Asia Pacific: A new order developing

19/12/2013, World moving from being ‘unipolar’ to ‘bipolar’
Stephen Jolly, Socialist Party (CWI in Australia)

Southern Asia: When the world economic crisis makes landfall in South Asia

10/08/2013, Fragile governments will be rocked by mass movements of workers and poor
Clare Doyle, CWI

Asia: Feeling the coming storm

29/01/2012, Whole continent on the verge of major social convulsions and political shocks
CWI

Malaysia: Effects of global crisis felt in Asia

24/10/2011, Malaysian economy enters difficult period
Raviechandren, CWI Malaysia

Vietnam: Massive strikes by footwear workers – 20 workers arrested

17/07/2011, Strike wave driven by one of the world’s highest inflation rates
chinaworker.info

CWI 10th World Congress: Asia

27/12/2010, "Social, economic and political crises are developing throughout Asia. They underline the vital importance of the CWI’s ideas and programme and the urgent task of developing the cadres for building future mass revolutionary parties."
Document No. 2, CWI World Congress

10th CWI World Congress: Rising contradictions in Asia

22/12/2010, China’s growth shields region but economic, social and political crises loom
Sean Figg, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales) Congress delegation

Asia: Women migrants face the brunt of capitalism’s crisis

08/03/2010, 8 March should be start of massive campaign for an inclusive legal minimum wage

Asia and Africa: Processes of revolution and counter-revolution

24/12/2009, Masses need socialist alternative to end poverty, wars and oppression
Report from Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) meeting, Belgium

South Asia: Floods devastate 28 million lives

28/08/2007, "Nothing - there’s nothing to go back to..."
Cillian Gillespie, Socialist Party, cwi Ireland

Asia: Tsunami anniversary commemorated - a year of bungling and corruption brings worsening misery for tsunami people

27/12/2005, Worsening misery for tsunami people. A socialist world more necessary than ever
Clare Doyle, cwi

Asia - tsunami disaster: Sri Lanka - The struggle for survival and justice goes on

30/06/2005, The people in Sri Lanka who lost everything in the tsunami disaster of 26 December are still left with nothing.
Siritunga Jayasuriya, Secretary of the United Socialist Party (CWI, Sri Lanka)

Asia: Privatisation’s gruesome death toll

03/05/2005, Sri Lanka and Japan are both reeling from horrific public transport disasters, in each case resulting from the privatisation policies of their governments and the blind chase for profits.
Laurence Coates, cwi, Colombo.

Indonesia: Aceh - Army and corruption sabotage relief work

03/02/2005, While Aceh on the northern edge of Sumatra has registered nearly two thirds of the total death toll from the Asian tsunami, the Acehnese so far have received only 30 per cent of UN food deliveries.
Arne Johansson, Offensiv, cwi Sweden

Sri Lanka: United Socialist Party’s daunting task of relief

31/01/2005, "The grotesque picture of devastation is slowly emerging and haunting us. The real brunt of the tsunami was taken by the eastern part of the island. The principal town, Pottuvil, has seen the worst disaster in its living memory".
Siritunga Jayasuriya, General Secretary United Socialist Party (cwi, Sri Lanka) and Jagadish Chandra, Socialist Alternative (cwi, India).

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