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China
Slowest growth rate since 1990

25/01/2015: Economy decelerated 30 percent in five years

  China

Cuba
Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015: Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates

  Cuba, US

Northern Ireland
Water service workers win important victory

23/01/2015: A victory for all workers and an inspiration to resist the ‘race to the bottom’

  Ireland North

Sri Lanka
Mobilise now to defend our demands

22/01/2015: Article first published in the Colombo Telegraph

  Sri Lanka

 US
Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015: "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"

  US, Video

Russia/Ukraine
Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015: As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall

  Russia, Ukraine

Greece
Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

20/01/2015: Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital

  Greece

Nigeria
The Massacre in Baga

19/01/2015: Socialism or Barbarism

  Nigeria

Review
‘Eleanor Marx - a life’

17/01/2015: Clare Doyle reviews ’Eleanor Marx - A Life’ by Rachel Holmes

  Review

 Video
Joe Higgins questions Irish Central Bank governor

16/01/2015: Socialist MP grills establishment over banking bubble and collapse

  Video

Nigeria
2015 general elections and the working masses

16/01/2015: Boko Haram and the war in the north-east

  Nigeria

  Video
Ruth Coppinger calls for referendum on abortion rights in Ireland

15/01/2015: "You march in Paris, yet uphold laws any religious fundamentalist would envy"

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 Video
A year of struggle in Brazil

14/01/2015: LSR members intervene in struggles of 2014

  Brazil, Video

Sri Lanka
New but uncertain period opens up

14/01/2015: President Sirisena aims for clean government but will face difficulties

  Sri Lanka

Iran
Labour and children’s rights activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to another nine years

13/01/2015: International action needed to overturn latest conviction and to immediately release Behnam

  Iran

Germany
What is behind the ‘PEGIDA’ anti-immigrant demonstrations?

13/01/2015: Unions and Left must organise against racism and for jobs and decent living standards for all

  Germany

France
Millions march for solidarity

12/01/2015: Unity against racism and capitalism!

  France

New Zealand
Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015: Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda

  New Zealand

France
Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

10/01/2015: The shocking, cold blooded slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage

  France

Norway
General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015: Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions

  Norway

Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa defeated

09/01/2015: Period of uncertainty opens

  Sri Lanka

Sweden
New elections cancelled

09/01/2015: “Peace deal” between government and right-wing opposition

  Sweden

Greece
Towards a Syriza government?

08/01/2015: General elections on 25 January

  Greece

France
Deadly attack on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

08/01/2015: Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

  France

Hong Kong
Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

07/01/2015: A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round”

  Hong Kong

Israel-Palestine
A successful Socialism conference in the shadow of national divide

06/01/2015: Over 150 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2014’ in Tel Aviv, organised by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM - CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement

05/01/2015: Agreeing Not To Agree, Again

  Ireland Republic

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?

  Environment

New Year
Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014: As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle

  Britain, Europe, World Economy

Britain
In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014: As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…

  Britain, US

 CWI
National Question a key feature of political crisis of capitalism

28/12/2014: A socialist solution to national oppression

  CWI

Scotland
Blairite wins election as Labour’s new Scottish leader

27/12/2014: Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

  Scotland

Obituary
Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

26/12/2014: Former Australian Labour Party (ALP) prime minister

  Australia, Obituary

China
Hard landing in 2015?

24/12/2014: China’s economic slowdown already being felt throughout world economy

  China

Trotsky
‘The national principle’

24/12/2014: An article written by LEON TROTSKY, exposing the hypocrisy of world powers towards national minorities and oppressed peoples, translated into English for the first time

  History, Trotsky

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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