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New Zealand
Victory over zero-contract hours

24/05/2015: ‘Cotton On’ clothes retailer workers defeat attempt to remove rest and meal breaks

  New Zealand

Iraq/Syria
ISIS rout national armies at Ramadi and Palmyra

23/05/2015: United working class movement needed to sweep away sectarian militias and reactionary politicians

  Iraq, Syria

Britain
Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

22/05/2015: The Labour leadership contest begs the question: what is the point of the Labour Party?

  Britain

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

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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