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Greece
Powerful general strike opposes cuts to pensions

09/02/2016: All out in the struggle! Coordinate and develop the fight now!

  Greece

Africa
New political storms and mass struggles

08/02/2016: Opportunities will arise for working class and poor to organise

  Africa

Spain
A break in the political establishment

07/02/2016: December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity.

  Spain

US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class enthuses millions

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

China 2015
A year of unnatural disasters

04/01/2016: Corruption, poor oversight and chase for profits, maim thousands

  China

Britain
Corbyn’s supporters want resistance against the right

01/01/2016: Edited extracts from an article by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, that will be published in the first 2016 issue of the Socialist (7 January).

  Britain

 Review
Alexandra Kollontai

29/12/2015: A life of socialist struggle

  Review, Women

Review
Revisiting Animal Farm

27/12/2015: Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution

  Review

Review
Charlie Chaplin

25/12/2015: Playing the underdog

  Review

Spain
Elections mark shift to the Left

23/12/2015: No government majority as Podemos partially recovers

  Spain

Scotland

Socialist Party ScotlandCWI in Scotland: Socialist Party Scotland
PO Box 10132, Dundee, DD2 9AR, ++ 44 78 891 35 533, email
http://www.socialistpartyscotland.org.uk

Scotland: Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016, Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets
By Brian Smith and Jim McFarlane, Glasgow City Unison and Dundee City Unison branch secretaries (in a personal capacity) and Socialist Party Scotland

Scotland: Post-referendum, where is Scotland heading?

29/11/2015, Mass struggle and socialism will challenge capitalist austerity
Socialist Party Scotland (CWI)

Scotland: Glasgow’s trade unions demand a ‘No Cuts’ budget

08/10/2015, Plenty of money in economy –just in wrong hands or lying in big business bank accounts
Glasgow union’s statement republished on Socialist Party Scotland (CWI) website

Scotland: One year after the electoral uprising against austerity

19/09/2015, One year ago, the Scottish independence referendum delivered an electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment
Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland (CWI Scotland)

Scotland: RISE - launch of a politically unclear left alliance

02/09/2015, Clear 100% anti-austerity and socialist platform essential steps towards new mass workers’ party
Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland (CWI), Dundee

Scotland and the Jeremy Corbyn campaign

20/08/2015, The response to Corbyn’s campaign has parallels with the outpouring of class anger that was seen during the independence referendum
Editorial taken from the current issue of the Socialist - the paper of Socialist Party Scotland (CWI)

Scotland: Dundee porters’ victory proves strike action can deliver

06/07/2015, After 13 weeks of all-out strike action the 117 Dundee hospital porters have won an inspiring victory
By Philip Stott

Scotland: 1,000s rally against austerity

24/06/2015, Ferry workers’ strike over jobs, pay, pensions and privatisation
Matt Dobson and Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland (CWI)

Scotland: Labour annihilated

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

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
Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland (CWI in Scotland)

Scotland: Dundee porters and Glasgow council workers on indefinite strike

08/04/2015, Build solidarity now!
Socialist Party Scotland (CWI) Reporters

Scotland: Is the SNP: a threat to the political establishment?

04/04/2015, The SNP (Scottish National Party) looks set to win the majority of Scottish seats in the general election
Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland (CWI)

Scotland: Indefinite strike by Glasgow Council Homeless workers

01/04/2015, Workers treated unfairly by council for years
Matt Dobson, Socialist Party Scotland (CWI)

Scotland: Socialist Party Scotland (CWI) leaves Solidarity

16/03/2015, Tommy Sheridan departs from principled socialist position with call for “lending vote" to cuts-making SNP
Statement from Socialist Party Scotland Executive Committee

Scotland: Why Tommy is wrong to call for a vote for the SNP in May

27/02/2015, Philip Stott Socialist Party Scotland
Clear anti-austerity alternative necessary

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
Philip Stott, SPS (CWI Scotland)

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