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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

Finland
Worst ever election result for traditional Left

24/04/2015: Finns Party second biggest in parliament

  Finland

Iran
Proposed nuclear deal reflects transformed Middle East

24/04/2015: In aftermath of disastrous Iraq occupation, Obama administration balancing between region’s forces

  Iran, Middle East

Africa

South Africa: Organise against xenophobia – a programme for our communities

21/04/2015, Build a country-wide socialist civic movement. Fight for jobs, houses and services for all
Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) leaflet text

South Africa: Cosatu splits as ‘Vavi’ expelled

01/04/2015, Expulsion opens new chapter in working class struggle
WASP (Workers’ and Socialist Party) reporters

South Africa: NUMSA & WASP discuss international experiences of new workers’ parties

27/03/2015, South Africa’s metalworkers union in discussion with WASP and CWI
socialistworld.net

South Africa: Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014, Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!
WASP Reporters

Africa: Ebola outbreak a deadly face of austerity

25/10/2014, Pharmaceutical industry/big corporations need to be brought into public ownership and resources used to provide urgent aid
Jon Dale, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

South Africa: "A workers’ party must emerge"

11/10/2014, Dire position of South African capitalism and inequality adds momentum towards creation of workers’ party
John Malanga, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI South Africa)

Africa: Ebola crisis spreads

03/10/2014, Consequence of profit before health
Andy Ford, health sector, and Tim Sandle, from Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) website

South Africa: Community protest over corruption widens

11/09/2014, Authorities deploy heavily armed response
WASP reporters

West Africa: Ebola outbreak - a crisis of capitalism

08/09/2014, Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention
Peluola Adewale, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI Nigeria)

South Africa: Metal workers’ strike

19/07/2014, Industrial action must take forward call for a new workers’ party
By Workers and Socialist Party (WASP – South Africa) Reporters

South Africa: Elections 2014

09/05/2014, The ANC victory, WASP and the EFF.
By Weizman Hamilton, General Secretary of WASP

South Africa: WASP manifesto launch success!

01/04/2014, On Saturday 29 March the Workers and Socialist Party launched its 2014 election manifesto at a rally in Katlehong, Gauteng
Workers’ and Socialist Party (WASP)

South Africa: WASP registers for the 2014 elections

13/03/2014, Moses Mayekiso, inaugural general secretary of NUMSA heads electoral list
Workers’ and Socialist Party

South Africa: Struggles intensify as election draws closer

12/02/2014, Campaigning for WASP socialist alternative at May polls
By Liv Shange, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI South Africa)

South Africa: Marikana: workers remember the massacre a year ago

23/08/2013, On August 16, the anniversary of the police massacre of striking workers at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, over 5000 mineworkers gathered on ‘the mountain’ where their comrades had been shot down one year earlier.
Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI South Africa) reporters

South Africa: Repression defeated - Liv Shange back in South Africa

13/07/2013, A victory for the whole working class
By Meshack Komane, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa)

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