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China
The great slowdown

24/07/2014: Signs the mammoth property bubble is finally bursting belie Beijing’s upbeat GDP data

  China

Trotsky
The first year of war

23/07/2014: Article by LEON TROTSKY translated into English for first time

  Trotsky

WW1
The Bolsheviks and the war

21/07/2014: The horrors of the first world war, and the economic and social turmoil it created, led to mass upheaval. In Russia alone did this lead to a successful revolution…

  World War 1

1914
The capitulation of the Second International

19/07/2014: Before 1914, the Second International resolved to act to prevent war…

  World War 1

South Africa
Metal workers’ strike

19/07/2014: Industrial action must take forward call for a new workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Britain
Abuse scandals reveal abusive system

18/07/2014: An Establishment cover-up?

  Britain

Sri Lanka
Vicious communalist attacks on Muslims

17/07/2014: USP mounts motor cycle ‘march’ to fight for united struggle against chauvinists

  Sri Lanka

World War One
100 years since the great slaughter

16/07/2014: Ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured

  History, World War 1

Israel-Palestine
World outraged by Israeli State’s ferocious bombing of Gaza

15/07/2014: Mass action needed to end the slaughter and blockade!

  Israel / Palestine

History
Revolutionary US Teamsters

14/07/2014: Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Strikes

  History, US

Stop the bombing of Gaza – End Israeli state terror!

12/07/2014: Over 100 Gazans have been killed in one week, including 20 children

  Israel / Palestine

Europe
Junk Juncker, Cameron and the anti-worker EU

11/07/2014: "Cameron’s defeat was dire."

  Europe

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu government fuels wave of protest

08/07/2014: Extracts and updates from a series of articles on the website of Socialist Struggle Movement, the Israel-Palestine section of the CWI.

  Israel / Palestine

Hong Kong
What next after massive July 1 demo?

07/07/2014: Battle-lines hardening as masses push for democracy while government steps up repression

  Hong Kong

Can capitalism put all of us first?

05/07/2014: A response to the “practical idealism” of the Common Weal

  Scotland

France
Hollande’s austerity plans must be blocked

04/07/2014: United private-public sector strike vital

  France

 Brazil
Solidarity with sacked Metro workers

04/07/2014: 42 workers sacked for going on strike

  Brazil, Solidarity

South Africa
220,000 metalworkers’ on strike

03/07/2014: Forward to a living wage – end labour broking

  South Africa

Australia
Thousands rally in Melbourne against East-West toll road

03/07/2014: Labour claim opposition to project but refuse to rip up contracts

  Australia

 Sri Lanka
Solidarity needed against nationalist attacks

02/07/2014: At least four people were killed and 100 injured in anti-Muslim attacks

  Solidarity, Sri Lanka

Video
Free Vadim Kuramshin

02/07/2014: Joe HIggins, Socialist Party (CWI) TD raises Vadim’s case in Irish parliament

  Kazakhstan

Argentina
Return to turmoil

01/07/2014: Debt crisis is back – the class struggle and tasks for the Left

  Argentina

Review
’Capital in the Twenty-First Century’

28/06/2014: Thomas Piketty: The new Marx?

  Review

South Africa
Victory in platinum miners’ strike!

27/06/2014: Significant step forward in the struggle for a living wage for all

  South Africa

Pakistan
Military launch offensive in North Waziristan

26/06/2014: Half a million people flee the area

  Pakistan

Britain
Coulson conviction - Cameron must resign!

26/06/2014: Call a general election now

  Britain

Iraq
Isis jihadists capture more territory

24/06/2014: Only organised, united working class can end war and social misery

  Iraq

Israel/Palestine
Protest in Tel Aviv against military raids

24/06/2014: Israeli nationalist thugs cowardly attacked Socialist Struggle Movement activists after the protest

  Israel / Palestine

Waging war on climate change

23/06/2014: The quickening pace of global warming poses a threat to US national security, says a leading, federally-funded military research organisation

  Environment

Pakistan
Scores killed in Taliban attacks on Karachi airport

19/06/2014: Workers need political movement to counter extremist ideology and capitalism

  Pakistan

Nigeria
200 school girls abducted

18/06/2014: Why has Boko Haram insurgency grown?

  Nigeria

Iraq
Oil war’s bloody legacy

17/06/2014: Escalating sectarian conflict threatens to draw in surrounding countries

  Iraq

 Hong Kong
Pro-Beijing newspaper launches attack on CWI

16/06/2014: 1989 massacre apologists accuse Socialist Action (CWI) and radical legislator ‘Long Hair’ of ‘violence’

  China, CWI, Hong Kong

Africa

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)

South Africa: South African workers support DSM/CWI

15/02/2013, Hundreds-strong meeting hears speeches from visiting CWI members
CWI reporter, Johannesburg

South Africa: Battle for control of mining sector

31/01/2013, Statement on the retrenchment threats by Anglo America n Platinum and Harmony Gold
Weizmann Hamilton, DSM (CWI South Africa)

South Africa: Miners’ struggle continues

01/11/2012, Interview with miners’ leader Hoshoko Letshoba
From The Socialist, weekly paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Africa: Can Africa throw capitalism a lifeline?

27/10/2012, Opulence for robber capitalist elite but no boom for working masses
Peluola Adewale, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in Nigeria)

South Africa: Workers confront brutal South African capitalism

18/10/2012, The class struggle in South Africa is far sharper than in many countries. Socialist consciousness is far higher among the powerful, industrial working class.
Alec Thraves, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales). Alec has just returned from a visit to South Africa.

South Africa: "All out on united strike!"

06/10/2012, The "Joint Strike Coordinating Committee" of all mines on strike in Rustenburg calls for a march next Saturday to confront the government. It argues for a general strike for a national living wage of R12,500 (US-$ 1400).
Socialistworld.net

South Africa: Miners’ struggle spreads and intensifies

14/09/2012, Press reports on impact of Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI)
socialistworld.net

South Africa: Solidarity protests in Nigeria and Ireland

07/09/2012, CWI solidarity actions continue as struggle rumbles on
Socialistworld.net

South Africa: Marikana massacre, the struggle continues

22/08/2012, “This is not our government”
Liv Shange, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa)

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