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Belgium
Massive general strike makes the government wobble

19/12/2014: Towards a second plan of action to get rid of this government and austerity!

  Belgium

 Portugal
Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014: Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers

  Portugal, Solidarity

Kazakhstan
Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014: Struggle to free political prisoners continues

  Kazakhstan

Latin America
The end of one cycle and the beginning of another

17/12/2014: Document on Latin America, agreed by CWI International Executive Committee

  Latin America

Taiwan
Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014: Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party

  Taiwan

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

15/12/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Ireland
Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014: Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil

  Ireland Republic

Sweden
Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014: Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget

  Sweden

Greece
Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014: Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Presidential Election January 8, 2015

11/12/2014: Socialist candidate challenges all other forces

  Sri Lanka

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014: For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power

  Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014: Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite

  Greece

 Video
All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014: Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Australia
Major community victory stops Melbourne’s East-West Toll Road

08/12/2014: Socialist Party leads successful campaign against Toll Road and for investment in public transport

  Australia

US
An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014: From Ferguson to Staten Island

  US

Philippines
‘Economic miracle’ – a neo-liberal nightmare for the masses

30/11/2014: Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions

  Philippines

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

27/11/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Britain
Right wing, populist UKIP wins second Parliament seat

26/11/2014: Labour’s pro-austerity ‘opposition’ no alternative

  Britain

South Africa
Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014: Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!

  Africa, South Africa

Catalonia
9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014: Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia

  Spain

Greece
Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014: Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector

  Greece

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu threatens “heavy hand” response to synagogue attacks

19/11/2014: New rounds of repression answered by new wave of rage and protest

  Israel / Palestine

US
Mid-term elections do not mean a turn to the right in society

19/11/2014: Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures

  US

 Video
Socialist TD defends anti-water charges protests

18/11/2014: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) appears on ‘Prime Time’

  Ireland Republic, Video

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

18/11/2014: Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and fighting working class programme to defeat dictatorship

  Hong Kong

 Video
Water tax revolt continues in Ireland

17/11/2014: Tanaiste (Deputy PM) trapped by protestors; AAA TD (MP) and Socialist Party member, Paul Murphy, assaulted

  Ireland Republic, Video

Indonesia
"New Hope" president faces intense pressures

16/11/2014: Initiative to build mass party of working class and rural poor urgently needed

  Indonesia

Ukraine
Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

15/11/2014: Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers

  Ukraine

Scotland
SNP government announces £500 million cuts

14/11/2014: Majority of ‘Yes’ voters want end to austerity - anti-cuts candidates needed!

  Scotland

Afghanistan
British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014: A legacy of death and destruction

  Afghanistan, Britain, US

Africa

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)

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)

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