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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

 Germany
Highly politicised train drivers’ strike

12/11/2014: Last week German train drivers and on-board staff went on strike for four days, shaking and polarising the country

  Germany, Solidarity

Greece
Mayors refuse to make job cuts

12/11/2014: Lefts, local authority workers and communities’ united can resist Troika’s policies

  Greece

Britain
Over 1,000 attend largest ever ‘Socialism’ event

11/11/2014: Socialism 2014 - infused with contagious confidence

  Britain

Belgium
Massive demonstration in Brussels

10/11/2014: Shows anger against austerity

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
20 years after the ceasefires

10/11/2014: In 1994, the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries called ceasefires. Four years later the Good Friday agreement was declared to mark the end of the ‘Troubles’…

  Ireland Republic

Review
Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

09/11/2014: “This Changes Everything: capitalism vs the climate”, by Naomi Klein

  Environment, Review

Germany
25 years since November 9

09/11/2014: Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement

  Germany

Canada
Right wing wins Toronto Mayoral election

08/11/2014: NDP increasingly irrelevant to needs of workers, immigrants and youth

  Canada

Elections in Brazil

07/11/2014: Narrow win for Dilma sets scene for more crisis and instability

  Brazil

Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2014: November 7th anniversary of workers taking power

  Russia

Europe
Anti-fascist demonstrations set for 8-9 November

06/11/2014: Movement of workers and youth needed against racism and fascism

  Europe, Greece, Sweden

Canada
Ottawa ‘locked-down’ after Parliament gun attack

05/11/2014: Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role

  Canada

Ireland
Stunning Dublin by-election victory, huge water protests…new chapter for working class resistance

04/11/2014: How the Anti Austerity Alliance won a parliamentary seat and the way forward for the Left

  Ireland Republic

Book review
The Jihadis Return

04/11/2014: Isis and the new Sunni uprising, by Patrick Cockburn

  Middle East, Review

South Africa
Metal workers’ union clashes with Congress of South African Trade Unions

03/11/2014: For political and class independence - Struggle, solidarity and socialism!

  South Africa

Britain
Come to Socialism 2014

03/11/2014: Weekend of discussion & debate hosted by the Socialist Party – London 8-9 November

  Britain

  Ireland
’Abortion Pill Train’ video

02/11/2014: Pro-choice ROSA campaigners swallow abortion pills after rail journey

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

Italy
Renzi government faces mounting opposition

01/11/2014: A one-day strike of all workers is needed

  Italy

Burkina Faso
Mass uprising ousts dictator

31/10/2014: No to military rule! Continue mass struggle – the whole rotten system must go!

  Burkina Faso

Ireland
Anti-water tax protest in Limerick

31/10/2014: Video of one of the city’s biggest protests

  Ireland Republic

Kurdistan
Battle for Kobanê at a crossroads

31/10/2014: What does US military ‘assistance’ mean for the Kurdish struggle?

  Kurdistan, Middle East

Belgium
Government’s Thatcherite attacks provoke class confrontation

30/10/2014: The right wing coalition must go, and all austerity policies!

  Belgium

Africa

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)

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)

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