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 11th CWI World Congress
A World in turmoil

11/02/2016: Renewed economic crisis, wars, political polarisation & class struggle perspectives

  Africa, Asia, CWI, Latin America, Middle East, Russia, US, World Economy

Hong Kong
‘Fishball Revolution’!

10/02/2016: Brutal policing must be condemned

  Hong Kong

Ethiopia
Hunger and deadly repression

09/02/2016: Crisis for imperialism and a fight-back from below

  Africa

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

Iran

Iran: Proposed nuclear deal reflects transformed Middle East

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

Iran: Independent workers’ organizations statement about minimum wage

11/03/2015, Increasing demands for a living wage
Statement by six Iranian workers’ organizations

Iran: Labour and children’s rights activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to another nine years

13/01/2015, International action needed to overturn latest conviction and to immediately release Behnam
Campaign in Support Workers of Iran

Iran: Petrochemical workers sentenced to jail and flogging

22/09/2014, Protest against Iranian government’s brutal sentences!
Appeal from Campaign in Support of Iranian Workers’

Iran: Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014, Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions
Campaign in Support of Workers of Iran

Solidarity: Iranian mine workers on strike

26/08/2014, Demand the release of the arrested workers!
Campaign in support of workers of Iran

Iran: Reformists hollow victory

22/06/2013, Khamenie and Rouhani are riding a tiger
Iranian CWI supporter in Britain

Iran: What would a Rafsanjani presidency mean?

18/05/2013, Iran’s June 14 presidential election takes place against the background of deep divisions in society and the regime.
Iranian CWI supporter in Britain

Iran: Free Reza Shahabi, jailed trade unionist

17/04/2012, Tehran’s bus drivers’ union leader sentenced to 6 years in prison
CWI Reporters

Iran: War clouds gather

29/02/2012, Western powers step up sanctions and military threats against Tehran
Niall Mulholland, CWI

Iran: New imperialist war clouds

13/01/2012, Tensions increase with sanctions and navy exercises
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Sweden: Hunger strike protest by 50 Iranian political refugees

11/05/2011, Defend the right to asylum!
Kristofer Lundberg, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Iran: Victory for oil workers on strike

27/04/2011, May Day next day of mass protests
Hamid Azar. From Offensiv, weekly paper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Iran: Thousands out on 8 March

10/03/2011, Major conflicts within the regime
Hamid Azar, from Offensiv (weekly paper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna - CWI in Sweden)

Iran: Tens of thousands protest on 1 March

03/03/2011, Regular protests planned for Tuesdays
Hamid Azar, from Offensiv, weekly paper of Rttvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Iran: New protests challenge brutal repression

23/02/2011, General strike in Iranian-Kurdistan
Hamid Azar, from ‘Offensiv’, weekly newspaper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

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