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Austria
Only 31,026 votes prevent far right’s Hofer becoming president

24/05/2016: ‘Breathing space’ offers chance to build a fighting, democratic left alternative

  Austria

Britain
EU referendum exposes gaping political fault-lines

24/05/2016: New road can open up for labour movement if working class relies on its own forces

  Britain

Kazakhstan
Massive police operation confronts demonstrators

23/05/2016: Nazarbayev regime faces mounting opposition

  Kazakhstan

Australia
Federal election looming

21/05/2016: How should the labour and social movements respond?

  Australia

Kazakhstan
 Anger against Nazarbayev expressed on the streets

20/05/2016: ‘Illegal’ protests planned for Saturday 21 May

  Kazakhstan

Brazil
Fall of President Dilma Rousseff unleashes offensive against working class

19/05/2016: The impeachment process and historic crisis of the PT (Workers’ Party)

  Brazil

Britain
Brexit, the EU and the economy

19/05/2016: Remain or Leave, workers must fight for socialist change

  Britain

Nigeria
General strike begins

18/05/2016: Determined leadership and clear strategy needed to succeed

  Nigeria

Ireland
‘Jobstown trials’ to go ahead

18/05/2016: Government loses battle on water charges but wages war on Left

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Striking Athens bus cleaners continue their struggle

17/05/2016: Court declares strike ‘lawful’

  Greece

Canada
Fire devastates Fort McMurray

16/05/2016: Capitalism equals environmental destruction

  Canada

Saudi Arabia
Gathering storms over the House of Saud

13/05/2016: Collapse of oil prices expose fragile foundations of oil Gulf monarchies

  Middle East, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

France
New stage in battle over labour law

12/05/2016: Hollande’s decision to over-rule parliament provokes another round of struggle

  France

Kazakhstan
Protests erupt

12/05/2016: Phoney elections have not brought stability

  Kazakhstan

Sweden
Successful Congress for CWI forces

12/05/2016: Political foundations laid for new branches and growth in other Nordic countries

  Sweden

Ireland
100th anniversary of the execution of James Connolly

12/05/2016: Revolutionary socialist, militant workers' leader and internationalist

  Ireland Republic

Northern Ireland
Main parties win Assembly elections…

11/05/2016: But positive moves against sectarian politics

  Ireland North

Belgium
Trade unions announce new plan of action

11/05/2016: Call for two national demonstrations, building towards general strikes

  Belgium

Quebec
The fight for $15 shows true colors of Parti Québecois

10/05/2016: No to an all-class pro-independence alliance

  Quebec

Britain
Elections show anger and fragmentation

10/05/2016: Mobilise the anti-austerity mood into a mass, democratic movement to defeat the right

  Britain

Scotland
SNP win elections

09/05/2016: New openings for a socialist left alternative emerge

  Scotland

Ireland
How long can Kenny’s government last?

07/05/2016: Minority government supported by two main parties and “Independents” formed

  Ireland Republic

 Video
Paul Murphy sets record straight on "legal aid"

06/05/2016: Socialist MP threatened with jail for protesting against water charges responds to attacks in Irish parliament

  Video

South Africa
Zuma must go!

06/05/2016: Build a socialist mass workers’ party for a government of the working class

  South Africa

 Solidarity
Portuguese dock workers’ indefinite strike

05/05/2016: What we cannot do: leave the dockers alone

  Solidarity

Britain
90th anniversary of epochal general strike

05/05/2016: When workers tasted power

  Britain

Hong Kong
Racist smear campaign against refugees

05/05/2016: Socialist Action (CWI) initiates successful anti-racist march

  Aceh

May Day 2016
Rallies and marches mark international workers' day

04/05/2016: Photo gallery of CWI's global May Day participation

  May Day

Ireland
Water charges suspended

03/05/2016: Protest movement and boycott force huge Establishment parties climb down

  Ireland Republic

Britain
'Slow coup' against left Labour leader

02/05/2016: Anti-Semitism charges a cynical campaign by right-wing to ditch Jeremy Corbyn

  Britain

May Day 2016
The idea of May Day on the march

01/05/2016: "The brilliant idea of May Day is the immediate stepping forward of the proletarian masses"

  May Day

Israel/Palestine
The Marxist left, the national conflict and the
Palestinian struggle

29/04/2016: The necessity of a class approach and a socialist alternative

  Israel / Palestine

Austria
Stop the rise of the far right!

27/04/2016: Against Hofer, the government and the system of the super-rich!

  Austria

Greece
Athens bus cleaners hold solid 48 hour strike

27/04/2016: Workers resist inhuman working conditions and violation of working rights

  Greece

Poland: Anger at abortion ban plan

20/04/2016, Protests and a new spontaneous movement for abortion rights erupt
Paul Newberry, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (CWI in Poland)

Poland: Ruling party loses election amidst workers’ anger

02/11/2015, Parliament moves to the right
Kacper Pluta, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (CWI in Poland)

Poland: 65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015, Plan of action for a general strike needed
Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (CWI Poland) Reporters

Poland : Miners’ strikes shake the country

11/02/2015, Biggest workers’ struggle for many years
Wojciech Orowiecki, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (CWI in Poland)

Environment: Climate Train to Warsaw

25/11/2013, «It is already 10 past midnight»
Nicolas Croes, PSL-LSP (CWI in Belgium)

Poland: Huge nationalist demo marks growth of far-right as crisis looms

01/12/2012, Over 30,000 joined Independence March on 11 November in Warsaw organised by far-right organisations
Paul Newberry, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (CWI Poland)

Poland: Struggle against raising of retirement age

03/08/2012, Combative trade union action needed to prevent a disaster
Kacper Pluta, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (CWI Poland)

Poland: Solidarity picket in defense of oppressed oil workers in Kazakhstan

29/08/2011, A solidarity picket in defense of oppressed oil workers in Kazakhstan was held near the Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the headquarters of the firm ’Oil and Gas Exploration’, in Krakow on August 25.
CWI reporter, Poland

Warsaw: Anti-fascist blockade stopped fascists for 5 hours

12/11/2010, Over 1,500 anti-fascists took part in an illegal blockade to prevent Polish fascists from marching in Warsaw on 11 November.
Paul Newbery, CWI Poland

Poland: 30th anniversary of Solidarnosc

31/08/2010, The celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Solidarity take place against the background of attacks and an unprecedented media campaign against today’s trade unions and workers.
CWI Poland

Poland: New president – new round of attacks

10/08/2010, Last Friday, 6 August, Komorowski (Civic Platform) was sworn in as the new president in Poland.
Paul Newberry, GPR (CWI Poland)

Poland: Eastern Europe’s largest ever gay rights demonstration

07/08/2010, 20,000 people marched along the streets of Warsaw on 17 July on what was Eastern Europe’s largest ever gay rights demonstration.
Paul Newberry, Warsaw

Poland: Defeat from the jaws of victory

03/11/2009, In August 1980, Poland’s Stalinist regime was rocked by a massive strike wave which swept across the country.
Paul Newberry, Group for a Workers’ Party (CWI in Poland)

Britain/Poland: Interview with Polish Vestas occupier

14/09/2009, “We will fight on”
Interview conducted by Kacper Pluta, Group for a Workers’ Party, (GPR - CWI Poland)

Poland: On 20th anniversary of collapse of Stalinism in Poland…

04/06/2009, Working class finds itself between the class struggle and the union bureaucracy
Ewa Groszewska & Paul Newbery, members of August 80 union, Committee for the Aid and Defence of Victimised Workers, and Polish Labour Party

Poland: Trade unionists occupy Polish Premier’s office

18/11/2008, General strike on the agenda
Paul Newberry, GPR (CWI in Poland)

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