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Greece
Syriza victory shows austerity elite can be beaten

29/01/2015: An inspiration for workers and youth across Europe

  Britain, Greece

Greece
Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

27/01/2015: Left parties fail to form government - Syriza goes into coalition with populist right Independent Greeks

  Europe, Greece

China
Slowest growth rate since 1990

25/01/2015: Economy decelerated 30 percent in five years

  China

Cuba
Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015: Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates

  Cuba, US

Northern Ireland
Water service workers win important victory

23/01/2015: A victory for all workers and an inspiration to resist the ‘race to the bottom’

  Ireland North

Sri Lanka
Mobilise now to defend our demands

22/01/2015: Article first published in the Colombo Telegraph

  Sri Lanka

 US
Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015: "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"

  US, Video

Russia/Ukraine
Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015: As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall

  Russia, Ukraine

Greece
Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

20/01/2015: Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital

  Greece

Nigeria
The Massacre in Baga

19/01/2015: Socialism or Barbarism

  Nigeria

Review
‘Eleanor Marx - a life’

17/01/2015: Clare Doyle reviews ’Eleanor Marx - A Life’ by Rachel Holmes

  Review

 Video
Joe Higgins questions Irish Central Bank governor

16/01/2015: Socialist MP grills establishment over banking bubble and collapse

  Video

Nigeria
2015 general elections and the working masses

16/01/2015: Boko Haram and the war in the north-east

  Nigeria

  Video
Ruth Coppinger calls for referendum on abortion rights in Ireland

15/01/2015: "You march in Paris, yet uphold laws any religious fundamentalist would envy"

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 Video
A year of struggle in Brazil

14/01/2015: LSR members intervene in struggles of 2014

  Brazil, Video

Sri Lanka
New but uncertain period opens up

14/01/2015: President Sirisena aims for clean government but will face difficulties

  Sri Lanka

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

  Iran

Germany
What is behind the ‘PEGIDA’ anti-immigrant demonstrations?

13/01/2015: Unions and Left must organise against racism and for jobs and decent living standards for all

  Germany

France
Millions march for solidarity

12/01/2015: Unity against racism and capitalism!

  France

New Zealand
Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015: Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda

  New Zealand

France
Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

10/01/2015: The shocking, cold blooded slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage

  France

Norway
General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015: Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions

  Norway

Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa defeated

09/01/2015: Period of uncertainty opens

  Sri Lanka

Sweden
New elections cancelled

09/01/2015: “Peace deal” between government and right-wing opposition

  Sweden

Greece
Towards a Syriza government?

08/01/2015: General elections on 25 January

  Greece

France
Deadly attack on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

08/01/2015: Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

  France

Hong Kong
Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

07/01/2015: A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round”

  Hong Kong

Israel-Palestine
A successful Socialism conference in the shadow of national divide

06/01/2015: Over 150 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2014’ in Tel Aviv, organised by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM - CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement

05/01/2015: Agreeing Not To Agree, Again

  Ireland Republic

Environment
Market forces hold back renewable energy

01/01/2015: Have capitalist governments around the world finally woken up to the danger of global warming?

  Environment

New Year
Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014: As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle

  Britain, Europe, World Economy

Britain
In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014: As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…

  Britain, US

 CWI
National Question a key feature of political crisis of capitalism

28/12/2014: A socialist solution to national oppression

  CWI

Scotland
Blairite wins election as Labour’s new Scottish leader

27/12/2014: Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

  Scotland

Obituary
Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

26/12/2014: Former Australian Labour Party (ALP) prime minister

  Australia, Obituary

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)

Poland: 50,000 on largest workers’ demonstration since 1990s

01/09/2008, ‘Defend the Labour Code - for a one day General Strike!’
Paul Newbery, Group for a Workers’ Party, (GPR, CWI Poland)

Poland:: Strikes continue against rocketing food and fuel costs

27/08/2008, Government and bosses try to crush the workers’ movement
Wojtek Orowiecki, Group for a Workers’ Party (GPR), CWI in Poland

Poland: Thousands join ‘Hands off the Labour Code!’ demonstration

23/06/2008, Donald Tusk government and bosses fear united workers’ struggle
Paul Newbery and Florian Nowicki, GPR (CWI Poland)

Poland: ‘Tesco Polska’ hit by strike

27/02/2008, Unions pledge support for industrial action at Tesco retail giant
Paul Newberry, GPR (CWI Poland)

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