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Germany
20,000 people give ECB “the finger”

28/03/2015: Big demo and blockade against the reopening of the Central Bank

  Germany

 Video
Interview with a Greek socialist

28/03/2015: The Syriza government and the Troika and building the Greek Left

  Greece, Video

South Africa
NUMSA & WASP discuss international experiences of new workers’ parties

27/03/2015: South Africa’s metalworkers union in discussion with WASP and CWI

  Africa, South Africa

Obituary
Harald Mahrer (1974-2015)

27/03/2015: An active, critical and inspiring comrade

  Obituary

 Video
Dave Nellist on Russia Today TV

26/03/2015: Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) standing throughout Britain in May elections

  Britain, Video

Norway
Lessons of the pilots’ strike

25/03/2015: A struggle against outsourcing

  Norway

Israel
Netanyahu mobilises far right to win election

25/03/2015: New coalition will face unresolved crises and bitter struggles

  Israel / Palestine

China
Demand release of arrested women activists

24/03/2015: Has the commemoration of International Women’s Day also now been outlawed in China?

  China

Italy
The instability of domestic capitalism

24/03/2015: Political vacuum pushes FIOM to take initiative

  Italy

Sweden
Central bank rates cut "panic measure"

23/03/2015: Eurozone’s QE intensifies currency wars

  Sweden

Greece
Varoufakis’ “erratic Marxism” is not the answer

23/03/2015: Necessary to clarify ideas upon which successful struggles of European working class will be conducted

  Greece

Tunisia
Twenty three killed in terrorist attack

20/03/2015: Down with terror! Down with capitalism!

  Tunisia

Belgium
No agreement reached between unions and government over austerity

20/03/2015: New action plan against right wing government takes off

  Belgium

Ukraine
Conflict unresolved after ’Minsk-2’ agreement

18/03/2015: Only independent working-class mass movement can remove the region’s authoritarian rulers

  Ukraine

Ireland North
Public sector workers strike against austerity

18/03/2015: For a second day of strike action in the run-up to the May general election!

  Ireland North

 North Cyprus
New strike wave against cuts

17/03/2015: Workers determined to stop austerity

  Cyprus, Solidarity

 Brazil
Urgent solidarity protests needed

17/03/2015: Faced with lack of water for the people, Sao Paulo water company SABESP cuts costs, sacks more than 500 workers and victimises trade union activists

  Brazil, Solidarity

 Scotland
Socialist Party Scotland (CWI) leaves Solidarity

16/03/2015: Tommy Sheridan departs from principled socialist position with call for “lending vote" to cuts-making SNP

  CWI, Scotland

Britain
What lies behind UKIP?

14/03/2015: Its Tory-oriented anti-immigration, anti-EU rhetoric has been adapted to a right-wing populism aimed at winning voters fed up with the political establishment

  Britain

Ireland North
Massive public sector strike against austerity

13/03/2015: Socialist MPs in Southern Ireland Parliament send message of support to strikers

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Ireland South
Marriage equality referendum set for May

12/03/2015: Poisonous bigotry must be challenged

  Ireland Republic

Ireland North
Stormont government crisis on eve of public sector strike

11/03/2015: Struggle can force politicians back from austerity measures

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Iran
Independent workers’ organizations statement about minimum wage

11/03/2015: Increasing demands for a living wage

  Iran

Ireland North
13 March public sector strike against austerity

10/03/2015: Dead-end of rightwing, sectarian politics - new anti-sectarian party which fights for working class needed

  Ireland North

  Video
Dublin ROSA demonstration on International Women’s Day

10/03/2015: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) speaks along with other activists

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 International Women’s Day 2015

09/03/2015: Articles from CWI sections celebrating IWD

  Women

Greece
Syriza’s first months in power

07/03/2015: The working class and social movements must enter the struggle for their rights

  Greece

Netherlands
Wave of student protests

05/03/2015: For democratic reforms and end to budget cuts

  Netherlands

Austria
The year starts with antifascism

05/03/2015: Right-wing Ball events, PEGIDA, and neo-nazi Violence: A Month of Intense and Successful anti-fascism in Austria

  Austria, Venezuela

 Greece
Vodafone strike declared “illegal”

04/03/2015: “None of this will intimidate us - we will struggle until we win collective bargaining”

  Greece, Solidarity

Russia
50,000 march in Moscow after shooting of Boris Nemtsov

03/03/2015: As economic crisis deepens, social explosions loom

  Russia

Quebec
Towards a hot spring

02/03/2015: Disrupt them like they disrupt us!

  Quebec

Greece
“Yes there was a different choice!”

02/03/2015: Socialist policies needed, not deals with the Troika

  Germany, Greece

Scotland
Why Tommy is wrong to call for a vote for the SNP in May

27/02/2015: Philip Stott Socialist Party Scotland

  Scotland

Greece showdown

26/02/2015: Niall Mulholland interviewed NICOS ANASTASIADES, of Xekinima (CWI Greece), just as Syriza leaders agreed a four-month bail-out extension with the EU.

  Greece

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)

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)

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