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Canada’s ‘carbo-state’

26/05/2015: Only a socialist alternative can challenge the carbo-capitalists’ grip on Canadian politics

  Canada, Environment

New Zealand
Victory over zero-contract hours

24/05/2015: ‘Cotton On’ clothes retailer workers defeat attempt to remove rest and meal breaks

  New Zealand

Iraq/Syria
ISIS rout national armies at Ramadi and Palmyra

23/05/2015: United working class movement needed to sweep away sectarian militias and reactionary politicians

  Iraq, Syria

Britain
Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

22/05/2015: The Labour leadership contest begs the question: what is the point of the Labour Party?

  Britain

Ireland North
Election marks growing rejection of sectarian status quo

21/05/2015: Opportunities to build new anti-sectarian political voice for working class and youth

  Ireland Republic

Spain
Is Podemos in crisis?

20/05/2015: Left and social movements in a state of flux, as key elections loom

  Spain

Britain
Build a movement to defeat Tories’ cuts savagery

20/05/2015: For massive union demonstrations, linked to a 24-hour general strike

  Britain

Ireland South
Vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality!

19/05/2015: Referendum a product of long-waged campaign of struggle from below

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

18/05/2015: The choices before the Greek working class

  Greece

North Cyprus
‘Moderate leftist’ wins presidential election on peace ticket

16/05/2015: Workers’ common front, north and south, can find solution to island’s division

  Cyprus

Chile
Huge demonstrations call for free education

15/05/2015: New chapter opens in country’s political and ‘moral’ crisis

  Chile

Australia
East-West toll road dispute concluded

15/05/2015: Local community direct action secures victory

  Australia

Ireland
Parliament suspended after PM tells Socialist MPs “where to go”

14/05/2015: Contemptuous remarks reflect government concerns over non-payment of water charges

  Ireland Republic

Britain
Organising against Tory austerity starts now

14/05/2015: Potential for industrial response to cuts but needs determined leadership and campaigning

  Britain

 Video
Joe Higgins TD questions former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet

13/05/2015: "When bankers and bondholders’ gambles crashed, their massive burden of private debt was placed onto the shoulders of the Irish people"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Sudan
Mass apathy towards elections

12/05/2015: Renewed struggle from below needed to put an end to Bashir’s rule

  Sudan

USA
Presidential candidate declares "political revolution" against billionaires

12/05/2015: Campaign needs to build independent political power

  US

Britain
Fight against "five more damned years" of Tory rule

12/05/2015: Labour leader’s ’responsible capitalism’ shows its bankruptcy

  Britain

China
“In a hard landing now”

11/05/2015: Stock market frenzy and fabricated GDP figures cannot hide the reality of an economy in deep trouble

  China

Scotland
Labour annihilated

11/05/2015: SNP sweeps to victory by posing as an anti-austerity alternative

  Scotland

Britain
With the votes of 24% of the electorate, Tories have no mandate for more savage cuts

11/05/2015: Labour’s failure puts centre stage the need for new mass anti-austerity force

  Britain

Poland
65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015: Plan of action for a general strike needed

  Poland

Ireland North
Socialist Party replies to leading Sinn Fein councillor’s attacks

06/05/2015: How to fight cuts, sectarianism and to build workers’ unity

  Ireland North

Britain
Russell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

06/05/2015: Russell Brand calls on people to elect a Labour government, saying Ed Miliband will ’listen’ and wants pressure from below

  Britain

May Day 2015
International workers’ day marked by marches and rallies

05/05/2015: Photo gallery of the CWI taking part in May Day event across the world

  May Day

Iceland
Fighting for better wages

05/05/2015: General strike called for 26 May

  Iceland

May Day 2015
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015: What sort of new society are we struggling for?

  May Day

Nepal
Disaster in Nepal –amplified by capitalism

30/04/2015: Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the south Asian region has been further devastated by the recent earthquake.

  Nepal

US
Rage in Baltimore

29/04/2015: The aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

  US

Book review
’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

29/04/2015: What the 1% will do to defend their class interests

  Review, US

 May Day 2015
Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

28/04/2015: 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism!

  CWI, May Day

Italy
Migrant disasters - the human cost of budget cuts

27/04/2015: From Mare Nostrum to Triton

  Italy

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)

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

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