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Ireland
Water Protest in Limerick

31/10/2014: Video of biggest protests in Limerick’s history

  Ireland Republic

Kurdistan
Battle for Kobanê at a crossroads

31/10/2014: What does US military ‘assistance’ mean for the Kurdish struggle?

  Kurdistan, Middle East

Belgium
Government’s Thatcherite attacks provoke class confrontation

30/10/2014: The right wing coalition must go, and all austerity policies!

  Belgium

Mexico
Wave of protests follow student "disappearances"

29/10/2014: Latest US-backed ‘drugs war’ horror sends shock waves throughout Mexico

  Mexico

A ‘third industrial revolution’

28/10/2014: New technological innovations are having a huge impact on the capitalist system, a subject explored in a new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society.

  Review, Science

Nigeria
Vast social and class extremes

27/10/2014: The unreported Nigeria - mass struggles by the working class

  Nigeria

Africa
Ebola outbreak a deadly face of austerity

25/10/2014: Pharmaceutical industry/big corporations need to be brought into public ownership and resources used to provide urgent aid

  Africa

Tunisia
Widespread scepticism over Parliamentary elections

24/10/2014: Pro-capitalist parties teaming up for more of the same - urgent need to rebuild a political voice for the working class and youth

  Tunisia

Kurdistan
Defend Kobanê and all those threatened by ISIS, AKP and Imperialism

24/10/2014: For democratic working people’s defence and mass struggle against capitalism

  Kurdistan, Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Britain
Anniversary of first issue of Militant newspaper

24/10/2014: 50 years of socialist ideas and workers’ struggle

  Britain

Spain
Death knells of "Transition" regime

23/10/2014: Catalonia; ’Podemos’, and the left

  Spain

Ireland
TD Paul Murphy tears up Irish Water pack in the Dail

22/10/2014: 1 million refuse to register for water charges

  Ireland Republic

Seattle
“Sawant ...with impressive, favorable rating”

22/10/2014: 61% support for Kshama Sawant in her electoral district...Jess Spear`s campaign against one of the most powerful corporate politicians in Washington State gaining momentum...indications of yearning for representation for working class people

  US

Britain
100,000 attend TUC’s pay rise demo

21/10/2014: Calls for local government strike action to be reinstated

  Britain

Kazakhstan
Brutal repression in imperialism’s interests

20/10/2014: Workers pay the price for crony capitalism

  Kazakhstan

Is the US promoting a “colour revolution” in Hong Kong?

18/10/2014: Beijing’s scare propaganda doesn’t stand up to examination

  Hong Kong, US

Britain
Workers need a pay rise - how can we pay for it?

17/10/2014: End poverty, inequality and capitalism

  Britain

Scotland
10,000 attend Hope Over Fear rally

16/10/2014: ’Political awakening’ continues after independence referendum

  Scotland

 Ireland
’The people have risen, they should not kneel down again’

15/10/2014: Paul Murphy TD (MP) makes maiden speech in Parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Ireland
Byelection triumph marks turning point in anti-austerity struggle

14/10/2014: Paul Murphy wins parliamentary seat as 100,000 march against water charges

  Ireland Republic

Middle East
US-led policy of air attacks on Islamic State lies in ruins

13/10/2014: As battle for Kobane rages, IS forces make major gains in Iraq

  Middle East, US

 Ireland
Paul Murphy elected to Irish parliament in stunning byelection victory

12/10/2014: Anti-Austerity Alliance victory shocks political establishment, reflects mass revolt against water charges and austerity

  Ireland Republic, Video

South Africa
"A workers’ party must emerge"

11/10/2014: Dire position of South African capitalism and inequality adds momentum towards creation of workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Scotland
SNP budget sees another £500 million cuts

10/10/2014: For a ’no-cuts budget’ and mass campaign to win back billions stolen by ConDem government!

  Scotland

Middle East
Repel Islamic State and imperialism

08/10/2014: For democratic workers’ defence and Kurdish self-determination

  Middle East, Syria, Turkey

Israel/Palestine
After the Gaza war

07/10/2014: No justice for Palestinians and no peace for the region - For a socialist solution!

  Israel / Palestine

Hong Kong
Pro-regime thugs attack protesters

06/10/2014: Organise democratic defence committees to repel attacks and kick out CY Leung’s government!

  Hong Kong

New Zealand
National Party forms third successive government

04/10/2014: Labour Party and the Left in crisis

  New Zealand

Africa
Ebola crisis spreads

03/10/2014: Consequence of profit before health

  Africa

Kurdistan
The battle for Kobanê

02/10/2014: Regional war poses new challenges for struggle for Kurdish self-determination

  Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Iraq /Syria
US-led bombings will worsen divisions

01/10/2014: Stop imperialist slaughter!

  Iraq, Syria, US

Hong Kong
Massive anti-government protests after attempted police crackdown

30/09/2014: Anger over police violence fuels spontaneous “umbrella revolution” and growing strike movement

  Hong Kong

Britain
Labour to continue austerity offensive

26/09/2014: Labour conference a carefully stage-managed affair

  Britain

Ireland South
Is Sinn Féin a genuine left alternative?

25/09/2014: Seeking alliances with austerity parties

  Ireland Republic

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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