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Building the CWI

31/07/2014: Video shown at CWI Summer School 2014

  Video

Gaza in crisis

29/07/2014: Mass action needed to stop bloodshed

  Israel / Palestine

Sri Lanka
United Socialist Party issues press statement

28/07/2014: CWI calls for protests and financial assistance

  Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
Racist Buddhist mob ambushes United Socialist Party march

26/07/2014: CWI condemns attack and requests solidarity

  Sri Lanka

China
The great slowdown

24/07/2014: Signs the mammoth property bubble is finally bursting belie Beijing’s upbeat GDP data

  China

Trotsky
The first year of war

23/07/2014: Article by LEON TROTSKY translated into English for first time

  Trotsky

WW1
The Bolsheviks and the war

21/07/2014: The horrors of the first world war, and the economic and social turmoil it created, led to mass upheaval. In Russia alone did this lead to a successful revolution…

  World War 1

1914
The capitulation of the Second International

19/07/2014: Before 1914, the Second International resolved to act to prevent war…

  World War 1

South Africa
Metal workers’ strike

19/07/2014: Industrial action must take forward call for a new workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Britain
Abuse scandals reveal abusive system

18/07/2014: An Establishment cover-up?

  Britain

Sri Lanka
Vicious communalist attacks on Muslims

17/07/2014: USP mounts motor cycle ‘march’ to fight for united struggle against chauvinists

  Sri Lanka

World War One
100 years since the great slaughter

16/07/2014: Ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured

  History, World War 1

Israel-Palestine
World outraged by Israeli State’s ferocious bombing of Gaza

15/07/2014: Mass action needed to end the slaughter and blockade!

  Israel / Palestine

History
Revolutionary US Teamsters

14/07/2014: Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Strikes

  History, US

Stop the bombing of Gaza – End Israeli state terror!

12/07/2014: Over 100 Gazans have been killed in one week, including 20 children

  Israel / Palestine

Europe
Junk Juncker, Cameron and the anti-worker EU

11/07/2014: "Cameron’s defeat was dire."

  Europe

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu government fuels wave of protest

08/07/2014: Extracts and updates from a series of articles on the website of Socialist Struggle Movement, the Israel-Palestine section of the CWI.

  Israel / Palestine

Hong Kong
What next after massive July 1 demo?

07/07/2014: Battle-lines hardening as masses push for democracy while government steps up repression

  Hong Kong

Can capitalism put all of us first?

05/07/2014: A response to the “practical idealism” of the Common Weal

  Scotland

France
Hollande’s austerity plans must be blocked

04/07/2014: United private-public sector strike vital

  France

 Brazil
Solidarity with sacked Metro workers

04/07/2014: 42 workers sacked for going on strike

  Brazil, Solidarity

South Africa
220,000 metalworkers’ on strike

03/07/2014: Forward to a living wage – end labour broking

  South Africa

Australia
Thousands rally in Melbourne against East-West toll road

03/07/2014: Labour claim opposition to project but refuse to rip up contracts

  Australia

 Sri Lanka
Solidarity needed against nationalist attacks

02/07/2014: At least four people were killed and 100 injured in anti-Muslim attacks

  Solidarity, Sri Lanka

Video
Free Vadim Kuramshin

02/07/2014: Joe HIggins, Socialist Party (CWI) TD raises Vadim’s case in Irish parliament

  Kazakhstan

Argentina
Return to turmoil

01/07/2014: Debt crisis is back – the class struggle and tasks for the Left

  Argentina

Review
’Capital in the Twenty-First Century’

28/06/2014: Thomas Piketty: The new Marx?

  Review

South Africa
Victory in platinum miners’ strike!

27/06/2014: Significant step forward in the struggle for a living wage for all

  South Africa

Pakistan
Military launch offensive in North Waziristan

26/06/2014: Half a million people flee the area

  Pakistan

Britain
Coulson conviction - Cameron must resign!

26/06/2014: Call a general election now

  Britain

Iraq
Isis jihadists capture more territory

24/06/2014: Only organised, united working class can end war and social misery

  Iraq

Israel/Palestine
Protest in Tel Aviv against military raids

24/06/2014: Israeli nationalist thugs cowardly attacked Socialist Struggle Movement activists after the protest

  Israel / Palestine

Waging war on climate change

23/06/2014: The quickening pace of global warming poses a threat to US national security, says a leading, federally-funded military research organisation

  Environment

Nepal

Nepal: Turning back the wheel of history

01/04/2014, Second constituent assembly election – a shift to the right
Senan, CWI

Nepal: The great general strike - the permanent revolution

29/06/2010, What way forward after the great mass movements of April 2006 and 2009
Senan, CWI

Nepal: Joe Higgins MEP highlights the revolutionary struggles of workers and poor

24/06/2010, At a Plenary Session of the European Parliament, Joe Higgins MEP highlights the revolutionary struggles of the working class and the peasants in Nepal who are striving to overthrow the brutal poverty and repression that exists in Nepal in favour of a democratic, socialist society.
Joe Higgins, MEP Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

‘Che Guevara – symbol of struggle’

16/04/2010, New foreword to Chinese edition to be published in June 2010 | China, Maoism, Nepal and India.
Tony Saunois, CWI

Nepal: Maoists election victory

23/04/2008, Need for socialist programme to break with landlordism and capitalism
Per-Ake Westerlund (CWI Sweden)

Nepal: Maoist ministers sworn in

09/04/2007, New government, but is it a "new Nepal"?
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Nepal: Maoists celebrate new ‘peace deal’

14/11/2006, Rebels to give up arms and to enter new coalition government
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Nepal: Maoists join interim government

03/07/2006, Where is the ‘peace process’ heading?
Per-Åke Westerlund (CWI Sweden)

Nepal: Half a million people celebrate as the King reinstates Parliament

27/04/2006, Demonstrations recede but political crisis will continue
Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement Pakistan, cwi, Lahore, 27 April 2006

Nepal: King retreats. as does opposition leaders

25/04/2006, Victory celebrations - will the masses go further?
Per-Åke Westerlund, RS, cwi sweden, Tuesday 25 April 2006

Nepal: General strike and mass protests

22/04/2006, King threatened with insurrection.
CWI, 21 April 2006

Nepal: Where are the Maoists going?

08/03/2006, Isolated king supported by China and the US
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden), Stockholm

Nepal: King’s coup worsens crisis

22/02/2005, The king of Nepal, Shah Gianandra, fired his hand-picked Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, and government cabinet, on 1 February. In dissolving the government, the King cited its failure to hold elections and to maintaining law and order, as the reasons for his repressive actions.
Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement Pakistan (cwi)

Nepal: King Gyanendra’s coup

16/02/2005, King Gyanendra’s coup in Nepal, on 1 February, is "likely to strengthen the Maoist insurgents and make Nepal’s civil war even more intensive", according to the International Crisis Group, a Brussels think-tank.
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (cwi Sweden)

Nepal’s crisis: No way out under capitalism

26/11/2003, SINCE THE collapse of negotiations in late August, over 1,000 have died in clashes between Nepal’s military and Maoist rebels. A weak ruling monarchy represses the masses in this impoverished and largely rural country of 25 million people. As HUGH CAFFREY explains, under capitalism, this beautiful part of the planet is a social nightmare for workers and the peasantry.
Hugh Caffrey

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