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Lebanon
Mass protests against corrupt sectarian regime

04/09/2015: Build a united struggle of workers and youth - for a socialist alternative to communal divisions, poverty and war!

  Lebanon

Malaysia
Opposition mounting against Najib’s government

04/09/2015: Over 200,000 people on protest for two days

  Malaysia

Britain
Labour’s surges and purges

03/09/2015: No let-up of ’Corbynmania’ but Labour right plots

  Britain

Scotland
RISE - launch of a politically unclear left alliance

02/09/2015: Clear 100% anti-austerity and socialist platform essential steps towards new mass workers’ party

  Scotland

Britain
Council cuts and the Corbyn campaign

01/09/2015: Potential to resist if follow 80’s Liverpool Council example

  Britain

Kurdistan
Democratic autonomy or socialism?

29/08/2015: Articles on Öcalan’s ideas and Rojava, originally published in sozialismus.info, the quaterly magazine of SAV (German section of the CWI)

  Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Greece
What does “Popular Unity” stand for?

28/08/2015: New Left force launched following Tsipras’ betrayal

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Identifying the challenges after defeat of Rajapaksa

27/08/2015: Working class struggle top priority for socialists

  Sri Lanka

Britain
The Corbyn insurgency

27/08/2015: Whatever the outcome of the contest, Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign has already transformed the political situation in Britain

  Britain

Lebanon
‘Garbage protests’ shake the ruling class

25/08/2015: Interview with Tamer Mahdi, CWI member in Lebanon

  Lebanon

World economy
China crisis triggers panic on global markets

25/08/2015: More than $5 trillion wiped off global stock markets in two weeks since Chinese devaluation

  China, World Economy

Sri Lanka
Election sees Rajapaksa fail to make a come-back

23/08/2015: Neo-liberal policies of UNP-led government will not satisfy demands of workers and poor.

  Sri Lanka

Gulf War
25 years since invasion of Kuwait

22/08/2015: ’Unfinished business’ remains today

  Iraq

History
Anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination

21/08/2015: Coming mass revolts will see workers and youth look to Trotsky’s ideas

  History, Trotsky

Scotland and the Jeremy Corbyn campaign

20/08/2015: The response to Corbyn’s campaign has parallels with the outpouring of class anger that was seen during the independence referendum

  Scotland

Thailand
Bomb in Bangkok kills 20

19/08/2015: Country plagued by military junta and economic downturn

  Thailand

Socialism
Past or future?

18/08/2015: Review of ‘PostCapitalism: a guide to our future’ by Paul Mason

  Science, Theory

Greece and the latest phase of the EU crisis

18/08/2015: Alexis Tsipras and the Syriza leadership have pushed through parliament the third bailout – and further deep cuts – although only with the help of right-wing parties. However, the crises in Greece, the eurozone and wider EU are far from over…

  Greece

Britain
Corbyn challenge - a very welcome political upheaval

17/08/2015: The Labour Party’s right-wing leaders have been astonished and horrified at the over-flowing rallies for Jeremy Corbyn around the UK over the last few weeks

  Britain

Northern Ireland
Left Challenge for Largest Union’s Leadership

15/08/2015: CWI member, Patrick Mulholland, leads Left campaign for leadership of NIPSA union

  Ireland North

Ireland
Paul Murphy and 22 activists to be charged over peaceful protest

14/08/2015: Socialist MP to be charged with false imprisonment for protesting against water charges

  Ireland Republic

Technology
Will robots end capitalism?

14/08/2015: Technological developments, the threat to jobs, and perspectives for the struggle against capitalism and for the future of humanity

  Science

 CWI School 2015
New Left formations

13/08/2015: Report of discussion on New Workers’ Parties, Left Populism and the ideas and programme of PODEMOS, SYRIZA

  CWI

China
Devaluation of yuan jolts global markets

12/08/2015: Sudden reversal of Beijing’s exchange rate policy underlines seriousness of China’s economic woes

  China

France/Britain
Human tragedy of Calais crisis

07/08/2015: Tories have no solutions

  Britain, France

Kurdistan
PYD leaders call for partnership with Bashar al-Assad’s regime

06/08/2015: No faith in authoritarian rulers and Western powers!

  Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey

Japan
70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb

06/08/2015: Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?

  Japan, Nuclear Power

 CWI School
Building the CWI

06/08/2015: Introductory video to the plenary session on ‘Building the CWI’ shown at the 2015 CWI Summer School, featuring the work of our International across the world

  Video

Britain
Jeremy Corbyn – thousands rally to anti-austerity appeal

05/08/2015: Large attendances at Corbyn rallies across country

  Britain

US
Kshama Sawant leads primary elections count on 50%

05/08/2015: Seattle socialist primary election success

  US

Greece
‘The working class showed it will return to struggle’

04/08/2015: After Syriza capitulates, taking first steps towards building a new mass Left alternative to austerity and capitalism

  Greece

 CWI School 2015
World crisis continues amid horrific consequences

03/08/2015: Report of World Perspectives discussion at the 2015 CWI Summer School

  CWI

 CWI School
Drawing the lessons from the revolutions in North Africa

03/08/2015: Life and death struggle with the process of counter-revolution.

  Africa, CWI, Tunisia

Nepal

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.
TU Senan, CWI

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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