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Catalonia
9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014: Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia

  Spain

Greece
Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014: Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector

  Greece

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu threatens “heavy hand” response to synagogue attacks

19/11/2014: New rounds of repression answered by new wave of rage and protest

  Israel / Palestine

US
Mid-term elections do not mean a turn to the right in society

19/11/2014: Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures

  US

 Video
Socialist TD defends anti-water charges protests

18/11/2014: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) appears on ‘Prime Time’

  Ireland Republic, Video

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

18/11/2014: Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and fighting working class programme to defeat dictatorship

  Hong Kong

 Video
Water tax revolt continues in Ireland

17/11/2014: Tanaiste (Deputy PM) trapped by protestors; AAA TD (MP) and Socialist Party member, Paul Murphy, assaulted

  Ireland Republic, Video

Indonesia
"New Hope" president faces intense pressures

16/11/2014: Initiative to build mass party of working class and rural poor urgently needed

  Indonesia

Ukraine
Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

15/11/2014: Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers

  Ukraine

Scotland
SNP government announces £500 million cuts

14/11/2014: Majority of ‘Yes’ voters want end to austerity - anti-cuts candidates needed!

  Scotland

Afghanistan
British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014: A legacy of death and destruction

  Afghanistan, Britain, US

 Germany
Highly politicised train drivers’ strike

12/11/2014: Last week German train drivers and on-board staff went on strike for four days, shaking and polarising the country

  Germany, Solidarity

Greece
Mayors refuse to make job cuts

12/11/2014: Lefts, local authority workers and communities’ united can resist Troika’s policies

  Greece

Britain
Over 1,000 attend largest ever ‘Socialism’ event

11/11/2014: Socialism 2014 - infused with contagious confidence

  Britain

Belgium
Massive demonstration in Brussels

10/11/2014: Shows anger against austerity

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
20 years after the ceasefires

10/11/2014: In 1994, the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries called ceasefires. Four years later the Good Friday agreement was declared to mark the end of the ‘Troubles’…

  Ireland Republic

Review
Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

09/11/2014: “This Changes Everything: capitalism vs the climate”, by Naomi Klein

  Environment, Review

Germany
25 years since November 9

09/11/2014: Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement

  Germany

Canada
Right wing wins Toronto Mayoral election

08/11/2014: NDP increasingly irrelevant to needs of workers, immigrants and youth

  Canada

Elections in Brazil

07/11/2014: Narrow win for Dilma sets scene for more crisis and instability

  Brazil

Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2014: November 7th anniversary of workers taking power

  Russia

Europe
Anti-fascist demonstrations set for 8-9 November

06/11/2014: Movement of workers and youth needed against racism and fascism

  Europe, Greece, Sweden

Canada
Ottawa ‘locked-down’ after Parliament gun attack

05/11/2014: Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role

  Canada

Ireland
Stunning Dublin by-election victory, huge water protests…new chapter for working class resistance

04/11/2014: How the Anti Austerity Alliance won a parliamentary seat and the way forward for the Left

  Ireland Republic

Book review
The Jihadis Return

04/11/2014: Isis and the new Sunni uprising, by Patrick Cockburn

  Middle East, Review

South Africa
Metal workers’ union clashes with Congress of South African Trade Unions

03/11/2014: For political and class independence - Struggle, solidarity and socialism!

  South Africa

Britain
Come to Socialism 2014

03/11/2014: Weekend of discussion & debate hosted by the Socialist Party – London 8-9 November

  Britain

  Ireland
’Abortion Pill Train’ video

02/11/2014: Pro-choice ROSA campaigners swallow abortion pills after rail journey

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

Italy
Renzi government faces mounting opposition

01/11/2014: A one-day strike of all workers is needed

  Italy

Burkina Faso
Mass uprising ousts dictator

31/10/2014: No to military rule! Continue mass struggle – the whole rotten system must go!

  Burkina Faso

Ireland
Anti-water tax protest in Limerick

31/10/2014: Video of one of the city’s biggest protests

  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

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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