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Greece
H&M workers score victory against management plans

28/03/2017: Despite very difficult times, struggle can bring results

  Greece

 Solidarity
#JobstownNotGuilty international day of action a huge success

28/03/2017: Over 30 protests around the world and 88 MPs/MEPs pledge support

  Solidarity

Russia/Belarus
A week-end of mass protests

27/03/2017: New spring of protest opens up, as 1,000s arrested

  Russia

Hong Kong
Creeping “coup” by Chinese dictatorship

27/03/2017: Defend the four Hong Kong legislators

  Hong Kong

Britain
Terror attack at Westminster

24/03/2017: Unite against terror, racism and war

  Britain

Italy
Democratic Party splits and 5-Star Movement in crisis

22/03/2017: Class struggle can build real left force

  Italy

Spain
Student strike empties classes and fills streets on 9 March

21/03/2017: Over 100,000 take to the streets in SE demonstrations

  Spain

Scotland
Second referendum on independence?

18/03/2017: SNP fire the starting gun but offer no solutions to austerity

  Scotland

Brazil
National day of strikes and protests shows Temer can be beaten

17/03/2017: For a one-day general strike as the next step

  Brazil

South Africa
Unity against poverty, crime and xenophobia

17/03/2017: Capitalist politicians use xenophobia to divert attention from failures of profit system

  South Africa

Netherlands
Election result a colossal defeat for austerity government

16/03/2017: Oppose Wilders and the ‘mainstream’ right – Build a mass workers’ party that struggles for socialism

  Netherlands

Yemen
Workers and their families left to starve by multi-billionaire companies

16/03/2017: International campaign needed to force companies to pay

  Yemen

Hong Kong
Protest against LSG Sky Chefs dismissal of union chairman

14/03/2017: Ng Chi-Fai sacked for organising union by multinational’s Hong Kong division – international solidarity needed

  Hong Kong

Ireland North
Snap election raises sectarian temperature    

14/03/2017: Workers need strong socialist alternative at ballot box and in unions

  Ireland North

Quebec
Counter protest against far-right

13/03/2017: Rise of Islamophobia and right-wing reaction poses new challenges to the left

  Quebec

 International Women's Day
Speech by Kshama Sawant

12/03/2017: Video of 8 March rally in Seattle

  Women

 International Women’s Day
Millions join marches and take action

10/03/2017: Socialists around the world demand an end to women’s oppression

  Women

 Hong Kong
Women’s march against sexism and racism

09/03/2017: International Women’s Day: “Solidarity with global mass protests and women’s strikes”

  Women

 Spain
Hundreds of thousands participate in International Women’s day student strike

08/03/2017: ‘Libres y Combativas’ and Sindicato de Estudiantes call strike against sexist violence and for working class women's rights

  Women

Pakistan
Political spectacle of the ruling class

08/03/2017: Most workers underemployed, 40% in poverty - situation demands new workers’ party

  Pakistan

 International Women’s Day 2017
A century on from the Russian Revolution

06/03/2017: Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger

  Women

Britain
Massive demo shows battle to save the NHS can be won

06/03/2017: Up to 250,000 march in national protest, organised from below

  Britain

Egypt
Price hikes hit workers and middle classes

04/03/2017: Falling support for dictator Sisi portends growing opposition

  Egypt

Hong Kong’s sham election

03/03/2017: Pan-democrats sink to new low by supporting “lesser evil” John Tsang

  Hong Kong

US
Socialist response to Trump’s address to joint session of congress

02/03/2017: Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative councillor, speaks

  US

Sweden
“Who could believe it?"

24/02/2017: What is behind Trump's attack?

  Sweden

Britain/Ireland
Dublin's #JobstownNotGuilty

23/02/2017: Defend the right to protest - stop this political vendetta!

  Ireland Republic

Ireland
A web of intrigue sparks government crisis

22/02/2017: Smear campaign against a prominent police whistleblower

  Ireland Republic

February revolution 1917
What lessons for today?

21/02/2017: 23 February 1917 (8 March in today’s calendar) marked the beginning of the socialist revolution in Russia, which sparked a revolutionary wave that would travel around the world.

  Russian Revolution

 Yemen
International protests in support of TOTAL/G4S workers

20/02/2017: Solidarity spreads for victims of wage robbery and killing by multinational corporations

  Solidarity, Yemen

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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