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Greece
Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

27/01/2015: Left parties fail to form government - Syriza goes into coalition with populist right Independent Greeks

  Europe, Greece

China
Slowest growth rate since 1990

25/01/2015: Economy decelerated 30 percent in five years

  China

Cuba
Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015: Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates

  Cuba, US

Northern Ireland
Water service workers win important victory

23/01/2015: A victory for all workers and an inspiration to resist the ‘race to the bottom’

  Ireland North

Sri Lanka
Mobilise now to defend our demands

22/01/2015: Article first published in the Colombo Telegraph

  Sri Lanka

 US
Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015: "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"

  US, Video

Russia/Ukraine
Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015: As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall

  Russia, Ukraine

Greece
Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

20/01/2015: Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital

  Greece

Nigeria
The Massacre in Baga

19/01/2015: Socialism or Barbarism

  Nigeria

Review
‘Eleanor Marx - a life’

17/01/2015: Clare Doyle reviews ’Eleanor Marx - A Life’ by Rachel Holmes

  Review

 Video
Joe Higgins questions Irish Central Bank governor

16/01/2015: Socialist MP grills establishment over banking bubble and collapse

  Video

Nigeria
2015 general elections and the working masses

16/01/2015: Boko Haram and the war in the north-east

  Nigeria

  Video
Ruth Coppinger calls for referendum on abortion rights in Ireland

15/01/2015: "You march in Paris, yet uphold laws any religious fundamentalist would envy"

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 Video
A year of struggle in Brazil

14/01/2015: LSR members intervene in struggles of 2014

  Brazil, Video

Sri Lanka
New but uncertain period opens up

14/01/2015: President Sirisena aims for clean government but will face difficulties

  Sri Lanka

Iran
Labour and children’s rights activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to another nine years

13/01/2015: International action needed to overturn latest conviction and to immediately release Behnam

  Iran

Germany
What is behind the ‘PEGIDA’ anti-immigrant demonstrations?

13/01/2015: Unions and Left must organise against racism and for jobs and decent living standards for all

  Germany

France
Millions march for solidarity

12/01/2015: Unity against racism and capitalism!

  France

New Zealand
Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015: Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda

  New Zealand

France
Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

10/01/2015: The shocking, cold blooded slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage

  France

Norway
General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015: Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions

  Norway

Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa defeated

09/01/2015: Period of uncertainty opens

  Sri Lanka

Sweden
New elections cancelled

09/01/2015: “Peace deal” between government and right-wing opposition

  Sweden

Greece
Towards a Syriza government?

08/01/2015: General elections on 25 January

  Greece

France
Deadly attack on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

08/01/2015: Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

  France

Hong Kong
Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

07/01/2015: A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round”

  Hong Kong

Israel-Palestine
A successful Socialism conference in the shadow of national divide

06/01/2015: Over 150 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2014’ in Tel Aviv, organised by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM - CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement

05/01/2015: Agreeing Not To Agree, Again

  Ireland Republic

Environment
Market forces hold back renewable energy

01/01/2015: Have capitalist governments around the world finally woken up to the danger of global warming?

  Environment

New Year
Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014: As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle

  Britain, Europe, World Economy

Britain
In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014: As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…

  Britain, US

 CWI
National Question a key feature of political crisis of capitalism

28/12/2014: A socialist solution to national oppression

  CWI

Scotland
Blairite wins election as Labour’s new Scottish leader

27/12/2014: Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

  Scotland

Obituary
Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

26/12/2014: Former Australian Labour Party (ALP) prime minister

  Australia, Obituary

China
Hard landing in 2015?

24/12/2014: China’s economic slowdown already being felt throughout world economy

  China

Taiwan : Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014, Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party
Vincent Kolo and CWI Taiwan reporters

Taiwan: Occupation of parliament ends after 23 days

10/04/2014, What are the lessons of the island’s ‘sunflower movement’?
Interview with Sally Tang Mei-ching, CWI participant in Taipei protests

Taiwan: Half a million on the streets against President Ma

31/03/2014, Demonstrators call for trade pact to be withdrawn and for president to step down
CWI reporters in Taipei

Taiwan: Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

26/03/2014, Down with undemocratic Kuomintang rule – for a Taiwan-wide student strike as the next step!
Sally Tang Mei-ching in Taipei and Vincent Kolo

Taiwan: Parliament occupied by protesters

20/03/2014, Oppose the capitalist trade deal - build a mass workers’ movement
James Langdon, CWI Taiwan for chinaworker.info

Taiwan: Sea shooting sees Filipino migrants become target of racist backlash

21/05/2013, Anti-racist campaign needed against corrupt ruling elites and capitalism
Chris Dite and CWI Taiwan reporters, article from Chinaworker.info

Taiwan: Over 20,000 march on May Day

02/05/2013, ‘Defend pensions! Stop corruption!’
Chris Dite in Taipei, chinaworker.info

Taiwan: Biggest ever demonstrations against nuclear power

13/03/2013, Over 200,000 take to the streets on the eve of Japan’s Fukushima anniversary – to demand a nuclear-free Taiwan
Hsu Hsiao-ming and Pasha in Taipei

Taiwan: Textile workers occupy Hualon Factory

18/07/2012, Solidarity needed in fight to save jobs
CWI Taiwan

Taiwan: Over 5,000 march against nuclear power

15/03/2012, Anniversary of Japan’s twin disasters and Fukushima meltdown sees nuclear capitalists back on the offensive
Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info

Taiwan: “Smash capitalism” echoes inside biggest skyscraper

19/10/2011, CWI Taiwan members make media splash
Ka-chi Chou, Socialist Blog (CWI in Taiwan)

Taiwan: Reinstate illegally dismissed workers at YFO

23/04/2010, Request for solidarity for YFOTU’s struggle for basic labour rights – No to sweatshop mobile phones!
chinaworker.info, Friday, 23 April 2010.

Taiwan elections: Ruling DPP suffers crushing defeat

15/01/2008, ”This is the most disastrous defeat since the establishment of the party” – Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian
Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info

Taiwan: The national question in Taiwan and other countries

31/08/2005, Recently, Peter Taaffe and Laurence Coates from the CWI wrote replies to Mikawasima Tookjo, who’s recent article, "Is Taiwan a nation?" raised a number of key issues on the cause of nationality and the approach of socialists today. In doing so, the correspondent took issue with the position of Chinaworker website, which is part of the CWI.
Socialistworld.net

Taiwan: Taiwan and the right to self determination

15/07/2005, What attitude should Marxists adopt to the national question in Taiwan?
socialistworld.net

Taiwan: Telecom workers fight privatisation

22/04/2005, The planned sell-off would place the majority (51 per cent) of the company’s equity in private hands - the official definition of a “privatised” company.
Laurence Coates, cwi, in Taipei

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