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Right wing government brought down

30/11/2015: Political crisis continues


Post-referendum, where is Scotland heading?

29/11/2015: Mass struggle and socialism will challenge capitalist austerity


Socialist change not climate change

28/11/2015: The growing threat of climate change and a socialist programme for the environment


Paul Murphy TD speaks on the Stormont ‘Fresh Start’ austerity agreement

26/11/2015: "Not a fresh start, but a rotten continuation of austerity and sectarianism"

  Ireland Republic, Video

General strike against austerity sees mass protests

26/11/2015: Syriza mobilises… against Syriza!


Middle East
Bombing Syria won’t stop Isis

25/11/2015: For workers’ unity against war, terrorism and racism

  Britain, Syria

Hong Kong
Great result for socialist election campaign

25/11/2015: Socialist Action’s Sally Tang Mei-ching lifts opposition vote to 33 percent

  Hong Kong

Ireland North
1,000 manufacturing jobs lost in one week

24/11/2015: Austerity and corporate welfare has failed! Fight for public investment!

  Ireland North

Hong Kong
District Council elections

23/11/2015: Socialist Action candidate gets one third of the vote

  Hong Kong

Erdoğan’s Pyrrhic victory

20/11/2015: It is time to build a new united left force


Kshama Sawant responds to Bernie Sanders

20/11/2015: Socialist alternative to big business popular across the USA

  US, Video

Sweeping victory for Aung San Suu Kyi party

19/11/2015: Army holds on to powerful positions


Genoa students take to the streets

18/11/2015: CWI youth campaign "Resistenze Internazionali" takes the lead!


Paris terror attacks

18/11/2015: Only workers’ unity can end terrorism, division and war


Nightclub fire leaves 45 dead

17/11/2015: Protests over worst tragedy in 25 years triggers government’s fall


Horror in Paris

14/11/2015: We will not be intimidated !


Right wing steps up civil war in Labour Party

14/11/2015: Unions should keep independence to lead fight to defend Corbyn


Dirty deals in London as Nazarbayev visits Cameron

13/11/2015: Letter from Campaign Kazakhstan secretary


’Socialist politics are here to stay’

12/11/2015: Kshama Sawant’s message to ’Socialism 2015’ event in London

  Britain, US

Ireland North
Huge support for socialist in union election

11/11/2015: Socialist Party’s Patrick Mulholland gains 44% - Broad Left emerges stronger throughout NIPSA

  Ireland North

Socialist ideas back on the agenda

10/11/2015: Best ever ‘Socialism’ weekend of discussion & debate


The Bernie Sanders challenge

07/11/2015: The established political order in the US has been shaken up by Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination…


Beware the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

06/11/2015: A geopolitical weapon for US and Japanese capitalism against China

  Japan, US

Outrage at police repression and torture

06/11/2015: Dictatorship methods still reign in “democratic” Chile


Textile workers challenge President Sisi

05/11/2015: Farcical election underlines need to build a mass workers’ party


Kshama Sawant re-elected - Seattle’s political revolution continues

04/11/2015: "There has never been a better time to become a socialist and join Socialist Alternative." – Kshama Sawant


Jobstown protestors appear in court

03/11/2015: Paul Murphy MP - charged with false imprisonment - addresses solidarity gathering outside court

  Ireland Republic, Video

War, fear mongering and clampdown on democratic rights are behind the AKP electoral victory

02/11/2015: Struggle for worker’s unity, peace and social justice more important than ever


Ruling party loses election amidst workers’ anger

02/11/2015: Parliament moves to the right


50 years since anti-communist massacres

01/11/2015: World’s third largest Communist Party crushed in US-backed military coup


Kremlin enters the Syrian quagmire

31/10/2015: Economic crisis deepens in Russia as Ukraine military stand-off continues

  Russia, Syria

Governmental crisis

30/10/2015: Towards a ‘Left’ government?


Defend Corbyn campaign

29/10/2015: ’Momentum’ must mobilise for real and lasting change


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

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

Taiwan: Over 20,000 march on May Day

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

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,

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!, 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,

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.

Taiwan: Taiwan and the right to self determination

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

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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