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Double bombing at Ankara peace demonstration massacres over 100

12/10/2015: Trade unions’ 48 hour general strike must be first step to building mass, united movement against murderous regime of Erdoğan


Government attacks spark workers’ protests

09/10/2015: Step up industrial action to defeat government plans


Burkina Faso
Mass revolt foils coup

09/10/2015: Independent working class political solution urgently needed

  Africa, Burkina Faso

Glasgow’s trade unions demand a ‘No Cuts’ budget

08/10/2015: Plenty of money in economy –just in wrong hands or lying in big business bank accounts


Right wing step up campaign against Corbyn

07/10/2015: ’No time to lose’ to organise against austerity


Tories face election after nearly decade in power

07/10/2015: The NDP represent as a left alternative?


Ireland North
Socialist runs for leader of biggest union

05/10/2015: Jobs threatened, pay cuts, increased workloads…public sector workers need fighting, democratic union

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Workers’ representative demands to see KazMinerals boss in London

01/10/2015: Copper giant denies suffering of its workers and victimisation of their representatives


Socialism is back!

30/09/2015: We can end cuts, crisis and capitalism


Refugee crisis, solidarity and resistance

29/09/2015: Working class solidarity – a beacon of hope


TUSC conference

29/09/2015: Central in the battle for a working class anti-austerity voice


Sino-US tensions increasing as China’s economy stumbles

25/09/2015: Nationalism, repression and neoliberal economic ‘reform’ hallmarks of Xi’s rule

  China, US

“We protest violation of democratic and workers’ rights”

25/09/2015: Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant co-signs protest letter to visiting Chinese President Xi


Left Labour leader Corbyn under attack

24/09/2015: But enthusiastic support continues


Refugees and the Orban government crisis

23/09/2015: Capitalism is an endless ’state of emergency’


Ruth Coppinger TD sends solidarity message to homeless

23/09/2015: Video of Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD, speaking in the Irish Parliament: "I’m here to give you their vote of no confidence in you and your government"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Mass abstention dominates general election

22/09/2015: Mass socialist alternative needs to be built


General strike shakes government

22/09/2015: 30,000 join Helsinki union demonstration


Protests at Irish embassies

21/09/2015: Jobstown is not guilty: drop the charges against the 27!

  Ireland Republic, Solidarity

A political earthquake

19/09/2015: Jeremy Corbyn’s victory is a political earthquake that transforms the situation in Britain and poses stark questions for how a new mass socialist force can be built.


One year after the electoral uprising against austerity

19/09/2015: One year ago, the Scottish independence referendum delivered an electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment


Corbyn’s victory marks new era for the 99%

17/09/2015: Now organise to fight for a socialist alternative


Corbyn Victory - what does the Socialist Party say?

14/09/2015: Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), congratulates Jeremy Corbyn and examines the difficulties he now faces


World economy
Growth engines becoming brakes

14/09/2015: Sharp downturn in BRIC countries

  World Economy

Ireland North
Devolved government in crisis

14/09/2015: New mass left party, uniting Catholics and Protestants, necessary to pose real alternative.

  Ireland Republic

20 September elections - ‘No’ to the Memorandum parties!

13/09/2015: Mass revolutionary Left needed to find way out of crisis of capitalist system


Corbyn victory!

12/09/2015: Popularity of anti-austerity ideas confirmed - Now the battle to create an anti-austerity party begins


At a crossroads

12/09/2015: Gains of the revolution of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro under threat


Joe Higgins grills IMF chief

11/09/2015: Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MP questions Ajai Chopra in banking crisis inquiry


Huge support for Jeremy Corbyn…

10/09/2015: Now build austerity fightback


Pro-Kurdish HDP party offices attacked across the country

09/09/2015: Build a mass and united workers’ movement to stop the ongoing war!


Workers start to take action again

09/09/2015: Independent workers’ organisation needed to resist state repression and to fight for a socialist future


Refugee crisis
Defend the right to asylum

08/09/2015: Unite against austerity and struggle for a better life for all

  Africa, Europe, Middle East

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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