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China
The great slowdown

24/07/2014: Signs the mammoth property bubble is finally bursting belie Beijing’s upbeat GDP data

  China

Trotsky
The first year of war

23/07/2014: Article by LEON TROTSKY translated into English for first time

  Trotsky

WW1
The Bolsheviks and the war

21/07/2014: The horrors of the first world war, and the economic and social turmoil it created, led to mass upheaval. In Russia alone did this lead to a successful revolution…

  World War 1

1914
The capitulation of the Second International

19/07/2014: Before 1914, the Second International resolved to act to prevent war…

  World War 1

South Africa
Metal workers’ strike

19/07/2014: Industrial action must take forward call for a new workers’ party

  Africa, South Africa

Britain
Abuse scandals reveal abusive system

18/07/2014: An Establishment cover-up?

  Britain

Sri Lanka
Vicious communalist attacks on Muslims

17/07/2014: USP mounts motor cycle ‘march’ to fight for united struggle against chauvinists

  Sri Lanka

World War One
100 years since the great slaughter

16/07/2014: Ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured

  History, World War 1

Israel-Palestine
World outraged by Israeli State’s ferocious bombing of Gaza

15/07/2014: Mass action needed to end the slaughter and blockade!

  Israel / Palestine

History
Revolutionary US Teamsters

14/07/2014: Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Strikes

  History, US

Stop the bombing of Gaza – End Israeli state terror!

12/07/2014: Over 100 Gazans have been killed in one week, including 20 children

  Israel / Palestine

Europe
Junk Juncker, Cameron and the anti-worker EU

11/07/2014: "Cameron’s defeat was dire."

  Europe

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu government fuels wave of protest

08/07/2014: Extracts and updates from a series of articles on the website of Socialist Struggle Movement, the Israel-Palestine section of the CWI.

  Israel / Palestine

Hong Kong
What next after massive July 1 demo?

07/07/2014: Battle-lines hardening as masses push for democracy while government steps up repression

  Hong Kong

Can capitalism put all of us first?

05/07/2014: A response to the “practical idealism” of the Common Weal

  Scotland

France
Hollande’s austerity plans must be blocked

04/07/2014: United private-public sector strike vital

  France

 Brazil
Solidarity with sacked Metro workers

04/07/2014: 42 workers sacked for going on strike

  Brazil, Solidarity

South Africa
220,000 metalworkers’ on strike

03/07/2014: Forward to a living wage – end labour broking

  South Africa

Australia
Thousands rally in Melbourne against East-West toll road

03/07/2014: Labour claim opposition to project but refuse to rip up contracts

  Australia

 Sri Lanka
Solidarity needed against nationalist attacks

02/07/2014: At least four people were killed and 100 injured in anti-Muslim attacks

  Solidarity, Sri Lanka

Video
Free Vadim Kuramshin

02/07/2014: Joe HIggins, Socialist Party (CWI) TD raises Vadim’s case in Irish parliament

  Kazakhstan

Argentina
Return to turmoil

01/07/2014: Debt crisis is back – the class struggle and tasks for the Left

  Argentina

Review
’Capital in the Twenty-First Century’

28/06/2014: Thomas Piketty: The new Marx?

  Review

South Africa
Victory in platinum miners’ strike!

27/06/2014: Significant step forward in the struggle for a living wage for all

  South Africa

Pakistan
Military launch offensive in North Waziristan

26/06/2014: Half a million people flee the area

  Pakistan

Britain
Coulson conviction - Cameron must resign!

26/06/2014: Call a general election now

  Britain

Iraq
Isis jihadists capture more territory

24/06/2014: Only organised, united working class can end war and social misery

  Iraq

Israel/Palestine
Protest in Tel Aviv against military raids

24/06/2014: Israeli nationalist thugs cowardly attacked Socialist Struggle Movement activists after the protest

  Israel / Palestine

Waging war on climate change

23/06/2014: The quickening pace of global warming poses a threat to US national security, says a leading, federally-funded military research organisation

  Environment

Pakistan
Scores killed in Taliban attacks on Karachi airport

19/06/2014: Workers need political movement to counter extremist ideology and capitalism

  Pakistan

Nigeria
200 school girls abducted

18/06/2014: Why has Boko Haram insurgency grown?

  Nigeria

Iraq
Oil war’s bloody legacy

17/06/2014: Escalating sectarian conflict threatens to draw in surrounding countries

  Iraq

 Hong Kong
Pro-Beijing newspaper launches attack on CWI

16/06/2014: 1989 massacre apologists accuse Socialist Action (CWI) and radical legislator ‘Long Hair’ of ‘violence’

  China, CWI, Hong Kong

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

Taiwan: Women migrant workers fight racism in Taiwan

21/04/2005, Filipina women workers in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, have been locked in battle with the China Times Weekly (CTW), one of the country’s three top circulation newspapers, over a racist and sexist article it ran on 7th March - the day before International Womens’ Day.
Laurence Coates, in Taipei, Taiwan

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