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Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley - peace-maker or war-monger?

18/09/2014: A right-wing, sectarian demagogue who courted paramilitary violence

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum

18/09/2014: "Britain will never be the same again"

  Britain

Spain
Millions take to streets calling for Catalonia’s independence

18/09/2014: Only working class struggle can guarantee the right to decide and resist austerity

  Spain

Sweden
Conservative collapse, extreme-right gains

17/09/2014: CWI success, defended four council seats

  Sweden

Scotland
Thousands mobilise to oppose Project Terror in Scotland

17/09/2014: "You will not take this opportunity away from us"

  Scotland

US
Inequality and fight-back in the world’s richest country

16/09/2014: Socialist Alternative articulates political strategy to break from Democratic Party and capitalism

  US

 Video
John McInally on Scottish Independence

16/09/2014: John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity), adresses the issue of Scottish independence at a meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

  Video

Brazil
Will elections mark the end of the PT government?

15/09/2014: Space for Left alternative to win support

  Brazil

Asia-Pacific
Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014: Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance

  Asia, Japan

Scotland
Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

12/09/2014: Big business, politicians and media attack independence

  Scotland

US
building a movement to end poverty pay!

12/09/2014: Spreading and organising the movement for decent wages

  US

South Africa
Community protest over corruption widens

11/09/2014: Authorities deploy heavily armed response

  Africa, South Africa

Chile
The other ‘9/11’

11/09/2014: 1973 bloody coup against Popular Unity government

  Chile

Ukraine
Fragile ceasefire holds but country remains “a tinder box”

10/09/2014: Only united working class action can secure lasting peace

  Ukraine

Bosnia
Privatise to colonise

08/09/2014: How looting of the economy led to mass social protests

  Bosnia

West Africa
Ebola outbreak - a crisis of capitalism

08/09/2014: Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention

  Africa

Scotland
10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

08/09/2014: “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.”

  Scotland

Britain
Crisis brewing on all fronts

05/09/2014: The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters.

  Britain

Hong Kong
Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

04/09/2014: After NPC ruling democracy activists are perplexed by Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s comments that the strategic part of struggle “should end”

  Hong Kong

 Iran
Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014: Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions

  Iran, Solidarity

Scotland
Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

04/09/2014: Over 18,000 people have attended Hope Over Fear public meetings to hear socialist Tommy Sheridan.

  Scotland

Ukraine
Rebel forces gain territory

03/09/2014: International tensions escalate

  Ukraine

Beijing slams door shut on Hong Kong democracy

02/09/2014: Mass resistance against one-party dictatorship is the only way forward!

  Hong Kong

 Video
Revolution and counter-revolution in the world today

01/09/2014: Hannah Sell, deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) speaking at recent summer camp

  Video

France
Economic stagnation and political instability

29/08/2014: Hollande removes ‘lefts’ from government

  France

Turkey
Erdoğan sworn in as country’s President

29/08/2014: Significant poll gains for the left coalition HDP

  Turkey

 Solidarity
Iranian mine workers on strike

26/08/2014: Demand the release of the arrested workers!

  Iran, Solidarity

Nigeria
Fees victory at Lagos State University!

26/08/2014: Vigilance required from LASU students and workers to ensure that victory is permanent

  Nigeria

ISIS
Capitalist slaughter in Iraq and Syria

25/08/2014: As ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and a-Shams) crossed the border between Syria and Iraq, it proclaimed this to be the “annihilation of the disgrace of Sykes-Picot” and the formation of an ‘Islamic state’ (IS).

  Iraq, Syria

US
Indict Michael Brown’s killer and spread the protests! The whole system is guilty!

22/08/2014: Text of a leaflet handed out by Socialist Alternative members in Ferguson and St. Louis

  US

 Women in World War One

20/08/2014: Protests, strikes and equality

  Women, World War 1

Pakistan
Not a “revolution” but an effort by power-hungry politicians to grab power

19/08/2014: Working class will bring the real revolution and change

  Pakistan

Egypt

Egypt: Voters go to polls to elect new president

21/05/2014, Three years after January 25th revolution, workers need independent unions and a workers’ party
David Johnson, Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales)

Egypt: New strikes as workers renew struggle

04/03/2014, Government replaced
David Johnson, Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales)

Egypt: ‘Yes’ vote for new constitution belies masses’ lack of enthusiasm and opposition to military

22/01/2014, More workers and youth will conclude working class must raise own independent interests
David Johnson, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Egypt: Mahalla workers’ victory a sign of future struggles

15/10/2013, Independent workers’ organisation and socialist programme needed
David Johnson, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Egypt: Hundreds dead as military tries to consolidate power in blood

18/08/2013, Increasing sectarianism threatens revolution’s future - Workers’ independent action urgently needed
Robert Bechert, CWI

Egypt: State crackdown against Muslim Brotherhood leaves over 80 dead

30/07/2013, Bloody repression can be turned against striking workers and youth
Niall Mulholland, from The Socialist, weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Egypt: One of the biggest mass movements in history prompts military take-over

11/07/2013, The revolution must continue! For a government of workers and the poor!
Aysha Zaki, CWI

Egypt: Polarisation grows - No trust in the generals

10/07/2013, [UPDATED VERSION OF “Egypt: Morsi removed - No trust in the generals” ON 10 JULY]
Robert Bechert, CWI

Egypt: Morsi removed - No trust in the generals

04/07/2013, For independent action by workers and poor
Robert Bechert, CWI

Egypt: Huge protests demand the fall of Mursi

02/07/2013, No to the generals’ intervention! For a workers’ government!
David Johnson, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood government faces popular protests

26/03/2013, No trust in any capitalist political factions! For mass struggle around workers’ demands!
Georg Maier, Sozialistische LinksPartei (CWI Austria)

Egypt: Two years on from the revolution

08/03/2013, What is the way forward for women’s struggle for liberation?
Aysha Zaki, CWI

Egypt: Mass demonstrations and brutal state repression

02/02/2013, Only the organized working class can show a way forward
Aysha Zaki, CWI

Egypt: 2nd anniversary of ‘January 25th Revolution’

25/01/2013, Despite bravery and determination, life for mass of workers and poor not improved – A second, ‘socialist’ revolution is needed!
David Johnson, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Egypt: “The Muslim Brotherhood in power is exposed in the eyes of the masses”

23/12/2012, Interview with Wael Towfeek, socialist activist in Cairo
Aysha Zaki and Tamer Mahdi, CWI

Egypt: Referendum vote shows fall in support for President Mursi

20/12/2012, Regime squeezed between workers’ opposition to austerity and ruling class
David Johnson, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

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