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Catalonia
9 November “consultation” on independence

22/11/2014: Another show of strength for independence - fight for a Socialist Catalonia

  Spain

Greece
Workers’ victory at Diamant telesales company

21/11/2014: Xekinima (CWI) member wins key union position in Athens Municipality sector

  Greece

Israel-Palestine
Netanyahu threatens “heavy hand” response to synagogue attacks

19/11/2014: New rounds of repression answered by new wave of rage and protest

  Israel / Palestine

US
Mid-term elections do not mean a turn to the right in society

19/11/2014: Big Gains for Republicans while Voters Support Progressive Ballot Measures

  US

 Video
Socialist TD defends anti-water charges protests

18/11/2014: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) appears on ‘Prime Time’

  Ireland Republic, Video

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

18/11/2014: Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and fighting working class programme to defeat dictatorship

  Hong Kong

 Video
Water tax revolt continues in Ireland

17/11/2014: Tanaiste (Deputy PM) trapped by protestors; AAA TD (MP) and Socialist Party member, Paul Murphy, assaulted

  Ireland Republic, Video

Indonesia
"New Hope" president faces intense pressures

16/11/2014: Initiative to build mass party of working class and rural poor urgently needed

  Indonesia

Ukraine
Competing ’elections’ deepen divisions

15/11/2014: Working people need socialist alternative to warring oligarchs and outside powers

  Ukraine

Scotland
SNP government announces £500 million cuts

14/11/2014: Majority of ‘Yes’ voters want end to austerity - anti-cuts candidates needed!

  Scotland

Afghanistan
British combat troops pull out

13/11/2014: A legacy of death and destruction

  Afghanistan, Britain, US

 Germany
Highly politicised train drivers’ strike

12/11/2014: Last week German train drivers and on-board staff went on strike for four days, shaking and polarising the country

  Germany, Solidarity

Greece
Mayors refuse to make job cuts

12/11/2014: Lefts, local authority workers and communities’ united can resist Troika’s policies

  Greece

Britain
Over 1,000 attend largest ever ‘Socialism’ event

11/11/2014: Socialism 2014 - infused with contagious confidence

  Britain

Belgium
Massive demonstration in Brussels

10/11/2014: Shows anger against austerity

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
20 years after the ceasefires

10/11/2014: In 1994, the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries called ceasefires. Four years later the Good Friday agreement was declared to mark the end of the ‘Troubles’…

  Ireland Republic

Review
Environmental disaster and the need to change everything

09/11/2014: “This Changes Everything: capitalism vs the climate”, by Naomi Klein

  Environment, Review

Germany
25 years since November 9

09/11/2014: Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement

  Germany

Canada
Right wing wins Toronto Mayoral election

08/11/2014: NDP increasingly irrelevant to needs of workers, immigrants and youth

  Canada

Elections in Brazil

07/11/2014: Narrow win for Dilma sets scene for more crisis and instability

  Brazil

Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution

07/11/2014: November 7th anniversary of workers taking power

  Russia

Europe
Anti-fascist demonstrations set for 8-9 November

06/11/2014: Movement of workers and youth needed against racism and fascism

  Europe, Greece, Sweden

Canada
Ottawa ‘locked-down’ after Parliament gun attack

05/11/2014: Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role

  Canada

Ireland
Stunning Dublin by-election victory, huge water protests…new chapter for working class resistance

04/11/2014: How the Anti Austerity Alliance won a parliamentary seat and the way forward for the Left

  Ireland Republic

Book review
The Jihadis Return

04/11/2014: Isis and the new Sunni uprising, by Patrick Cockburn

  Middle East, Review

South Africa
Metal workers’ union clashes with Congress of South African Trade Unions

03/11/2014: For political and class independence - Struggle, solidarity and socialism!

  South Africa

Britain
Come to Socialism 2014

03/11/2014: Weekend of discussion & debate hosted by the Socialist Party – London 8-9 November

  Britain

  Ireland
’Abortion Pill Train’ video

02/11/2014: Pro-choice ROSA campaigners swallow abortion pills after rail journey

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

Italy
Renzi government faces mounting opposition

01/11/2014: A one-day strike of all workers is needed

  Italy

Burkina Faso
Mass uprising ousts dictator

31/10/2014: No to military rule! Continue mass struggle – the whole rotten system must go!

  Burkina Faso

Ireland
Anti-water tax protest in Limerick

31/10/2014: Video of one of the city’s biggest protests

  Ireland Republic

Kurdistan
Battle for Kobanê at a crossroads

31/10/2014: What does US military ‘assistance’ mean for the Kurdish struggle?

  Kurdistan, Middle East

Belgium
Government’s Thatcherite attacks provoke class confrontation

30/10/2014: The right wing coalition must go, and all austerity policies!

  Belgium

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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