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China
Slowest growth rate since 1990

25/01/2015: Economy decelerated 30 percent in five years

  China

Cuba
Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015: Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates

  Cuba, US

Northern Ireland
Water service workers win important victory

23/01/2015: A victory for all workers and an inspiration to resist the ‘race to the bottom’

  Ireland North

Sri Lanka
Mobilise now to defend our demands

22/01/2015: Article first published in the Colombo Telegraph

  Sri Lanka

 US
Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015: "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"

  US, Video

Russia/Ukraine
Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015: As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall

  Russia, Ukraine

Greece
Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

20/01/2015: Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital

  Greece

Nigeria
The Massacre in Baga

19/01/2015: Socialism or Barbarism

  Nigeria

Review
‘Eleanor Marx - a life’

17/01/2015: Clare Doyle reviews ’Eleanor Marx - A Life’ by Rachel Holmes

  Review

 Video
Joe Higgins questions Irish Central Bank governor

16/01/2015: Socialist MP grills establishment over banking bubble and collapse

  Video

Nigeria
2015 general elections and the working masses

16/01/2015: Boko Haram and the war in the north-east

  Nigeria

  Video
Ruth Coppinger calls for referendum on abortion rights in Ireland

15/01/2015: "You march in Paris, yet uphold laws any religious fundamentalist would envy"

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 Video
A year of struggle in Brazil

14/01/2015: LSR members intervene in struggles of 2014

  Brazil, Video

Sri Lanka
New but uncertain period opens up

14/01/2015: President Sirisena aims for clean government but will face difficulties

  Sri Lanka

Iran
Labour and children’s rights activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to another nine years

13/01/2015: International action needed to overturn latest conviction and to immediately release Behnam

  Iran

Germany
What is behind the ‘PEGIDA’ anti-immigrant demonstrations?

13/01/2015: Unions and Left must organise against racism and for jobs and decent living standards for all

  Germany

France
Millions march for solidarity

12/01/2015: Unity against racism and capitalism!

  France

New Zealand
Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015: Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda

  New Zealand

France
Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

10/01/2015: The shocking, cold blooded slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage

  France

Norway
General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015: Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions

  Norway

Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa defeated

09/01/2015: Period of uncertainty opens

  Sri Lanka

Sweden
New elections cancelled

09/01/2015: “Peace deal” between government and right-wing opposition

  Sweden

Greece
Towards a Syriza government?

08/01/2015: General elections on 25 January

  Greece

France
Deadly attack on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

08/01/2015: Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

  France

Hong Kong
Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

07/01/2015: A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round”

  Hong Kong

Israel-Palestine
A successful Socialism conference in the shadow of national divide

06/01/2015: Over 150 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2014’ in Tel Aviv, organised by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM - CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement

05/01/2015: Agreeing Not To Agree, Again

  Ireland Republic

Environment
Market forces hold back renewable energy

01/01/2015: Have capitalist governments around the world finally woken up to the danger of global warming?

  Environment

New Year
Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014: As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle

  Britain, Europe, World Economy

Britain
In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014: As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…

  Britain, US

 CWI
National Question a key feature of political crisis of capitalism

28/12/2014: A socialist solution to national oppression

  CWI

Scotland
Blairite wins election as Labour’s new Scottish leader

27/12/2014: Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

  Scotland

Obituary
Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

26/12/2014: Former Australian Labour Party (ALP) prime minister

  Australia, Obituary

China
Hard landing in 2015?

24/12/2014: China’s economic slowdown already being felt throughout world economy

  China

Trotsky
‘The national principle’

24/12/2014: An article written by LEON TROTSKY, exposing the hypocrisy of world powers towards national minorities and oppressed peoples, translated into English for the first time

  History, Trotsky

Bangladesh

Bangladesh: One year on from Rana Plaza disaster

24/04/2014, Protest letter from Paul Murphy and other MEP’s
Socialistworld.net

Bangladesh: Over one hundred killed in election sham

23/01/2014, Both sides mired in corruption and violence
TU Senan, CWI

Bangladesh building collapse: Casualties of a rotten profit system

03/05/2013, It is said that where labour is cheap, life is cheap. This is never more so than in the recent horrific deaths of over 400 garment workers crushed in a collapsed building in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
The Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Bangladesh: Revolutionary fire at Shahbagh

15/03/2013, Verdicts of the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal this February, which were widely seen as overdue and too lenient, sparked off a wave of protests in Dhaka’s Shahbagh Square and throughout the country.
Protap Debnath, New Socialist Alternative (CWI India)

Bangladesh: The birth of Bangladesh

26/12/2011, Forty years ago, Bangladesh became an independent state, breaking away from Pakistan.
Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement Pakistan, first published in Socialism Today

Bangladesh: Striking garment workers victimised

21/12/2010, Strikes and protests by Bangladesh garment workers continue in the face of harsh repression by the state. Following the deaths of three strikers, shot down when police opened fire on demonstrators in Chittagong on 14 December, the protests have increased.
Manny Thain, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Bangladesh: fighting poverty pay

27/08/2010, Strike and protest action in around 4,000 factories
Manny Thain, Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales)

Textile workers: Protests in Bangladesh and Cambodia

04/08/2010, Thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh took to the streets of Dhaka to dismiss the recently announced increase in the minimum wage as completely inadequate.
The Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Bangladesh: 25,000 textile workers protest against poor wages

26/10/2007, Textile workers are on the move again.
Rukhsana Manzoor, Socialist Movement of Pakistan (CWI), Lahore

Bangladesh: Military called in as political crisis continues

31/12/2006, Troops were deployed throughout Bangladesh on Sunday 11 December supposedly to “maintain law and order”, according to a Presidential order.
Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement Pakistan, Lahore

Bangladesh: A new haven for reactionary Islam

20/11/2006, Trade unionists and left activists under threat
Khalid Bhatti Socialist Movement Pakistan, (CWI - Pakistan), London

Bangladesh: Political tension on the rise as 28 killed in violence

04/11/2006, Danger of army intervention
Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement Pakistan (SMP – CWI Pakistan), Lahore

Bangladesh: “We are not slaves, treat us like humans!”

05/09/2006, Protesting Bangladeshi garment workers torch factories
Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement Pakistan (SMP – CWI, Pakistan)

Bangladesh: 20,000 protesters march against British mining company

02/09/2006, 5 killed, 50 injured security force shootings
Khalid Bhatti, CWI, Pakistan

Bangladesh: Political chaos, Islamic fundamentalism and poverty

10/02/2005, Capitalist parties clash but no workers’ alternative
Khalid Bhatti, Socialist Movement Pakistan (SMP)

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US: Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address, 21/01/2015

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