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Greece
Bus cleaners renew strike after management’s broken promises

29/05/2016: "Triple-oppressed workers - immigrants, women and low-paid – show way forward"

  Greece

Congo
Day of Protest 26 May

28/05/2016: New massacres in mineral-rich region

  Congo

 Kazakhstan
Embassy protests in solidarity with struggle against land privatisation and for democratic rights

27/05/2016: Soldarity actions take place internationally against Nazarbayev regime

  Kazakhstan, Solidarity

Brazil
Mass protests against new government begin

27/05/2016: LSR (CWI) forces participation highlighted

  Brazil

 Solidarity
Brutal bosses attack striking Lisbon Dockers

25/05/2016: Protest and solidarity messages needed

  Solidarity

Austria
Only 31,026 votes prevent far right’s Hofer becoming president

24/05/2016: ‘Breathing space’ offers chance to build a fighting, democratic left alternative

  Austria

Britain
EU referendum exposes gaping political fault-lines

24/05/2016: New road can open up for labour movement if working class relies on its own forces

  Britain

Kazakhstan
Massive police operation confronts demonstrators

23/05/2016: Nazarbayev regime faces mounting opposition

  Kazakhstan

Australia
Federal election looming

21/05/2016: How should the labour and social movements respond?

  Australia

Kazakhstan
 Anger against Nazarbayev expressed on the streets

20/05/2016: ‘Illegal’ protests planned for Saturday 21 May

  Kazakhstan

Brazil
Fall of President Dilma Rousseff unleashes offensive against working class

19/05/2016: The impeachment process and historic crisis of the PT (Workers’ Party)

  Brazil

Britain
Brexit, the EU and the economy

19/05/2016: Remain or Leave, workers must fight for socialist change

  Britain

Nigeria
General strike begins

18/05/2016: Determined leadership and clear strategy needed to succeed

  Nigeria

Ireland
‘Jobstown trials’ to go ahead

18/05/2016: Government loses battle on water charges but wages war on Left

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Striking Athens bus cleaners continue their struggle

17/05/2016: Court declares strike ‘lawful’

  Greece

Canada
Fire devastates Fort McMurray

16/05/2016: Capitalism equals environmental destruction

  Canada

Saudi Arabia
Gathering storms over the House of Saud

13/05/2016: Collapse of oil prices expose fragile foundations of oil Gulf monarchies

  Middle East, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

France
New stage in battle over labour law

12/05/2016: Hollande’s decision to over-rule parliament provokes another round of struggle

  France

Kazakhstan
Protests erupt

12/05/2016: Phoney elections have not brought stability

  Kazakhstan

Sweden
Successful Congress for CWI forces

12/05/2016: Political foundations laid for new branches and growth in other Nordic countries

  Sweden

Ireland
100th anniversary of the execution of James Connolly

12/05/2016: Revolutionary socialist, militant workers' leader and internationalist

  Ireland Republic

Northern Ireland
Main parties win Assembly elections…

11/05/2016: But positive moves against sectarian politics

  Ireland North

Belgium
Trade unions announce new plan of action

11/05/2016: Call for two national demonstrations, building towards general strikes

  Belgium

Quebec
The fight for $15 shows true colors of Parti Québecois

10/05/2016: No to an all-class pro-independence alliance

  Quebec

Britain
Elections show anger and fragmentation

10/05/2016: Mobilise the anti-austerity mood into a mass, democratic movement to defeat the right

  Britain

Scotland
SNP win elections

09/05/2016: New openings for a socialist left alternative emerge

  Scotland

Ireland
How long can Kenny’s government last?

07/05/2016: Minority government supported by two main parties and “Independents” formed

  Ireland Republic

 Video
Paul Murphy sets record straight on "legal aid"

06/05/2016: Socialist MP threatened with jail for protesting against water charges responds to attacks in Irish parliament

  Video

South Africa
Zuma must go!

06/05/2016: Build a socialist mass workers’ party for a government of the working class

  South Africa

 Solidarity
Portuguese dock workers’ indefinite strike

05/05/2016: What we cannot do: leave the dockers alone

  Solidarity

Britain
90th anniversary of epochal general strike

05/05/2016: When workers tasted power

  Britain

Hong Kong
Racist smear campaign against refugees

05/05/2016: Socialist Action (CWI) initiates successful anti-racist march

  Aceh

May Day 2016
Rallies and marches mark international workers' day

04/05/2016: Photo gallery of CWI's global May Day participation

  May Day

Ireland
Water charges suspended

03/05/2016: Protest movement and boycott force huge Establishment parties climb down

  Ireland Republic

Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Stop the Rampal power project

31/03/2016, The world’s largest mangrove forest lies on the deltas of three rivers: the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is here, in an area of outstanding natural beauty called the Sundarbans, that the Bangladeshi government plans to site a coal-fired power plant.
Pete Mason, Barking and Dagenham Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

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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