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 Portugal
Government attempts to forcefully break TAP strike

19/12/2014: Solidarity messages needed with “requisitioned” airline workers

  Portugal, Solidarity

Kazakhstan
Third anniversary of Zhanaozen massacre marked

18/12/2014: Struggle to free political prisoners continues

  Kazakhstan

Latin America
The end of one cycle and the beginning of another

17/12/2014: Document on Latin America, agreed by CWI International Executive Committee

  Latin America

Taiwan
Kuomintang’s landslide election defeat redraws the political map

17/12/2014: Taiwan’s ‘Sunflower Movement’ and democracy protests in Hong Kong fuel massive rejection of ruling party

  Taiwan

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

15/12/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Ireland
Mass water charges protest on 10 December

15/12/2014: Dublin City centre came to a standstill as different marches made their way to the Dáil

  Ireland Republic

Sweden
Political crisis and new elections

15/12/2014: Right-wing alliance relied on racist party to defeat budget

  Sweden

Greece
Government brings forward presidential election

12/12/2014: Kick out the austerity government and Troika! For a Syriza government with bold socialist policies!

  Greece

Sri Lanka
Presidential Election January 8, 2015

11/12/2014: Socialist candidate challenges all other forces

  Sri Lanka

 Video
Paul Murphy speaks at mass Dublin water charges protest

11/12/2014: For a new political movement to bring the "mob" to power

  Ireland Republic, Video

Greece
Violent clashes over prisoner hunger strike

09/12/2014: Cruel and vengeful actions by the State and ruling elite

  Greece

 Video
All out on 10 December against water charges!

09/12/2014: Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger speak in Irish parliament

  Ireland Republic, Video

Australia
Major community victory stops Melbourne’s East-West Toll Road

08/12/2014: Socialist Party leads successful campaign against Toll Road and for investment in public transport

  Australia

US
An Uprising Against Police Violence

08/12/2014: From Ferguson to Staten Island

  US

Philippines
‘Economic miracle’ – a neo-liberal nightmare for the masses

30/11/2014: Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions

  Philippines

 World Perspectives
A turbulent period in history

27/11/2014: Signs of revival of class struggle signposts the future

  CWI

Britain
Right wing, populist UKIP wins second Parliament seat

26/11/2014: Labour’s pro-austerity ‘opposition’ no alternative

  Britain

South Africa
Metalworkers’ union expelled from COSATU

25/11/2014: Rebuild the trade union movement on socialist principles!

  Africa, South Africa

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

Thailand

Thailand: Prolonged political crisis

27/01/2014, Working class and rural poor need party of their own
Ravichandran, CWI Malaysia

Thailand: ‘Clone’ of Thaksin elected, but social conflicts could persist

12/08/2011, The business-woman, Yingluck Shinawatra, sister of the controversial former prime minister, the tycoon Thaksin Shinawatra, was chosen by Thailand’s parliament as the country’s 28th prime minister on 5 August.
By CWI supporters, Malaysia

Thailand: Joe Higgins MEP condemns the brutal repression of protesters

27/05/2010, At a Plenary Session of the European Parliament, Joe Higgins MEP condemns the brutal repression of protesters in Thailand by the military
Joe Higgins speaking in the European Parliament

Thailand - eyewitness report: Decisive battle between the "reds" and the government?

19/05/2010, By the time this report was written, the tension had increased to a new level in the streets of Bangkok since the passsing of Wednesday night’s ultimatum.
By a socialistworld.net reporter in Thailand, Friday 14/10

Thailand: Red-shirt supporters invade parliament

07/04/2010, Thousands demand dissolution as political crisis deepens
Raviechandren (CWI in Malaysia) analyses recent events

Thailand: Battles on streets of Bangkok

14/04/2009, Neither major party has solution for working and poor people
Clare Doyle, CWI

Thailand: Democrat Party’s coalition forms new government

16/12/2008, Political conflict far from over
Raviechandren, CWI Malaysia

Thailand: Courts rule Prime Minister, Samak Sundaravej, must resign…ruling party re-nominates Samak

12/09/2008, Weeks of bloody protests and political deadlock within ruling elite
Raviechandren, CWI, Malaysia

Thailand: Pro-Thaksin party’s election triumph creates more uncertainty

11/01/2008, Society polarised
Raviechandren, Malaysia

thailand: Military coup follows political deadlock

23/09/2006, Army suppresses democratic rights
Ravie Chandren, Socialist Party, Saturday 23 of September 2006

Thailand: Premier Thaksin steps down

12/04/2006, But political crisis persists
Ravie Chandren, Socialist Party (England and Wales)

Thailand: Thousands protest to demand Thaksin’s resignation

07/03/2006, Corruption and cronyism have driven thousands onto the streets
Ravie Chandren, Socialist Party England and Wales

Thailand: Tsunami carries Thaksin back to power.

10/02/2005, Prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra (pronounced "Chin-a-what") and his Thai Rak Thai (TRT) party are on course for a crushing parliamentary majority following the elections in Thailand on Sunday 6 February.
Laurence Coates, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna, Stockholm

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