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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

Britain
'Slow coup' against left Labour leader

02/05/2016: Anti-Semitism charges a cynical campaign by right-wing to ditch Jeremy Corbyn

  Britain

May Day 2016
The idea of May Day on the march

01/05/2016: "The brilliant idea of May Day is the immediate stepping forward of the proletarian masses"

  May Day

Israel/Palestine
The Marxist left, the national conflict and the
Palestinian struggle

29/04/2016: The necessity of a class approach and a socialist alternative

  Israel / Palestine

Austria
Stop the rise of the far right!

27/04/2016: Against Hofer, the government and the system of the super-rich!

  Austria

Greece
Athens bus cleaners hold solid 48 hour strike

27/04/2016: Workers resist inhuman working conditions and violation of working rights

  Greece

Obituary

Obituary: Harald Mahrer (1974-2015)

27/03/2015, An active, critical and inspiring comrade
Sozialistische LinksPartei (CWI Austria) Reporters

Obituary: Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

26/12/2014, Former Australian Labour Party (ALP) prime minister
Conor Flynn, Socialist Party (CWI in Australia)

Obituary: Tony Benn

14/03/2014, Steadfast in speaking out for socialism
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) general secretary

Obituary: Bob Crow - an uncompromising fighter for the working class

11/03/2014, Bob Crow was a constant fighter for the working class and a champion of many important causes
Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Malaysia: Chin Peng dies

09/10/2013, New generation can learn from experience of Malaya Communist Party leader
CWI Malaysia

Obituary: Comrade Kemelo Ernest Mokgalagadi

11/06/2013, A genuine working class fighter and a revolutionary socialist
Mametlwe Sebei, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI South Africa)

Obituary: Victor Paananen

03/04/2013, Vic Paananen, who died on 24 March, aged 75, was a veteran socialist activist.
Lynn Walsh, editor of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Obituary: Nicos Remoundos, founding member of Xekinima, CWI Greece

15/09/2012, Socialist fighter against the military junta and capitalism
Xekinima Reporters (CWI Greece)

Obituary: Gaetan Kayitare

02/03/2011, Class fighter, internationalist, revolutionary
Sascha Stanicic, SAV

Obituary: John Macreadie - Committed socialist and militant union leader

22/12/2010, Lifelong Militant/Socialist Party member
From Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales) website

Ireland: A tribute to comrade Peter Hadden’s contribution

22/05/2010, Obituary
Kevin McLoughlin, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), Dublin

Obituary: Peter Hadden - an inspiring life for socialism

20/05/2010, PETER HADDEN, Northern secretary of the Irish section of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI), the Socialist Party, sadly died at the age of 60, in Belfast, on 5 May after a three year battle with cancer.
Niall Mulholland, first published in The Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Obituary: Tragic loss of comrade Andrei Klimentov

22/01/2009, Courageous socialist activist, campaigning journalist and human rights activist
Ainur Kurmanov, Socialist Resistance (CWI Kazakhstan)

Obituary: Terry Fields, former Militant MP

01/07/2008, ‘A workers’ MP on a worker’s wage’ – A fighter for the working class
Tony Mulhearn, Socialist Party (cwi England and Wales), Liverpool)

History: Ted Grant - Militant pioneer dies

25/07/2006, Ted Grant, one of the founders of Militant, the forerunner of the Socialist Party, has died at the age of 93, in London.
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party (England and Wales)

Arthur Miller: Death of a dissenter

21/02/2005, Arthur Miller, the American playwright, died on 9 February, aged 89, having battled with cancer, pneumonia and a heart condition.
Tony Mulhearn, Liverpool

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