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Belgium
Massive general strike makes the government wobble

19/12/2014: Towards a second plan of action to get rid of this government and austerity!

  Belgium

 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

Obituary

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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