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Iran
Petrochemical workers sentenced to jail and flogging

22/09/2014: Protest against Iranian government’s brutal sentences!

  Iran

 Environment
Video of Climate Summit meeting with Kshama Sawant

22/09/2014: Video of New York City Climate Summit meeting with Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Bill KcKibben, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges

  Environment, US, Video

Scotland
1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

19/09/2014: Urgent to build new mass party for the working class

  Scotland

Belgium
Right wing coalition aims for structural attack on workers

19/09/2014: Massive social resistance is looming

  Belgium

Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley - peace-maker or war-monger?

18/09/2014: A right-wing, sectarian demagogue who courted paramilitary violence

  Ireland Republic

Scotland
Independence referendum

18/09/2014: "Britain will never be the same again"

  Britain

Spain
Millions take to streets calling for Catalonia’s independence

18/09/2014: Only working class struggle can guarantee the right to decide and resist austerity

  Spain

Sweden
Conservative collapse, extreme-right gains

17/09/2014: CWI success, defended four council seats

  Sweden

Scotland
Thousands mobilise to oppose Project Terror in Scotland

17/09/2014: "You will not take this opportunity away from us"

  Scotland

US
Inequality and fight-back in the world’s richest country

16/09/2014: Socialist Alternative articulates political strategy to break from Democratic Party and capitalism

  US

 Video
John McInally on Scottish Independence

16/09/2014: John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity), adresses the issue of Scottish independence at a meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

  Video

Brazil
Will elections mark the end of the PT government?

15/09/2014: Space for Left alternative to win support

  Brazil

Asia-Pacific
Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan

13/09/2014: Warmongering governments ratchet-up national tensions in struggle for regional dominance

  Asia, Japan

Scotland
Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

12/09/2014: Big business, politicians and media attack independence

  Scotland

US
building a movement to end poverty pay!

12/09/2014: Spreading and organising the movement for decent wages

  US

South Africa
Community protest over corruption widens

11/09/2014: Authorities deploy heavily armed response

  Africa, South Africa

Chile
The other ‘9/11’

11/09/2014: 1973 bloody coup against Popular Unity government

  Chile

Ukraine
Fragile ceasefire holds but country remains “a tinder box”

10/09/2014: Only united working class action can secure lasting peace

  Ukraine

Bosnia
Privatise to colonise

08/09/2014: How looting of the economy led to mass social protests

  Bosnia

West Africa
Ebola outbreak - a crisis of capitalism

08/09/2014: Profit drive obstructs treatment and prevention

  Africa

Scotland
10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

08/09/2014: “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.”

  Scotland

Britain
Crisis brewing on all fronts

05/09/2014: The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters.

  Britain

Hong Kong
Occupy Central leader’s comments cast doubt over occupation plan

04/09/2014: After NPC ruling democracy activists are perplexed by Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s comments that the strategic part of struggle “should end”

  Hong Kong

 Iran
Support Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

04/09/2014: Support jailed labour activist’s demands against critical dentention conditions

  Iran, Solidarity

Scotland
Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

04/09/2014: Over 18,000 people have attended Hope Over Fear public meetings to hear socialist Tommy Sheridan.

  Scotland

Ukraine
Rebel forces gain territory

03/09/2014: International tensions escalate

  Ukraine

Beijing slams door shut on Hong Kong democracy

02/09/2014: Mass resistance against one-party dictatorship is the only way forward!

  Hong Kong

 Video
Revolution and counter-revolution in the world today

01/09/2014: Hannah Sell, deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) speaking at recent summer camp

  Video

France
Economic stagnation and political instability

29/08/2014: Hollande removes ‘lefts’ from government

  France

Turkey
Erdoğan sworn in as country’s President

29/08/2014: Significant poll gains for the left coalition HDP

  Turkey

 Solidarity
Iranian mine workers on strike

26/08/2014: Demand the release of the arrested workers!

  Iran, Solidarity

Nigeria
Fees victory at Lagos State University!

26/08/2014: Vigilance required from LASU students and workers to ensure that victory is permanent

  Nigeria

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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