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Spain
a break in the political establishment

07/02/2016: December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity.

  Spain

US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class has enthused millions of people throughout the US looking for a political alternative to Wall Street.

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

China 2015
A year of unnatural disasters

04/01/2016: Corruption, poor oversight and chase for profits, maim thousands

  China

Britain
Corbyn’s supporters want resistance against the right

01/01/2016: Edited extracts from an article by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, that will be published in the first 2016 issue of the Socialist (7 January).

  Britain

 Review
Alexandra Kollontai

29/12/2015: A life of socialist struggle

  Review, Women

Review
Revisiting Animal Farm

27/12/2015: Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution

  Review

Review
Charlie Chaplin

25/12/2015: Playing the underdog

  Review

Spain
Elections mark shift to the Left

23/12/2015: No government majority as Podemos partially recovers

  Spain

Environment
A world of change

23/12/2015: Human beings have radically altered the Earth, adapting nature in the struggle to survive and thrive…

  Environment

Pakistan
Hundreds protest against religious extremism and increased intolerance

21/12/2015: Rally organised by Socialist Movement Sindh in Mir Pur Khas

  Pakistan

China
Regime cracks down on labour activists

19/12/2015: Arrests in Guangdong province as workers’ struggles multiply

  China

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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