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Britain
The struggles to come

27/05/2015: No fundamental change to be expected from the Labour Party

  Britain

Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific workers to strike in August

26/05/2015: Protesting cabin crew at Hong Kong airport explained their grievances to Socialist Action reporters

  Hong Kong

Canada’s ‘carbo-state’

26/05/2015: Only a socialist alternative can challenge the carbo-capitalists’ grip on Canadian politics

  Canada, Environment

New Zealand
Victory over zero-contract hours

24/05/2015: ‘Cotton On’ clothes retailer workers defeat attempt to remove rest and meal breaks

  New Zealand

Iraq/Syria
ISIS rout national armies at Ramadi and Palmyra

23/05/2015: United working class movement needed to sweep away sectarian militias and reactionary politicians

  Iraq, Syria

Britain
Labour leadership contest - appealing to big business

22/05/2015: The Labour leadership contest begs the question: what is the point of the Labour Party?

  Britain

Ireland North
Election marks growing rejection of sectarian status quo

21/05/2015: Opportunities to build new anti-sectarian political voice for working class and youth

  Ireland Republic

Spain
Is Podemos in crisis?

20/05/2015: Left and social movements in a state of flux, as key elections loom

  Spain

Britain
Build a movement to defeat Tories’ cuts savagery

20/05/2015: For massive union demonstrations, linked to a 24-hour general strike

  Britain

Ireland South
Vote ‘Yes’ to marriage equality!

19/05/2015: Referendum a product of long-waged campaign of struggle from below

  Ireland Republic

Greece
Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

18/05/2015: The choices before the Greek working class

  Greece

North Cyprus
‘Moderate leftist’ wins presidential election on peace ticket

16/05/2015: Workers’ common front, north and south, can find solution to island’s division

  Cyprus

Chile
Huge demonstrations call for free education

15/05/2015: New chapter opens in country’s political and ‘moral’ crisis

  Chile

Australia
East-West toll road dispute concluded

15/05/2015: Local community direct action secures victory

  Australia

Ireland
Parliament suspended after PM tells Socialist MPs “where to go”

14/05/2015: Contemptuous remarks reflect government concerns over non-payment of water charges

  Ireland Republic

Britain
Organising against Tory austerity starts now

14/05/2015: Potential for industrial response to cuts but needs determined leadership and campaigning

  Britain

 Video
Joe Higgins TD questions former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet

13/05/2015: "When bankers and bondholders’ gambles crashed, their massive burden of private debt was placed onto the shoulders of the Irish people"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Sudan
Mass apathy towards elections

12/05/2015: Renewed struggle from below needed to put an end to Bashir’s rule

  Sudan

USA
Presidential candidate declares "political revolution" against billionaires

12/05/2015: Campaign needs to build independent political power

  US

Britain
Fight against "five more damned years" of Tory rule

12/05/2015: Labour leader’s ’responsible capitalism’ shows its bankruptcy

  Britain

China
“In a hard landing now”

11/05/2015: Stock market frenzy and fabricated GDP figures cannot hide the reality of an economy in deep trouble

  China

Scotland
Labour annihilated

11/05/2015: SNP sweeps to victory by posing as an anti-austerity alternative

  Scotland

Britain
With the votes of 24% of the electorate, Tories have no mandate for more savage cuts

11/05/2015: Labour’s failure puts centre stage the need for new mass anti-austerity force

  Britain

Poland
65,000 workers demonstrate against governments’ policies

07/05/2015: Plan of action for a general strike needed

  Poland

Ireland North
Socialist Party replies to leading Sinn Fein councillor’s attacks

06/05/2015: How to fight cuts, sectarianism and to build workers’ unity

  Ireland North

Britain
Russell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

06/05/2015: Russell Brand calls on people to elect a Labour government, saying Ed Miliband will ’listen’ and wants pressure from below

  Britain

May Day 2015
International workers’ day marked by marches and rallies

05/05/2015: Photo gallery of the CWI taking part in May Day event across the world

  May Day

Iceland
Fighting for better wages

05/05/2015: General strike called for 26 May

  Iceland

May Day 2015
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos

01/05/2015: What sort of new society are we struggling for?

  May Day

Nepal
Disaster in Nepal –amplified by capitalism

30/04/2015: Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the south Asian region has been further devastated by the recent earthquake.

  Nepal

US
Rage in Baltimore

29/04/2015: The aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

  US

Book review
’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

29/04/2015: What the 1% will do to defend their class interests

  Review, US

 May Day 2015
Resisting austerity, exploitation, wars and oppression

28/04/2015: 125 years since first May Day – Build a united workers’ movement for socialism!

  CWI, May Day

Lebanon

Lebanon: Bombings, sectarian conflict and a refugee crisis

20/08/2013, Need to build an independent workers’ movement to confront terror, sectarianism and poverty
Tamer Mahdi, CWI

Lebanon: Public sector workers on indefinite strike over wages

04/03/2013, Workers’ unity against big business shows potential for anti-sectarian, socialist alternative
Tamer Mahdi, CWI

Lebanon: Sliding back to civil war?

25/10/2012, A workers’ alternative is urgently needed!
Aysha Zaki and Tamer Mahdi, CWI

Lebanon: Public sector workers take strike action

26/07/2012, Teachers and other workers demand new pay scales
CWI Lebanon

Lebanon: Union leaders call “a strike without credibility”

18/05/2012, Build fighting, democratic trade unions!
Tamir Mahdi, CWI Lebanon

Lebanon: Build a mass workers’ movement to get rid of the corrupt ruling class

03/05/2012, For a workers’ programme that puts forward the socialist alternative
Tamir Mahdi, CWI Lebanon

Lebanon: General Labour Confederation leaders sell out workers

17/10/2011, Build for 19 October ‘independent’ unions’ strike!
Tamer Mahdi, Beirut, CWI Lebanon

Lebanon: “Revolt! Against sectarianism! Revolt! Against corruption!”

21/03/2011, 20,000 take to Beirut’s streets: A workers’ alternative is needed - A workers’ movement is necessary!
CWI Lebanon

Lebanon: “Down with the sectarian system”

09/03/2011, Against sectarianism and capitalism – for a workers alternative!
CWI Lebanon

Lebanon: No illusions in the new government

31/01/2011, The conflict is between two sides of the same coin!
Tamer Mahdi, CWI Lebanon

Lebanon:Hezbollah-led opposition takes majority in government

26/01/2011, For the building of a mass workers alternative against sectarianism, war and poverty
Aysha Zaki, Beirut, CWI Lebanon

Lebanon: Build the movement for Palestinian rights in Lebanon!

28/06/2010, Say No to Racism and Sectarianism! For Unity among Lebanese and Palestinian Workers!
Text of CWI Lebanon leaflet

Lebanon: Joe Higgins sends support to struggle of Teachers Association

16/06/2010, Letter of solidarity
Joe Higgins, MEP Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)

Lebanon: Peace activists murdered by reactionary Israeli army

01/06/2010, Build a mass movement to break the sanctions on Gaza!
Aysha Zaki, CWI Lebanon

Lebanon: 1 May 2010: Workers of the World Unite!

07/05/2010, CWI leaflet
By Shadi Aoun, CWI, Lebanon

Lebanon: Opposition wins “peoples’ majority”, pro-government block wins parliamentary majority

12/06/2009, Renewed crisis - no alternative on offer
Aysha Zaki, CWI Lebanon

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