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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

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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