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China
Slowest growth rate since 1990

25/01/2015: Economy decelerated 30 percent in five years

  China

Cuba
Diplomatic relations with US restored, embargo eased

24/01/2015: Threat of capitalist restoration accelerates

  Cuba, US

Northern Ireland
Water service workers win important victory

23/01/2015: A victory for all workers and an inspiration to resist the ‘race to the bottom’

  Ireland North

Sri Lanka
Mobilise now to defend our demands

22/01/2015: Article first published in the Colombo Telegraph

  Sri Lanka

 US
Kshama Sawant gives socialist response to Obama’s "State of the Union" address

21/01/2015: "Why can’t Barack Obama say “Black Lives Matter”?"

  US, Video

Russia/Ukraine
Facing a turbulent 2015

21/01/2015: As death toll rises, economies plunge into freefall

  Russia, Ukraine

Greece
Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

20/01/2015: Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital

  Greece

Nigeria
The Massacre in Baga

19/01/2015: Socialism or Barbarism

  Nigeria

Review
‘Eleanor Marx - a life’

17/01/2015: Clare Doyle reviews ’Eleanor Marx - A Life’ by Rachel Holmes

  Review

 Video
Joe Higgins questions Irish Central Bank governor

16/01/2015: Socialist MP grills establishment over banking bubble and collapse

  Video

Nigeria
2015 general elections and the working masses

16/01/2015: Boko Haram and the war in the north-east

  Nigeria

  Video
Ruth Coppinger calls for referendum on abortion rights in Ireland

15/01/2015: "You march in Paris, yet uphold laws any religious fundamentalist would envy"

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 Video
A year of struggle in Brazil

14/01/2015: LSR members intervene in struggles of 2014

  Brazil, Video

Sri Lanka
New but uncertain period opens up

14/01/2015: President Sirisena aims for clean government but will face difficulties

  Sri Lanka

Iran
Labour and children’s rights activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, sentenced to another nine years

13/01/2015: International action needed to overturn latest conviction and to immediately release Behnam

  Iran

Germany
What is behind the ‘PEGIDA’ anti-immigrant demonstrations?

13/01/2015: Unions and Left must organise against racism and for jobs and decent living standards for all

  Germany

France
Millions march for solidarity

12/01/2015: Unity against racism and capitalism!

  France

New Zealand
Extreme poverty worsens

12/01/2015: Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda

  New Zealand

France
Counter terrorist threat with workers-led mass unity

10/01/2015: The shocking, cold blooded slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage

  France

Norway
General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015: Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions

  Norway

Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa defeated

09/01/2015: Period of uncertainty opens

  Sri Lanka

Sweden
New elections cancelled

09/01/2015: “Peace deal” between government and right-wing opposition

  Sweden

Greece
Towards a Syriza government?

08/01/2015: General elections on 25 January

  Greece

France
Deadly attack on satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

08/01/2015: Defend freedom of speech! Don’t let us be divided!

  France

Hong Kong
Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

07/01/2015: A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round”

  Hong Kong

Israel-Palestine
A successful Socialism conference in the shadow of national divide

06/01/2015: Over 150 people participated in the ‘Socialism Conference 2014’ in Tel Aviv, organised by the Socialist Struggle Movement (SSM - CWI in Israel-Palestine)

  Israel / Palestine

Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement

05/01/2015: Agreeing Not To Agree, Again

  Ireland Republic

Environment
Market forces hold back renewable energy

01/01/2015: Have capitalist governments around the world finally woken up to the danger of global warming?

  Environment

New Year
Political and economic ingredients for volatile 2015

31/12/2014: As crisis of capitalism worsens, vital to organise and continue the struggle

  Britain, Europe, World Economy

Britain
In defence of TUSC

30/12/2014: As the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition gears up for its biggest ever electoral stand…

  Britain, US

 CWI
National Question a key feature of political crisis of capitalism

28/12/2014: A socialist solution to national oppression

  CWI

Scotland
Blairite wins election as Labour’s new Scottish leader

27/12/2014: Murphy’s election means trade unions must build a new workers party

  Scotland

Obituary
Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014

26/12/2014: Former Australian Labour Party (ALP) prime minister

  Australia, Obituary

China
Hard landing in 2015?

24/12/2014: China’s economic slowdown already being felt throughout world economy

  China

Trotsky
‘The national principle’

24/12/2014: An article written by LEON TROTSKY, exposing the hypocrisy of world powers towards national minorities and oppressed peoples, translated into English for the first time

  History, Trotsky

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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