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Fury at rigged presidential election sparks big demonstrations in Belarus

Thousands of defiant protesters clashed with riot police on the streets of Belarus in eastern Europe on Sunday.

Eyewitness from Beirut—‘The explosion means we have to change everything’

“We have been fighting the system for a long time, now our anger has overflowed, it has gone beyond everything normal because the explosion at the harbour means we have to change everything.

Protests take fight to Trump

Donald Trump is ­stepping up his right wing threats as he tries to secure his presidency.

Millions in danger as Covid-19 sweeps through India's slums

A new report reveals that Covid-19 is tightening its grip on India, and that millions of the world’s poorest people are in grave danger.

Workers in Russia riot and strike over unpaid wages

A wave of workers’ protests and riots over unpaid wages and working conditions has swept Russia during the coronavirus pandemic.

Florida teachers resist unsafe return to school

The biggest teaching union in Florida has filed a lawsuit to challenge an order to reopen schools next month.

US federal forces rampage to put down BLM risings

Protesters in Portland, Oregon, have night after night fought back against repression by Donald Trump’s federal troops.

Global spread of coronavirus is a warning of the threat from reckless Tory policies

Coronavirus continues to sweep across the globe, with underfunded and understaffed health services struggling to provide care. 

Anti-racist protesters face repression in Portland - but refuse to be cowed

Anti-racist protesters in Portland, Oregon are continuing their battles against police and federal troops sent in by US president Donald Trump.

Migrants locked up in Russia stage mass hunger strike

Socialists in Russia report on a hunger strike and sit-in by migrants trapped in Russia's detention system

Black Lives strike hits 160 cities across US

Workers’ action on Monday showed the anger at racism and poor conditions, says Sophie Squire

Struggle wins pay rise from Macron, but health workers in France protest for more

Mass demonstrations, strikes and consistent campaigning have forced the French government to give a pay rise to health workers.

Record rises in global coronavirus cases warn against a return to ‘normal’

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recorded two consecutive record daily increases in coronavirus cases across the globe on Friday and Saturday.

Response to Covid-19 outbreak in Victoria treats ordinary people as ‘expendable’

The Australian state of Victoria recorded 363 new coronavirus cases on Saturday amid growing anger at how the authorities are failing to protect people.

Millions threatened by a famine driven by the coronavirus

The World Health Organisation recorded a record number of global cases on Sunday.

Right only narrowly win in Polish presidential elections

Right-wing president Andrzej Duda took 51.03 percent of the vote to narrowly beat liberal Rafał Trzaskowski who took 48.97 percent in the second round of the Polish presidential elections last Sunday.

US ‘Strike for black lives’ called as details emerge of George Floyd’s killing

A coalition of trade unions and campaign groups in the US is organising a “strike for black lives,” set for Monday 20 July.

International round up: Israel stalls annexation

Israel stalled plans to annexe huge chunks of the Palestinian West Bank last week.

Global Covid-19 cases rise sharply after states lift lockdowns

More than 11 million people across the globe have now been infected by Covid-19.

Mass demonstrations defy draconian new laws in Hong Kong

Thousands of demonstrators defied the new law and a police ban on protests by chanting pro-independence slogans and waving independence flags

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