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International round up - Egyptian activists returned to jail


Egyptian human rights lawyer and socialist Mahienour el-Massry has been jailed again alongside co-defendant Moatasem Medhat.

Sexual harassment at top level of US politics


The sexual harassment scandal at the top of US society has moved further into the political establishment.

Fears in Lebanon as its people ‘see war coming’


Ordinary people in Lebanon have begun stockpiling food and supplies, fearing that regional giant Saudi Arabia will push the country into civil war.

Robert Mugabe resigns: can ordinary people now win their own demands?


Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday after a coup by generals and mobilisations on the streets

Robert Mugabe—how an anti-colonialist hero became an authoritarian nationalist


Robert Mugabe was a hero of the struggle against colonialism and first leader of independent Zimbabwe. He then became a compromiser with imperialism—and finally a dictator.

Endgame in Zimbabwe as army looks to replace Mugabe with neoliberal ‘hardman’


Pressure is mounting on Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe after a coup by the army last Wednesday.

Australia’s vote for marriage equality is a victory, but not the end


Australians have voted overwhelmingly in favour of legalising marriage equality, sparking off celebration rallies of thousands around the country.

Zimbabwean socialist responds to ‘palace coup’ facing Mugabe’s regime


The Zimbabwean armed forces seized control of the capital Harare and detained president Robert Mugabe early on Wednesday morning. It is the result of a spiralling political crisis facing the regime, with rival factions of the ruling Zanu PF party jostling for power.

Socialist candidates have election success as voters turn against Trump


Donald Trump was elected US president one year ago. In a fitting act of defiance, voters brought in the most left wing candidates on offer in many city and state elections last week.

South Korea: 30,000 workers join protest and march to demand real change


Workers gathered in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, last Sunday to express their dissatisfaction with the government led by president Moon Jae-in.

Polish anti-fascists make brave stand against mass march


A tens of thousands-strong fascist-led march took place in Warsaw on Polish Independence Day last Saturday. At the same time anti-fascists organised a thousands-strong counter demonstration. 

Polish anti-fascists plan counter demo against mass march in Warsaw


Poland’s Independence Day this Saturday will be marked by one of the biggest demonstrations led fascists in Europe. The “Independence March”, held annually in the capital Warsaw, has attracted tens of thousands in recent years.

Jailings in Catalonia spur fight on streets


Successfully resisting the Spanish state will mean looking beyond elections, writes Dave Sewell

Sharp rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran forces out leader of Lebanon


 

Outrage after Spanish state jails and abuses Catalan government ministers


The Spanish authorities jailed the vice president and eight ministers of the deposed Catalan government, and then mistreated them

Only the mass movement can push Spanish state onto the back foot


A tumultuous week in the struggle over Catalonia saw a declaration of independence

International round-up - protests in Togo while right makes gains in Czech election


Brutal repression by Togolese dictator Faure Gnassingbe’s regime has forced more than 500 people to flee the West African country for Ghana.

FBI inquiry into Russian involvement in US election piles pressure onto Donald Trump


The pressure on racist, sexist US president Donald Trump was growing as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Catalonia declares independence after people power defies state blackmail


People all over Catalonia are celebrating the long-awaited declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament.

Catalonian independence hangs in the balance as Puigdemont hesitates


 The Spanish state is on the attack. Only radical measures can repulse the assault.

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