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Mahalla textile workers in Egypt hold huge sit-in over austerity


The textile factories of Mahalla are once more a frontline of resistance, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Nazi boat is blocked in Mediterranean ports, but refugees face other obstacles


A boat hired by far right activists to stop NGOs from rescuing refugees has been turned away from a series of Mediterranean ports.

Donald Trump backs Republican senators’ plan to slash legal immigration in half


Racist, sexist US president Donald Trump stepped up his assault on ordinary people last week

Military base attacked in Venezuela as right stoke violence against left wing government


A raid on a Venezuelan military base has raised the threat of a military coup or outright civil war

Trump ramps up tensions in Asia


Warmonger in chief Donald Trump is ramping up tensions in Asia with fresh sanctions against the North Korean dictatorship.

Vote in Venezuela shows weakness of the right wing opposition to Maduro


Elections to Venezuela’s new constituent assembly last Sunday saw long voting queues in poorer, more pro-government neighbourhoods.

Splits won’t stop nasty offensive from Trump


Splits within the US ruling class threaten to topple US president Donald Trump—but they may not be enough on their own.

Israel backs down from Al Aqsa clampdown


Mass protests last Friday forced Israeli forces to reopen the Al Aqsa mosque to all worshippers.

Assault on Mosul ‘killed 40,000 civilians’ and US allies are still murdering people


The number of civilians killed during the assault on Mosul in Iraq is much higher than earlier estimates from the Iraqi government and the US.

Israeli clamp down at Al Aqsa mosque marks new crackdown on Palestinians


Israel has launched a new crackdown on Palestinians in East Jerusalem, restricting Muslim access to the Al Aqsa mosque compound.

US election deal with Russia comes back to bite Donald Trump after emails leak


Will new revelations start to unravel US president’s tangled web of lies about lies, asks Simon Basketter

Lebanese socialist activists targeted after call for solidarity with Syrian refugees


Activists from the Socialist Forum in Lebanon are facing a campaign of threats and intimidation after they called for a protest in solidarity with Syrian refugees.

It’s our world or theirs as protests take on the G20 rulers in Hamburg


US president Donald Trump declared the G20 world rulers’ summit in Hamburg, Germany, last week a “wonderful success”.

Protests against the G20 in Hamburg have left the German government in a mess


The protests against the G20 summit in Hamburg over the last week showed that there’s a huge discontent with ruling classes all over the world.

Mission accomplished? Iraq’s heard that before


The Iraqi military said it was in the final stages of capturing the city of Mosul from Isis as Socialist Worker went to press.

Trump’s racist Muslim ban is back on


Donald Trump’s racist Muslim Ban was given the green light by a unanimous vote of the US Supreme Court judges on Monday.

Moroccan protests combat repression, poverty and inequality


The movement has revived again on a national scale with tens of thousands involved in demonstrations

Qatar crisis exposes dangerous tensions


A campaign of sanctions and threats against Gulf state Qatar showed up tensions among competing Middle Eastern powers—and confusion among the US ruling class.

Trouble for Trump after top spook Comey's allegations


Congressional hearing damages the US president

Catalonia independence referendum defies Spanish state ban


The Catalan government in Barcelona has called a referendum on independence—defying a ban by the Spanish government in Madrid.

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