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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

Huge protests in Sudan to ‘correct the path of revolution’


Hundreds of thousands of protesters—perhaps a million in all—poured on to the streets of Sudan

French voters punish Macron as greens and fascists gain


The fascist National Rally (RN) won the position of mayor of Perpignan in the second round of municipal elections in France on Sunday.

Bosses’ coalition takes over in Ireland


It’s a desperate attempt to maintain the old set-up after it was rejected by voters earlier this year

Stand with the Palestinians against Israeli annexation


Israel looked set to begin moves to annexe up to a third of the Palestinian West Bank from Wednesday of this week.

Trump’s drive to end lockdown is behind growing catastrophe in US


The death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 128,000 in the US on Monday

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