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Resistance in Egypt piles pressure on Abdel Fattah al-Sisi regime


Egyptians took to the streets on Friday and Saturday in courageous demonstrations against the regime of president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

International round-up—Strike to defend French pensions


Workers across France are set to strike next Tuesday against the government’s assault on pensions.

The West offers no solution to Hong Kong protesters


The biggest protests since the withdrawal of a hated extradition bill took place in Hong Kong last Sunday.

Hurricane Dorian devastates Bahamas


Hurricane Dorian has left staggering damage in its wake as it hit two northern islands in The Bahamas on 1 September.

Thousands join protests in South Africa against violence towards women


Women say that the government does not keep them safe from rape and assault, and are demanding urgent action from the authorities

Austerity and racism is on the cards for new government of chaos in Italy


Italy looked on the verge of having a new unstable government as Socialist Worker went to press.

Protests and strikes in Hong Kong as cops ramp up violence


Defiant action by protesters has been met with increasing levels of brutality, writes Sadie Robinson

International round up: Trump plan for indefinite detention of migrants


Donald Trump unveiled new rules last Wednesday that would allow migrants to be locked up indefinitely

‘All Kashmiris are angry with the government’


Kavita Krishnan has just returned from occupied Kashmir where she was part of an Indian solidarity delegation. She talked to Socialist Worker about conditions in Kashmir since the Indian government annexed the Muslim-majority territory earlier this month.

Protesters build barricades to defy police repression in Hong Kong


Tens of thousands of people defied police repression in Hong Kong over the weekend, marking the 12th week of mass protests. 

Italy in turmoil after far right Matteo Salvini pushes for snap election


Italy’s political crisis came to a head this week as prime minister Giuseppe Conte resigned after far right interior minister Matteo Salvini pulled the plug on the coalition.

Million march in Hong Kong as movement grows


Some 1.7 million people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday as the pro-democracy movement there entered its 11th week.

Hong Kong protesters refuse to give in to threats and intimidation


China is escalating its threats towards pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong as the movement is set to enter its 11th week.

‘Left’ government in Portugal uses troops to break indefinite strike by fuel tanker drivers


The Portuguese government – which some hail as a model of left wing success – has sent soldiers to drive tankers to break an indefinite strike.

Israeli cops fire tear gas at Palestinian worshippers in East Jerusalem


Israeli police attacked tens of thousands Palestinian worshippers in East Jerusalem last Sunday on Eid

Protesters shut down airport in Hong Kong and defy state repression


The mass movement has refused to leave the streets in defiance of the police, writes Sadie Robinson

Hundreds of migrants seized by US state


Nearly 700 immigrants were taken on Wednesday of last week in the biggest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) raid since Donald Trump took office. Over 600 Ice agents swept six workplaces across Mississippi.

Kashmiris take to the streets over Modi’s racist crackdown


The Indian government’s crackdown in Kashmir, on the border between India and Pakistan, is leading to resistance on the streets.

Fresh protests in Hong Kong after airport occupation


Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has refused to make any concessions in the face of mass demonstrations, rallies and strikes.

A third of Zimbabweans face a food crisis due to climate change and neoliberalism


More than five million people in Zimbabwe face hunger or starvation, according to the United Nations (UN).

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