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History of Lydd and Ramle, cities at the heart of Palestinian revolt

Palestinians in Lydd and Ramle have faced decades of racist violence designed to drive them out and keep them a minority. It's the background to what is happening today.

Protests spread across Israel and terrify state’s rulers

Palestinians have risen up in towns and cities across the Israeli state.

Attacks on Palestinians show Israel is a racist state

Israel’s drive to force Palestinians from their homes is at the root of its renewed assault on the Gaza Strip

Resistance to Sheikh Jarrah evictions exposes Israeli state’s racism

An explosion of resistance against attempts to force Palestinians out of Jerusalem has exposed Israel’s racism and brutality.

International roundup—Fear as Covid-19 spreads from India to Nepal

India’s Covid-19 crisis is spreading across the border into neighbouring Nepal.

Colombian protesters and strikers face down corrupt president Duque

Protests and strikes have erupted throughout Colombia in response to assaults by right wing president Ivan Duque. 

Fear of resistance sees Palestine election pulled

Caught in a three-way ­stand-off with a jailed ­resistance fighter and an exiled chief torturer, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas dived for cover.

Mexico City maintenance workers issued over a dozen warnings before metro disaster

The horrific disaster on Mexico City’s metro railway system—with at least 24 people dead and dozens more seriously injured—was long in the making.

Vaccine used to attack rights in New Zealand and Hong Kong

New Zealand’s customs agency has sacked nine border workers, while in Hong Kong hundreds of thousands of migrant workers could lose their jobs

Revolt over tax increase in Colombia

Furious protests in Colombia have forced the right wing government to back down from plans to raise taxes on goods bought by ordinary people

Movement in Myanmar could turn towards armed struggle

The slaughter of democracy protesters in Myanmar ramped up again last weekend

Splits at top over India’s Covid crisis

India’s hard right prime minister Narendra Modi is finally feeling the heat after weeks of Covid-19 devastating the country.

French government’s racist crackdowns fuel far right coup threats

The French government is ramping up measures against migrants and Muslims—just as far right forces threaten a coup.

International round up—Troops aim to crush protests in Myanmar

Protesters have continued to take to the streets, and other ruling classes are concerned. writes Yuri Prasad

Big pharma wants to cash in on India’s coronavirus catastrophe

India is in the grip of a Covid-19 storm that is killing more than 2,000 people a day. But for the country’s two leading drugs firms this is not a time for mourning—it’s a time to cash in.

Hospitals in India near collapse as new wave hits and cases rise

As world Covid-19 deaths pass three million, India is in the grip of a terrible new wave of the virus. Other countries governed by the hard right face a similar situation, says Yuri Prasad

Fight killer cops after Floyd trial

Rage at a racist system and killer cops continued to burn as closing statements were heard on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin.

Furious protests after cops kill black man Daunte Wright near Minneapolis

Protesters raged on the streets of Brooklyn Center just outside Minneapolis on Sunday after cops murdered a black man.

Northern Ireland riots sparked by legacy of British imperialism

As Loyalist areas of Northern Ireland face unrest, Simon Basketter explains why the protests are taking place now, and what they mean for Britain’s imperialist interests

Virus still on the rise, despite the vaccine

Covid-19 infections are still soaring around the world, and it’s no time to end safety measures, says Sam Ord

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