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Palestinians face brutal crackdown on resistance


Israel’s crackdown on the Palestinian resistance has continued since it was launched late last year following a speech by US president Donald Trump.

Protests in Iran show ‘anger and a huge desire for freedom’


Large protests against unemployment, poverty, corruption and the political elite that have swept Iran face a brutal crackdown by government forces.

UN votes down US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital


The US has failed to defeat a United Nations (UN) vote condemning Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The vote was held last night at the request of Arab states.

Austrian anti-fascists win court case against Freedom Party leader


Austrian revolutionary socialist organisation Left Turn Now has won a court case against fascist Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache. The judge called Strache “snivelling”. 

Greece brought to a standstill as workers go on general strike


A general strike across both the public and private sectors brought Greece to a standstill on Thursday. It was called by the ADEDY and GSEE union federations against austerity and the Syriza government’s attack on the right to strike.

Unions should fight for Japan’s workers


Economic difficulties and political discontent lies behind a row over workers’ wages in Japan.

Fury in Palestine as Trump declares Jerusalem ‘capital of Israel’


A speech by Donald Trump could trigger a new wave of Palestinian resistance—and protests in solidarity across the Middle East.

Rich cheer Trump as he hands them a trillion in tax cuts


Tax cuts worth £1.1 trillion were passed in the US Senate last Saturday—and the rich cheered

Thousands march on AfD conference


Around 10,000 anti-racists marched on the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party conference in Hanover last Saturday.

Gunfights and killing as Yemen rebels split


‘Treasonous leader’ assassinated as Saudi aggression fuels more chaos and carnage

Workers set for new general strike in Greece as Syriza government plans more austerity


Trade unions in Greece have called a general strike on Thursday 14 December as parliament is set to discuss next year’s budget.

Mass slaughter at Egyptian mosque follows repression by dictator el-Sisi


Egypt’s dictator General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi promised to respond with “brute force” after an appalling terror attack on a mosque

Zimbabwe’s new president promises reforms that will hurt the working class


Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa pledged to open up the country to international capital.

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.

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