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The election of Macron in France won’t solve a ruling class crisis


A neoliberal president in office, all the main political parties in crisis—and fascists waiting in the wings. Dave Sewell says there’ll be more French resistance to come

US Republicans lead the assault on healthcare with new repeal bill


Donald Trump’s US government is pushing through healthcare attacks, but mobilising on the streets can beat them back, reports Alistair Farrow

French left organises against the Nazi Marine Le Pen in presidential election


It’s right to emphasise the danger of Le Pen—and to oppose ex-banker Macron too, says Dave Sewell

Mass protests in the US will mark 100 days of Donald Trump


In the 100 days since Donald Trump came to office he has clashed with sections of the political establishment and, crucially, faced opposition on the streets and in workplaces.

Thousands of Palestinians join general strike in solidarity with prisoners


Clashes erupted across the West Bank last Friday as Palestinians held a “day of rage” in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners.

Thousands strike and march in the US for migrants’ rights on May Day


The movement against Donald Trump’s crackdown on migrants leapt forward on Monday.

US and its allies rattle sabres in Korea row


The US and South Korea held their “largest ever” annual joint military exercise last week. The Japanese navy is sending two destroyers to rendezvous with US warship Carl Vinson.

Over 20,000 march on racist AfD party's conference in Germany


Over 20,000 people protested against the racist Alternative for Germany (AfD) conference in Cologne last Saturday. 

Establishment parties in crisis and fascists on rise after first round of French election


For the first time neither of France’s main parties will be represented in the second round of its presidential elections, after an historic upset in Sunday’s first round.

Turkey’s president wins referendum through force and fraud


Protesters took to the streets of several Turkish cities last Sunday after authorities declared victory for president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a referendum. Also: hunger strike in Palestine, mass protests in Serbia

Palestinian hunger strike in Israeli prisons


Between 1,600 and 2,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails began a hunger strike on Monday.

Protests erupt after Serbian election


Protests against president-elect Aleksandar Vucic have swept across Serbia in recent weeks.

Donald Trump’s row with North Korea could prove deadly


Warmongering US president Donald Trump is ramping up tensions across the world to assert the US’s global dominance.

Trade unionists in Nigeria, Kazakhstan and India need our solidarity


Workers in Nigeria, Kazakhstan and India are fighting bosses’ attacks in the face of repression from their governments.

Pakistan—Riaz Ahmed released but battle for justice continues as charges not dropped


Dr Riaz Ahmed, a human rights defender and renowned Marxist intellectual in Pakistan, has won bail following a court case today, Thursday

International activists meet in Hamburg and plan action at the G20 summit


Activists from across Europe are planning to shut down Hamburg when the global ruling class, including Donald Trump, hold their G20 Summit there in July. Tens of thousands are expected join a week of protest in the northern German port city.

Protests in Gaza after Palestinian Authority slashes public sector workers’ wages


Thousands of Palestinian public sector workers have taken to the streets in Gaza in protest against a pay cut.

Free Riaz Ahmed!


Dr Riaz Ahmed, human rights defender and renowned Marxist intellectual, was seized by security forces in Pakistan on Saturday

Corruption crisis could bring down South African president Jacob Zuma


Protests in South Africa have rocked the state and could topple the president, writes Charlie Kimber

International news round up


Stories from the resistance to police violence in France, and solid strikes by Irish transport workers fighting pay cuts

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