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Spain faces a fresh crisis over Catalonia


A new political crisis was looming this week for Spanish Tory prime minster Mariano Rajoy over Catalonia and a crucial budget vote.

Protesters portrayed as "rioters", but it's heroic to resist Israel's occupation


Israel and its supporters blamed the deaths on Monday on Palestinians. They demonised the Palestinians for resisting the occupation.

Tories cosy up to Erdogan during visit and promise weapons for his assaults


The Tories and the queen rolled out the red carpet for Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan just as he is intensifying his crackdown on democratic rights and the Kurdish people

More strikes needed in France to smash Macron’s assault on workers


Impressive strikes and protests in France show how to fight back. But now is not the moment for unions to retreat

Israel’s missile strikes threaten major war with Iran


Donald Trump’s decision to impose new sanctions on Iran has already led to a frightening escalation of competition in the Middle East.

Refugees suffer as governments collude to keep them out at all costs


Horror stories from refugee camps in Greece and Libya have revealed the cruelty of the European Union’s (EU) border policies.

Trump threatens to escalate dangerous tensions in Middle East


US president Donald Trump is threatening a return to direct confrontation with Iran—amid growing tensions and the threat of war in the Middle East

Greek strikers and protesters show anti-austerity fight goes on


Health workers, power workers, pensioners and mining workers were all on the streets. But coordination is lacking.

Western bombs kill 40 Yemenis as Saudi Arabian-led attacks continue


At least 20 people were killed when an airstrike by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen last weekend.

Anti-austerity fury in Greece ahead of strikes against free market reforms


Hospital workers, council workers and teachers across Greece were set to march and strike together on Wednesday this week.

New injury trend for Palestinian victims of Israel as troops continue assault


Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinians, including a 14 year old boy, and wounded more than 150 others last Friday.

‘Gestures won’t win,’ says French rail striker


Strikes continue against Emmanuel Macron, but they need to urgently accelerate, says Charlie Kimber

Teachers stay out in Oklahoma after union leaders tell them to end their strikes


Teachers and other education workers in Oklahoma, US, are continuing strikes and protests for better pay—despite union leaders’ attempts to sell them out.

Cops batter occupying students at the Sorbonne as French strikes escalate


Police attacked and evicted occupying students at the Sorbonne university in Paris last week.

Day of massive strikes planned in France


The seven French trade union federations that called the massive day of public sector strikes and demonstrations on 22 March have called for another day of general action on 22 May.

Israeli state threatens more death in Gaza


Apartheid state justifies its violence after killing at least 29 Palestinians and injuring over a thousand

As strikes spread across France - the fight can go much further to stop Macron


The struggle of rail workers in France has inspired workers in other sections of the economy and students on university campuses. Charlie Kimber argues the fight can go much further

Teachers’ pay rebellion spreads across Oklahoma with second week of strikes


Teachers in the US state of Oklahoma began their second week of walkouts on Monday. They are striking for more pay and better education funding.

Far right antisemites win election in Hungary after vicious campaign


A party that believes in a world Jewish conspiracy won the Hungarian general election on Sunday. The Nazis came second.

Eurostar workers organise to stop scabbing during French rail strikes


Workers in Britain have organised to stop a scabbing attempt by bosses during the French rail strikes. It’s an excellent show of solidarity with a crucial battle—and the best sort of European unity.

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