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British soldier’s death in Syria shows how West lies over its interventions

A British SAS soldier was killed in Syria last week—despite a vote in parliament against British army intervention there.

Rail strikes in France are a warning signal for the bosses

French workers struck this week as part of a revolt against president Macron, writes Charlie Kimber

Bloody murder in Gaza exposes Israel as racist, terror state

Tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza have defied an appalling campaign of Israeli violence to join mass protests along the border with Israel.

Israeli forces kill and injure hundreds of Palestinian protesters

Israel killed at least 16 Palestinians on Friday as 30,000 people marched on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Rail strikes in France are sparking a broader workers’ revolt

National rail strikes in France which began on Tuesday are becoming a focus for a broader revolt by workers.

Israel jails Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi was sentenced to eight months in prison for standing up to an Israeli soldier

Workers gear up for massive pay fight in Denmark

Around 10,000 shop stewards met last week in Denmark as a major confrontation looms.

Fury as Catalan leader arrested in Scotland

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon has exposed her government’s fake radicalism by cooperating with the clampdown on Catalan independence.

Big anti-gun demos rage at the violence, racism and poverty in US society

Marches of hundreds of thousands of people show fury at racism, police and poverty, reports Alistair Farrow

Slovak prime minister's resignation fails to quell protest movement

Mass protests against corruption forced Slovakia’s social democratic prime minister Robert Fico to resign last Wednesday.

Protests in Brazil after councillor is murdered

The killing of socialist Marielle Franco has fed into wider anger at the state, says Charlie Kimber

Turkey ready to assault besieged city of Afrin

Turkish soldiers looked set to launch an assault on the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria this week

US pay fight spreads after West Virginia teachers’ strike wins

Powerful action by workers in West Virginia has inspired others to fight back

Tens of thousands demand fall of Slovak government after journalist’s murder

People have taken to the streets of Slovakia demanding the fall of prime minister Robert Fico.

Racists gain in Italian election as voters give centre left the boot

Racists did well in the Italian elections on Sunday.

West Virginian school strikers vow to stay on the picket lines

The West Virginia school workers’ strike is set to continue throughout this week after rank-and-file union members rejected a deal recommended by their leaders.

Austria’s fascists have had their ‘democratic mask’ ripped off

The new Austrian government of the Tories and the Freedom Party suffers from “Trumpism”

Striking teachers defy the law in the US

Around 20,000 teachers and school workers in all 55 districts of the US state of West Virginia struck on Thursday and Friday of last week over pay and healthcare costs

Crooks and racists vie for office in Italian elections

The failures of the Italian left have opened the door for right wing and racist forces

Israel threatens new assault on Gaza—and war with Iran

Israel is threatening a new and bloody war on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who are already suffering from a deepening crisis.

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