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International round up: Students in Turkey ‘won’t back down’


Student protests have swept across Turkey, beginning at Istanbul’s Bogazici university. They could develop into the biggest revolt by young people since the Gezi Park protests of 2013.

Bankers’ and bosses’ man asked to take over in Italy


Italy's rulers want to install a technocrat to push through measures they cannot impose by normal means

Far right moves to smash farmers in India


 A coalition of far right thugs, police and government ministers are out to smash the Indian farmers’ movement.

Protests in Russia take aim at Putin and poverty


Alexei Navalny supporters are on the streets but have no more to offer working people than Vladimir Putin

Back on the streets fighting for abortion rights in Poland


'A draconian new law amounts to the torture of pregnant women and is a reminder for us all that our rights are never set in stone'

Indian farmers reap success after state violence fails to stop march into New Delhi


Farmers’ protests across India have been a massive blow to the ruling hard right BJP party. 

The state ‘should fear hungry people’ in Tunisia


Thousands of people in Tunisia have defied a state crackdown to protest against unemployment and poverty.

Militant farmers rage on the streets of India


Hundreds of thousands of protesting farmers on tractors were fighting their way into the Indian capital New Delhi as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Anti-apartheid hero Ronnie Kasrils slams South African police attack on disabled people


There is anger in South Africa after police water-cannoned poor, black, disabled people while a government minister looked on.

Beware of Biden’s empty promises


 Joe Biden was set to become US president on Wednesday this week, but don’t think that means ­justice for black people or an end to attacks on workers.

New elections for Palestinian Authority


The Palestinian Authority (PA) has said it will have its first elections in 15 years

‘Our action is a real step forward,’ say French health workers ahead of strikes


Health unions and patient groups were set for a day of strikes and protests across France on Thursday this week.

Report on deaths of 9,000 Irish children is a cover-up


An Irish investigation reported last week on how over 9,000 children died at 18 institutions for “unmarried mothers” and their babies between 1922 and 1998.

A year since the first Covid-19 death, global rulers have failed to contain coronavirus


Monday marked one year since the first Covid-19 death in Wuhan, China.

Israel keeps coronavirus vaccine from people in Palestine


The latest outrage shows that the so-called ‘two-state solution’ is a sham, says Nick Clark

Georgia Democrat wins mark Southern change


The victory of two Democrat senators in the southern state of Georgia has tipped the scales in Joe Biden’s favour just before he becomes president.

Fascism is more than a racist movement


A sinister collection of Trump supporters, far right conspiracy theorists and outright fascists were in the crowd that broke in the US Capitol building. There is no doubt Nazis were at the core.

‘We can beat back the fascists,’ says US socialist


Socialists in the United States are vowing to double down on their efforts to stamp on the fascist and racist threat

International round-up: Millions of workers could add to Indian farmers’ protests


Protests by hundreds of thousands of farmers in India continue to grow despite cold and heavy rain in the capital New Delhi. 

Trump resorts to threats in bid to cling onto power


US president Donald Trump is still refusing to concede defeat in last November’s election. 

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