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Three million join second day of strikes over climate change

Some three million people joined a huge climate strike across 28 countries on Friday of last week.

General Motors workers in the US win global solidarity for their strike

A strike by nearly 50,000 General Motors (GM) staff across the United States has entered its third week as talks between the company and the United Auto Workers union (UAW) continue.

Impeachment threat against Donald Trump escalates a crisis for the US ruling class

The political battle going on at the top of US society has reached a new pitch. US speaker of the Senate Nancy Pelosi announced last week that formal impeachment proceedings are set to begin against president Donald Trump.

Big strikes and protests in New Zealand kick off day of action over climate change

A huge climate strike has hit New Zealand, where 170,000 people have walked out to demand climate justice.

Hong Kong fight rages on streets

Protesters in Hong Kong defied police repression as they took part in a 16th successive weekend of protests last weekend.

Workers in France strike back as Emmanuel Macron attacks pensions

Strikes on the railways, in schools and many other sectors swept France on Tuesday against president Emmanuel Macron’s assault on pensions.

Resistance in Egypt piles pressure on Abdel Fattah al-Sisi regime

Egyptians took to the streets on Friday and Saturday in courageous demonstrations against the regime of president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

International round-up—Strike to defend French pensions

Workers across France are set to strike next Tuesday against the government’s assault on pensions.

The West offers no solution to Hong Kong protesters

The biggest protests since the withdrawal of a hated extradition bill took place in Hong Kong last Sunday.

Hurricane Dorian devastates Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian has left staggering damage in its wake as it hit two northern islands in The Bahamas on 1 September.

Thousands join protests in South Africa against violence towards women

Women say that the government does not keep them safe from rape and assault, and are demanding urgent action from the authorities

Austerity and racism is on the cards for new government of chaos in Italy

Italy looked on the verge of having a new unstable government as Socialist Worker went to press.

Protests and strikes in Hong Kong as cops ramp up violence

Defiant action by protesters has been met with increasing levels of brutality, writes Sadie Robinson

International round up: Trump plan for indefinite detention of migrants

Donald Trump unveiled new rules last Wednesday that would allow migrants to be locked up indefinitely

‘All Kashmiris are angry with the government’

Kavita Krishnan has just returned from occupied Kashmir where she was part of an Indian solidarity delegation. She talked to Socialist Worker about conditions in Kashmir since the Indian government annexed the Muslim-majority territory earlier this month.

Protesters build barricades to defy police repression in Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of people defied police repression in Hong Kong over the weekend, marking the 12th week of mass protests. 

Italy in turmoil after far right Matteo Salvini pushes for snap election

Italy’s political crisis came to a head this week as prime minister Giuseppe Conte resigned after far right interior minister Matteo Salvini pulled the plug on the coalition.

Million march in Hong Kong as movement grows

Some 1.7 million people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday as the pro-democracy movement there entered its 11th week.

Hong Kong protesters refuse to give in to threats and intimidation

China is escalating its threats towards pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong as the movement is set to enter its 11th week.

‘Left’ government in Portugal uses troops to break indefinite strike by fuel tanker drivers

The Portuguese government – which some hail as a model of left wing success – has sent soldiers to drive tankers to break an indefinite strike.

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