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Algerian government fiddles as country burns


At least 71 people have died in Algeria as forest fires sweep through large parts of the north African country.

South African police unleash wave of violence against poor


In a brutal response to recent riots and looting, South African police are terrorising poor people and demanding receipts for their food and other goods.

International round-up: Democracy under threat in Tunisia after coup


President Kais Saied is manoeuvring for total power after his takeover last month, explains Nick Clark

New rage on streets of Guatemala


Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets in Guatemala this week to call for the resignation of president Alejandro Giammattei

Senior general makes himself prime minister in Myanmar


The head of the military dictatorship in Myanmar this week declared himself prime minister of a “caretaker government”

Delta variant outbreaks around the world show new Covid danger


The US’s chief medical adviser has warned that “things will get worse” as coronavirus cases soar

Right move against new left wing president in Peru


Bosses are trying to sabotage Pedro Castillo

Israeli settlers move to evict Palestinians


Israel’s supreme court was set to rule on the eviction case that sparked the Palestinian uprising earlier this year, as Socialist Worker went to press.

International round-up: Demonstrations demand Bolsonaro out in Brazil


Angry protests have continued in Brazil as far right president Jair Bolsonaro’s popularity plummets.

Tunisia protests trigger a crisis


Tunisia’s president sacked the country’s ­government after ­protests over poverty, unemployment and a spike in Covid-19 cases.

Worldwide support grows for Egyptian socialist on hunger strike in prison


Supporters around the world of hunger striking Egyptian prisoner Hisham Fouad have launched a petition demanding his urgent release.

Wave of protests over water shortages in Iran


People in south west Iran have protested and fought with police for seven days in a row over a water shortage crisis.

‘It can’t be business as usual in South Africa after this’


 South African activists analyse what caused a social explosion last week

‘There are no jobs, we are hungry’—riots sweep across South Africa


An explosion of rage is sweeping across large parts of South Africa.

Urgent solidarity needed with Egyptian socialist on prison hunger strike


Activists are appealing for solidarity with imprisoned Egyptian socialist and journalist Hisham Fouad after he launched a hunger strike.

Back the protests in Cuba, but beware US imperialism


Mass protests in Cuba are prompted by real grievances. Sophie Squire looks at the revolt but warns of the forces that will try to use them

Jacob Zuma’s jailing shows up South African government’s failures after end of apartheid


Forty minutes before midnight on Wednesday, Jacob Zuma’s motorcade sped out of his mansion to hand himself into custody. It is the latest step downwards for the former South African president.

Protests rock African monarch’s reign in Eswatini


Africa’s last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Eswatini—formerly known as Swaziland—is facing a mass revolt.

Strike wave spreads across Iran’s oil fields


A strike by Iranian oil workers has spread to at least 70 oil, gas, and petrochemical companies across eight provinces.

Heatwave driven by climate change smashes temperature records


The death toll is rising as a heatwave continues to sweep parts of the US and Canada.

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