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Locust devastation in East Africa is linked to climate change

Some 40 percent of the 160 million people in the region are already undernourished

New government in Israel poses a fresh threat to Palestinians

After more than a year of political deadlock, Israel is set for a new government committed to annexing huge chunks of the Palestinian West Bank.

International round-up: Protests in Paris, Israeli attacks hit Palestinians and Cape Town food fightback


Trump piles on pressure to end the US lockdown

US president Donald Trump is ramping up attempts to force people back to work even as coronavirus sweeps the country and deaths mount.

International round-up - quarantine for refugees, food riot and pause in Yemen war

Italy has quarantined refugees on a boat, police sparked a food riot in Nairobi and the bloody war in Yemen is paused

Mass graves in United States

US president Donald Trump last week said that he wants to kickstart the economy with a “big bang”.

Lockdowns lead to police brutality and repression in many African countries

Widespread poverty and lack of public health services make coronavirus a huge threat to people in Africa. But they also face ferocious attacks from state forces

US workers on strike as Trump backs big bosses

Fresh walkouts launched across the US as Trump says that hundreds of thousands should die for profit

Right only narrowly win in Polish presidential elections

Right-wing president Andrzej Duda took 51.03 percent of the vote to narrowly beat liberal Rafał Trzaskowski who took 48.97 percent in the second round of the Polish presidential elections last Sunday.

Coronavirus means ‘survival of richest’ in Global South, say South African shack dwellers

The effects will be even more harrowing if the virus spreads through the vast pools of extreme poverty in the Global South. 

Trump forced into small climbdown as death toll and US virus count rise

Trump forced into small climbdown as death toll and US virus count rise

Fresh strikes for coronavirus safety in Italy

Workers in Italy are resisting bosses’ attempts to benefit from the ­coronavirus crisis.

Strikes and repression spread across the African continent

Workers have suffered repression and evictions to try and stop the spread of the virus, but there has also been fightback in the form of strikes.

Millions fear starvation after shutdown imposed in India

The Indian government’s attempts to lockdown over a billion people are collapsing after only a few days.

US workers stage walkouts and protests over coronavirus safety

Workers’ action is spreading across the US to stop bosses putting profit ahead of health in the coronavirus crisis. 

Bosses are rocked by the ‘brutal change of attitude’ among workers

A series of strikes in French factories engaged in non-essential production has forced employers to close some of them down, at least temporarily.

Donald Trump’s corona crisis measures are handout for the rich

Trillions of dollars for a coronavirus aid package in the United States is mainly about protecting profits, writes Gabby Thorpe

Horror for refugees as conditions make coronavirus more deadly

In Greece overcrowded refugee camps on islands in the Aegean sea have been put on lockdown.

International round-up - Yellow Vests defy cops in France and deadlock in Israel

Yellow Vests took to the streets of Paris last Saturday, but their numbers were much lower than anticipated.

Democrats unite against left wing Bernie Sanders

It is now almost certain that Joe Biden will be the Democratic party nominee for president.

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