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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.

Protesters show anger at Palestinian Authority

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has launched a crackdown on protesters and activists in West Bank cities.

Heat wave shows climate danger

A heat wave across the US pacific northwest is a reminder of how climate change can lead to weather events that are potentially “life-endangering”.

Nine Catalan political prisoners freed, but the struggle is far from over

The nine were arrested in the wake of the 2017 Catalan independence referendum for their involvement in organising the vote, demonstrations and mass civil disobedience.

Poor result for Nazis in France—but not over yet

Just one in three potential voters took part in the first round of regional elections across France last Sunday.

US drives up pressure on Iran after election

Iran’s presidential election has the US and Israel rallying their allies in the Middle East, reports Nick Clark

Crisis intensifies within the DUP

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is about to select its third leader this year. Which is a lot for a party ­steadfastly against change.

International round up: Election boycott shakes ruling regime

Millions of people in Algeria, north Africa, boycotted elections held on Saturday as a sign of their continuing opposition to the ruling regime.

Thousands take to the streets in France as threat of fascism and racism rises

Tens of thousands of people marched across France on Saturday against racism, the far right and the government's assaults on liberties.

Right wing plots and manoeuvres after left wins Peru’s election

On Thursday morning Pedro Castillo had received 50.22 percent of the vote and right wing Keiko Fujimori had taken 49.77 percent.

Peruvian elections are a challenge to the elite

There could be tense battles ahead after the Peruvian presidential election, reports Sophie Squire

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