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US pay fight spreads after West Virginia teachers’ strike wins


Powerful action by workers in West Virginia has inspired others to fight back

Tens of thousands demand fall of Slovak government after journalist’s murder


People have taken to the streets of Slovakia demanding the fall of prime minister Robert Fico.

Racists gain in Italian election as voters give centre left the boot


Racists did well in the Italian elections on Sunday.

West Virginian school strikers vow to stay on the picket lines


The West Virginia school workers’ strike is set to continue throughout this week after rank-and-file union members rejected a deal recommended by their leaders.

Austria’s fascists have had their ‘democratic mask’ ripped off


The new Austrian government of the Tories and the Freedom Party suffers from “Trumpism”

Striking teachers defy the law in the US


Around 20,000 teachers and school workers in all 55 districts of the US state of West Virginia struck on Thursday and Friday of last week over pay and healthcare costs

Crooks and racists vie for office in Italian elections


The failures of the Italian left have opened the door for right wing and racist forces

Israel threatens new assault on Gaza—and war with Iran


Israel is threatening a new and bloody war on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who are already suffering from a deepening crisis.

Life in South Africa after a decade of Zuma—interview with Ronnie Kasrils


South African socialist and former African National Congress minister Ronnie Kasrils spoke to Charlie Kimber about the significance of president Jacob Zuma’s resignation

Western-backed regime in Ethiopia cracks down after protests topple prime minister


Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned last week following nearly three years of protests

Backlash at school shooting feeds into rage against Trump


National school walkouts have been organised by students in the wake of the horrific massacre in Parkland, Florida

Imperialist tensions lie behind North and South Korean peace negotiations


Many Koreans were delighted to see North and South Korean athletes marching as part of one delegation at the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony last Friday.

South Africa: getting rid of corrupt president isn’t enough


Zuma has gone, but a new face at the top won’t deliver real change for the people, argues Charlie Kimber

Marching to stem rise of fascism in Poland


A new law has been passed in Poland which could mean three years in prison for anyone who suggests Polish people committed war crimes during the Second World War.

Greek right attempt comeback with nationalist rally


A mass nationalist march showed the left needs to keep up the fightback

Donald Trump uses his state of the union address to fight for survival


US president Donald Trump used his state of the union address last week to attack migrants, ethnic minorities and women.

International round up: Protest at Austria's far right ‘Academics Ball’


And German manufacturing workers on strike

US won’t hold back Turkey in Syrian war


Looking to the US to intervene on behalf of the Kurds is a recipe for disaster, argues?Nick Clark

Solidarity with Emin Sakir


Emin Sakir, a member of the Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party (Dsip) in Turkey has now been in jail for more than 60 days.

President Mnangagwa tries to woo big business and the white farmers


Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa was set to tell the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week that the country is “open for business”.

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