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Mass protests against police violence during the Catalan referendum hit Barcelona

Monster demonstrations involving tens of thousands in Barcelona took place in front of town halls around Catalonia today, Monday.

GALLERY - Scenes from Barcelona on the day of the Catalan referendum

Sunday's independence referendum in Catalonia saw ordinary people organise to resist state repression - and protect the right to vote

Eyewitness from Barcelona - ‘We‘ve defied repression in Catalonia independence vote’

Catalonia’s independence referendum – outlawed by the Spanish state – took place on Sunday. As voting closed, activist David Karvala spoke to Socialist Worker from outside a polling station in Barcelona

Catalans say they will resist repression ahead of independence referendum

Millions of people in Catalonia are set to defy the police and the state to vote on independence from Spain today, Sunday.

US repression and plunder lies behind the disaster unfolding in Puerto Rico

Two hurricanes have torn apart Puerto Rico. Some 15,000 people have had their homes destroyed or are living in shelters with little food or water.

GALLERY - Thousands join protests in Catalonia ahead of independence referendum

The Spanish government is facing a deep political crisis as people in Catalonia defy its attempts to crush a referendum on independence due to take place on Sunday. 

Mass protests of students, workers and farmers defy repression in Catalonia

The Spanish government faces increasing defiance to its attempts to crush a referendum on independence in Catalonia.

International round up: Donald Trump adds three more countries to travel ban

US president Donald Trump has ramped up his racist assault.

Catalan movement rocks the Spanish state to its core

The Spanish government is facing a deep political crisis as people in Catalonia defy its attempts to crush a referendum on independence.

Germany shifts to the right, but thousands protest against AfD gains

Demonstrators took to the streets in response to the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party’s general election breakthrough.

Protests against Catalan clampdown plunge Spanish state into crisis

The Spanish government is facing a deep political crisis as people in Catalonia defy attempts to crush a referendum on independence.

What's behind the call for a general strike in South Africa?

The Cosatu trade union federation in South Africa has called a general strike for next Wednesday, 27 September.

Battle is on as Spanish state tries to repress Catalan independence vote

The Spanish state is trying to prevent people in Catalonia from voting in a referendum on Catalan independence on 1 October.

Anger in Missouri after verdict ‘lets cop get away with murder’

Cop walks free despite evidence that suggests he planted a gun—leading thousands to join angry protests, reports Mark Longden in St Louis

'We're opposing Trump's drive to war', say South Korean socialists

Members of Workers' Solidarity, Socialist Worker's sister newspaper in South Korea, spoke about what's behind the nuclear tensions—and how the South Korean working class movement is responding

Million march for Catalonian independence

Supporters of Catalan independence responded to new harassment by the Spanish government with a million-strong march on Monday.

Mass French strike to defend workers’ rights

Strikers, students and activists were marching through the major cities of France as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday in a day of strikes and protests.

Protesters oppose the massacres in Myanmar

Vicious attacks on the Rohingya Muslims have seen people take to the streets, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Hurricane Irma means storm chaos for the poorest as rich rulers refuse to help

Hurricane Irma blasted a trail of destruction through the Caribbean last week. At least 28 deaths had been reported by Monday, with ten countries hit.

Fury at massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Over 160,000 Rohingya minority Muslims have been forced to flee their homes in western Myanmar

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