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Push back the rise of the far right across Europe

Austria, anti-fascism, protest, demonstration Right wing governments in Europe are driving through a racist clampdown against Muslims, migrants and refugees.

Resistance as French strikers take to the streets

Resistance as French strikers take to the streets Workers need to heap pressure on the Macron government and build the fightback, says?Charlie Kimber

Human chain is a show of Basque solidarity

Human chain is a show of Basque solidarity Around 175,000 people joined hands in a human chain stretching 125 miles last Sunday across the Basque country in the Spanish state.

Protests force concessions in Jordan

Protests force concessions in Jordan Jordan’s new prime minister, Omar al-Razzaz, said last week he would drop a proposed tax law.

EU borders cause refugee deaths

EU borders cause refugee deaths Some 50 people have died after trying to migrate to Europe when their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia.

Mass strikes and protests over tax rise force out prime minister Hani Mulki in Jordan

Hani Mulki, Jordan, Middle East, prime minister Mass strikes and protests in Jordan forced prime minister Hani Mulki to resign on Monday.

Truckers in Brazil show the power of workers after strikes humiliate Temer


A truck drivers’ strike in Brazil has shown how repressive governments can be humbled.

Fresh war threats from Israel


Palestinians in Gaza were bracing for another assault by Israel as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Irish repeal movement’s historic win deals blow to bigotry


Irish voters delivered a ­landslide two to one vote to repeal the 8th Amendment and liberalise abortion laws last Saturday.

Protests in France continue against Macron’s attacks


Big marches took place across France, showing the continuing readiness to fight President Emmanuel Macron’s “reforms” that attack workers and aid the rich.

Left candidate leads polls ahead of Mexico election


Elections set to take place in Mexico on 1 July could deliver a left wing president in the shape of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Greek general strike set to bring country to standstill


Public and private sector workers in Greece are set to walk out on a general strike on Wednesday.

Germany: 70,000 anti-racists protest against far right AfD in Berlin


The protests were supported by over 120 organisations including the Labour-type SPD, Die Linke, the Greens, trade unions, Muslim organisations, refugee groups and cultural groups.

Victory for abortion rights in Ireland


The result was conclusive. Over 66 percent voted Yes to repeal the anti-abortion clause in the constitution.

France - fury on the streets as strikers are united against President Macron


A wave of revolt has swept France with unions, students and the left uniting, reports Charlie Kimber

President Nicolas Maduro wins re-election


Venezuela’s left wing president Nicolas Maduro was re-elected with 67.7 percent of the vote on Sunday.

Spain faces a fresh crisis over Catalonia


A new political crisis was looming this week for Spanish Tory prime minster Mariano Rajoy over Catalonia and a crucial budget vote.

Protesters portrayed as "rioters", but it's heroic to resist Israel's occupation


Israel and its supporters blamed the deaths on Monday on Palestinians. They demonised the Palestinians for resisting the occupation.

Tories cosy up to Erdogan during visit and promise weapons for his assaults


The Tories and the queen rolled out the red carpet for Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan just as he is intensifying his crackdown on democratic rights and the Kurdish people

More strikes needed in France to smash Macron’s assault on workers


Impressive strikes and protests in France show how to fight back. But now is not the moment for unions to retreat

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