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International round up: Floods in Greece and India result of ruined ecosystems

International round up: Floods in Greece and India result of ruined ecosystems Devastating damage caused by wildfires in Greece this year has now given way to ­widespread flooding.

Support the South African metal and engineering workers on indefinite strike

Support the South African metal and engineering workers on indefinite strike South Africa’s biggest metal and engineering union has launched an indefinite strike over pay and conditions.

Climate change—voices from the Global South

Climate change—voices from the Global South Wildfires across southern Europe focused attention on climate change, just as reports showed how Earth is heading for disaster. But the Global South got barely a mention. Socialist Worker spoke to activists in Asia and Africa about how the crisis is affecting the less developed world

South African police unleash wave of violence against poor

South African police unleash wave of violence against poor In a brutal response to recent riots and looting, South African police are terrorising poor people and demanding receipts for their food and other goods.

‘It can’t be business as usual in South Africa after this’

‘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

‘There are no jobs, we are hungry’—riots sweep across South Africa An explosion of rage is sweeping across large parts of South Africa.

Jacob Zuma’s jailing shows up South African government’s failures after end of apartheid

08 July 2021
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.

Chanie Rosenberg 1922-2021

06 June 2021
Chanie Rosenberg, who has died aged 99, spent her life fighting the injustices that are still at the centre of world politics today.

Splits at top over India’s Covid crisis

03 May 2021
India’s hard right prime minister Narendra Modi is finally feeling the heat after weeks of Covid-19 devastating the country.

Covid-19 vaccine—who will be to blame if the poor are again left to die?

23 January 2021
The rollout of Covid-19 vaccination programmes helps governments claim they are in control of the coronavirus pandemic. But the vaccine isn’t for everyone—the poorest are being left behind. And ultimately the scheming of powerful states and pharmaceutical firms put everyone at risk

Anti-apartheid hero Ronnie Kasrils slams South African police attack on disabled people

20 January 2021
There is anger in South Africa after police water-cannoned poor, black, disabled people while a government minister looked on.

A year since the first Covid-19 death, global rulers have failed to contain coronavirus

12 January 2021
Monday marked one year since the first Covid-19 death in Wuhan, China.

Strike in South Africa - ‘We are prepared for war over peanuts increases’

13 October 2020
Over three million workers in South Africa’s four largest trade union federations held a national strike on Wednesday of last week.

The Rhino Conspiracy—a novel that’s more than a thriller

02 October 2020
The Rhino Conspiracy by Peter Hain follows a veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle taking on corruption in the governing elite

Virus grows as world leaders prioritise profits

23 June 2020
Coronavirus is set to reach a horrifying new milestone this week—10 million cases and a death toll of 500,000.

Thousands in Oxford call for Rhodes statue to be torn down

10 June 2020
Around 4,000 people gathered on Tuesday to call for the removal of the statue of the racist and imperialist Cecil Rhodes that fronts Oriel College in central Oxford.

Moffie—an unsettling film about gay repression under apartheid

01 May 2020
Moffie, a new film released to Curzon Home Cinema, is about two soldiers in apartheid South Africa struggling with their sexuality

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

21 April 2020
 

Lockdowns lead to police brutality and repression in many African countries

06 April 2020
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

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

02 April 2020
The effects will be even more harrowing if the virus spreads through the vast pools of extreme poverty in the Global South. 

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