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Governments’ failures mean coronavirus accelerates across the world

02 August 2020
The World Health Organisation recorded the highest daily number of new cases globally on Saturday. 

Florida teachers resist unsafe return to school

28 July 2020
The biggest teaching union in Florida has filed a lawsuit to challenge an order to reopen schools next month.

US federal forces rampage to put down BLM risings

28 July 2020
Protesters in Portland, Oregon, have night after night fought back against repression by Donald Trump’s federal troops.

Global spread of coronavirus is a warning of the threat from reckless Tory policies

25 July 2020
Coronavirus continues to sweep across the globe, with underfunded and understaffed health services struggling to provide care. 

Anti-racist protesters face repression in Portland - but refuse to be cowed

22 July 2020
Anti-racist protesters in Portland, Oregon are continuing their battles against police and federal troops sent in by US president Donald Trump.

Black Lives strike hits 160 cities across US

21 July 2020
Workers’ action on Monday showed the anger at racism and poor conditions, says Sophie Squire

Ida B Wells, a writer who exposed the racist terror of lynching

12 July 2020
'Tell the world the facts,' said Wells as she unmasked US racism

US ‘Strike for black lives’ called as details emerge of George Floyd’s killing

09 July 2020
A coalition of trade unions and campaign groups in the US is organising a “strike for black lives,” set for Monday 20 July.

Mrs America—a promising new drama about women’s liberation

07 July 2020
Mrs America follows the political upheaval around the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s

Ghislaine Maxwell arrested but abuser prince still refuses to talk

07 July 2020
 Ghislaine Maxwell is charged with procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with, and engaging in sexual activity with them herself.

International round up: Israel stalls annexation

07 July 2020
Israel stalled plans to annexe huge chunks of the Palestinian West Bank last week.

Korean War showed up imperialist barbarism

05 July 2020
The ‘forgotten war’ that began 70 years ago wrecked a country so that big powers could grab more influence, writes Sophie Squire

Claude McKay, a poet, activist and communist

03 July 2020
“If we must die, O let us nobly die/So that our precious blood may not be shed/In vain,” is perhaps another way of saying that black lives matter.

Trump’s drive to end lockdown is behind growing catastrophe in US

29 June 2020
The death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 128,000 in the US on Monday

W.E.B Du Bois—a pioneer of anti-racist theory and struggle

21 June 2020
Du Bois was one of the most prolific and popular sociologists, academics and civil rights activists of the first half of the 20th century

Tulsa: the city of Trump’s rally is the site of a racist massacre

20 June 2020
In 1921 racists wanted to put black people down, and break workers' unity

When war criminals fall out— Trump vs the generals

11 June 2020
For retired US Marine general James Mattis to publicly condemn the US president as a threat to the constitution is unprecedented. 

The revolt runs deep—take it to its most radical conclusions

08 June 2020
The power is in the streets. It’s not enough to write to your congressman or circulate a petition anymore

Historic US rebellion is an inspiring challenge to the system

08 June 2020
The magnificent uprising taking place across the US is historic. Mass demonstrations following the police murder of George Floyd have now continued for more than two weeks. The rebellion is the most significant in decades.

Trump opens a rift with US ruling class

08 June 2020
Many in the US ruling class may be beginning to wonder whether Trump is worth the trouble

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