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Would you like strikes with that? Interview with Fast Food Global activists

20 May 2014
They are among the poorest paid people in the US and many thought they could not be organised. But last week workers in the fast food industry hit back with a strike that reached 160 cities. Julie Sherry met activists in New York and discussed how their fight has changed their lives—and why it needs to spread to other workers

Global protests as US fast food workers supersize their strike

13 May 2014
The biggest fast food workers’ strike so far is set to hit the US on Thursday of this week. Solidarity protests will take place in over 30 countries in a global day of action to demand union recognition, better pay and respect at work.

Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter: An extraordinary fighter who took on injustice—and won

22 April 2014
After the death of US boxer Rubin Carter, Ken Olende looks at how he refused to be beaten by a racist state determined to fit him up

Deadly stand-off over east Ukraine

15 April 2014
Pro-Russian insurgents seize buildings and imperialist powers step up war of words as the escalating crisis spirals out of the new Kiev government’s control

Imperialism's game of empires

01 April 2014
As Western and Russian rulers rattle sabres, Simon Basketter says we must take on a system that drives the world to war

Ukraine - phoney war continues as savage cuts and price rises push up poverty

01 April 2014
The West and Russia are continuing their phoney war over Ukraine.

Ukraine caught in clash between powers as Crimea joins Russia

18 March 2014
Crimea has joined the Russian Federation as the Ukrainian crisis continues to be a faultline for the major powers. The outcome of a referendum in Crimea last weekend was a foregone conclusion. 

Ex-Black Panther Eddie Conway is free at last

11 March 2014
Former Black Panther Eddie Conway has been released after almost 44 years in prison. 

Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan to challenge witness

11 March 2014
Two British citizens who were extradited to the US on terrorism charges are challenging a witness.

Imperialist rivals push Ukraine to brink of war

04 March 2014
Intervention in Crimea has escalated a deadly game between Russia and the West, writes Simon Basketter

Ukraine in crisis - say no to imperialist war games

04 March 2014
The arrival of Russian troops on the streets of Crimea is producing an ­ever?­escalating war of words from global political leaders.

Loan sharks and fascists circle Kiev

04 March 2014
The Ukrainian parliament ratified an agreement on Tuesday to receive £500 million in loans from the EU.

West relies on Russian trade

04 March 2014
Europe depends heavily on commerce with Russia, especially on energy. 

Putin raises the stakes in imperialist Crimea crisis

03 March 2014
Russia’s seizure of military control over Crimea has brought Ukraine to the brink of war.  This crisis represents the coming together of three distinct conflicts.

As Ukraine’s president flees, who has won?

25 February 2014
After the government falls and rebels claim victory, Simon Basketter looks at the situation in Ukraine

Still no justice as Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan change pleas

11 December 2013
Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan, two British men extradited to the US in October last year after long court cases, appeared in court in New Haven yesterday, Tuesday, and changed their pleas to guilty.

Jeremy Scahill talks about his film Dirty Wars: finding the names and faces of the West's victims

03 December 2013
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill set out to put names, faces and stories to the victims of the Western military in his new film Dirty Wars. He spoke to Judith Orr about his journey to expose the slaughter of the “war on terror”

JSOC exposed: How Britain’s SAS helped set up the US president’s private army

03 December 2013
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill looks at the shadowy Joint Special Operations Command in his new film Dirty Wars

Iran deal could let US focus on China

26 November 2013
It’s an open question whether or not the deal struck last weekend in Geneva between Iran and the United States, alongside five other “world powers”, will stick, writes Alex Callinicos

Scottboro boys finally pardoned - 82 years on

26 November 2013
The US state of Alabama has granted posthumous pardons to three black teenagers wrongly accused of raping two white women on a train in 1931.

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