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US and Saudi Arabia: Dysfunctional partners depend on each other for survival

27 January 2015
Many were nauseated by the sight of the British government flying flags at half mast in honour of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, writes Alex Callinicos

US interference in Afghanistan leaves thousands living in misery

20 January 2015
Six months after his turbulent election president Ashraf Ghani has finally formed a government in Afghanistan.

Ferguson solidarity tour comes to Britain

20 January 2015
Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, a leading figure in the #blacklivesmatter protests in the US, is coming to Britain this week for a Ferguson solidarity tour.

New York cops ramp up backlash against civil rights protests

06 January 2015
US cops have launched an offensive against calls for an end to police brutality, writes Annette Mackin

US to end 55-year embargo of Cuba

06 January 2015
The US government has finally agreed to re-establish full diplomatic ties with Cuba. The two countries are set to exchange ambassadors for the first time since 1961.

Campaigner says ‘Never stop fighting’ as George Stinney Jnr’s racist murder conviction overturned after 70 years

21 December 2014
Annette Mackin spoke to Ray L Brown, one of the activists who has succeeded in getting black teenager George Stinney’s murder conviction quashed 70 years after his execution

Anger at police racism spreads across US

16 December 2014
Tens of thousands of people protested in cities across the US last weekend to demand justice for victims of police racism.

Hundreds protest at Westfield in solidarity with US anti-racist demonstrations

11 December 2014
Around 400 people held a die-in yesterday evening, Wednesday, at west London’s plush Westfield shopping centre.

Britain and the US have always used torture

09 December 2014
The problem wasn’t carrying out torture. It was that releasing a report into torture might increase the chance of terrorism.

Low paid workers strike back in US

09 December 2014
Homecare, airport, gas station and convenience store workers joined fast food workers in a strike for better pay and union rights on Thursday of last week

Fresh anger in US as cop cleared of Eric Garner killing

09 December 2014
Cities and university campuses across the US have erupted in fury after yet another white cop has avoided charges for killing a black man.

Serious flaws in testimony of Michael Brown's killer Darren Wilson

02 December 2014
Thousands protested across the US last week over the decision not to charge Darren Wilson, the cop who killed black teenager Michael Brown in August.

The assassination of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton

02 December 2014
Fred Hampton, leader of the Black Panther Party in Illinois, was gunned down by police on 4 December 1969. He was just 21.

Unions to organise against TTIP

02 December 2014
Sixty activists met for a briefing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) at the union Unite's head office in London on Monday.

Protesters block Oxford Street in solidarity with Ferguson demonstrations

27 November 2014
Around 1,000 people demonstrated in London in solidarity with Ferguson protesters yesterday, Wednesday.

Ferguson: rage as cop who killed Michael Brown is cleared

25 November 2014
Protests erupted across the US at the news that Darren Wilson, the white cop who shot 18 year old Michael Brown dead in Ferguson, St Louis, in August will not face trial.

US fast food worker: 'The rich want us to be slaves - but they are the few and we can win'

18 November 2014
Alvin Major is a KFC worker from Brooklyn, New York City. He spoke to Socialist Worker about the wave of resistance he has been organising with other fast food workers for better pay and rights at work.

Anger at Obama let the right make gains in US mid-term elections

11 November 2014
It’s hard to recapture the extraordinary atmosphere in which Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the US six years ago

Protests in St Louis after police shooting

14 October 2014
A weekend of action against police racism took place across the US city of St Louis, Missouri, last Saturday and Sunday.

International news round-up

30 September 2014
The ruling Labour-type Socialist Party lost control of the French senate to the right in an election this week. A police officer shot and killed 14 year old Cameron Tillman in the southern US state of Louisiana on Tuesday of last week. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was confirmed president of Afghanistan last week.

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