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Trade unionists in Nigeria, Kazakhstan and India need our solidarity

12 April 2017
Workers in Nigeria, Kazakhstan and India are fighting bosses’ attacks in the face of repression from their governments.

Despite the curator, Russian artists shine in new exhibit

14 February 2017
The Royal Academy’s revolutionary Russian art exhibition is impressive, but the working class is rarely seen as fully active within history

Will rivalry and repression start a nuclear war over Kashmir?

27 September 2016
Protesters shot, a base bombed and fighting talk at the top bring old tensions between India and Pakistan back to boiling point

Millions strike against labour reforms in India

07 September 2016
Millions of workers in India have joined a one-day general strike today, Friday.

International news round-up

30 August 2016
Turkish tanks, backed by US air strikes, swept into northern Syria last weekend and attacked Kurdish YPG forces. Meanwhile in India tens of millions of workers were due to hold a nationwide general strike on Friday of this week.

India - thousands protest over changes to savings scheme

26 April 2016
Protests by thousands of workers in Bangalore have forced the Indian government to reverse changes to savings schemes.

Indian students march against government's 'war on democracy'

02 March 2016
A wave of protests has gripped India since the arrest of students’ union leaders in the capital, New Delhi, last month. With a march to the parliament planned for today, Wednesday, Kavita Krishnan explains what is at stake

India - protesters vow to continue struggle to free arrested student union president

19 February 2016
The biggest wave of student unrest for 25 years has hit India following the arrest in Delhi of Kanhaiya Kumar, a student union president.

Protesters target Indian prime minister Modi’s state visit

17 November 2015
Hundreds of protesters confronted Indian prime minister Narendra Modi when he visited Downing Street last Thursday.

Britain’s crimes in India - the truth behind the drama

10 February 2015
As a new television drama looks at British rule in India, Nick Clark looks at the exploitation, famines and massacres that were the brutal reality of the Empire

The soldiers that Empire forgot

30 September 2014
Troops from Europe’s empires who fought in the First World War were quickly erased from official histories. They are remembered by John Siblon

An empire bathed in blood: when Britannia ruled the waves

23 September 2014
In a desperate bid to head off a Scottish Yes vote, David Cameron evoked a mythical British Empire that had given democracy to the poor and freedom to the slaves. Here Ken Olende looks back at what life was really like when Britannia ruled the waves

Building bosses arrested in India

01 July 2014
At least six people, including construction company bosses, have been arrested following the deaths in a building collapse in Chennai, southern India, last Saturday.

India's hard right BJP election win stokes fear for future

20 May 2014
Socialist Worker analyses the right's victory and concludes that although there is much to fear from India’s new ruling party it won’t all be one-way traffic

Disillusion makes the hard right a threat in India’s elections

08 April 2014
The month-long Indian elections began this week with speculation that the hard right BJP party would replace the Congress party-led government.

A military massacre in India: Secret papers reveal Britain's role in Operation Blue Star

21 January 2014
As Britain’s role in the 1984 Operation Blue Star emerges, Rahul Patel looks at how India’s rulers came to ask their old imperial oppressors to help put down Sikh opposition

Six arrested after new India rape

15 January 2013
Six men have been arrested and police are looking for a seventh after a woman was raped on a rural bus in the Punjab region of India.

Rape accused on trial as punishment is debated

12 January 2013
The trial has begun of five men accused of raping and murdering a woman on a bus in Delhi two weeks ago. A sixth suspect will be tried in juvenile court.

Protests in India take on rape and repression

31 December 2012
The brutal rape of a 23 year old female medical student on a public bus in Delhi on 16 December has caught India by storm.

Hope amid the horror with protests at Delhi rape case

31 December 2012
In the middle of the unspeakable horror of the rape and murder in Delhi is a spark of hope.

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