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Mass Arrests in Russia during Nationwide Anti-War Mobilizations

Nationwide protests were called in Russia on Saturday against the war and against Putin’s recent announcement to mobilize reservists. Demonstrators were met with mass arrests.

King Charles III Assumes the Throne by Firing over 100 Workers

King Charles III began his reign by announcing the firing of 100 workers from his previous residence. This comes amid complaints that people have been arrested for demonstrating against the monarchy.

Strike at UK’s Largest Port for Higher Wages to Fight Inflation

On Sunday, August 21, dockworkers in Felixstowe — the largest container port in the United Kingdom — began eight days of strike action, demanding wage increases that truly fight inflation. They’re joining the wave of strikes in Britain during what has been called the “summer of discontent.”

British Postal Workers Reject Below-Inflation Contract Offer and Announce Upcoming Strike

The union representing postal workers in Britain has announced four days of strikes in the coming weeks — the first such labor action since 2009.

Lufthansa Workers Strike over Wages

Today, ground workers for the German airline Lufthansa are striking for wage increases and better working conditions. On Tuesday, a similar strike took place at the airport in Lyon, France.

Spanish Airport Workers Go on Strike

Workers at Ryanair airlines and at easyJet are on strike, demanding their rights in the workplace.

U.K. Railway Workers Begin Largest Strike in 30 Years

Amid high inflation, tens of thousands of railway and subway workers across the United Kingdom have declared at least three days of work stoppages to demand wage increases and other protections. Transport across much of the region has ground to a halt.

The Kids Are Alright: Meet the 17 Year Olds That Want to Unionize Starbucks

They haven't finished high school yet, but they are already fighting to organize the first union at Starbucks in the San Francisco Bay Area. Driven by the unionization wave sweeping the country, two 17-year-olds are organizing with their coworkers through a chat called "Union Babes" and fighting the company's union-busting campaigns.

The ‘Insorgiamo!’ Movement in Italy: Take Back a Factory, Organize a City, Fight for Everything

On Sunday, May 15, a national public assembly organized by the “Insorgiamo!” — “We are Rising up!” — movement will be held in Florence, Italy. The movement began with the struggle against a factory closure and the workers’ efforts to reopen it, and from there has taken up other social demands.

As Germany Increases Its Military Budget, Weapons Companies’ Stocks Rise by 85%

Imperialist powers are using Russia’s brutal aggression against Ukraine as part of a process of rearmament. The world’s large arms manufacturers are cheering around the world.

Colombia Decriminalizes Abortion

Colombia’s Constitutional Court decriminalized abortion on Monday, February 21 — another step in the “Green Tide” that has been sweeping Latin America since the feminist movement in Argentina won the legalization of abortion.

Israel Forces Palestinians to Demolish their Own Homes

Thirteen Palestinians, including five children, were left homeless in “self-demolitions” forced by the Israeli occupation. It is a particularly brutal method of Zionist oppression and displacement of the Palestinian people.

Military Coup in Burkina Faso Is a Preemptive Strike Against Continuing Social Unrest

After a night of army mutiny in the west African country of Burkina Faso, soldiers on Monday, January 24, arrested the president and several government ministers in a coup d’état.

“Black Monday”: World’s Stock Markets Fall in Reaction to the Fed and Ukraine

Global stock markets took a serious tumble on Monday as fears over inflation and the conflict in Ukraine affected trading. It has been a bad year so far in capitalism’s network of casinos.

Kazakhstan Government Resigns amid Protests Over High Fuel Prices

The president accepted his government’s resignation and declared a state of emergency in two regions.

Sudan’s Prime Minister Resigns after New Mass Protests

Protests against the Sudanese military’s restoration to power of the very prime minister it overthrew in a coup have driven him from office again. Now protesters are aiming at taking down the military junta itself.

Worker Protest at Foxconn iPhone Factory In India Forces the Bosses to Improve Labor Conditions

Thousands of women workers at an iPhone assembly factory in India said “enough” last week and protested their horrible working and living conditions. Their actions forced the company to close the plant and make improvements.

Barbados Becomes a Republic

On Tuesday, Barbados dropped Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became a republic. This was a result of the accelerated unrest after last year’s anti-racist and anti-colonial demonstrations around the world sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Another factor was the United Kingdom’s ongoing mistreatment of West Indian migrants.

Israel Labels Six Leading Palestinian NGOs as Terrorist Groups

In an an attempt to silence organizations that denounce the brutality of its actions against Palestinians, Israel has designated six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist groups.

Lester Calderón, the Chilean Worker Who Wants to Bring the Voice of the Workers to Congress

Lester Calderón is a union leader in an explosives factory in Antofagasta, Chile’s mining capital. He is a member of the Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR) who unexpectedly garnered 13 percent of the votes for governor in May. Now he’s running for Congress.

330,000 Children Sexually Abused in the French Catholic Church Since 1950

Once again, the rampant abuse of children in the Catholic Church has been revealed — this time in France.

Tunisia: Thousands Protest President Saied’s Power Grab

Protests in Tunis last Saturday mark the first major demonstration in Tunisia since President Kais Saied seized power and dismissed parliament in July.

Alejandro Vilca, the Socialist Sanitation Worker in Argentina Fighting to Enter Congress

Socialist sanitation worker Alejandro Vilcas won 24 percent of the votes in the province of Jujuy, Argentina. He is fighting to enter Congress in November as national deputy.

Environmental Activists Are Being Murdered in Record Numbers

As the climate crisis intensifies, hundreds of land defenders around the world are being murdered by corporations, land owners, and the states that defend them.

Afghan Refugees Forced to Wait in Hellish Conditions in Qatar’s Refugee Camps

U.S. embassy employees at the U.S. air base in Doha, have denounced the unsanitary, overcrowded, and inhumane conditions in which Afghan refugees are being held. Such circumstances are the direct product of the destructive two-decades long U.S. occupation of Afghanistan.

A Journey Through the Life of Leon Trotsky on the Anniversary of His Assassination

Yesterday was the anniversary of the murderous attack on Leon Trotsky by a Stalinist agent. He died on this day in 1940. Here is a glimpse into the life of the great Russian revolutionary.

Working Class Tunisians Rise Up against Police Violence

Protests began in the working-class districts of Sidi Hassine and Séjoumi in Tunis, Tunisia, after a young man died in police custody and videos of police beating a minor went viral on social media. Police violence is endemic in Tunisia, and the masses suffer unemployment, poverty, and misery a decade after the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime and the beginning of the Arab Spring.

Workers Call for New Mobilizations in Colombia

The Duque administration and the National Committee of Paro have established a dialogue roundtable to create a solution to the conflict, but no agreement has yet been reached. The Colombian streets show that the key is popular mobilization.

Pablo Iglesias Steps Down from Spanish Government to Avoid Electoral Defeat in Madrid

The leader of the Spanish political party Podemos announced on Monday that he would be stepping down as Vice President of the coalition government to run in the upcoming Madrid elections. The move is aimed at mitigating the crisis in Podemos, taking a step back from the central government and forcing an agreement with his former political partner, Íñigo Errejón.