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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.
Spain: Mass Mobilizations against Homophobic Murder Met with Government Repression
After a homophobic hate crime, thousands take to the streets.
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.
Bloody Wednesday in Myanmar: At Least 38 Killed in Anti-Coup Protests
Mobilizations against the military coup in Myanmar continue to be strong despite increasing repression. Last Sunday, the armed forces killed 18 people. Today became the bloodiest day so far, with at least 38 demonstrators killed.
Myanmar Explodes in General Strike Against the Coup
Hundreds of thousands of workers and protesters took to the streets in Myanmar amidst threats of repression by the military government. Over the weekend, two people were killed by the police — a total of four have been killed since the movement against the coup began.
Protests Continue in Haiti Against the Government of Jovenel Moïse
Protesters in Haiti continue to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, who has the backing of imperialist powers. Neither the Moïse government nor the opposition parties offer a real alternative for the Haitian people.
Vaccine Imperialism: Wealthy Countries Are Hoarding Doses
Out of the 39 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered so far, only 25 have gone to the poorest countries in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Wealthy countries and pharmaceutical companies are putting profits before people.
PTS Cofounder Miguel Lago Dies at 61: ¡Hasta el socialismo siempre!
It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of our comrade Miguel Lago, a cofounder of Argentina’s Party of Socialist Workers (PTS). Miguel was a worker-militant and leader at the Río Santiago shipyard during its decades of fierce labor struggles.
Israel Bombs Gaza Strip on Christmas Day
On Christmas, the Israeli Defense Force bombed the Gaza Strip.
Thousands of Undocumented Migrants Demand Naturalization in France
On Friday, International Migrants Day, 270 organizations in France called for demonstrations in different cities in support of an action by undocumented immigrants. French president Emmanuel Macron has condemned thousands of people to live in fear and precariousness, but many are going out into the streets to demand the normalization of status for all.
Indian Workers Ambush iPhone Sweatshop to Protest Unpaid Wages
Workers in the southern city of Bangalore stormed an iPhone manufacturing plant on Saturday, breaking windows and turning over vehicles. They demand their unpaid wages, as well as better wages and working conditions.
France Rises Up After Police Beat Black Man
In Paris and other cities in France, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday, November 28, to demonstrate against the government’s proposed law to restrict freedoms and protect the cops.
The Stock Market Celebrates Biden’s Cabinet Picks
The stock market posted record-breaking gains this week on the news of Joe Biden’s transition and corporate-friendly cabinet picks. These market gains mean more profits for capitalists and investors as the economic crisis continues for the working class.
Massive Protests In Guatemala against President Giammattei and the Congress
Thousands of Guatemalans demonstrated this Saturday in front of the National Palace of Culture, the seat of the national government in the center of Guatemala City, to express their rejection of the government of President Alejandro Giammattei and the Congress of the Republic.
Peru’s Government Crumbles after Nationwide Protests and Brutal Repression
On the sixth day of national protests against the interim Peruvian government of Manuel Merino, installed after Congress ousted the sitting president in an impeachment, the National Police brutally repressed protesters in Lima, killing two. The news first led to Merino's cabinet being dissolved, and then yesterday the acting president resigned.
Protests Against New Government Continue in Peru
Friday marked yet another day of demonstrations in Peru against the newly appointed government of Manuel Merino, which is beginning to lose much of the parliamentary support that put it in office after voting to oust Martin Vizcarra.
Cops Out of Our Unions: A Special Edition with Alex Vitale, Julia Wallace, and Jay Willis
Interviews with Alex Vitale, professor of sociology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and London Southbank University, author of several books, including The End of the Police. Julia Wallace, Black movement activist in Los Angeles, California and editor of Left Voice. Jay Willis, attorney and editor of The Appeal, an organization specializing in social investigative journalism
Protests Continue in Belarus as Opposition Leader is Abducted
Thousands in Belarus continue to protest the Lukashenko government. The abduction of opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova has exacerbated the crisis.
Professor Dies of Coronavirus During Zoom Lecture
Paola Di Simone, an Argentinian professor, reported on August 28 that she had tested positive for the coronavirus and had been showing symptoms for four weeks. This week, she collapsed in the middle of a live virtual lecture. Her employer, the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), has not yet explained why Paola was working while ill.
Macron Pushes for New Government and Accelerated Reforms in Lebanon
Emmanuel Macron, who traveled to Lebanon for the second time since the explosion in Beirut, pressed for the formation of a new government to quickly impose reforms in exchange for international aid. His actions constitute imperialist interference.
Hunger Strike of Mapuche Political Prisoners Lasts 85 Days in the Face of President Piñera’s Indifference
In the last few weeks, Chile has seen numerous demonstrations in solidarity with the 27 Mapuche political prisoners on hunger strike. Not only did President Piñera and the Chilean government ignore the demands, but they are also sending cops to repress the protests.