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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.

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.