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Belarus: Lukashenko's struggle against the opposition and the new Cold War

The forced landing of a Boeing 737 on 23 May represents another reckless blow by Belarusian President Lukashenko. Read more...

Palestine: huge demos must be followed up by mass action

Hundreds of thousands have flooded the streets of Britain over the course of 10 days in May, outraged at Israel’s onslaught on Palestinians first in East Jerusalem, then in Gaza, and then inside the b Read more...

Austria: Chancellor under investigation - The fish starts to rot from the head

Many people have been waiting for something just like this: despite all the message control, the meticulously scripted speeches and the rhetorical tricks: the Federal Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Read more...

Super Mario as the Saviour of Italian Capitalism?

The formation of a "government of national unity" under Prime Minister and former ECB chief Mario Draghi appears to be the last resort to prevent a collapse of Italian capitalism, to lead the country Read more...

Partition: A "carnival of reaction" 100 years on

James Connolly, the great Irish socialist, correctly predicted the consequence of the partition of Ireland would be a "carnival of reaction both north and south". Read more...

Bobby Sands: Irish Freedom Fighter, 1954-1981

Forty years ago, on May 5th 1981, Bobby Sands died in Long Kesh prison after 66 days on hunger strike. He was the first of 10 Republican hunger strikers allowed to perish by the British government. Read more...

UK: Kill the Bill!

As the second covid lockdown draws to a close, social tensions are rising. Read more...

Sweden: Nationwide demos against Social Democrat/Green plan for market rents

On July 1, the Swedish Social Democrat/Green government plans to enact a reform which will enable marketisation of rents on newly constructed public housing apartments. Read more...

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