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French troops out of Mali, down with French colonialism!

In a declaration in June 2021, President Macron announced the end of France's Operation Barkhane in Mali. Read more...

Germany: After the strike is before the strike!

A 48-hour strike on Germany's railways has highlighted several key issues, and not just for railway workers. Read more...

Bhaskar Sunkara's "Socialist Manifesto"

Andy Yorke reviews, "The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality", by Bhaskar Sunkara, published by Verso Read more...

South Africa: poor confront ANC’s rotten state

South Africa has just witnessed the worst violence in the country since the fall of apartheid nearly three decades ago. Read more...

USA exits Afghanistan in ignominy

Just short of the twentieth anniversary of George W Bush’s declaration of his War on Terrorism, Joe Biden announced the final exit of the remaining 2500 US troops from Afghanistan. Read more...

Cuba: protests raise need for a socialist perspective

On Saturday, July 10, several bloggers arranged to meet at noon the next day in San Antonio de los Baños, a suburb of Havana, to protest against the extreme shortage of basic necessities in Cuba. Read more...

Peru: Preparing for a right wing coup?

The second round of Peru's presidential elections was held on 6 June. Read more...

China: The centenary of the Chinese Communist Party (2)

In the aftermath of Chiang's March 20 coup, the leadership of the CCP hesitated to take any action, waiting for a response from Moscow to this hostile act from the GMD leader most closely courted by t Read more...

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