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Britain: Relaxing the Lockdown? We’ll need workers' control

Boris Johnson is due to announce the relaxation of the Covid-19 “lockdown” on Sunday. The Times reports ministers are worried there is a danger workers will become “addicted to it”. Read more...

Germany: May Day, a first balance sheet

First of all, the positive part of the political balance: Despite a nationwide ban on demonstrations, despite the restrictions on demonstrations to 20-50 people depending on the federal state, thousan Read more...

Hungary: Orban used pandemic to attack trans rights

ON 30 March Hungary’s parliament granted Viktor Orban power to rule by decree for an indefinite period. Read more...

Pakistan: Justice for Arif Wazir, Sajid Hussain! Find Shahab Rehmat now!

On May 1, news broke that the body of the missing Baloch journalist, Sajid Hussain, 39, had been recovered from a river in Sweden. Read more...

The Grand Reopening - Profit and Death in the USA

We've seen it coming for weeks now: actually for months if you count the initial denigration of the threat of the coronavirus and Covid 19 for the US by the Trump administration. Read more...

USA: Vote for the lesser evil? NO – form a working class party!

The timing of Bernie Sanders' decision to back Joe Biden, calling him “a very decent man”, may seem strange, coming at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic when the need for Medicare for All was never Read more...

USA: They Got Bailed Out – Again!

So much of capitalism in crisis is like the movie Groundhog Day. Read more...

UK: Keir Starmer’s election: the end of the Corbyn revolution

The election of Keir Starmer as Labour leader, with 56.2% of the vote, represents a clear victory for the right in the party. Read more...

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