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France: Resistance to Macron grows - but the left vegetates

A prolonged strike in Accident and Emergency departments throughout the country, a successful strike on the Paris metro on September 13, with an indefinite stoppage forecast for December, a national d Read more...

Hong Kong: An important concession, what comes next?

On September 4, Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, finally agreed to withdraw the hated Extradition Bill altogether, and not just leave it on the shelf. Read more...

Hong Kong: Police ban demo, troops move to the border

A march through Central Hong Kong, the eleventh since early June, called by the Civil Human Rights Front for Sunday, August 18, has been banned by Hong Kong's police chiefs. Read more...

Sri Lanka: A Tale of Two Strikes

Much of the news the world hears from Sri Lanka centres on either the aftermath of the civil war against the Tamils or the rivalry between the imperialist powers expressed through the mainstream polit Read more...

USA: L.A. Teachers' Victory – An encouragement for US Labor.

By the lights of US labor disputes; the Los Angeles teachers' strike was a victory. The teachers won an immediate 6 percent pay raise of 3 percent for last year and 3 percent for this year. Read more...

Call a general strike to repeal Hungary’s slave law

On 5 January, tens of thousands of workers and students flooded into Budapest’s Heroes Square to demand President Victor Orban’s Fidesz party is “swept from power”. Read more...

General strike will bring India to a halt

A massive general strike for January 8 and 9 has been called by India's “National Convention of Workers”. Read more...

The Crisis in South Africa

Many schools, Labour councils and community groups will be celebrating Black History Month by re-telling the inspiring story of the anti-Apartheid struggle. And so they should. Read more...

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