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Spain: Mass Mobilizations against Homophobic Murder Met with Government Repression

After a homophobic hate crime, thousands take to the streets.

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.

Protesters defend themselves with makeshift shields during clashes with riot police in Yangon, Myanmar, on Feb 28, 2021.

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.

The entire frame of the photo is packed with Myanmarese workers, many of whom are wearing yellow or white hard hats. Most of them are wearing masks, and many are holding one hand in the air, palm forward, with the thumb tucked across the palm.

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.

A police officer shoots rubber bullets at a crowd of protesters in Haiti

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.

A gloved-hand picks up a Covid-19 vaccine vial from a row of vials

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.

A night sky above a city is lit up orange by fires in the distance. A plume of dark smoke fills the sky.

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.

A crowd of protesters holding up signs in front of a long beige building.

France Rises Up After Police Beat Black Man

In Paris and other cities in France, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday, November 28, to demonstrate against the government’s proposed law to restrict freedoms and protect the cops.

The Stock Market Celebrates Biden’s Cabinet Picks

The stock market posted record-breaking gains this week on the news of Joe Biden’s transition and corporate-friendly cabinet picks. These market gains mean more profits for capitalists and investors as the economic crisis continues for the working class.

Crowds gather outside the Congress in Guatemala during a protest against President Giammattei

Massive Protests In Guatemala against President Giammattei and the Congress

Thousands of Guatemalans demonstrated this Saturday in front of the National Palace of Culture, the seat of the national government in the center of Guatemala City, to express their rejection of the government of President Alejandro Giammattei and the Congress of the Republic.

Peru’s Government Crumbles after Nationwide Protests and Brutal Repression

On the sixth day of national protests against the interim Peruvian government of Manuel Merino, installed after Congress ousted the sitting president in an impeachment, the National Police brutally repressed protesters in Lima, killing two. The news first led to Merino's cabinet being dissolved, and then yesterday the acting president resigned.

Protests Against New Government Continue in Peru

Friday marked yet another day of demonstrations in Peru against the newly appointed government of Manuel Merino, which is beginning to lose much of the parliamentary support that put it in office after voting to oust Martin Vizcarra.

Cops Out of Our Unions: A Special Edition with Alex Vitale, Julia Wallace, and Jay Willis

Interviews with Alex Vitale, professor of sociology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and London Southbank University, author of several books, including The End of the Police. Julia Wallace, Black movement activist in Los Angeles, California and editor of Left Voice. Jay Willis, attorney and editor of The Appeal, an organization specializing in social investigative journalism

People protesting in front of a building

Protests Continue in Belarus as Opposition Leader is Abducted

Thousands in Belarus continue to protest the Lukashenko government. The abduction of opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova has exacerbated the crisis.

Professor Dies of Coronavirus During Zoom Lecture

Paola Di Simone, an Argentinian professor, reported on August 28 that she had tested positive for the coronavirus and had been showing symptoms for four weeks. This week, she collapsed in the middle of a live virtual lecture. Her employer, the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), has not yet explained why Paola was working while ill. 

Macron Pushes for New Government and Accelerated Reforms in Lebanon

Emmanuel Macron, who traveled to Lebanon for the second time since the explosion in Beirut, pressed for the formation of a new government to quickly impose reforms in exchange for international aid. His actions constitute imperialist interference.

Hunger Strike of Mapuche Political Prisoners Lasts 85 Days in the Face of President Piñera’s Indifference

In the last few weeks, Chile has seen numerous demonstrations in solidarity with the 27 Mapuche political prisoners on hunger strike. Not only did President Piñera and the Chilean government ignore the demands, but they are also sending cops to repress the protests.

Argentina’s FIT-U Announces Joint Latin American and U.S. Conference to Confront the Current Crisis

The groups of the Workers Left Front Unity (FIT-U) in Argentina have announced a Latin American and United States conference to discuss and organize around a revolutionary perspective for the current global capitalist crisis, and new instances of class struggle around the world.

Macron Celebrates Bastille Day by Teargassing Healthcare Workers in Paris

On July 14, France celebrates Bastille Day. This year, healthcare workers planned mobilizations throughout the country. In Paris, Macron's police welcomed protesters with tear gas and repression.

Bolivia’s Coup Leader Jeanine Áñez Has Coronavirus

Jeanine Áñez announced on Twitter that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. The country is in the midst of a huge health crisis as a result of the pandemic and severely lacks the infrastructure to handle it.

Bolsonaro Has the Coronavirus

Bolosonaro is trying to reopen Brazil and vetoed a law that would make the use of masks obligatory. However, at an in-person press conference on Tuesday, he announced that he has the coronavirus.

Brazil Reaches 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths as the Country Reopens

Over 50,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Brazil and well over one million people have been infected. As cases climb, the country is re-opening.

Minneapolis Cop Who Helped Kill George Floyd out on Bail 

Thomas Lane held George Floyd’s legs while Derek Chauvin slowly drained the life out of him. Now he’s out on bail. 

A Brief History of the Construction of the State of Israel

How did the creation of the state that completely changed the face of the Middle East come about? These are the causes and consequences.

Italy Calls General Strike: “Our Lives Are Worth More Than Your Profits”

Although Italy is on lockdown, many non-essential sectors are still going to work. Today a general strike is being called to protest the government's insistence on maintaining "business as usual" in the face of a devastating pandemic.