Young people out enjoying themselves were instead faced with one of the worst kinds of horror imaginable when a bomb was exploded in the foyer of the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena. Twenty two people were killed and at least 59 injured by this blast at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.


The constant smell of smoke from the burning wood fires in the townships, as residents attempt to keep warm from the freezing winter nights in their flimsy tin shacks, is just one of the reasons for the night time smog surrounding Johannesburg.

The other reason is the flames of class struggle that are literally burning across the...


Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey last week has led to a spiralling political crisis in Washington. The sharp divisions in the political establishment and within the state apparatus have become even sharper due to Trump’s authoritarian actions. Tens of millions who completely oppose Trump’s racist, misogynist,...


An important step in the right direction – Mobilise to fight for socialist change


When New Democracy (Greece’s traditional right-wing party) and PASOK (the so-called “socialists”) were applying austerity policies, arguing that these were the way to a new period of prosperity, the mass of working class people were furious  and turned to SYRIZA to get rid of these ruling parties. Today the Greek prime...


Travellers in Ireland face daily discrimination and racism by the Northern and Southern states and within society, at large. But there are now growing demands for equality from a community that suffers enormously from poverty and bigotry and the effects that flow from this.

Wednesday 1 March was an historic day for the Traveller...


Xinjiang is the vast Muslim-majority region in China’s far west where Turkic speaking Uighur Muslims are the largest ethnic group. Under Chinese rule it has been transformed into a 1.7 million square kilometre prison. Rich in mineral wealth and almost twice the size of Pakistan, Xinjiang has assumed even greater strategic importance for...


The "Strike of Freedom and Honour" is the name given to a mass hunger strike of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, which started indefinitely on the Palestinian Prisoner Day, 17 April. The prisoners are demanding the ending of discrimination on national grounds in prison and arbitrary detention without charge or trial...


3 May is designated ‘International Day of Freedom of the Press’. It will come as no surprise that Kazakhstan comes very near the bottom of the world’s press freedom league – 157th out of 180. The following article from Campaign Kazakhstan (


         

Greece’s agony continues. This week, more pension cuts and tax increases were agreed by the Syriza-led government and international creditors, in return for €7.5bn emergency loans to enable Athens to feed its debt repayments. Under the new agreement, pensions will be cut by another 18%...


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