After the most tumultuous run-up to any conference in ANC history, watched across the world, with over a thousand journalists in attendance, and the markets moving up in anticipation of the results, Cyril Ramaphosa has ascended to the presidency of the ANC after a bitterly fought factional contest. The “radical economic transformation”...


On Monday, 18 December, the third ‘black’ (the conservative Peoples’ Party - ÖVP), ‘blue’ (the far-right Freedom Party - FPÖ) government in Austria’s post-1945 second republic, was sworn in (for more information on the elections:


Tensions in Kazakhstan were mounting in the run-up to Kazakhstan’s ‘Independence Day’ this year. It was the sixth anniversary of the massacre of striking oil-workers in Zhanaozen and thousands of miners in Karaganda were on strike. Hundreds were occupying the pits in pursuit of the coal-miners long-standing claim for a doubling of wages...


Around 1000 students took part in a school strike in Kassel, central Germany, on December 11, protesting against the deteriorating conditions in their schools and to fight for a better future. There were plenty of reasons for this action – leaking roofs, mouldy walls, leaking toilets, biology labs dating back to the 1960’s and...


Primary school teachers in the Netherlands recently took mass strike action. In 2017, there were three national strikes by teachers and 90% of the schools or more closed during each strike. On the 5th October, 70,000 primary school teachers went to protests. What is also important about this struggle is that it started with teachers organizing...


A dramatic strike struggle has broken out in the Karaganda coal mines of Kazakhstan which now come under 'Arcellor Mittal Temirtau'. Within the first few hours of their strike action, the miners were offered 20% rises and then 50%, but hundreds of the strikers have sworn they will stay below ground until they get the full claim. They are...


After the Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH) government’s attempt to legitimise its electoral fraud failed spectacularly, the popular rebellion has expanded in Honduras.

On Saturday 2 December, in various cities, the people defied the curfew, getting out on the streets in a “cacerolazo” (banging pots and pans) denouncing the farcical...


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