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Germany’s Left Party in free fall

The war in Ukraine has finally exposed the pro-imperialist character of the Left Party. It fully supports the German government’s war propaganda. Criticism of NATO will no longer be tolerated.

Peter Schwarz

Dana workers must prepare common action to halt contract violations

At all Dana plants, the company is violating the terms of the contract and the unions are letting them do it. While the violations differ at each plant, our response at all plants must be the same: we must unite and take action ourselves, or things will only get worse.

Dana Workers Rank-and-File Committee

More than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in New Zealand

New Zealand has gone from having no COVID deaths for most of the pandemic, to now having one of the highest weekly death rates in the world, as a result of the Labour Party government abandoning its elimination policy.

Tom Peters

Biden sends US troops back into Somalia

The goal of the Biden administration is to secure US imperialism’s control over the Horn of Africa and trade through the Suez Canal in preparation for confrontation with China.

Alex Findijs

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Call centre workers in Spain strike for pay rise as continuing healthcare workers’ stoppages are joined by teachers’ strikes over pay, conditions and funding; South African Sibanye-Stillwater gold miners’ 11-week pay strike continues as tax collectors and bus workers threaten walk out; protests across Iran over cuts to food subsidies joined by teachers’ protests for free education and bus drivers’ strike in Tehran; educators walk out across France and in French schools abroad over pay, conditions and funding

Wall Street plunges as global recession looms

Yesterday’s large-scale sell off on Wall Street, in which shares of major retail companies experienced their biggest decline since the October 1987 Black Monday stock market crash, was in response to clear indications the US and global economy are moving rapidly into recession.

Nick Beams

Australian postal workers support SEP candidates in federal election

The Postal Workers’ Rank-and-File Committee warns that a union-backed Labor government will deepen the assault on the working class, advance the drive to war and continue the homicidal “let it rip” COVID-19 agenda.

Postal Workers Rank-and-File Committee

10,000 healthcare workers strike in New Zealand

The nationwide strike points to growing anger in the working class over the Labour Party-led government’s austerity measures, the soaring cost of living, and the worsening death toll from COVID-19.

Tom Peters

Cannes Film Festival promotes US-NATO war against Russia

The Cannes Film Festival is the latest cultural institution or event to disgracefully provide a public stage for Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to promote the US-NATO war against Russia.

Stefan Steinberg

Finnish parliament approves proposal to join NATO

The same day that Finland and Sweden formally submitted their NATO membership applications, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared it was ending the country's participation in the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

Andrea Peters

Teachers in Brookline, Massachusetts, end one-day strike after union agrees to below-inflation, six-year contract

The BEU has kept workers on the job for nearly three years without a contract. Like many teachers, including those in the Boston Public Schools system who have been working without a contract for eight months, Brookline educators are demanding “reasonable compensation as well as working conditions that meet the realities of a modern, comprehensive education.”

Andrew Timon

Las Vegas sanitation workers vote to strike

Las Vegas sanitation workers must take the fight out of Teamsters hands by forming a Rank-and-File Committee to reach out to other workers in struggle—sanitation, truckers, teachers and health care workers.

Rafael Azul

WHO study reveals high excess mortality in Germany during the pandemic

The actual death toll resulting from the German government’s coronavirus policies is much higher than its official statistics show. This is proven by the latest study by the World Health Organisation on excess mortality in the first two years of the pandemic.

Tamino Dreisam

Workers Struggles: The Americas

Professors at the National University of Rosario in Argentina launched a one-day strike on May 13, while the city of Colón, Panama saw a one-day general strike over worsening social conditions.

Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders and the DSA vote for war

Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders have risen to national prominence by promoting themselves as representatives of the “anti-war” and “left-wing” sentiments of masses of people, but their pro-war actions speak louder than words.

Eric London

Germany: Two people killed by police in the city of Mannheim

Unlike many other countries, investigations in such cases in Germany are carried out by the police authorities themselves. There is no independent prosecution authority in Germany, despite the fact that the number of police killings is rising steadily.

Gregor Link

Cryptocurrency market in turmoil

The cryptocurrency market was thrown into turmoil last week as the market value of bitcoin, the most widely used cryptocurrency continued to fall, and a so-called “stablecoins” are collapsing.

Nick Beams

Canadian imperialism’s fascist friends—Part 1: Ottawa’s decades-long alliance with the Ukrainian far-right and the NATO war on Russia

The alliance between Canadian imperialism and Ukrainian fascism is most strikingly embodied in the person of Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. The granddaughter of a prominent Ukrainian Nazi collaborator who was provided refuge in Canada following the Third Reich’s downfall, she is the leading anti-Russia war-hawk in the Trudeau Liberal government.

James Clayton, Roger Jordan, Keith Jones
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