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

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

This week in history: May 16-22

This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago

The realities confronting Ukraine’s six million refugees

While the media portrays the situation as if Ukrainian refugees are walking into the arms of America and Europe’s governments, all the social and political problems of global capitalism are manifesting themselves in the crisis.

Andrea Peters

Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia

India: Gujarat state government workers demand previous pension scheme; Ford auto workers in Tamil Nadu fight for job security; AMPOL oil refinery workers strike in Queensland.

Our reporters

Nazi propaganda in Germany’s taz newspaper

On the anniversary of Germany's liberation from National Socialism (Nazism), the taz has published an article by Russian author Julia Latynina, which acquits Hitler of any responsibility for the Second World War.

Peter Schwarz

Biden marks 1 million US COVID deaths by preparing for the next million

US President Joe Biden finally acknowledged Thursday that over 1 million Americans have now died from COVID-19, issuing a perfunctory written statement and a pre-recorded video characterized by indifference to the lives of those lost and their loved ones still mourning.

Evan Blake

Wage suppression: The international strategy of finance capital

The eruption of the wages issue in the Australian election campaign is part of an international process as central banks, the representatives of finance capital, demand that wage increases be forcibly suppressed through the lifting of interest rates, inducing a recession if that proves necessary.

Nick Beams
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