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No to school reopenings in Turkey before the pandemic is contained!

We call on all educators, parents and students who support this initiative to contact us to establish rank-and-file committees for safe education and to expand this struggle, which is vital for public health.

The Rank-and-File Committee for Safe Education in Turkey

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

British gas engineers resume strike action after company refuses to budge over “fire and rehire”; UK London bus drivers strike over pay cut; one-day national action in South Africa over unemployment, poverty and inequality

Facebook reaches deal with Australian government

The deal involved an amendment to government legislation, backed by the opposition Labor party, that requires Facebook to pay news outlets for content under a bargaining code

Nick Beams

The $15 minimum wage scam

Despite the dire conditions facing workers, President Joe Biden has already given numerous indications that the meager minimum wage increase proposal will likely be stripped from the bill.

Genevieve Leigh

Powell delivers reassurances to Wall Street

Outlining monetary policy—the central concern of Wall Street—the Fed chair emphasised that the present ultra-loose regime would continue even if inflation began to rise and there was a tightening in the labour market.

Nick Beams

Massachusetts nurses vote to strike for safe staffing ratios

Nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, without a contract since November 2019, on February 10 gave their overwhelming approval for strike action for safer working conditions and patient outcomes.

Ben Oliver

Communist Party of the Philippines embraces Catholicism

Julieta de Lima, longtime leader of the CPP, delivered a speech to archbishops and religious leaders celebrating “500 years of Christianity in the Philippines,” and embracing the medieval barbarism of the church.

John Malvar

Workers Struggles: The Americas

Workers at Mexican air carrier Interjet voted by an overwhelming 95 percent margin to continue their strike begun in January, while Molson has locked out 300 workers at its Toronto, Canada brewery.

How to fight for democracy in Myanmar

The only social force capable of carrying out a consistent struggle for democratic rights is the working class, as part of the broader struggle to refashion society to meet the pressing needs of the majority—that is, along socialist lines.

Peter Symonds

The Texas catastrophe and the case for socialism

The Texas catastrophe lays bare the real state of class relations in the richest country in the world and makes clear why essential infrastructure can no longer be entrusted to the capitalist oligarchs.

Tom Carter

Russian court sentences Alexei Navalny to prison

The opponent of the Putin government, who now faces imprisonment in a penal colony for more than two years, is seeking to channel social anger in Russia over inequality in a right-wing direction.

Clara Weiss
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