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The fraud of progressive capitalism

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Alarm bells are starting to ring in some of the upper echelons of the US corporate and financial elites about the prospect of a social explosion as wealth and income inequality reaches new heights. E...

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

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The South African Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has sold out the almost five-month pay strike of its 15,000 members at the Kloof, Beatrix and Driefontein gold mines. A deal...

Germany: SGP European election campaign wins support for Julian Assange in Stuttgart

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Germany: SGP European election campaign wins support for Julian Assange in Stuttgart Teams from the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) recently campaigned among workers ...

Australian mining magnate renews his fraudulent populist pitch

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In the working class Brisbane electorate of Oxley, where I am standing for the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), three such formations are making a pitch to the workers, unemployed and small business pe...

Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka to hold May Day meeting in Colombo

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The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) in Sri Lanka will hold a public meeting at New Town Hall in Colombo on May 1 at 3 p.m. to mark t...

Hillary Clinton s McCarthyite rant

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Australian construction workers facing massive fines for striking

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Process servers last week presented notices of legal action to several workers at their homes over industrial action on Perth Airport rail project sites last December, deemed illegal by the Australian...

Ontario Tory government intensifies assault on workers rights

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Ontario's right-wing populist Premier Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservative government are intensifying their assault on worker rights. During a recent visit to Markham, Ford all but announced h...

Federal prosecutors indict Rochester Drug Co-Operative on drug trafficking charges

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On Tuesday, federal prosecutors indicted Rochester Drug Co-Operative, one of the nation's 10 largest pharmaceutical distributors in the US, and two of its former executives on drug trafficking charges...

Forty hospitalized after toxic chemical leak in Chicago suburb

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A disaster unfolded in the northern Chicago suburb of Beach Park in Lake County, Illinois on Thursday morning when a cloud of toxic anhydrous ammonia leaked into the air. At approximately 4:25 a.m., a...

After contract rejection, Dow Chemical locks out 230 workers in Texas

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Dow Chemical locked out 230 workers from its Deer Park, Texas plant, just east of Houston, on Monday afternoon. The company retaliated against the workers after they twice rejected management's "last,...

University of Illinois at Chicago faculty announces deal on eve of strike

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University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) faculty should reject the sellout tentative contract announced Monday by the UIC United Faculty union (UICUF), one day before faculty were set to strike. The pr...

GM continues tax avoidance schemes while it slashes thousands of jobs

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In the past decade since the federal bailout of US car companies, automaker General Motors has extorted billions in tax cuts and credits from all levels of government, despite raking in massive profit...

International finance backs Socialist Party in Spain s April 28 elections

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On the eve of the general, regional and local elections in Spain this Sunday, the Socialist Party (PSOE) has emerged as a favoured victor for significant sections of big business and global financial ...

UK: May unable to stem Tory crisis over Brexit, but still propped up by Corbyn

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UK: May unable to stem Tory crisis over Brexit, but still propped up by Corbyn UK Prime Minister Theresa May has headed off a potential leadership challenge once again but faces demands from Conserva...

Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants during mass raid

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Mexican federal police carried out a mass raid in the southern state of Chiapas on Monday, arresting over 370 immigrants from Central America. The migrants were part of a caravan of asylum seekers com...

Fed pivot promotes stock market surge

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Last Tuesday, two key Wall Street stock market indexes, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite, hit new record highs. The more narrowly-based Dow only failed to also reach a new peak because of the trou...

Mayor Emanuel intervenes to shut down Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike

Mayor Emanuel intervenes to shut down Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike

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On Wednesday, Chicago's outgoing Democratic mayor Rahm Emanuel offered to intervene to end the seven-week strike of Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) musicians. The mayor's interven...

Leaked documents implicate French government in war crimes in Yemen

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Disclose, an independent investigative media, published on April 15 a devastating report exposing France's role in the Saudi-led coalition's war crimes in Yemen. The coalition has massacred thousands ...

Macron moves to prosecute journalists who revealed French arms sales in Yemen war

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Macron moves to prosecute journalists who revealed French arms sales in Yemen war In a far-reaching assault on democratic rights and free speech, the government of Emmanuel Macron is moving to prosec...

UN official visits Julian Assange, investigating Ecuador s illegal surveillance

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UN official visits Julian Assange, investigating Ecuador's illegal surveillance The United Nations special rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joe Cannataci, was finally permitted yesterday to meet w...

Former Vice President Biden officially enters Democratic presidential race

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Former Vice President Joe Biden officially announced his campaign for president yesterday, effectively completing the Democratic field, which has now swelled to 21 candidates, most of them little-know...

Former Vice President Biden officially enters Democratic presidential race

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Former Vice President Joe Biden officially announced his campaign for president yesterday, effectively completing the Democratic field, which has now swelled to 21 candidates, most of them little-know...

The Australian government must act to free Julian Assange

The Australian government must act to free Julian Assange

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The Socialist Equality Party and its candidates are issuing a clear demand in the federal election: The Australian government must immediately act to secure the release of Julian A...

The election of Zelenskyi in Ukraine and the way forward for the working class

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The election of Zelenskyi in Ukraine and the way forward for the working class The "chocolate oligarch" Poroshenko became president in the wake of the operation in February 2014 that toppled the pro-...

Australian rugby player Israel Folau challenges sacking over social media posts

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Australian rugby player Israel Folau challenges sacking over social media posts Australian professional rugby player Israel Folau announced on April 17 that he will challenge moves by Rugby Australia...

Grenfell fire survivors forced onto general housing waiting list

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A family of four who survived the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze in June 2017 have been told by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) council that they will be moved onto a general council ...

Pennsylvania woman killed in factory meat grinder

Pennsylvania woman killed in factory meat grinder

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Jill Greninger, 35, was killed on the job Monday when she was pulled into an industrial meat grinder at her workplace in rural northern Pennsylvania. The accident took place at th...

Protest in London   s Parliament Square demands release of Julian Assange

Protest in London s Parliament Square demands release of Julian Assange

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Dozens gathered in London's Parliament Square yesterday to demand the release of Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder is incarcerated in Belmarsh prison in southeast London in con...

Rutgers University faculty union blocks strike by professors and teaching assistants

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Last week Rutgers University's faculty union announced it had reached a tentative agreement with administrators and was calling off an impending strike by over 3,000 professors and teaching assistants...

Conflict mounts between White House and Congress over subpoenas

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The hard-line defiance of Congress began following the release of the Mueller report, which found no evidence of collaboration between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 cam...

Polish teachers speak out on why they are striking

Polish teachers speak out on why they are striking

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It is 18 days since more than 300,000 teachers across Poland launched an indefinite nationwide strike, closing schools across the country to oppose decades of cuts to education fun...

Sri Lankan president calls all-party conference to rubberstamp emergency powers

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called an all-party conference for today to discuss "the situation that has arisen in the country and the next steps." All political parties, both inside and ...

US-backed Saudi regime beheads 37 political prisoners

US-backed Saudi regime beheads 37 political prisoners

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The monarchical dictatorship of Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it had carried out another killing spree, publicly executing 37 people in the cities of Riyadh, Medina and Me...

Mali government falls amid protests against Franco-German occupation

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On April 18, the Malian government collapsed as Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga submitted the resignation of his government to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK). This followed weeks of pro...

India: BJP makes indicted Hindu supremacist terrorist a star election candidate

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One of the chief accused in a Hindu supremacist terror network that killed scores of Muslims has been named by India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a "star" candidate in the country's genera...

Turkey s political crisis escalates after mob attack on CHP leader

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Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition party, the Republican People's Party, or CHP, was physically attacked by a right-wing mob Sunday, when he attended the funeral of a fallen so...

Scotland: Union suppresses teachers strike as lecturers fight on

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The Educational Institute for Scotland (EIS) union, which claims to represent 80 percent of teachers in Scotland, accepted a deal last month with the Scottish National Party (SNP) government to call o...

Unions scramble to contain Polish teachers    strike as 40,000 social workers prepare to stop work

Unions scramble to contain Polish teachers strike as 40,000 social workers prepare to stop work

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Unions scramble to contain Polish teachers' strike as 40,000 social workers prepare to stop work Amid an almost complete international media blackout, the nationwide strike by 300...

CIA Democrats enter the race: Seth Moulton announces bid for presidential nomination

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On Monday, Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton became the 19th candidate to publicly join the race for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination. A right-wing "national security Democrat" r...

Industry publication floats idea of UAW calling a    targeted    strike

Industry publication floats idea of UAW calling a targeted strike

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With national contract negotiations between the Detroit car companies and the United Auto Workers set to start in a few months, industry analysts are nervously speculating about th...


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