International

Western powers must accept refugees and provide aid for Afghanistan

By Dave Stockton AFTER 40 years of war Afghanistan momentarily seemed to be at peace after the Taliban took power for the second time in mid-August. But the Taliban have […]

Dave Stockton  ·  30 October 2021

Refugees victimised in EU-Belarus ‘hybrid war’

By Urte March ON THE border between Belarus and its EU neighbours— Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania—refugees from the global south are once again being used as pawns in a vicious […]

Urte March  ·  29 October 2021

What’s the Chinese for ‘Lehman Brothers’?

CHINA’S CONSTRUCTION industry, a key lever in Beijing’s entire economic policy, is facing a debt crisis of enormous proportions. Attention has focused on Evergrande, a development company, whose total debts […]

Peter Main  ·  28 October 2021

Stop the coup in Sudan!

Statement by the International Secretariat of the League for the Fifth International ON THE morning of October 25, a coup was launched in Khartoum. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairman of […]

Workers Power  ·  27 October 2021

Brazil: armed demonstrations threaten coup

By Carlos Uchoa Magrini and Assiria Conti ON 7 SEPTEMBER Brazil’s far right president Jair Bolsonaro called hundreds of thousands of his supporters onto the streets across the huge country—100,000 […]

Liga Socialista  ·  27 October 2021

South Africa: steelworkers’ three-week strike sold out

‘NEGOTIATIONS ARE about give and take … We are not cowards because we have taken a compromise,’ said the self-styled ‘socialist revolutionary’ Irvin Jim, general secretary of the National Union […]

Jeremy Dewar  ·  25 October 2021

Italy: fascists direct covid anger against trade unions

By KD Tait ON SATURDAY 16 October tens of thousands attended an anti-fascist demonstration in Rome, called by the CGIL trade union, in response to a fascist attack on the […]

KD Tait  ·  25 October 2021

SPD: Life in the old dog yet

By Jaqueline Katherina Singh (Berlin) The Social Democrats (SPD), led by Olaf Scholz, topped the polls with 25.7% in the German general election on 26 September and will take the […]

Jaqueline Katherina Singh  ·  10 October 2021

Aukus is an escalation of inter-imperialist rivalry

By Alex Rutherford The Aukus security pact between Australia, the UK and the US represents one of the most dramatic moves yet taken by the United States to counter the […]

Alex Rutherford  ·  09 October 2021

Dublin Bus workers reject union-backed deal

Dublin Bus workers have soundly rejected a deal recommended by union leaders

Bernie McAdam  ·  08 October 2021

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