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student encampments and staff picketing

Barry Sheppard and Malik Miah argue that Israel will fail in its military objectives in Gaza because of the Palestinian people’s resistance, which is buttressed by an growing anti-war movement in the United States and the condemnation of the world’s majority.

protest on university campus

Students are occupying university campuses in the United States to oppose Israel's genocidal war on Gaza and as repression of pro-Palestinian student and faculty voices grows, reports Barry Sheppard. Are we seeing a new wave of student radicalisation?

damage from a container ship collision with a bridge

Malik Miah looks at the "profits before safety" failings behind the collision that caused the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland to collapse, killing six maintenance workers.

woman with placard

In the United States, Arizona’s Supreme Court effectively banned all abortions, except to save a woman’s life, on April 10, after dusting off an 1864 law. But abortion rights activists are fighting back, reports Barry Sheppard.

pro-palestine woman protester

As a ground assault on Rafah still looms, United States President Joe Biden’s “get tough” stance towards Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu is not convincing populations in the US and the Middle East, report Barry Sheppard and Malik Miah.

man inspects damaged aircraft

Malik Miah looks behind the recent spate of aircraft safety incidents in the United States and argues that aircraft workers and unions need to play a leading role in maintaining safety.

protester and police tape

In the March 5 primary elections in San Francisco, a city long hated by conservatives for its liberal and progressive image, voters adopted two propositions (E and F) to increase police powers. Both passed by large margins, reports Malik Miah.

child's face

Israel has temporarily put its ground invasion of Rafah on hold to engage in diplomatic maneuvers to justify its onslaught, in the face of worldwide opposition, reports Barry Sheppard and Malik Miah. Meanwhile, Israel continues its campaign to starve Gaza's people.

In response to United States President Joe Biden’s continued support for Israel’s genocidal war in Gaza, 100,000 voters in Michigan withheld their support for him in the Democratic Primary by choosing the “uncommitted” option on the ballot, reports Malik Miah.

Cargo ship with Palestine flag overlay

The United States and its allies bombed targets in Yemen, after the Houthi-led government hit commercial shipping to and from Israel in the Red Sea, in solidarity with the people of Gaza, report Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

young people protesting

In the United States, despite the mainstream media’s backing of Israel’s genocidal war in Gaza, more young people in the US are critical of the war and taking leading roles in the movement against it, write Barry Sheppard and Malik Miah.

woman holding a sign

When the overwhelming majority of world governments call for a cease fire, it indicates Israel and its key ally the United States are under intense pressure from below, argue Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.