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Save Ukraine

Renfrey Clarke presents an analysis of the balance of forces in Russia's war on Ukraine and argues that urgent international negotiations are needed to secure the survival of an independent Ukrainian state.

The catastrophe in Afghanistan is an indictment of imperialism and the United States’ vengeful approach to its withdrawal a year ago, writes William Briggs.

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Four Kentucky police officers have been arrested and charged over the shooting death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, following a two-year campaign, reports Malik Miah.

Matanzas

The intensification of the US blockade of Cuba, combined with the downturn in tourism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has caused big shortages of food, medicine, fuel and electricity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Abortion rights protest

Indiana has become the first state in the United States to pass extreme abortion restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade, reports Common Dreams.

Sri Lanka protest August 2022

The Sri Lankan government has begun escalating its repression against the popular movement that removed former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from office, reports Janaka Biyanwila.

Campaigners

In an August 2 referendum, voters in Kansas resoundingly rejected a proposed amendment to remove the right to abortion from the state's constitution, reports Jake Johnson.

Child in Yemen

Just weeks after visiting the Middle East, United States President Joe Biden’s administration approved more than US$5 billion in missile sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reports Brett Wilkins.

Workers

International trade unions are calling on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to veto two anti-worker bills that were recently passed by parliament amid Russia’s invasion, reports Federico Fuentes.

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi's tour of Asia has deliberately and in a calculated manner heightened tensions in the region, writes William Briggs. It was designed to be provocative and has succeeded.

Jiyan Tolhildan

Jiyan Tolhildan (Salwa Yusuf), a leader of the Syrian Defence Force (SDF) Counter Terrorism Units, and who led the fight against ISIS, was murdered by Turkey in a drone strike on July 22, reports Sarah Glynn.

Massai resist land grabs

For decades, the Maasai have been resisting displacement by mining, tourism and conservation, reports Hibist Kassa.

Boris Kagarlitsky

Boris Kagarlitsky discusses the domestic factors behind Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine and the role of the left in anti-war organising.

Australian cinematographer Jake Lloyd Jones talks to Peter Boyle about the ongoing “David and Goliath struggle” between the Kurds and the Turkish state from Bashur (South Kurdistan) in northern Iraq.

Peter Boyle reports three socialist parties from the Asia-Pacific region have supported the call from Rojava for a no-fly zone to stop a threatened invasion by Turkey.

Nearly two months after the May 24 shooting in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, part of the truth has been released, report Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

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