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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed two top government officials for allegedly “turning a blind eye” to “traitors” in their agencies, report Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard

Protest in Argentina

Thousands of people took to the streets across Argentina on August 18 to protest rising living costs and demand the government take action to improve material conditions, reports Ana Zorita.

Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

The more than 10,000 workers at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant have issued an urgent and impassioned plea for global support, reports Federico Fuentes.

Welder

Almost a month after Ukraine’s parliament adopted two anti-worker bills, President Volodymyr Zelensky finally ratified Draft Law 5371, removing union rights for most of the country’s workers, reports Federico Fuentes.

Colombia’s new government, led by President Gustavo Petro, has vowed to tackle violence and illegal mining, enact drug reforms and normalise relations with Cuba and Venezuela. Ian Ellis-Jones reports.

The water problems Chile faces are historically embedded in a neoliberal framework that has remained tilted in favour of the ruling class, writes Yanis Iqbal.

Najib Razak

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was finally sent to jail on August 23, more than two years after he was convicted of corruption, reports Peter Boyle.

Under capitalism, wars are fought to gain access to markets, resources and to harness the working class in its service. The suffering of the Ukrainian people attests to this, writes William Briggs.

Zinar Bozkurt

A 26-year-old Kurdish refugee in Sweden is at risk of being deported to Turkey as a result of an agreement signed between Ankara, Stockholm and Helsinki for the Nordic expansion of NATO, reports Medya News.

Lithium mine

The people of Potosí in Bolivia, like the people of Tierra Amarilla in Chile, want to imagine a different kind of extraction: one that does not destroy the Earth, write Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zúñiga Silva.

Craft shop in Cuba

To increase the supply of goods, especially food, Cuba is allowing more foreign investment in local wholesale and retail trade for the first time since 1959, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Injured people

Frustrated by its inability to get support for a full-scale invasion, Turkey has escalated its killer drone attacks and shelling of border cities and towns in Rojava, reports Peter Boyle.

Worker

The international campaign in solidarity with Ukrainian workers against new draconian anti-worker laws is growing, reports Federico Fuentes.

As Turkey escalates its military attacks on the Kurds, ahead of a possible full-scale invasion of North and East Syria — the region known as Rojava — the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) issued an urgent call for a no-fly zone, reports ANF English.

FBI raid

African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) leaders’ homes and offices were violently raided by the United States Federal Bureau of Inestigation (FBI) on July 29, reports Malik Miah.

Morning Star flag

West Papua's road to independence was disrupted 60 years ago, on August 15, with the signing of the infamous New York Agreement, a deal between the Netherlands and Indonesia over Papuan sovereignty, writes Yamin Kagoya.

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