The recent takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS, with the Swiss state stepping in to cover losses, highlights the need to socialise the financial sector, says Movement for Socialism.
John Mullen looks behind the huge movement against Macron’s attack on pensions, which has brought millions onto the streets, and seen ongoing blockades and strikes.
Police officers from Canada's secretive unit known as the C-IRG arrested five land defenders, most of them Indigenous women, in a raid at a camp on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory, reports Jeff Shantz.
A West Papuan university student was charged with treason for raising the Morning Star flag and calling for a referendum on West Papuan independence at a rally last November, reports Susan Price.
The United States is hoping to stave off a general collapse of the currency system, writes Barry Sheppard. This threat gives the capitalist class extortion power to insist that the government bail out the big banks.
Indian farmers held a successful march to demand crop price guarantees, land ownership rights for tribal farmers, immediate financial relief and loan waivers, reports Peoples Dispatch.
The Indian Patent Office rejected pharmaceutical company Janssen’s application for an extension of its patent on a drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis, reports Peoples Dispatch.
At least 41 migrants and refugees died in a fire in a migrant prison in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, near the United States border, reports Tamara Pearson.
Workers and unions led strikes in Uruguay against the right-wing government’s proposed pension reforms, which include raising the retirement age from 60 to 65, reports Ana Zorita.
Thousands of community health workers held a huge protest in Patna, in Bihar state, calling for higher pay, recognition as workers and access to employment benefits, reports Kerry Smith.
Britain has revealed it will supply Ukraine with armour-piercing depleted uranium shells, despite the health and environmental harms associated with the materiel, reports Binoy Kampmark.
While silent on apartheid, Israelis protest Netanyahu firing minister who urged halt to judicial coup
Huge crowds have flooded Israel’s streets for another round of demonstrations against the far-right Benjamin Netanyahu government, reports Jessica Corbett.
Allan Todd discusses the urgent need to address climate change and the upcoming Extinction Rebellion protest in London calling for system change to tackle the climate, social and economic crises.
John Mullen describes the escalating revolt against pensions attacks in France and argues for an indefinite strike to defeat Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron's attack on workers.
Hundreds of people have staged a protest outside the government headquarters in Beirut in the second consecutive day of protests against the ongoing economic crisis, reports Peoples Dispatch.
Communist Party of Swaziland activist Mvuselelo Mkhabela escaped from a hospital after being shot and tortured by the police, reports Peoples Dispatch.