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Abortion rights protest in the US

The stake for Black women and the working class in the fight for abortion rights and to become equal and full citizens is existential, writes Malik Miah.

Elon Musk

If Elon Musk was in Russia, Western propaganda would call him an “oligarch”, but since he is in the United States he is referred to as a “very successful businessman”, writes Barry Sheppard.

The “leak” of the draft decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs Wade, the 1973 ruling legalising women’s right to abortion, signals that it will probably do so in its final decision on the Mississippi anti-abortion law before it. Barry Sheppard reports.

Ketanji Brown Jackson

Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the 116th justice of the Supreme Court on April 7, reports Malik Miah. While a victory, racism remains central to politics in the US.

Protest against Amir Locke's murder

The cop who fatally shot Amir Locke during a predawn, “no-knock” raid in February, will not face charges, reports Malik Miah.

Lawsuit at Tesla

Tesla is being sued in a class action in the United States over a shocking racist culture and practice, reports Malik Miah.

Canadian troops participate in the 2011 Rapid Trident exercise

The New Democratic Party’s rightward move was fully cemented recently when it signed a cooperation agreement with the ruling pro-capitalist Liberal party, reports Jeff Shantz.

Image: Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels

Federico Fuentes spoke with Argentine Marxist economist Claudio Katz about the nature of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and what position anti-imperialists should take in the conflict.

Ahmaud Arbery

Malik Miah looks at the significance of the historic guilty verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery hate crime case.

'Freedom Convoy' Canada

In response to the so-called "Freedom Convoys", Canada’s Liberal government invoked the Emergencies Act, but Jeff Shantz argues this move should be viewed as a danger to community organisers and the left.

Gu Ailing at the 2020 Youth Olympics

Chinese-American Olympian Eileen Gu (Gu Ailing) is the first “action-sports” athlete to win three medals at the same Olympics, but is under attack for competing for China, reports Malik Miah.

Ottawa convoy counter-protester

Jeff Shantz describes the community counter-protests that have risen up to challenge the far-right-led "Freedom Convoys" this month.

Justice for Amir Locke

Protesters again took to the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota — where George Floyd was murdered by cops in 2020 — demanding justice for a young Black man killed by the police, reports Malik Miah.

The far-right Freedom Convoy has been calling for PM Justin Trudeau to resign. Instead, Conservatives leader and convoy supporter Erin O’Toole has fallen, writes Jeff Shantz.

Despite promises to respect the right to seek asylum, Washington has been denying migrants that right by invoking a provision allowing it to limit travel under the pretext of mitigating COVID-19, writes José Luis Granados Ceja.

Canada far right Freedom Convoy 2022

A mass mobilisation of far-right forces across Canada took place at the end of January and early February, reports Jeff Shantz, as thousands descended on Ottawa to culminate the “Freedom Convoy 2022”.

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