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On January 5, independent trade unions in Iran issued a statement in support of the mass protests against austerity and dictatorship that began at the end of last year. The statement was issued in the...

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January 8, 2018, protests broke out in various cities across Sudan, including the capital Khartoum and the southern cities of Nyala, Geneina and al-Damazin, as well as in West Darfour. The immediate trigger was the...

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In mid-December, the abortion rights movement in Ireland scored a massive victory when a parliamentary committee recommended repealing the current ban on abortion in Ireland and allowing for unrestricted abortion up to the twelfth week...

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Sudden largescale nationwide protests have shaken Iran. Sections of the masses have shown utter defiance of the regime. Youth, facing unemployment estimated to be between 25% and 40%, have particularly been to the fore. The...

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Esquerra Revolucionaria (CWI in Catalonia) Movement mobilises once more for the Catalan Republic The Catalan elections on 21 December were a massive defeat for the Spanish nationalist “block of article 155” and an even bigger...

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Serge Jordan, CWI The killing of former Yemeni President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, by Houthi fighters in the capital, Sana’a, earlier this month has led to an intensification of the war in that country, magnifying an...

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Tohil Delgado, Izquierda Revolucionaria (CWI in Spanish state) Mass protests confront Macri government On December 15, a huge social mobilization put the government coalition of Mauricio Macri on the ropes. When the Congress of Deputies...

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Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party member and Solidarity TD (member of parliament) Parliamentary committee recommends unrestricted abortion rights up to 12 weeks’ pregnancy In a landmark decision in Ireland, a special parliamentary committee has recommended unrestricted...

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From correspondents in Kazakhstan A dramatic strike struggle has broken out in the Karaganda coal mines of Kazakhstan which now come under ‘Arcellor Mittal Temirtau’. Within the first few hours of their strike action, the miners...

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Izquierda Revolucionaria (CWI in Mexico) After the Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH) government’s attempt to legitimise its electoral fraud failed spectacularly, the popular rebellion has expanded in Honduras. On Saturday 2 December, in various cities, the...

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