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Deadly heat wave hits central and eastern US

March 7
Years of attacks on living standards have left Detroit and areas of the Midwest and East Coast vulnerable to deaths from extreme heat events.

Nepal’s prime minister steps down

July 27
Oli’s resignation was largely driven by India’s determination, working closely with the US, to undercut Beijing’s growing influence in Nepal.

Immigrants in Los Angeles denounce police repression worldwide

July 13
Workers and youth from El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico expressed opposition to state violence, poverty and social inequality.

An interview with Professor Marc Edwards on the Flint water crisis

July 2
The Virginia Tech University professor responsible for revealing the Flint water crisis to the world speaks about the complicity of government agencies in concealing dangerous levels of lead in public drinking water.

US Navy to continue Black Sea incursions, brushing aside Russian demands

June 6
Rather than countering “Russian aggression,” the breakneck militarization of the Black Sea is rooted in the drive by the US and European powers to control the Eurasian landmass.

New York politicians maneuver to support charter schools

September 24
Democrats and Republicans are aiding the privatization of public education by seeking to exemptions for charter schools from state regulations.

Nothing revolutionary about Sanders’ “Our Revolution”

22 min 26 sec ago
The rollout of the new organization founded by Sanders and his campaign makes crystal clear that its purpose is to direct young people and workers into the blind alley of the Democratic Party.

Sarkozy launches French presidential bid based on anti-Muslim hysteria

22 min 26 sec ago
The former French president called for returning to universal military service and imposing measures that would turn France’s Muslim population into second-class citizens.

French woman arrested, fined for wearing Muslim headscarf on Cannes beach

22 min 26 sec ago
In an unprecedented attack on freedom of religion and on France’s Muslim community, local police are moving to effectively criminalize the wearing of Muslim headscarves.

Polish PiS government encourages anti-Semitism

22 min 26 sec ago
The government in Warsaw is promoting a revision of history that downplays Polish nationalist participation in anti-Semitic crimes.

Boston teachers face contract fight over job security, working conditions

22 min 26 sec ago
The schools district’s attack on teachers will be accompanied by a November ballot initiative to increase the cap on charter schools across Massachusetts.

Cleveland teachers threaten walkout as school year begins

22 min 26 sec ago
More than 5,000 teachers have voted to strike over “performance pay” and other attacks in America’s second poorest big city.

London landlords renting out dangerous "floating shacks"

22 min 26 sec ago
The high cost of living in London is driving a record number of people to turn to renting riverboats.

Australia: Arrium steelworkers reject 10 percent pay cut

22 min 26 sec ago
From the outset, the union had no intention of waging any struggle to mobilise workers to oppose the cost cutting and fight the threat of closure.

Former detention centre workers condemn Australia’s brutal refugee regime

22 min 26 sec ago
More than 100 ex-staff members have risked lengthy jail sentences to protest against the treatment of asylum seekers incarcerated on remote Pacific islands.

Labour Party makes empty promises to New Zealand students

22 min 26 sec ago
Despite its highly conditional pledges, Labour has no intention of reducing ballooning debt and poverty among students.

This week in history: August 29-September 4

22 min 26 sec ago
This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week.

ILO report: Global youth unemployment to rise for first time in three years

August 27
According to an International Labor Organization report, the number of unemployed young people ages 15 to 24 will rise to 71 million this year.

“Godfather” Biden visits Turkey

August 27
One month after the failed coup, the vice president met with Erdogan.

Fed chair lays out long-term scenario of economic stagnation

August 27
Yellen all but acknowledged that low levels of economic growth and extreme financial instability were permanent features of the US and world capitalist economy.