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Yellow vests and unions team-up against Macron

Strikes and protests swept France on Tuesday as the grassroots gilet jaune (Yellow Vest) movement and trade ­unionists came together for the first time in significant numbers. The Yellow Vests have put tens of thousands of people onto the streets every Saturday for 12 weeks in a row. A movement that began over fuel prices has … Continue reading

Labour capitulate to Zionist pressure

The Labour Party’s ruling body has adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that many believe restricts criticism of the State of Israel. The decision by the party’s national executive committee (NEC) on Tuesday follows a smear campaign assisted by the Labour right, and is a humiliating surrender for Labour’s left wing leadership. Labour has now accepted … Continue reading

Anti-semitic smears: Corbyn hits back at last

  At last! Jeremy Corbyn has finally gone on the offensive after suffering weeks of false accusations of antisemitism leveled at him over his support for Palestinian rights. On Monday night Corbyn slammed Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who had attacked him for appearing at the grave of a Palestinian fighter. Netanyahu said Corbyn deserved … Continue reading

Too Much Victory? The Hungarian Election Results

John Morgan reports on the Hungarian election win for Fidesz Defying predictions that a more energized opposition would reduce the parliamentary majority of Viktor Orbán’s party, Fidesz, in Sunday’s national election, their result is projected to be identical to what it was in 2014, with over 98% of the votes counted as of this writing: … Continue reading

French strikers show the way

French trade union leader Jean-Claude Mailly has warned that ongoing conflict between the French government and the unions may turn into a national confrontation over President Emmanuel Macron’s economic programme. Unions are holding two-day strikes every week for three months over the government’s European Union dictated marketisation and compulsory tendering policies for the SNCF state railway company. … Continue reading

US attack on Syrian forces marks a dangerous escalation

The Tomahawk missile attack on Syria’s Shayrat air base represents a dangerous escalation and calls into doubt how far things have changed with US foreign policy under President Trump argues Pat Harrington When President Trump was campaigning for the Presidency one of his most attractive features was that he didn’t go along with the demonisation … Continue reading

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