International

International news from outside of the United Kingdom

Yellow Vests marches all over France

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ON SATURDAY Yellow Vest protesters marched in cities across France for the 25th straight week, with 18,900 protesters taking part. Dozens demonstrated at Paris’s Charles...

Eurozone Plummets

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INDUSTRIAL production in the eurozone plummeted dramatically in December with factory output falling by 4.1 per cent in the final month of the year...

UK servicing Saudi jets in Yemen – admits Tory MP

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BRITAIN is providing ‘engineering support’ for UK-supplied aircraft operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force, responsible for killing innocent people in Yemen, a British...

Palestinian fury over Israeli flight to UAE!

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PALESTINIAN political factions have reacted with fury to the first official visit by an Israeli delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to finalise...

Boycott EuroVision

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‘WITH THE Eurovision Song Contest taking place on Saturday, the year-long campaign to boycott the competition in Israel is ramping up,’ Zoe Lawlor from...

Gaza Hospital Superbug Epidemic

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AN EPIDEMIC of an antibiotic-resistant superbug is spreading throughout the hospital system in Palestine’s Gaza City, with doctors warning of a ‘global health security...

GREEK RIOT POLICE ATTACK PROTEST! – thousands march against Police State Bill

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FROM NICK AXARLIS IN ATHENS SCORES of Greek armed riot police attacked thousands of workers and students with tear-gas and noise-smoke grenades last Thursday night...

US CIVIL WAR! – Trump vows to send federal officers into NY, Chicago and...

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US PRESIDENT Trump announced yesterday that he is sending ‘a surge of federal security forces to US cities in a crackdown on crime’. Chicago, New...

‘We’ll step up our struggle!’ – vow Iraqi protesters after 5 killed

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AT LEAST five demonstrators have been killed in Baghdad, Karbala and Baqubah in Iraq as security forces opened fire on the mass protest of...

Trump – more Iran sanctions – urges NATO involvement!

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PRESIDENT TRUMP told a White House Press conference yesterday afternoon that while he was president of the USA, Iran would never be able to...
Palestinian youth confront Israeli troops in the West Bank

Multiple Israeli raids on the West Bank – as UN announces food cuts

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ISRAELI forces on Wednesday conducted multiple overnight raids across the West Bank and detained at least 28 Palestinians, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS)....

‘What gives Israel rights to annex these lands?’ – Abbas addresses UNSC

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‘WHAT GIVES you the right to annex these lands?’ Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas demanded, referring to Israel’s plan to seize even more of Palestine...
Palestinians being gassed and under live fire from Israeli troops at the Gaza border with Israel

PROSECUTE ISRAEL! – Erekat urges International Criminal Court

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THE Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has slammed Israel’s new land grab plans, urging the International Criminal Court (ICC) to speed up its investigation into...

UAE & Israel ‘normalise’ relations!

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ISRAEL and the United Arab Emirates reached a deal yesterday that will lead to a full normalisation of diplomatic relations between the two, in...

French Police Chokehold Mutiny!

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NATIONWIDE demonstrations in France on Tuesday demanding better pay and resources for health workers were the subject of repeated police attacks. 18,000 people attended demonstrations...

RISE UP AGAINST AL-AQSA MEASURES – HAMAS

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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said: ‘The Israeli occupation’s field measures and steps in occupied Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, including the closure of Al-Aqsa’s...

Worst US unemployment since Great Depression – 3.3 million Americans jobless

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FIGURES released yesterday show that 3.3 million Americans have filed for unemployment, the worst jobless figures since the Great Depression of the 1930s after...

CANADIAN POST UNION OPPOSES ‘US-BACKED COUP’ IN VENEZUELA

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CANADA’S postal workers union, the CUPW, has condemned the government of Canada’s decision to recognise Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president...

Sinn Féin win 37 seats in Irish election!

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SINN Féin was celebrating the results of the Irish elections yesterday which saw them as the second biggest party, winning 37 seats – an...

World Climate Strike!

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MILLIONS of youth supported by trade unionists walked out of their schools, colleges and universities yesterday, in one hundred and fifty countries across the...

Johnson willing to scrap Iran deal for ‘Trump deal’

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TORY PM Johnson, yesterday morning stated he is willing to scrap the Iran nuclear deal in favour of a ‘Trump deal’. Then, in a move...

Day four of Harland & Wolff occupation – South African unions send international solidarity...

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THE OCCUPATION of Harland and Wolff, in Belfast in the north of Ireland, is going from strength to strength, now into its fourth day...

US, UK & France ‘complicit in possible Saudi war crimes’ – Amnesty

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A NEW report by Amnesty International reveals that precision-guided bombs made by the United States have been used in Saudi-led deadly airstrikes against civilians...

LEBANESE REVOLUTION! – masses opposed to all sectarianism

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HUNDREDS of people have been wounded in Beirut after security forces used tear gas and water cannon to disperse crowds of anti-government protesters trying...

‘Blatant act of annexation’ – Ashrawi slams Israeli ‘nature reserve’ land grab

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ISRAEL is creating ‘nature reserves’ in the occupied West Bank and this is ‘a blatant act of annexation and land theft that violates international...

General strike sparked by demolitions in Palestine!

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A General strike was held in Rahat City in southern Israel yesterday, against Israel’s rampant demolitions of Palestinian homes in Israel. Israeli bulldozers demolished two...

5th day of Haitian protests rage

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A fifth day of anti-government protests raged in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince and other cities on Monday, paralysing much of the country amid rising...

Greek students march against riot police

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SEVERAL thousand Greek university students marched victoriously and defiantly on Monday night in Athens after they had forced the armed riot police ‘storm-troopers’ off...

No to ‘Son of a Dog’ Trump’s deal – Abbas

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PALESTINIAN President Mahmoud Abbas has firmly rejected President Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ the details of which were announced yesterday evening. Abbas said: ‘Trump...

Huge rise in US military spending

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THE US senate has unveiled a draft bill that would authorise Washington to modernise its nuclear weapon arsenal, in a move to counter China’s...

Israeli Forces Severely Beat Palestinian

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ISRAELI forces transferred a Palestinian man to a hospital after severely beating him in his house in Abu Shkheidim village, northwest of Ramallah,...

‘We will conclude this matter on the streets!’ say South African workers

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THE South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in Ekurhuleni is shocked and agitated that out of the blue, the City has provoked municipal workers...

‘The World Must Act Now Or Never For A Palestinian State’

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FATAH issued a warning yesterday that the annexation issue is still a dangerously imminent issue on the table. In a statement, the movement cautioned that...

US BEGINS NEW ARMS RACE! – as Senate agrees to spend £1.37 trillion next...

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THE US has begun a new arms race with President Trump’s announcement of the US’ formal withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). This...

Israel Attacks Palestinian Journalists!

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DOZENS of Palestinian journalists have suffered excessive tear gas inhalation after Israeli military forces attacked a peaceful sit-in staged in the northern sector of...

China Hits Back At US Trade!

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China launched countermeasures against the United States’ trade war attacks yesterday, with the Chinese People’s Daily saying that Beijing ‘will never waver in its...

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT RESIGNS – Medvedev to be deputy head of Russian Security Council

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RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly yesterday. According to Putin, the birth rate in the...

‘Free Sudanese journalist Sadiq Rizaigi now!’ – NUJ

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‘SUDANESE generals must free journalist Sadiq Rizaigi now!’ the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the UK and Ireland demanded yesterday joining calls from...

Eurozone may break apart this year! warns CEBR

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THE EUROZONE risks breaking up this year, the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) warned in its annual predictions for 2019. The...

Syrian local elections ‘prove the failure of our enemies’ – President Assad

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SYRIAN president Bashar al-Assad said that holding local council elections on time proves the strength of the Syrian people and the state. In a speech...

FRANCE PARALYSED BY GENERAL STRIKE! – as workers defend pensions

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FRANCE is paralysed by a nationwide general strike by transport workers, teachers and other trade unions, supported by the mass of the working population. This...

70th anniversary of Chinese Revolution!

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CHINA has celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding with a massive military parade in Beijing showing off some of the world’s most advanced...

Trump declares National Emergency! – ‘US will never crush us’ says Huawei boss

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PRESIDENT Donald Trump has declared a National Emergency to protect US computer networks from ‘foreign adversaries’. He signed an executive order which effectively bars US...
Youth on the Gaza border with Israel determined to liberate the whole of Palestine

‘We Will Liberate Palestine!’

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THE HAMAS resistance movement says it will not agree to the creation of a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip, warning that US President...

Global Markets Total Carnage!

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THE GLOBAL economy nosedived as soon as markets opened yesterday morning with shares around the world haemorrhaging. Once more at the start of US trading,...