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How to Fight Alabama’s Reactionary Abortion Law

Americans protesting abortion billAlabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, has signed House Bill 314—the “Human Life Protection Act”—into law. This is a draconian law that dramatically infringes upon the basic reproductive rights of women. With this law in effect, all abortions, even in cases of incest or rape, are entirely illegal. Any doctor caught carrying out an abortion can receive a life imprisonment—punishment usually reserved for murderers and rapists. A wave of outrage has swept the country as millions are disgusted by this barbaric attack on women. Many are afraid of the precedent this could establish for reactionary legislators across the country, eager to destroy the gains made by the struggles of the past.

Sudan: the whip of the counter-revolution spurs on the revolution

Current events in SudanThe number of casualties at the hands of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia in Sudan, after they clamped down on the protests last week, has reached 113. But if the people at the top who ordered this butchery thought it would quell the revolt of the Sudanese people, they clearly miscalculated. The counter-revolution has been manoeuvring to try and create a situation of apparent breakdown in social order, using criminal gangs pretending to be revolutionaries. This is a means of provoking open conflicts in which the RSF could step in and claim to be restoring law and order.

Counter-revolution rears its head in Sudan: turn the general strike into an insurrection!

Sudanese people in revolutionary conditionsEarly in the morning of 3 June, the Sudanese armed forces violently raided and cleared the revolutionary sit-in that had camped in front of the Sudanese Ministry of Defence since 6 April. This was only the start of a campaign of terror, organised by the counter-revolutionary Transitional Military Council (TMC). At least 13 have been reported killed and hundreds more injured after the cold-blooded attack on the revolutionary campsite in Khartoum this morning. According to reports, on the previous night, army ranks in the area around the site were partially withdrawn and replaced by the reactionary, tribal-based Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia and riot police.

Britain: Theresa May resignation – let's kick out the rest of the Tories!

Thersa May profileAfter three years of can kicking, Theresa May has finally run out of road. Giving a teary-eyed speech in front of Number 10 this morning, the Prime Minister announced that she would step down on 7 June. The race to succeed her will begin the following week. Then the fireworks will really begin.

May Day 2019: “capitalism is the problem!”

MayDayAll over the world, socialists, trade unionists and progressive youth came out on 1 May in a show of force for solidarity and radical politics. We publish here a series of reports from comrades and supporters of the IMT, who intervened in May Day demonstrations and marches around the globe, proudly raising the banner of Marxism!

Venezuela: Guaidó’s botched coup – what does it mean and what's next?

GuaidoAnnouncingCoupJust before dawn on 30 April, the Venezuelan opposition launched yet another attempt at a military coup. By the end of the day, the botched coup attempt seemed to have failed, with one of its leaders seeking refuge in the Spanish embassy, 25 of the soldiers involved requesting asylum at the Brazilian embassy and Juan Guaidó in hiding or on the run.

New Zealand: Christchurch massacre – far-right terrorism and the growing barbarism of capitalist society

NZ MassacreThe barbaric attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand by a far-right fascist terrorist – indiscriminately shooting men, women and children, killing 50 and injuring many more, live streaming his bloody actions as he carried them out – comes at a time of deepening economic crisis and heightened social and political tensions around the world. All decent human beings are rightly condemning the attack, but we have to ask ourselves: why are such acts of terrorism taking place, and what can be done to end this barbarism?

Five years since Euromaidan: perspectives for Ukraine in 2019

Euromaiden (Photo Credit: Mstyslav Chernov)The years that followed the collapse of the USSR saw some of the worst peacetime declines in living standards in history, and the brunt was endured by the working class throughout the former Soviet Republics. The five years that followed the Euromaidan coup and the civil war in Donbas have brought even deeper lows to Ukrainians, from attacks on healthcare and pensions by the government, to failing infrastructure, to new calamities arising from the civil war and the rise of neo-Nazi gangs throughout the country. This article will discuss the current developments in Ukraine and the perspectives going forward.

Haiti: imperialist aggression against Bolivarian Revolution sparks mass movement

Mass Movement in Haiti (Image: Green Left)Mass protests and a general strike against growing poverty, corruption, and demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse have shut down Haiti for the past two weeks. This mass movement is a direct continuation of the general strike that erupted last summer against proposed increases to the cost of fuel as well as the mass protests that took place last November in relation to a corruption scandal involving PetroCaribe funds.

International solidarity for Rawal Asad: free our comrade!

An international solidarity campaign has been launched to demand the release of comrade Rawal Asad, who was arrested in Multan for the 'crime' of attending a protest. He faces a scandalous charge of sedition, which carries a sentence of 10 years to life in prison, and a judge has now officially denied his application for bail. In addition to demonstrations in Pakistan, comrades from all over the world have been protesting outside of Pakistani embassies, and sending pictures and messages of support calling for Rawal's release, as reported below. We demand freedom for our comrade!

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