Peoples Dispatch
French doctors call for intensification of emergency strikes

The emergency strikes by doctors in France have been on for the past 10 months seeking higher wages, better work conditions and increased funding for hospitals

The Communist Party of Finland (SKP) is ought to organize an International Seminar on Shorter Working Hours in Helsinki in March 2020. Finnish working class demands salary hike, shorter working hours

The demand has resurfaced ahead of the fresh negotiations with the employers for new collective agreements

Iran admits it accidentally shot down Ukrainian plane on January 8

The Iranian government admitted on Friday that the plane was accidentally shot down a few hours after its attacks on bases housing US soldiers in Iraq on January 3

The continuing ordeal of Ahmad Zahran

An Israeli court refused to release Palestinian administrative detainee Ahmad Zahran who has been on hunger strike for 109 days. The court said that an investigation into his release could not be conducted until he withdrew his protest

Greek OTE strike Braving police crackdown, Greek telecom workers continue strike

The workers of the OTE telecom company have been on strike since the last week of December, demanding a single collective contract for all workers in the OTE Group

Trump says ‘more war,’ people say ‘no war’

Anti-war protests were held across the US and UK over the weekend in response to the targeted assassination of Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Al-Quds forces.

Right-wing goons attack students, faculty at India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University

Masked goons, allegedly members of the right-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, beat up students of left-wing organizations and vandalized hostels on Sunday. The police refused to take any action

US assassinates Iranian general Qassem Soleimani

Major general Qassem Soleimani, as well as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, head of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and five others, was killed in an attack on Baghdad airport that was sanctioned by president Donald Trump

Italian organizations demand release of veteran communist Nicoletta Dosio

The 73-year-old Nicoletta Dosio was arrested for her involvement in a 2012 protest against the proposed Turin–-Lyon high-speed rail project, also known as the TAV

Palestinian administrative detainee Ahmad Zahran has been on hunger strike for 100 days

Israeli authorities had earlier committed to not renewing his period of administrative detention once it expired in October but failed to honor their promise. This led Ahmad Zahran to once again launch a hunger strike

Berliners march against far-right violence

Hundreds of people marched in Neukölln, south Berlin, protesting the neo-Nazi hate crimes that have been on the rise in the locality and the failure of the police to prevent them

Workers’ Party of Belgium opposes sale of cable distribution company Voo

The Workers’ Party says that the sale of Voo to the American investment fund Providence would be a betrayal of the Belgians who invested their money in the cable distributor company

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