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Algirdas Paleckis - Lithuania Justice delayed or justice denied? Lithuanian court postpones hearing on Algirdas Paleckis’ appeal

The hearing on the appeal of socialist leader and ex-diplomat Algirdas Paleckis has been postponed for the second time. He has been convicted on charges of ‘espionage on behalf of Russia’

GOSH security protest UK Outsourced hospital guards campaign for pay equality at London hospital 

Outsourced security guards at the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London have been demanding rights, pay and other benefits on par with the in-house National Health Service (NHS) workers

Widespread outrage in Ireland over femicide of Ashling Murphy

The 23-year-old primary school teacher was murdered while she was jogging on the canal walkway near Tullamore in County Offaly

Mapping Faultlines: Despite talks, yawning gaps remain between Russia and West

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the situation in Europe after three rounds of discussions around Ukraine and the demands Russia has put to NATO and the US failed to produce any breakthroughs

Following historic strike by French educators, government comes to the negotiating table

Thousands of teachers and education sector staff struck work across France on January 13 against the French government’s erratic rules regarding testing at schools. They also sought better safety measures and working conditions

Julian Assange case: 4 things that the media doesn’t tell you

As a US extradition looms over Julian Assange and the Wikileaks founder continues to remain in prison without charge, we compile a list of the most important facets of his case that mainstream media often overlooked

Venezuelan Solidarity - UK Anti-imperialists call on UK govt. to return Venezuelan gold held at Bank of England

As part of the US-backed imperialist maneuvers to destabilize the socialist government in Venezuela, the UK authorities blocked the country from accessing 31 tons of gold, valued at around USD 2 billion, which is deposited at the Bank of England

Victory at Oldham: How Palestine Action shut down arms manufacturer Elbit

Huda Ammori of Palestine Action talks to Vijay Prashad about the group’s campaign that shut down the factory of Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit in Oldham in the United Kingdom

Elbit Systems’ arms factory in Oldham shut down following fierce campaign

The Palestine Action group carried out a series of direct actions as part of their campaign such as occupying, blockading, and vandalizing the factory which were ultimately instrumental in forcing its sale and closure

March for Home Care - Spain Home care workers in Spain call for better wages and end of subcontracting

The committee of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) in Andalusia has demanded recognition and adequate pay for home care workers and an end to privatization and subcontracting of services

As France’s vaccine pass proposal passes in National Assembly, left decries technocratic logic

On Thursday, the French National Assembly passed a bill calling for making vaccine passes mandatory with 214 votes in favor, 93 against and 27 abstentions. The Senate will vote on the bill early next week

Tory government’s Nationality and Borders Bill is a “racist crime against humanity”

While Tories push to criminalize migration, refugee rights groups demand a safe way for people to claim asylum

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