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“The four-day truce between Israel and Hamas was set to expire on Tuesday morning. 33
Palestinian prisoners are set to be released on Monday. The truce between Israel and Hamas was extended by two more days on Monday,
November 27…”

“These are the speeches with calls for a ceasefire in Gaza that the BBC cut from the Scottish Bafta Awards ceremony. Some winners and nominees used their appearance on stage to voice solidarity with Palestinians during the awards event in…”

“Hello Everyone, this is Bisan from Gaza and I’m still alive.” These are the words I have woken up to for 38 of the 40 days of onslaught on Gaza – two of which Bisan did not post and left many…”

“On the morning of November 10, a small group of South African activists shut down the main entrance to Paramount Group, the African continent’s largest arms trader, located in Gauteng, about 20 minutes north of Johannesburg. Chants of “free, free, Palestine”…

“A young Palestinian rapper called MC Abdul has recently gone viral for his collection of emotive songs concerning the Israel and Hamas conflict. His music frequently centres on the plight of his compatriots and has written a number of hit…”

“The union called out journalists and news outlets around the world for employing dehumanising language and being complicit in genocide. The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, in a statement on its website on November 3, slammed global and western mainstream media organisations…”

“As violence and reprisals in Israel and Gaza have intensified since Hamas’s attack on October 7, reactions (or non-reactions) from Black Lives Matter and related groups in the US have come in for particular scrutiny.
Black Lives Matter Chicago was…”

“…I came to a land without a people for a people without a land. Those people who happened to be here, had no right to be here, and my people showed them they had to leave or die, razing 400…”

“Israel continues to bomb the Gaza Strip with an estimated hundreds of patients being killed after Israel’s bombing on 17 October of the Al-Ahli Baptist hospital in Gaza City.
At home, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and Department…”

“Police in the centre of Paris used tear gas and water cannons to break up a pro-Palestinian rally, after the French government banned such demonstrations.
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said those defying it should be arrested as “they are susceptible…”

Download PDF INSIDE LABOUR Get back to basics.  It is a cry regularly heard within a globally weakening trade union movement.  And this is usually spelled out as dealing with localised bureaucracy and corruption within the nation-state. But the true basis of trade unionism is internationalism, summed up in the demand for worker unity. And …

“(Beirut, October 12, 2023) – Israel’s use of white phosphorus in military operations in Gaza and Lebanon puts civilians at risk of serious and long-term injuries, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing a question and answer document on white phosphorus…”