Europe
UK healthcare bill Progressive sections in UK vow to resist privatization of NHS

Trade Unions and health rights groups have said the Health and Care Bill introduced by the UK’s Tory government will end up further privatizing key areas of the National Health Service

Polish health workers mobilize to save a dying health system

Tens of thousands of health workers in Poland are demanding the government to ensure safe staffing, better working conditions, and more funding for the public health system

Clear away the hype: the US and Australia signed a nuclear arms deal, simple as that

The AUKUS despite being coined a security partnership, is a nuclear arms deal aimed at increasing pressure against China and should be cause for concern

Russian elections Russian communists allege widespread rigging in legislative elections

Leftist sections alleged blatant manipulation of the electronic voting system, following last-minute victories for candidates from the incumbent United Russia party in most of the parliamentary constituencies falling in the city of Moscow

Left organizations and trade unions protest plan to raise retirement age of Swiss working women

In June, the Swiss Federal parliament agreed to raise the retirement age of women to 65 from 64. This is in a country where an 8% wage gap exists between men and women with equal qualifications, and the latter receive one-third less the retirement benefits that their male counterparts get

Workers of Airbus plants in Germany protest restructuring, demand job security

Under the leadership of the IG Metall union, workers of Airbus and its subsidiary, Premium Aerotec, protested the company’s plans for restructuring, which will likely affect 13,000 jobs in its German plants

Workers in Helsinki protest plans to corporatize public transport

The board of the Helsinki City Transport has approved the proposal to turn it into a limited liability company. Workers are worried that the company may be privatized and their jobs will be at risk

AUKUS Activists, anti-war groups slam trilateral security alliance AUKUS as anti-China move and a return to Cold War

China too slammed the move calling it an “extremely irresponsible” act which may lead to an arms race. It also said that the move reflects “Cold war mentality and ideological biases”  

Protests erupt at the opening of biennial international arms fair in London

The  Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair is held at the Exhibition Centre London where armament manufacturers showcase their latest products and technologies

Progressives in Spain protest Colombian president Ivan Duque’s visit to Madrid

Under Ivan Duque’s right-wing government, paramilitary violence and the humanitarian crisis escalated in Colombia, marked by the systematic murders of political activists, trade unionists, environmentalists, peasants, and Indigenous and Black people

Norway Elections Conservatives concede defeat as center, left forces advance in Norwegian parliamentary elections

The ruling conservative coalition in Norway led by Erna Solberg lost the parliamentary elections and coalition of the social democratic Labour Party, Centre Party, and the left-wing Socialist Left party is likely to form the new government

Danish Communist Party ‘We oppose welfare cuts, austerity, and a warmongering foreign policy’

Peoples Dispatch spoke to Nikolaj Møller Kofod, international spokesperson for the Danish Communist Party about the challenges facing the left in Denmark

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