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As Dutch government resigns, left calls for parliamentary inquiry

The Dutch government resigned two months ahead of the general election over a child care subsidy scandal in which thousands of parents were wrongly accused of fraud

Protests continue in Ireland following murder of George Nkencho by police 

Over the past two weeks, protests have been held in Dublin following the shooting of George Nkencho, a 27-year-old Black man, by the police on the outskirts of the city

Justice For Ibrahim-Belgium Belgian left and progressive movements demand justice for Black man who died after arrest

Ibrahima Barrie was taken in by the police on Saturday night in Brussels North for allegedly violating the COVID-19 curfew. He reportedly lost consciousness at the police station and was subsequently shifted to a hospital where he died

Hundreds take to the streets in Belgium demanding justice for Ibrahima Barrie

23-year-old Ibrahima Barrie, a Black man, died following a heart attack he suffered while in police custody in Brussels. According to reports, more than five people were injured in the protests and close to 120 people were arrested

Minimum Wage - Netherlands Progressive sections in Netherlands demand rise in minimum wage

The demand for setting the hourly minimum wage to EUR 14 Euros (USD 17.04) has been highlighted by the Socialist Party (SP), the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) and trade union activist forum Voor 14, among others

Arms deal -Slovenia Slovenian constitutional court stays massive arms procurement proposal by government

The right-wing government in Slovenia had planned the procurement of arms worth EUR 780 million for the military to cater to NATO. This had strongly been opposed by the left which had called the proposal unwarranted

Attack on rally in memory of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

Police attacked the protesters on the grounds that some protesters were carrying the flags of the Free German Youth (FDJ)

Police attack demonstration commemorating Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in Berlin

Police in Berlin tried to disrupt a rally attended by more than 3,000 people in memory of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht who were murdered on January 15, 1919. Protesters were injured due to police violence on Sunday and many were arrested

Communist Youth-Austria ‘Let the rich pay for the COVID-19 crisis’

Niklas Böck, chairman of the Communist Youth of Austria, talks about the impact of COVID-19 on the people, especially the youth, the resistance to the far-right and the growth of the left

Communist youth mobilize across Italy demanding safety in schools

Leftist organizations in Italy have condemned the government’s lack of planning when it comes to the education sector and its bowing to the interests of corporates

Gas workers strike-UK Workers of British Gas strike against restructuring of contracts and ‘fire and rehire’ threats

Thousands of British Gas workers under the leadership of GMB union started a five day strike from January 7 against the management’s plan to restructure workers’ contracts and threats of ‘fire and rehire’ 

European Union will no longer recognize Juan Guaidó as president of Venezuela

The EU announced the position following the swearing-in of Venezuela’s new National Assembly which was the body from which Guaidó rendered his claim to interim presidency

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