Europe
WEF and the crumbling blocks of capitalism

The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) summit is a gathering of the world’s richest and most powerful elites at a Swiss alpine resort, with the aim to further the tentacles of global capital and protect the interests of the rich.

1.3 million French workers hit the streets against pension reform

In the seventh national strike against the pension reforms, millions took part in protests in over 200 locations on January 24. Another national strike has been called for on January 29

Researchers at SOAS protest cancellation of leaves and temporary work contracts

Students and staff at SOAS University in London are protesting the decision of the management to scrap the research leaves of researchers and the casual job contracts of temporary academic workers

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

US-Luxembourg Relations Luxembourg Communists slam deals with NATO and the US

Two Luxembourg ministers were on a visit to the US last week to strengthen the defense relationship between the two countries. They also signed two agreements on space cooperation

Iran threatens to leave nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

The announcement comes after the UK, France and Germany proposed the invocation of the dispute settlement mechanism in the UNSC – a move that Iran alleges is based on US diktats

German farmers protest German farmers protest restrictive regulations benefiting big agri-business

Farmers believe the new restrictions on the use of fertilizers and insecticides will worsen the plight of the small farmers in the country

Polish judiciary Polish Senate rejects conservative government’s bill to subjugate judiciary

The controversial bill calls for punishing judges, who criticize the government’s judicial reforms.

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

Austria anti-fascists Anti-fascists protest far-right manifestations in Austrian universities

Hundreds of protesters blocked a lecture by the far-right historian, Lothar Höbelt, at Vienna University on January 14

julian Julian Assange’s battle for justice

We look at the developments in the pursuit of justice for Julian Assange so far.

Anti-AfD protest Germany Massive anti-fascist protest in Hamburg, Germany

Hundreds protested against a controversial conference organized by the German far-right party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), at a technical school in the Dulsberg district of Hamburg

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