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Belgium’s Workers Party pushes for a minimum pension law through Citizens’ Initiative Belgium’s Workers Party pushes for a minimum pension law through Citizens’ Initiative

As per the proposal, the minimum pension in Belgium will be EUR 1,500. This may be the first law to be brought about through a citizens’ initiative which allows the formation of a citizens’ committee and collection of signatures in support of legislative proposals

Heathrow Pause 19 activists arrested in struggle against UK’s largest polluter

At least 19 activists have been arrested for opposing expansion plans of UK’s largest polluter, the Heathrow polluter in London.

Dutch metal workers’ struggle for a fair labor agreement bears fruit

The new Collective Labor Agreement, reached after several months of intense bargaining between trade unions and employers, proposes a phased salary hike of nearly 8%

Human rights campaigners protest arms sales to Saudi Arabia outside the Defence and Security Organisation (DSO), the Government department responsible for arms export promotions in the UK. UK trade secretary apologizes for supply of equipment to Saudi army in violation of court order

International trade secretary Liz Truss admitted that the UK had issued two licenses worth USD 54,000 for radio spare parts and an air cooler for the Royal Saudi Land Forces

Boris Brexit Is a third Tory PM’s career in line to be sacrificed for Brexit?

With the parliament limiting a no-deal Brexit and thrice rejecting the government’s demand for a snap election, Boris Johnson, who has lost the parliamentary majority, is left effectively stranded.

Housing prices Left demands legislation to address housing crisis in Luxembourg

The Left party in Luxembourg has called for a law to protect tenants from the rampant speculation in the real estate market, following several reports indicating an alarming increase in housing rents by 10-12% in 2018 alone

Czech Communists Protests held in Prague against proposed removal of Soviet-era general’s statue

The mayor of the municipal division of Prague-6 is reportedly planning to relocate the memorial of Soviet General Ivan Stepanovich Konev. It is seen as a bid to appease the right-wing, neo-Nazi sections of the country

police atrocity-greece Police atrocities against migrants continue in Greece, this time in Lesvos

Volunteer groups report that refugees living in the Moria camp in Lesvos still do not have access to basic resources and face further postponement of their asylum process due to the lack of vulnerability assessments

Communist Party makes significant gains in Russian regional polls

The Communist Party of Russian Federation (KPRF) increased their seats from 5 to 13 in the Moscow City Duma

British Airlines pilots go on strike demanding pay hike British Airlines pilots go on strike demanding pay hike

The strike began on Monday and will continue till Tuesday night with another day of action scheduled for September 27. 93% of the pilots who took part in a ballot in the last week of August approved the strike proposal by the British Airline Pilots Association.

ATW 50 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 50

In this episode, we look at the attack on left activists by right-wing students’ group in Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, the doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe and the “Stop Arming Israel” protest in the United Kingdom.

stop arming Israel Protests ahead of London arms fair to ‘Stop Arming Israel’

According to the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), the British government had approved the sale of weapons and military equipment worth USD 17.8 million to Israel in 2018.

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