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Anti-fascists across the UK honor volunteers of the International Brigade

Around 2500 volunteers from Britain and Ireland participated in the Spanish Civil War supporting the Spanish Left and Republican forces against the fascist forces led by Francisco Franco

COVID-19 Crisis - Belgium Workers’ Party of Belgium demands measures to combat worsening COVID-19 crisis

Amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases and the subsequent impact on workers’ livelihoods, the Workers’ Party of Belgium has demanded that incomes be protected and the rich be taxed

Workers' rights -Sweden Swedish Left opposes dilution of employment protection act

The Left Party, the Communist Party of Sweden, and the Communist Party have raised strong objections against the dilution of labor rights embedded in the current employment protection act

Workers of Volkswagen Group subsidiary stage protests over closure of plant in Austria

Workers of the commercial vehicle manufacturing plant of MAN Truck & Bus Österreich AG (MTBÖ)  in Steyr staged a protest following the announcement on closing their plant, which will put nearly 2,000 jobs at risk

Healthworkers Protests-France Health workers protest in France amid new COVID-19 spike

In the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases, a state of health emergency has been declared in Paris. Health workers have demanded increased workforce and resources to fight the pandemic

Venezuela’s ability to fight COVID-19 is hamstrung by 31 metric tons of gold stolen from its treasury

The Bank of England has refused to hand over 31 metric tons of gold that belongs to Venezuela. This gold worth $1.95 billion is planned to go toward the purchase of essential medical equipment and supplies

Freedom of Press-Ukraine Ukrainian government targets media outlet for broadcasting communist leader’s message

The GolosUA media platform has been summoned by the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice for broadcasting the Victory Day message of Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) secretary Petro Symonenko

Housing rights-Luxembourg “Roof is a right:” Luxembourgers demand affordable and dignified housing

18 organizations, including trade unions and left parties, took part in the protest. According to a recent report, Luxembourg has seen the highest rise in housing prices in the first quarter in Europe.

German imperialism & European ambitions beyond NATO

European imperialism is on the march and preparing for war. Journalist Jörg Kronauer explains the various military initiatives in the European Union and the German interests in such mobilizations

Golden Dawn leaders and members convicted of murder of Pavlos Fyssas

Following the verdict, there was widespread celebration even as protesters honored the memory of Fyssas and other victims of Golden Dawn’s violence

Students organize amid fresh pandemic outbreak in British universities

Over the past few weeks, there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in universities in the United Kingdom. Student activists talk about the challenges they face and the kind of organizing that is happening

Golden Dawn Trial-Greece Greek court declares fascist Golden Dawn party a criminal organization

A Greek court convicted the leadership of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party of running a criminal organization. Its members were also convicted for their role in the murder of Greek musician Pavlos Fyssas and other hate crimes

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