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Austria Protests Protests erupt across Austria demanding solution to cost of living crisis

The Austrian Trade Union Federation (OGB) has demanded that the government put a cap on energy bills and house rents and temporarily abolish VAT on food and fuel

Anti-war campaign - Austria Leftist youth groups in Austria launch Youth Against War campaign 

The campaign group has urged the Austrian government to divest from defense upgrades and instead invest in public transport, housing and health

Mauthausen Liberation - Austria 1 Anti-fascists in Austria commemorate anniversary of Mauthausen concentration camp liberation

The Mauthausen Camp complex in Upper Austria was one of the five major concentration camps operated by Nazi Germany during World War II. Around 90,000 out of the 200,000 inmates there were reportedly killed 

Communists emerge as single largest party in Austrian city of Graz

In the elections held to the city council of Graz, the capital of the Austrian State of Styria and the second-largest city in the country, the Communist Party of Austria (KPO) emerged as the single largest force, securing 28.9% of the votes and 15 seats

Austrian left mobilizes in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan

Progressive sections in Austria demanded safe passage and protection for the people of Afghanistan, and sought an end to the deportation of asylum seekers by the government

Youth Protest - Austria Leftists protest police crackdown on youngsters in Vienna

The police crackdown on youths at Karlsplatz in Vienna for defying COVID-19 restrictions has evoked widespread outrage across Austria

Austrian Students Union elections Social-democrats takes lead in Austrian students union elections 

The turnout for these Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) elections was just 15.79% due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disenchantment of the students with the insensitive policies of the government with the complicity of the previous ÖH leadership

Austrian Crisis “The burdens of the pandemic must not be passed on to the working class”

The pandemic has exposed the inadequacy of the Austrian public health system, the failure of the federal government, and led to the acceleration of the economic crisis, writes Tibor Zenker, chairman of the Party of Labor of Austria

COVID-19 in Austria Austrian left demands free availability of mandatory FFP2 masks

In the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 infections, the Austrian government made it mandatory for people to wear medical-grade FFP2 masks in public transport, hospitals, shops and other establishments from January 25

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

Austrian students demand support amid COVID-19 crisis, reject changes to university law

Austrian students have been seeking comprehensive financial support in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. They are also calling for the withdrawal of proposed changes to the University Act which impose higher grade point requirements for them to pass their courses

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