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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

Student protests-Austria In Austria, student groups protest higher fees for non-EU students 

The University of Applied Arts Vienna has decided to enforce the Tuition Fee Ordinance 2019 as directed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Anti-fascist protest-Austria Communist youth in Austria resist fascist mobilizations

Right-wing groups from the Turkish diaspora in Vienna instigated clashes with the Kurdish and progressive Turks in the city

Austrian Airlines Austrian communists criticize government bailout to private airline

The Austrian government has issued a financial bailout package worth EUR 450 million (USD 510 million) to Austrian Airlines (AUA), a subsidiary of the Germany-based Lufthansa Group

Croatian Fascists Commemoration of Nazi-allied Ustasa troops canceled due to COVID-19

The notorious Ustasa troops were responsible for the massacre of Jews, Serbs, Romas and anti-fascist Bosniaks and Croats during the second world war

Lower Austria elections Austrian communists regain northeastern municipal council seats

The Communist Party of Austria (KPO) has won seats in four municipalities of the northeastern State of Lower Austria, while the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) has won one municipal seat

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