Austria
8-08 Rent freeze -Austria
Tenants and left in Austria demand rent freeze to tackle housing crisis

In the backdrop of soaring inflation and a rent crisis, the Communist Party of Austria (KPO) has launched a petition demanding a freeze on rents until 2029

14-06 Rent Crisis - Austria
Communists in Austria demand freeze on rents amid soaring housing crisis

The Communist Party of Austria claims that the average housing cost in the country has increased by 12% over the past two years. The party has called for measures such as expansion of municipal housing and introduction of building rent caps

24-04 Austrian State Election
Austrian communists enter Salzburg State Assembly for the first time since 1949

The alliance led by KPÖ performed particularly well in the city of Salzburg, securing 21.8% of the votes and emerging as the second largest force. The regional election saw the incumbent Christian Democrat-Green-Liberal coalition lose its majority

European gas conference Austria
Climate activists protest European Gas Conference in Vienna

The three-day conference in Vienna will be attended by energy giants and will assess the impact of the 2022–23 winter on the security of the gas market in Europe

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