Belgium
MPLP Interview Belgium Médecine pour le Peuple: Defending the right to health for all

We speak to Dr. Hanne Bosselaers from Médecine pour le Peuple (MPLP) – an initiative of the Workers Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) – which seeks to provide accessible and quality health and medical care to the people

COVID crisis Belgium Belgian Workers’ Party proposes ‘millionaire tax’ to help combat COVID-19

The Workers Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) has called for imposing a 5% one-time tax on the 2% super-rich people in the country. As of March 24, 4,269 people had contracted the Coronavirus in Belgium, with 122 people dead

March of Anger Belgium Tens of thousands ‘march in anger’ in Brussels

The call for the march was given by the Workers Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) to demand a worker-friendly policy from the government and the traditional parties in the country

Bahri Yanbu protests Protests break out in Europe against arms-laden Saudi ship Bahri Yanbu

Protests took place in Belgium and France as the Bahri Yanbu made its way across the continent carrying arms, allegedly for use in the conflict in Yemen. Dockworkers are likely to protest in Genoa where the ship is heading

Tens of thousands of Belgian workers march to defend social security

The march was called by the socialist trade union, General Confederation of Belgian Labor (ABVV/FGTB). The protesters demanded better pay and health coverage from the government

“We want Belgium out of NATO and NATO out of Belgium”

The Workers’ Party of Belgium has been in the forefront of resisting the far-right in the country, as well as promoting internationalism and battling for a just solution to climate change

Workers’ Party of Belgium opposes sale of cable distribution company Voo

The Workers’ Party says that the sale of Voo to the American investment fund Providence would be a betrayal of the Belgians who invested their money in the cable distributor company

Workers' Party of Belgium What makes the Workers’ Party of Belgium tick?

Bert De Belder of the Workers’ Party of Belgium reflects on the transitions that enabled his organization to emerge as a powerful force throughout the country at a time of increasing fracturing of the polity

Belgian healthcare workers continue agitation for more resources to the sector

The agitation by healthcare workers comes at a time when the left-wing Workers Party of Belgium has been pushing for a large influx of government funds into the sector

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

Racism and colonial occupation of Africa

A recent ‘African-themed party’ in Brussels shows that many Belgians have not learnt from their horrific past as a brutal colonial power in Africa.

A racist party and the sway of king Leopold’s ghost

A recent ‘African-themed party’ in Brussels shows that many Belgians have not reflected on or learnt from the lessons of their horrific past as a colonial power which was one of the most brutal eras in Africa history

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