Belgium
Student survey- Belgium Student group launches survey on education inequality in Belgium

Student group Comac claims that the shift to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased inequality in education and that almost a quarter of the students in Belgium do not have an adequate place to study

Germain Mugemangango European court rules in favor of Belgian Workers’ Party legislator on electoral dispute

Germain Mugemangango of the Workers’ Party of Belgium, a legislator in the Walloon parliament, filed a case in the European Court of Human Rights on a 2014 election when his own competitors decided his appeal for a recount

Why are we having a go at the statues of Leopold II?

Onno Vandewalle writes about the movement in the country to pull down the statues of Leopold II, and examines the brutal history of colonization and exploitation in the Congo

Health workers across Belgium demand structural refinancing of healthcare

Health workers organized mobilizations in major cities across the country on June 16, demanding structural refinancing of healthcare, increased staff, employment guarantees and better wages

Hospital staff protest-Belgium Following outcry, Belgian minister ‘deletes’ criticism of hospital workers’ protest

Belgian federal minister Marie-Christine Marghem had criticized staff of the Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels, who were protesting the government’s insensitivity towards health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

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