Europe
Is this the end of the French project in Africa’s Sahel?

Mali recently announced that it would no longer be part of the G5 Sahel. From the beginning, it was clear that the formation of the G5 Sahel was encouraged by France, and that the real focus was to be security.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Proxy war in Ukraine raises concerns of global food insecurity, underlines need for talks 

While Ukraine refuses to engage in talks, Russian forces scored a major victory in Donbass following the surrender of hundreds of Ukrainian forces in Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant earlier this week

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 

Italian state cracks down on student activists

In the early morning of May 12, Italian police arrested 11 young activists in the city of Turin due to their participation in protests related to workplace deaths of two high school students

Women in Croatia say enough to conservative obstruction of right to abortion

Women in nine cities in Croatia organized mass protests against denial of abortion care and attempts by conservatives to curb sexual and reproductive health rights

Workers Protest - Belgium (1) Belgian workers demand scrapping of Wage Margin Act of 1996

Belgian trade unions view the 1996 Wage Margin Act – which establishes a strict procedure to negotiate a maximum average wage increase – as a major impediment to raising salaries

Greek Protests 1 Protests surge against US-Greece agreement on bases

The conservative New Democracy (ND)-dominated Greek parliament has approved the revision and extension of the bilateral defense cooperation agreement with the US which envisages the latter’s continued access to military bases in Greece

Portugal nurses strike Nurses in Algarve, Portugal strike against meager salaries, exhaustion

Nurses in the south district of Algarve, Portugal, held a one-day strike in an attempt to pressure the health administration to provide funds for better working conditions

Victory Day - Europe Progressives across Europe mark 77th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany

The Victory Day celebrations were held even as anti-communist and anti-Russian sections across Europe have been trying to undermine the role of the Soviet Union in defeating the Nazi Germany during World War II

Ukrainian news outlet suggests UK and US governments are primary obstacles to peace

Recent media reports indicate that the West pressured Ukraine to stop the ongoing negotiations with Russia, which led to the collapse of the talks being held in Istanbul 

Zagreb liberation Bonfires mark 77th anniversary of Zagreb’s liberation from fascism

As official EU marks Europe Day, anti-fascist networks in Croatia remember the liberation of Zagreb from Nazi-allied Ustaša rule

Mapping Faultlines: Has Russia Won This Round in the Energy War?

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the face-off over energy in the Ukraine war. He explains the implications of Russia’s decision to stop supplies of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria

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