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Greece protests Massive protests across Greece in defense of social security

There is a strong demand for repealing the social security reforms proposed by the New Democracy (ND)-led government in the country. The reforms encourage privatization across sectors

Firefighters in France protest pension reforms

In an innovative form of protest, they took over the Place de la Republique in Paris and set up camps that will be stationed there for a week, beginning on December 2.

Trump “Hands off our NHS”: British healthcare workers greet Trump in London

Massive protests are being held in London on the occasion of Donald Trump’s visit following revelations that the US seeks total market access in a post-Brexit UK, especially to the National Health Service

Italian workers go on strike against ArcelorMittal

In Taranto, Italy, hundreds of workers at the Ilva steel plant went on a general strike on Friday, November 30.

young communists France A glorious legacy of struggle over a century

The young communist movement in France was born in the tumultuous 1920s amid debates over the role of the youth in mobilizing the working class

Climate change summit Ahead of COP25, EU declares climate emergency

The members of the EU were urged to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The European parliament also voted for a target of curbing greenhouse emission by 55% by 2030

Hungarian politics “A new kind of right-wing extremism is on a roll in Hungary”

József Böröcz, a professor of sociology at the Rutgers University in the US, talks about the characteristics of the government and politics of Victor Orbán in Hungary and the possibilities of resistance

Swiss communists Swiss communist youth campaign for free public transport

The major objective of the campaign being run by the communist youth group, Jeunes PoP, is to tackle climate change by reducing emissions from private transport

Italy neo-fascist Italian police busts another fascist militia network

The police have alleged that the network was involved in groundwork for the launch of a pro-Nazi party, called the Italian National Socialist Workers’ Party

Spain protest Spanish unions oppose court’s decision on dismissal of workers

In October, the Spanish Constitutional Court (STC) ruled in favor of terminating job contracts of workers based on leaves of absence, even if justified or availed intermittently

UK Why Corbyn’s agenda does not translate to ‘attack on wealth creation’

The dangers arise because of capitalists’ willful opposition rather than anything in the economics of the agenda itself

Slovenian politics Right-wing opposition party rescues ruling coalition in Slovenia

The Left in Slovenia had withdrawn its support to the government led by Marjan Sarec in the first week of November. However, the right wing opposition has helped the ruling coalition survive

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