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UK-Saudi arms sale UK to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite concerns on Yemen

The UK has supplied Saudi Arabia with at least 5.3 million British pounds worth of arms and ammunition since March 2015, when the Saudi-led coalition decided to militarily intervene in Yemen

The US and UK are a wrecking ball crew against the pillars of internationalism

Vijay Prashad writes on the imperialist actions led by the US and the UK against Venezuela and the emptiness of their commitment to international law

Dutch socialist youth call for overhaul of student loan system

Following a recent study on student indebtedness, a political consensus is building around the need to change the student loan scheme. The ruling People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy is the only major force advocating the current system

UK sanctions Saudi nationals UK sanctions 19 Saudi nationals linked to 2018 Khashoggi murder

Inspired by the US Magnistky act, the new sanctions will impose a UK visa ban on the named individuals and groups, as well as freeze their financial and other assets inside the country

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

Croatia parliamentary election results Croatia’s ruling HDZ wins parliamentary elections amid lowest ever voter turnout

Prime minister Andrej Plenkovic’s current term was due to end in October. However, he chose to call for early elections riding on the popularity over his handling of the early phase of COVID-19 outbreak

Greek Protests Greek communists denounce government bill prohibiting demonstrations

A bill introduced by the New Democracy goverment permits the authorities to impose restrictions on the use of roads and spaces for demonstrations. It also enables authorities to ban demonstrations and penalize the organizers

Anti-fascist protest-Austria Communist youth in Austria resist fascist mobilizations

Right-wing groups from the Turkish diaspora in Vienna instigated clashes with the Kurdish and progressive Turks in the city

Russia constitutional amendments referendum results Over 78% Russian voters support amendments to the constitution

The amendments to the current constitution, which was adopted in 1993, will among other things allow incumbent president Vladimir Putin to contest again for the post in March 2024

French health workers take to streets seeking higher wages, recruitment

The call for the mobilization was given by major trade unions, including the General Confederation of Labor (CGT)and health workers collectives like L’Inter-Urgences and Collectif Inter-Hôpitaux also joined the protests.

French Health workers protest French health workers stage another protest demanding resources to save hospitals

This was the second round of nationwide protests organized by health workers in the country since the start of a two-month consultation process initiated by the government on its proposed health sector reforms 

Polish elections Right-wing incumbent Andrzej Duda fails to gain first-round victory in Polish presidential election

Andrzej Duda, backed by the incumbent right-wing Law & Justice (PiS) party, failed to obtain 50% of the votes in the first round of presidential polls held on June 28, Sunday. He will face Warsaw mayor Rafał Trzaskowski from the Civic Platform in the second round

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