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Workers in Helsinki protest plans to corporatize public transport

The board of the Helsinki City Transport has approved the proposal to turn it into a limited liability company. Workers are worried that the company may be privatized and their jobs will be at risk

AUKUS Activists, anti-war groups slam trilateral security alliance AUKUS as anti-China move and a return to Cold War

China too slammed the move calling it an “extremely irresponsible” act which may lead to an arms race. It also said that the move reflects “Cold war mentality and ideological biases”  

Protests erupt at the opening of biennial international arms fair in London

The  Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair is held at the Exhibition Centre London where armament manufacturers showcase their latest products and technologies

Progressives in Spain protest Colombian president Ivan Duque’s visit to Madrid

Under Ivan Duque’s right-wing government, paramilitary violence and the humanitarian crisis escalated in Colombia, marked by the systematic murders of political activists, trade unionists, environmentalists, peasants, and Indigenous and Black people

Norway Elections Conservatives concede defeat as center, left forces advance in Norwegian parliamentary elections

The ruling conservative coalition in Norway led by Erna Solberg lost the parliamentary elections and coalition of the social democratic Labour Party, Centre Party, and the left-wing Socialist Left party is likely to form the new government

Danish Communist Party ‘We oppose welfare cuts, austerity, and a warmongering foreign policy’

Peoples Dispatch spoke to Nikolaj Møller Kofod, international spokesperson for the Danish Communist Party about the challenges facing the left in Denmark

Students Protest-Netherlands In Netherlands, students protesting housing crisis occupy Groningen University building

Progressive sections in the Dutch city of Groningen have launched the Shelter Our Students (SOS) campaign, a couch surfing initiative to help homeless students

Rwanda’s military is the French proxy on African soil

Over July and August Rwandan soldiers were deployed in Mozambique, purportedly to fight ISIS terrorists. However, behind this campaign is French maneuvering that benefits an energy giant eager to exploit natural gas resources, and perhaps, some backroom deals over history

Baghdad Conference: A step towards a post-US regional arrangement

The Conference on Partnership and Cooperation in Baghdad was attended by most of the major regional players, including Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. French president Emmanuel Macron was also present in the meeting

Mikis Theodorakis: a life of music and resistance

Mikis Theodorakis, who began his political life as a partisan in Greek resistance, remained a staunch opponent of imperialist aggression throughout his life. His musical compositions contributed to the cultural revolution in Greece

Refugee Solidarity -Poland Progressives in Poland ask government to welcome refugees

Political hostilities between the European Union and Belarus have led to a humanitarian crisis as hundreds of refugees remain stranded at Belarus’ borders with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia

Pension Reforms-Belgium ‘At 67 years old, all jobs are difficult’: Workers Party of Belgium launches campaign against pension reform

The Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) has initiated a campaign against the government’s proposed pension reform. It has stated that these plans will systematically demolish pension rights in the country

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