Europe

Turin protest

Peoples Dispatch in conversation with the Turin committee of Noi Restiamo, on the student protests against the privatization of campus spaces in Italy

On February 15, tens of thousands of students in the UK joined the school strike for climate by boycotting classes and taking to the streets in around 60 towns and cities. The previous day, the marches and protests in Belgium continued for the sixth successive week

Three major trade unions representing around 4 million workers staged a strike on February 13. The workers alleged that the government had put a cap on wage hikes, leading to them losing out on benefits

Public service employees and teachers in various German cities went on a massive warning strike on February 12 and 13. The unions are demanding a 6% rise in salaries. Two rounds of discussions on this demand have ended in failure

With less than a month-and-a-half left for the deadline, the stalemate in parliament continues even as various stakeholders prepare for a disruptive exit of Britain from the European Union

The Southall Community Alliance, an umbrella organization of over 100 voluntary and inter-faith groups, not only is fighting the sale and takeover by community resources but is also in the forefront of resistance against xenophobia and religious fundamentalism

Protests began on February 7 at the University of Turin, where outlets of Macdonald’s and Burger King have been set up. Students held community lunches and parades, demanding greater state investment in education

Logistics firms took disciplinary action against nearly 40 employees over the last month. While the court intervened in the case of 11 employees, the developments have highlighted the precarious situation of workers in the sector

Around 300,000 people took part in rallies and marches in 200 cities across the France. Around the same time, the French parliament passed an anti-hooliganism law that bars protesters from hiding their faces and gives local authorities the power to ban individual protesters

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