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How Belgian students forced their university to cut ties with Israel

Mingtje Wang of COMAC speaks about student-worker solidarity, the keys to their first victory and sustained momentum, and the future of the movement for a free Palestine in Belgium.

Thousands march in Brussels to declare “planet and people before profit”

The demonstration was organized in the backdrop of the ongoing 12-day-long, COP28 Summit underway in UAE, which kicked off on November 30.

8-06 Belgian protests Progressives in Belgium protest lenient verdict to fraternity members accused of ragging student to death

Sanda Dia, a Belgo-Mauritanian student, died during a violent hazing (ragging) incident in 2018 which involved forced alcohol consumption, torture, and harassment. Those convicted of the murder have been asked to do community service and pay fines

22-03 Anti-racism Day 1 Progressives in Belgium mark International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Anti-racism groups demanded an end to racial discrimination and police violence and asked that refugees be treated with dignity

Interview - Comac Belgium 1 Sander Claessens: ‘We defend a socialist society where people and the planet come first’

The president of the Comac student movement in Belgium spoke to Peoples Dispatch about organizing students and youth to fight against oppression and injustice

Teachers Protest - Belgium 1 Massive demonstration by educators in Belgium for better working conditions in schools 

Insensitivity of the authorities towards the pressing needs of educators amid the ongoing cost of living crisis has worsened working conditions in schools across Belgium

Pride March - Europe 1 Pride for people, not for profit

Working class sections and youth groups in Europe have resolved to fight both LGBTQ+phobia and rainbow capitalism in order to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ people worldwide

Students Protest - Belgium Students protest increase in sexual violence and aggression in Belgian universities 

Numerous cases of sexual harassment have recently been reported from universities in Belgium but the perpetrators remain unpunished in majority of such cases

COP26: At Glasgow, people’s movements call for systemic change

While the world’s leaders traded in vague promises, people’s movements hit the streets of Glasgow to demand systemic and structural solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change

“A true social climate revolution” is needed to save the planet

Marc Botenga of the Workers’ Party of Belgium spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the official discussions at the COP26 and the need for a social element in the green transition

Belgian youth demand system change to mitigate climate change

The Belgian youth group Comac has launched a campaign #GoToGlasgow to bring as many young people to Glasgow to mobilize in front of the COP26 Summit, demanding concrete policies to tackle climate change.

Student survey- Belgium Student group launches survey on education inequality in Belgium

Student group Comac claims that the shift to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased inequality in education and that almost a quarter of the students in Belgium do not have an adequate place to study