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Greek Protests Students and educators in Greece protest new bill that seeks to corporatize school education

Educators and trade unions say the bill for “upgrading the school and empowering teachers” is a continuation of policies which have led to structural cutbacks in public education in the country

Across the globe, health workers push back against informalization, austerity and poor conditions

Doctors have been applauded as heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the working conditions of many physicians, especially junior doctors in the Global South, have been on the decline for years, leading to an increase in discontent and protests

Pro-European party wins Moldovan elections, communists re-enter parliament

After two years of political instability and crisis, Moldovans voted in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday, July 11, where the pro-European Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) led by Igor Grosu won a majority and is set to form the new government

Violence against migrants and refugees at Greece-Turkey border and other stories

Today we look at the violence against migrants at the Turkey-Greece border, the seizure of 36 news sites by the US Justice Dept., and more

Greek Protests Greek working class mounts massive resistance to anti-worker labor bill 

The new labor bill proposed by the conservative New Democracy (ND) government in Greece allows employees to work up to 10 hours and an increase in overtime work, permits work on Sunday, and affects union activities including the right to strike

Moroccan migrants in Spain Spain cracks down on migrants after mass border crossing

The migrants were intercepted by Spanish security personnel patrolling the borders and at least 5,600 were sent back to Morocco by May 19. Meanwhile, hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children remain stranded in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Anti-imperialists extend solidarity to people of Donbass 

Various anti-imperialist groups across Europe have extended solidarity to the people of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in the region of Donbass as tensions between NATO and EU-backed Ukraine and Russia escalate

SIPRI global military expenditure 2020 Despite the horrors of COVID-19, global defense spending rises led by the US

The US military budget in 2020 alone was around USD 778 billion, which is almost 39% of the total global military expenditure and marked an increase by 4.4% from the previous year

Syrian refugees Denmark Opposition grows to revocation of Syrian refugees’ residency permits by Denmark

Activists and human rights groups claim that the Danish government’s move to declare parts of Syria safe for the refugees and asking them to return is based on a wrong assessment of the ground realities

Violence in Northern Ireland Fresh ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland spoil peace on 23rd anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

Pro-British groups carried out violent attacks in cities across Northern Ireland in the first week of April, threatening the hard earned peace in the region

Report reveals toll of Syrian conflict on healthcare facilities and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at a report published by the International Rescue Committee on Syria, the imposition of sanctions against 2 Houthi leaders by the US, the 21st meeting of the Political Council of the ALBA-TCP, and the fight to bring justice to Berta Cáceres

Sanctions on Iran US withdraws Trump era letters to UNSC claiming re-imposition of international sanctions against Iran

The withdrawal of the letters is being seen as a positive move towards the revival of the Iran nuclear deal. However, Iran wants the US to take firm action and lift all unilateral sanctions before it reverts back to full adherence to the provisions of the deal

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