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Polish protests Opposition protests anti-EU ruling by Polish constitutional court 

The Polish constitutional tribunal made a controversial ruling overriding several articles of the EU treaty and rulings by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the independence of the judiciary, stating that they are contrary to the country’s constitution

Anti-fascist Protests-Greece On anniversary of ban on Golden Dawn, Greek youth reiterate resolve to fight fascism

The neo-Nazi Greek fascist party Golden Dawn was declared a criminal organization by a Greek court last year, which convicted its leadership for involvement in multiple hate crimes, including the murder of Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas

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

Israeli academic institutions Academics ask EU to stop funding Israeli universities complicit in violations of international law

Signatories to the letter have urged the EU to extend its rules prohibiting granting of research funds to Israeli institutions in the occupied Palestinian territories to include those inside the state of Israel, calling them equally complicit “in Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights”

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

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