Marc Botenga
Workers Protest - Europe 1 With winter coming, European workers seek concrete steps to address cost of living crisis

The ongoing cost of living crisis and fuel shortages and the failure of governments to handle the issue has raised concern among workers and the poor across Europe

Wildfires - Europe Protests swell as heat wave and wildfires rage across Europe

While the climate crisis wreaks havoc in the form of heatwaves, forest fires, floods and other extreme events, neoliberal governments continue to put profits before the people and climate

Workers party congress - Belgium Raoul Hedebouw is the new president of the Workers Party of Belgium

At the unity congress of the Workers’ Party of Belgium, Peter Mertens stepped down from the presidency after 13 significant years during which it became one of the prominent Marxist parties in Europe

People’s movements, trade unions, and left parties join hands demanding TRIPS waiver on COVID-19 medical products

After the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference was called off following the discovery of the Omicron variant, trade unions, civil society organizations and parties on the left ramped up actions in favor of a TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 medical products

Anti-fascist rally - Italy Massive trade union rally in Italy denounces fascist assault on labor

National trade unions and other progressive political sections in Italy have condemned the fascist attack on the office of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) in Rome on October 9

Belgian Workers’ Party condemns government’s apathy over waiving vaccine patents

The various members of Belgium’s coalition government have refused to back a proposal for a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines. Belgium and other European governments are under increasing pressure to accept the demand

Vaccination in Belgium Belgian Workers Party slams Pfizer’s profit motive in COVID-19 vaccine sale

Pfizer Inc. is accused of aiming for more profits by not ensuring the delivery of the promised quantity of COVID-19 vaccines after it was found that medics could draw six doses of vaccine per bottle instead of the expected five doses