Viktor Orban
Anti-LGBT law-Hungary Progressive groups slam Hungary’s latest homophobic law

Under the guise of fighting pedophilia, the right-wing government in Hungary has passed a law in the Hungarian parliament which prohibits dissemination of materials talking about LGBT orientations to minors

Hungarian left condemns installation of George H.W. Bush statue in Budapest

The Workers’ Party of Hungary 2006 – European Left also criticized the comments made by prime minister Viktor Orban during the ceremony. He termed the Soviet War Memorial in Budapest as an occupation monument

Students protest in Hungary as Orban loyalists take control of another university

Students of University of Theatre and Film Arts and their supporters have mounted a strong resistance against the hand over of the university administration to loyalists of prime minister Viktor Orban

Hungarian students protest loss of autonomy of university

The key demand of the protesting students and other progressive sections was the defense of the autonomy of the university.

Hungarian activists groups demand implementation of law to ensure affordable housing

The Viktor Orban government recently passed a law that gives municipalities the power to regulate online renting of homes. Activists say that this law can be used to place restrictions which will bring down housing cost

Hungarians rally for press freedom

Hungary is ranked the second-worst in the EU with regard to freedom of press by Reporters Without Borders. There have been a number of previous instances of pro-Orban forces and individuals gaining control over media outlets critical of the government.

Hungarian media workers protest bid to weaken press freedom

Protests took place in Budapest after the editor-in-chief of the news portal Index.hu was fired. Many journalists resigned in the aftermath. A businessman close to PM Viktor Orban had earlier gained a stake in the portal

Orban power grab Hungary Under garb of fighting COVID-19, Orban takes absolute control in Hungary

The law passed by the Hungarian parliament on March 30 gives extraordinary powers to the government led by Viktor Orban to rule by decree without the mandate of the parliament. Orban has a notorious track record of abuse of power and authoritarianism

Hungarian politics “A new kind of right-wing extremism is on a roll in Hungary”

József Böröcz, a professor of sociology at the Rutgers University in the US, talks about the characteristics of the government and politics of Victor Orbán in Hungary and the possibilities of resistance

In Hungarian local polls, Orban’s Fidesz party loses grip over key cities

The opposition managed to gain mayorships in 10 major cities, while Fidesz won 13 mayorships and continued its dominance in county councils

researchers' protest Hungary Right-wing government in Hungary tightens grip over research institutes amid widespread protests

With a new legislation, prime minister Viktor Orbán intends to control a network of autonomous research institutes that were hitherto administered by the country’s premier science research academy

The global shift to the right

No matter how successful the right may be in the short-run in mobilizing people around a divisive agenda, it is incapable of leading them out of the current economic crisis. It is only the left that can provide a way out.

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