Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA)
Belgium’s PTB kickstarts campaign with pro-people action plan

In their program, the Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) has prioritized fiscal justice, a social climate policy, and a foreign policy based on solidarity and peace

Peter Mertens: “Netanyahu is the Pinochet of this generation”

In a speech at the Belgian parliament, the General Secretary of the Workers’ Party sharply condemned Israel’s genocide in Gaza and called for concrete measures to stop it

PTB demands respect for farmers across Europe: “They must be able to live from their work”

In light of the massive farmers protests in countries across Europe, the Workers’ Party of Belgium writes about the root causes behind the farmers’ grievances

20,000 hit the streets of Brussels to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Leftists are demanding that the Belgian government impose a military embargo on Israel and support South Africa’s lawsuit against Israel in the International Court of Justice.

Belgian women’s rights platform Zelle resolves to continue struggle for equality and against discrimination

The Belgian progressive women’s rights group, Zelle, vowed to continue the struggle against femicide, harassment against women, and other forms discrimination and oppression

European trade unions march in Brussels to protest the EU-imposed austerity

The protests took place in the context of the likely enforcement of the European Union’s (EU) Stability and Growth Pact which will lead to combined cuts worth EUR 45 billion from the budgets of 14 member states

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.

“The working class in Europe is alive:” Peter Mertens

Peter Mertens of the Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) talks about how the working class movement in Europe is gaining strength and what role international solidarity plays in strengthening it

Belgium bill against protests Protests grow in Belgium against bill to restrict demonstrations

The bill calling to ban ‘rioters’ from participating in protests is being widely criticized as a tool to target and persecute trade unionists and political activists

Manifiesta 2023 Manifiesta 2023: 15,000 voices amplify call for solidarity and hope

Close to 15,000 people attended Manifiesta 2023, drawing inspiration from international struggles and solidarity. Speakers from diverse sectors emphasized the concrete experiences in building socialism

Manifiesta to kick off a new political year for the left in Belgium and Europe

Thousands are gathering in Ostend for Manifiesta, the fest of solidarity on September 9-10. The program is shaped to address pressing topics such as workplace rights of health personnel and the climate crisis, while also emphasizing the significance of feminism, anti-imperialism, peace advocacy, and solidarity with the Palestinian struggle and the Cuban Revolution

Peter Mertens Peter Mertens: Mutiny in South and North

At the Cumbre de los Pueblos (Peoples’ Summit) at the European Parliament, Peter Mertens, Secretary General of the PTB, spoke about the mutinies that are needed to turn the world around