World War II
Victory Day - Europe Progressives across Europe mark 77th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany

The Victory Day celebrations were held even as anti-communist and anti-Russian sections across Europe have been trying to undermine the role of the Soviet Union in defeating the Nazi Germany during World War II

Zagreb liberation Bonfires mark 77th anniversary of Zagreb’s liberation from fascism

As official EU marks Europe Day, anti-fascist networks in Croatia remember the liberation of Zagreb from Nazi-allied Ustaša rule

Europe is sleepwalking into another World War

Portuguese intellectual Boaventura de Sousa Santos reflects on the wrecklessness with which US and Europe are advancing to yet another violent conflict of global dimensions

Giuliano Brunetti: “Our struggle against NATO is a struggle against occupying forces”

The offensive military alliance has been at the heart of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which has led many to question the alliance itself and what it means to be part of it. Giuliano Brunetti of Potere al Popolo talks about the Italian left’s perspective

Mostar liberation - Bosnia Anti-fascists observe 77th anniversary of Mostar liberation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In February 1945, the Yugoslav partisans liberated the city of Mostar from the Nazis and their collaborators. The commemoration this year was marked by a renewed determination to fight neo-fascism

Mapping Faultlines: 76 years after Hiroshima, nuclear threat still looms large

76 years after Hiroshima, humanity still faces the threat of nuclear annihilation. Treaties which reduced the threat have expired mainly due to the the intransigence of the US. Prabir Purkayastha looks at these issues

Resistance Day-Slovenia Slovenians mark 80th anniversary of partisan resistance to Nazi occupation

Following the occupation of the erstwhile kingdom of Yugoslavia by Axis Powers during World War II, partisan groups in Slovene lands formed the Liberation Front of the Slovene People in April 1941 to resist the occupation

Red Army Monument-Latvia Latvian socialists condemn desecration of Soviet monument in Jekabpils

The monument in Jekabpils, Latvia, installed on the grave of three Soviet soldiers  who died in combat during World War II, was vandalized on February 24

South Korean court orders Japan to compensate survivors of sexual violence during World War II

A lower court in Seoul ordered Japan to compensate 12 Korean women, who were forced to serve as “comfort women” for its military during the Second World War. The verdict is expected to pave the way for more such judgments

Communists allege discrimination in official commemoration of Slovak resistance

Slovak National Uprising Museum authorities have denied permission to the KSS, saying the 76th anniversary of the uprising will be held as an apolitical event. This is despite ruling party representatives being invited

75 years after Hiroshima, where do we stand?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the state of the nuclear threat 75 years after the first atom bomb was dropped in Hiroshima.

Today marks 75 years since the world’s first nuclear bombing

After three quarters of a century of the nuclear bombings, the Japanese people continue to resist creeping militarism and right-ward tilt. The government of Shinzo Abe has been pushing for expanding military power

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