Europe

EUROPE

Spanish and International Unions Strike to Defend Spanish Dockworkers

March 09, 2017 | The conservative government of Spain has set in motion plans to scrap the current port labor system, which would force over six thousand dockworkers to be laid off over four years. In response, (...)

Sean Robertson

EUROPE

Over Six Thousand Spanish Dockworkers’ Jobs Face the Axe

March 09, 2017 | Over six thousand Spanish dockworkers could be made redundant if the Spanish government abides by the demands of the European Commission to scrap the country’s current port labor system.

Sean Robertson

SWEDEN

Swedish dockworkers do battle with APM Terminals

February 23, 2017 | Swedish dockworkers in the port of Gothenburg are in the midst of a long-running dispute with APM Terminals (APMT). This dispute between members of the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) and APMT (...)

Sean Robertson

EUROPE

Swedish Dockworkers’ Union: Born Fighting Bosses and Bureaucrats

February 22, 2017 | The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) has been shaped by decades of rank and file rebellion, bureaucratic expulsions from a general transport union and a long history of international solidarity.

Sean Robertson

FRANCE ELECTIONS

The Uncertainty of the Presidential Elections and the “Organic Crisis” of French Capitalism

February 20, 2017 | "It’s like watching a Quentin Tarantino movie". This is how two editors from Le Monde began an article describing the series of unprecedented events and the high level of uncertainty in the French (...)

Juan Chingo

FRANCE

Police Rape Black Man in Paris, Sparking Protests

February 10, 2017 | Four policemen brutally raped a Black youth during an identity check in the northern Parisian suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois on Thursday, February 2. The 22-year-old victim was hospitalized for (...)

Ivan Matewan

GERMANY

University Occupation in Berlin: Beginning of a New Students’ Movement?

February 09, 2017 | The Social Science Institute in the center of Berlin has been occupied for three weeks. Is this the beginning of a new students' movement in Germany?

Wladek Flakin

GERMANY

Refugees: The End of the German Illusion

February 08, 2017 | German Chancellor Angela Merkel responds to Trump’s racism. Is she being cynical, hypocritical, or both?

Sebastian Vargas

ANTI-TRUMP

Thousands of Women March Against Trump in London

January 21, 2017 | The Women's March on Washington has arrived in London, with thousands marching against Trump on January 21.

IDEAS & DEBATES

The Working Class, the Left, and Right-Wing Populism

December 20, 2016 | The election of Donald Trump and the rise of the far right in Europe have rekindled the much-needed debate about the left’s relationship with the working class.

Diego Lotito
Josefina L. Martínez

EUROPE

The Struggle for Abortion Rights in Ireland

December 07, 2016 | Women in Ireland still do not have the right to an abortion and the Catholic church continues to hold a central role in political life. What is the struggle for abortion rights like in Ireland (...)

J. McAnulty

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956

At the Source of Eastern Europe’s Bureaucratic Governments : the Degeneration of the Soviet Union

December 05, 2016 | On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, Left Voice in collaboration with Révolution Permanente, will publish a series of articles on the different aspects of one of (...)

Philippe Alcoy

UNITED KINGDOM

UK Protest: Shut Down Deportation Center!

December 03, 2016 | The Movement for Justice organized a mass protests at UK’s main immigration deportation center for women.

Alejandra Ríos

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956

The Days When Hungarian Workers Defied Stalinism

December 02, 2016 | The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 is, so to speak, a “forgotten revolution.” Erased and banished from popular memory, it was a thorny subject for Soviet authorities and remains one for Western (...)

Juan Chingo
Philippe Alcoy

DISCUSSIONS ON IMPERIALISM TODAY

London: The Power to Use Other People’s Money

November 24, 2016 | Continuing our series focusing on current works discussing modern-day imperialism, we take a look at Tony Norfield’s book, The City, which examines the role of London's financial center within the (...)

Esteban Mercatante

UNITED KINGDOM

LONDON: 15,000 Protest Education Cuts

November 21, 2016 | On November 19, 15,000 students protested against increasing university fees and the marketization of education.

Alejandra Ríos
Claire Mery

ECONOMY

The Deutsche Bank Crisis and the Financial World War

October 18, 2016 | The Deutsche Bank crisis shows that the contradictions which led to the crisis of 2007/8 are not over, and instead have become interlinked with the geopolitical tensions of the great powers.

Juan Chingo

PARIS, FRANCE

Sorbonne Professor Attacked by Police

September 29, 2016 | “I’m going to rape you, then we’ll see if you keep filming the police.”

Marisela Trevin

Bosnia

The Serb Referendum defies the post-war institutions, what now?

September 28, 2016 | Elvis Kušljugić reports on a recent referendum held in the serbian autonomous region of Bosnia-Herzegovina and how it has revealed the weakening position of traditional nationalist elites (...)

Elvis Kušljugić

"First signs of self-organization by the refugees" – Interview with Manos Skoufoglou

September 23, 2016 | Almost 60,000 refugees are stranded in Greece. There are first links to the radical left. An Interview mit Manos Skoufoglou, a leading member of the anticapitalist alliance ANTARSYA in Athens.

Manos Skoufoglou

BERLIN

No Party Deserves Our Vote

September 18, 2016 | The parliamentary elections of the state of Berlin take place today. Incumbent Mayor Michael Müller is up for reelection at the head of a coalition between the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and (...)

Klasse Gegen Klasse

EUROPEAN LEFT

Syriza and Podemos: A Necessary Balance

August 06, 2016 | Syriza and Podemos emerged in the context of a deep capitalist crisis. However, it has not taken long for both organizations to demonstrate their narrow limits.

Diego Lotito
Josefina L. Martínez

TURKEY

Hope is with the youth, the Kurds and the working class

July 23, 2016 | Erdoğan has used the coup as an excuse for a drastic authoritarian turn. We interviewed Yunus Özgür, a young Turkish student who currently lives in Germany.

Kaan Onat

UNITED KINGDOM - BREXIT

Uncertain Future for Europe’s Center of Finance

July 09, 2016 | This is an interview with British economist Tony Norfield, who recently wrote The City: London and the Global Power of Finance. He discusses the economic outlook of the old imperialist power (...)

Tony Norfield

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