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Alejandra Ríos

University Staff Strike Across the UK

Universities across the UK are on strike. What are lecturers, researchers, administrators, computer staffs, librarians and postgraduates fighting for?

French Hotel Workers Protest Subcontracting

French Holiday Inn workers joined workers from across Europe to protest work conditions and wages.

Catalonia: A Vote for Independence Amidst Violence

Police stormed polling stations and repressed demonstrators during the referendum on Catalan independence.

British Mcdonald’s Workers Go on Strike

On Monday, September 4th, British McDonald's workers are set to strike for the first time in their history. The staff at two restaurants of the US fast-food giant are issuing a call for industrial action over better pay and more secure working hours.

London Says: Low Pay, No Way!

Strike and demonstrations against low pay take place in Central London.

Ken Loach Expresses His Solidarity with PepsiCo Workers

The celebrated British film-maker Ken Loach has tweeted his support for the struggle of the PepsiCo workers in Buenos Aires to defend their jobs and keep the factory open.

UK Protest: Shut Down Deportation Center!

The Movement for Justice organized a mass protests at UK’s main immigration deportation center for women.

LONDON: 15,000 Protest Education Cuts

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

Oxford Students Demonstrate Against Trump’s Former Campaign Manager

University students in the UK organize protests against Trump on campus

The Left and the Brexit Referendum

A day before the referendum, there is a climate of immense political tension. Contrasting positions over the referendum: to leave or to remain? What are the positions of the British left?

#May19: Europe-wide Anti-racism Day Demonstration

Major mobilisations are taking place in London, Scotland and Wales. Tens of thousands across Europe are predicted to take the streets, saying #RefugeesWelcome, #BlackLivesMatter, No to Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism & Scapegoating Migrants, and #YesToDiversity.

France: Day of Protests Against Labour Law

The ‘French Spring’ has begun. Students and young workers protested in cities across France on Thursday against the new labour law. The reforms make it easier to sack young employees. Over 150 k protested across France.

Greece Strikes Again

On Thursday, November 12, Greece was paralyzed as public and private sector workers went on strike to protest harsh austerity measures imposed by Alexis Tsipras' "leftist" government and the third bailout. This was the first general strike to take place during the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government, was was re-elected in September.

March against austerity

On October 4, more than 60,000 took to the streets in an anti-austerity protest outside the Conservative party's annual conference in Manchester, sending a strong message to the government against the harmful cuts and the Trade Union Bill's attack on the rights of working people and their unions.

Corbyn storms to victory on anti-austerity ticket

On September 12 left-wing Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party with 59.5% of the vote. This remarkable landslide victory is a clear sign of resistance to the cuts, austerity, racism and war pursued by successive British governments. It is also a humiliating defeat for the centre and the right wing of the Labour Party.

Demo: Refugees are welcome here!

On September 12 more than 100,000 people marched in London in support of refugees. Tens of thousands took part in similar protests in Belfast, Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, York, Manchester and other cities and towns across the UK.

Who’s Who in the Greek Left

We present our readers a map of the main tendencies of the Greek Left, including SYRIZA and its internal tendencies, Popular Unity, the KKE, ANTARSYA and others.

‘I think that the dilemma of ‘reform or revolution?’ is still valid’

Left Voice interviewed Kostas Skordoulis, a leading member of OKDE-Spartakos about the current situation in Greece following the resignation of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the recent formation of Popular Unity. Kostas spoke to us in a personal capacity.

The Institute Pantelis Pouliopoulos and the legacy of Greek Trotskyism

On August 6, we interviewed Kostas Skordoulis and Yanis Felekis, leading members of the group OKDE-Spartakos and founding members of the Institute for Political and Social Research Center Pantelis Pouliopoulos (IPSR Pouliopoulos). After a two-hour journey by bus we arrived at Kamena-Vourla, a seaside resort in the center of Greece. In the past, this small […]

Interview with Nikos Tsibidas: public broadcaster ERT under workers’ control during two years

After the government shut down Greek Radio-Television (ERT) in 2013, the workers resisted and took ERT into collective self management and continued broadcasting for 2 years.

Greek crisis: stories from our correspondents in Athens

From Athens, I am impressed by the eagerness of the Greek people to debate about the country's future.Politics is everywhere. On this site we will be publishing interviews with Greek activists and workers in the coming days.

Refugee Camp in Athens: A desperate attempt to escape from war and persecutions

It is unbearably hot in Athens – and we can barely breath. Groups of people carrying supermarket bags are entering the central park Pedion Areos in Athens where dozens of migrants and refugees have set up camp in one of Athens's largest parks.

Migrants in Greece: Refugee camp in Athens

Interview by Alejandra Ríos @ale_jericho Yesterday we visited a Refugee Camp in Areos Square in the centre of Athens where we interviewed activists of Radiofragmanta, a community radio run by a local anarchist collective.

Tsipras defeats the Left Platform at Syriza’s CC meeting

At a meeting that lasted for 14 hours, Tsipras defeated a motion presented by the Left Platform of Syriza. The Central Committee decided to hold an extraordinary party congress in September, after the third bailout has been completed.

Biggest attack on trade unions’ rights for 30 years

Yesterday the British government unveiled its Trade Union Bill – a draconian set of proposals that will affect working conditions and trade union’s rights and shift the balance of power in favour of the bosses. The new bill represents the biggest crackdown on trade union rights in 30 years since Margaret Thatcher introduced her anti-union laws in the 80s.

London tube strike

The Tube strike is due to start today at 6.30pm and with four unions involved in the industrial action is set to be the most severe disruption to the tube network since 2002.

March Against Austerity: It’s time to fight back!

On Saturday June 20, about 250,000 people took part in an anti-austerity demonstration in London, according to the event’s organisers, the People’s Assembly. Marches also took place in Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool and other UK cities.