United Kingdom: Is a Summer of Discontent on the Horizon?
Workers in the UK are bearing the brunt of the government’s response to rising inflation and slow economic growth. But they’re fighting back, with many talking about a “summer of discontent”.
Alejandra RíosJune 22, 2022
Catalonia: A Vote for Independence Amidst Violence
Police stormed polling stations and repressed demonstrators during the referendum on Catalan independence.
Alejandra RíosOctober 2, 2017
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.
Alejandra RíosSeptember 3, 2017
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.
Alejandra RíosJuly 19, 2017
Oxford Students Demonstrate Against Trump’s Former Campaign Manager
University students in the UK organize protests against Trump on campus
Alejandra RíosNovember 17, 2016
#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.
Alejandra RíosMarch 19, 2016
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.
Alejandra RíosNovember 25, 2015
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.
Alejandra RíosOctober 7, 2015
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.
Alejandra RíosSeptember 15, 2015
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.
Alejandra RíosSeptember 14, 2015
‘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.
Alejandra RíosAugust 26, 2015
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 […]
Alejandra RíosAugust 17, 2015
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.
Alejandra RíosAugust 6, 2015
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.
Alejandra RíosAugust 2, 2015
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.
Alejandra RíosAugust 1, 2015
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.
Alejandra RíosJuly 31, 2015
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.
Alejandra RíosJuly 17, 2015
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.
Alejandra RíosJune 23, 2015