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Today in History: Soviet Partisan Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya Is Executed by Nazis

On this day in 1941, Soviet partisan Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya was executed by Nazis. She was inspired by the cause of emancipation and freedom.

Paula Schaller

November 29, 2021

Diplomatic Crisis in Britain and France: Xenophobia and Reactionary One-Upmanship

Three days after the tragedy that cost the lives of 27 migrants in the English Channel, the war of words between France and Britain resumed in earnest after the French disinvited the British from a meeting to discuss the migrant crisis.

Nathan Erderof

November 27, 2021

Germany’s New Government Promises Renewed Attacks on Pensions and Working Hours

Two months after the federal elections, the SPD, the Greens, and the FDP have agreed to form a new government. It promises some reforms, but also new neoliberal measures and increased militarism.

Von Marco Helmbrecht

November 26, 2021

The French State Is Responsible for 27 Migrants Drowning in the English Channel. Open the Borders!

At least 27 migrants died on Wednesday off the coast of Calais when their inflatable boat sank in the English Channel. Despite the French government’s crocodile tears, the tragedy highlights the criminal nature of borders. All borders must be opened and all undocumented migrants must be given full rights!

Seb Nanzhel

November 26, 2021

Over 250 Noted Figures in France Sign Open Letter Protesting the Offensive Being Waged Against the Presidential Candidacy of Anasse Kazib

In an open letter published on November 22 by Mediapart — the independent French investigative journalism website — more than 250 noted figures in France have denounced the offensive launched against by Anasse Kazib and defended his presence in the 2022 presidential elections.

Révolution Permanente

November 23, 2021

Cádiz Metalworkers Strike Continues Amid Spain’s Police Repression

A strike by 20,000-plus metalworkers in the southwestern city of Cádiz in the Spanish State is in its fifth day, as the bosses have refused to meet union demands. Meanwhile, the “progressive” government of the Spanish Socialist Party and Podemos has unleashed the police on strikers.

Roberto Bordón

November 20, 2021

Repression of Migrants at the Poland-Belarus Border: A Humanitarian Crisis Created by Imperialism

Polish authorities used tear gas and water cannons amid freezing temperatures on Tuesday to force thousands of people to stay in Belarus — and out of the EU.

Frankie Levine

November 19, 2021

Tensions between Paris and London over Fishing Is About Inter-Imperialist Rivalry

In the days leading up to the G20 summit that began today, France threatened the United Kingdom with “reprisals” if it does not issue licenses to French fishing boats. It is a reactionary conflict playing out against the background of growing tensions between the two countries in the wake of Brexit.

Juan Chingo

October 30, 2021

Will Berlin’s New Government Sabotage the Housing Referendum?

Last month Berliners voted overwhelmingly to expropriate big landlords in their city. Now the incoming government is trying to squash that decision by subjecting it to months of "expert analysis."

Nathaniel Flakin

October 29, 2021