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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

Racist Twitter Attacks from France’s Far Right Demand Anasse Kazib’s “Remigration”

After the success of the rally to launch Anasse Kazib’s revolutionary presidential campaign in France, the extreme Right has been busy pouring out its hatred. Trending on Twitter is a call for the candidate’s “remigration” — meaning, of course, deportation from France. A counter-campaign has been launched to win the widest support for Kazib against these attacks.

Révolution Permanente

October 23, 2021

Revolutionary Campaign for French Presidency Launched in Paris

More than 450 people rallied last night in Paris to launch the Anasse Kazib 2022 campaign for the French presidency. It was an electric, revolutionary atmosphere with guests from working-class struggles giving fiery speeches, interspersed with slogans chanted by the entire room.

Paul Morao

October 21, 2021

Austria’s Far-Right Chancellor Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal

He looks like an Austrian version of Patrick Bateman — straight out of a crossover between The Sound of Music and American Psycho. Sebastian Kurz, with his eerily perfect demeanor and luxurious hair, was a star at international events. But on Sunday, Kurz had to resign as Federal Chancellor of Austria.

Nathaniel Flakin

October 14, 2021

Die Linke in Germany Shows That “Government Socialism” Is a Dead End

In the German elections on September 26, the Left Party lost almost half its voters and came close to being thrown out of parliament. The party’s different wings are blaming each other. What can the international Left learn from this?

Nathaniel Flakin

October 12, 2021

Olaf Scholz: The Sinister Past of Germany’s Future Chancellor

Olaf Scholz has a good chance of becoming Germany's next chancellor. Why has the media largely ignored his problematic record?

Nathaniel Flakin

October 10, 2021