Europe

Amazon Workers in Italy Stage 24-Hour Strike

As Amazon workers in Alabama fight for a union, workers in Italy disrupted Amazon operations across that country in a one-day strike yesterday to call attention to their horrendous working conditions as the company rakes in greater profits than ever.

Lessons of the Commune

The Paris Commune, founded 150 years ago, ended in a bloody defeat. But this defeat offered lessons to revolutionaries around the world. Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Luxemburg — all drew strategic lessons that were applied in the Russian Revolution.

Pablo Iglesias Steps Down from Spanish Government to Avoid Electoral Defeat in Madrid

The leader of the Spanish political party Podemos announced on Monday that he would be stepping down as Vice President of the coalition government to run in the upcoming Madrid elections. The move is aimed at mitigating the crisis in Podemos, taking a step back from the central government and forcing an agreement with his former political partner, Íñigo Errejón.

Police Can’t Stop Gendered Violence — They Cause It

Liberals often argue, in response to calls to defund or abolish the police, that we need more cops to protect women against sexist violence. But police are a source of sexist violence, not a solution. An officer of London’s Metropolitan Police killed Sarah Everard — and others attacked people who gathered to remember her.

The Resolution of the Communards

The Paris Commune was founded 150 years ago today. The working class took power for the first time in history. This new government fought for workers’ control and women’s liberation.

Insurgent Communards: The Road to Revolution

The Paris Commune was founded on March 18, 1871. A few days before the 150th anniversary, we look at how the ground was prepared for the first working-class government in history.

Sweden Censors Foreign Academics Critical of No-Mask Strategy

Sweden continues to implement its deadly pandemic response, and has worked to censor foreign academics who are critical of its disastrous strategy. It’s time to debunk the myth of the Swedish “socialist paradise.”