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#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 Ríos

March 19, 2016

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.

Alejandra Ríos

March 18, 2016

Singing the Bosnian Reality

We interviewed the members of Bosnian music band Dubioza Kolektiv, who describe in their words Bosnian society and the post-socialist Balkans after the dissolution of Yugoslavia – a reality of corruption, unemployment, criminal privatization and mass emigration.

Calais: Refugees sew their lips shut in hopes of making themselves heard

Helplessly facing the inevitable destruction of their camp in Calais, eight refugees decided on Wednesday to express their profound distress by sewing their lips shut with wire and needles. On Thursday, nine other Iranian migrants repeated the operation in front of cameras and the French riot police, hoping to finally be heard by the entire international community.

Paul Carson-Saher

March 10, 2016

Varoufakis’ Plan B for Europe: A democratic revolution without revolution

The conference 'For a Plan B for Europe' culminated in Madrid with the presence of the former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, along with much of the European reformist left. What is their plan to 'democratize' the EU?

Mass mobilization, political crisis and capitalism in Eastern Europe – Part II

A new period of social unrest has opened up in Eastern Europe. It gives expression to widespread discontent with degrading conditions and disillusionment with not only the political elite, but also – and in extension – the entire process of capitalist restoration.

Philippe Alcoy

February 26, 2016

Debate with the former majority of the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) in France

The following article includes discussions on the current situation and prospects for the Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste (NPA - New Anticapitalist Party) of France. It includes the debate about participation in the upcoming elections and “new political representations” such as Syriza and Podemos.

Daniela Cobet

February 22, 2016

In England, Junior Doctors’ Anger Boils Over

On February 10, junior doctors in England (the equivalent of medical residents in the US) took part in their second 24 hour walkout from 08:00. The industrial action will continue, as talks between medics and managers have failed to reach agreement.

Left Voice

February 19, 2016

The Left of the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) Unites to Form Platform A

Divided into four different platforms during the Third Congress in January 2015, the left tendencies of the Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste (NPA - New Anticapitalist Party) have now come together on the basis of a common platform for the National Conference to be held in March, where the position the party takes on the next presidential elections will be decided.

Platform A

February 18, 2016