Rishi Sunak: Banker to the Rescue of a Declining Empire
The United Kingdom has appointed its third prime minister in just two months, and the Conservative Party establishment seems to have regained control.
Claudia CinattiOctober 26, 2022
England’s “Live with Covid” Approach Means More Working-Class Deaths
On Monday, UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced the end of many coronavirus mitigation measures and reduction in free testing. The working class should be able to decide when it’s safe to roll back prevention measures and how to do so.
K.S. MehtaFebruary 23, 2022
Racist Offensive Tries to Silence Revolutionary Presidential Candidate Anasse Kazib
An invitation to revolutionary presidential candidate Anasse Kazib to speak at France’s most prestigious university tonight has provoked an extreme right-wing group to unleash a new series of racist, xenophobic attacks against the railway worker of Moroccan descent.
Scott CooperFebruary 9, 2022
Poland Is Building a Border Wall — With EU Complicity
Poland’s murderous attacks on migrants at its border with Belarus haven’t been enough. Now it’s building a “steel curtain” to keep out the victims of a humanitarian crisis created by imperialism. The European Union is on board.
Scott CooperFebruary 3, 2022
Social Democratic Government Wins Overwhelmingly in Portugal’s Elections. Its Former “Left” Partners Were Crushed
Prime Minister António Costa’s Socialist Party won an absolute majority in Sunday’s Portuguese parliamentary elections, his former left-wing partners were crushed, and the far Right made significant gains.
IzquierdaDiario.esFebruary 1, 2022
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.
Marco HelmbrechtNovember 26, 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 FlakinOctober 14, 2021
No, Germany Is Not Actually Recognizing the Genocide in Namibia
The German government has made international headlines with its public “gestures of reconciliation” for the genocide of tens of thousands of West Africans in the early 1900s. Representatives of the Herero and Nama peoples are rejecting the deal, saying it comes nowhere close to addressing the effects of Germany’s long history of colonial exploitation in the region.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 11, 2021