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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 Cooper

February 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 Cooper

February 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.es

February 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 Helmbrecht

November 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 Flakin

October 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 Flakin

June 11, 2021

Is This the End for the German SPD?

The laughably garish party congress of the once mighty Social Democratic Party is a perfect metaphor for its continued decline.

Nathaniel Flakin

May 14, 2021

Football: Created by the Poor, Stolen by the Rich

Private capital and sport for profit must be replaced by a real people’s sport, run by the people for the people.

Michael Roberts

April 22, 2021

Hanau’s Far-Right Terror Attack One Year Later

One year ago today, a Nazi terrorist murdered nine people in the German city of Hanau. This was not an isolated crime. It was a product of state racism.

Nathaniel Flakin

February 19, 2021