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Hamburg in a State of Emergency

20 of the world's biggest criminals have descended on Hamburg, Germany for the G-20 summit. But tens of thousands of protesters are throwing sand in the gears. Terrifying police violence has only strengthened activists resolve. Our reporter sends some impressions straight from Hamburg.

Nathaniel Flakin

July 7, 2017

Mass Protests and Repression at G-20 Summit

The G-20 Summit began today, although police repression of protests began yesterday.

Left Voice

July 7, 2017

Off to Protest Against Donald Trump and Friends at G-20

Friday and Saturday will be the G-20 talks in Germany, where world leaders will be protected by thousands of police as they discuss ways to make the working class pay for the global economic crisis.

Nathaniel Flakin

July 4, 2017

Swedish dockworkers do battle with APM Terminals

Swedish dockworkers in the port of Gothenburg are in the midst of a long-running dispute with APM Terminals (APMT). This dispute between members of the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) and APMT has seen the union’s right to represent its own members targeted and Swedish labor laws ignored by the company. APMT is now threatening to lay off as many as one hundred dockworkers.

Sean Robertson

February 23, 2017

Refugees: The End of the German Illusion

Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order and refugee ban were harshly condemned by the German Chancellor. Several media outlets present Merkel as the last democratic hope of the West. But how have the refugees who arrived in Germany fared? And what of those who attempted to enter the European nation and now languish in Turkish camps? Was the acceptance of refugees by Germany driven by humanitarian ideals or by economic interests and the need to preserve the integrity of capitalist Europe? In this article, we present an assessment of 2016 and German policy in relation to the refugee crisis.

Sebastian Vargas

February 8, 2017

After Brexit: The UK´s Falling Influence

While the full impact of the Brexit on the EU and NATO remains to be seen, it is certain that it will result in a decline of British influence.

Juan Chingo

July 12, 2016

An Earthquake Called Brexit

The triumph of the Leave vote and the Brexit is, so far, the high point of the populist and anti-establishment movement in the core capitalist countries. Its consequences will be felt far beyond the European Union.

Claudia Cinatti

June 28, 2016

The Left and the Brexit Referendum

A day before the referendum, there is a climate of immense political tension. Contrasting positions over the referendum: to leave or to remain? What are the positions of the British left?

Alejandra Ríos

June 22, 2016

#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