The language of the unheard: Outrage spreads across US over racist police murder of George Floyd

By Emma Clancy. Protests against institutionalised racism have spread to cities across the United States in response to the horrific murder of black man George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis on Monday. Police have responded to three days of protest in the city by pepper-spraying and baton-charging crowds. Minnesota’s […]

Solidarity is the cure: Radically reimagining post-pandemic Europe

By Manon Aubry and Martin Schirdewan Covid-19 has brought the world to a standstill, claiming thousands of lives and bringing economic hardship to millions.  As EU governments now take steps towards reopening, the need to avoid the mistakes of the past and reimagine the European project is greater than ever.  […]

Workers and unions struggle to defend the French pension system

By Lisbeth Latham.Since December 5, France has been gripped by ongoing strikes and mobilisations by a coalition of trade unions, high school and university student unions, as well as the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) to defeat the attack by the government of President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Édouard Charles […]

Ecuador: The ‘drone revolution’ against Moreno’s IMF package

Protests in Ecuador against the IMF package

By Denis Rogatyuk. “Se acabó la zanganería”. With this phrase, President of Ecuador Lenin Moreno announced the end of the 40-year long policy of fuel and petrol subsidies that traditionally benefited the working class population. “Zánganos” (or drones) is a slang term traditionally used by the richer parts of society […]

Denmark passes landmark consent-based rape laws

By Lisbeth Latham. Denmark’s Red-Green Alliance or Enhedslisten (United List) announced on July 14 that the governing Social Democrats and Social Liberals parties in Denmark’s Parliament had agreed to pass consent-based rape laws. This follows an agreement to support the new laws made by the Conservatives and Liberal parties in […]

The beginning of the end for Argentina’s Macri

Alberto Fernandez, right, with former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

By Martin Burgos. “Political vacuum”, “default” and “hyperinflation”: these are the terms being used by several economists from Argentina’s public service, discussing the country’s current political and economic situation. Earlier this month, the Peronist opposition led by Alberto Fernández defeated the right-wing government of President Mauricio Macri in the primary […]