For over a year energy prices in Europe have been soaring, but European leaders have dithered, delayed and dragged their feet. Today, The Left is presenting 10 key demands guaranteeing fair prices for people and businesses, public control of the energy market and the promotion of sustainable, renewable energies.
The results of the 25 September Italian elections confirmed many of the predictions contained in the principal opinion surveys. The right-wing coalition won 44% of votes and within it the party with the most radical tradition, Fratelli d’Italia, led by Giorgia Meloni, prevailed with 26%.
What we had long expected to occur has happened: in Italy, where antifascism is written into the Constitution, Fratelli d’Italia, the party of Giorgia Meloni, has won – Meloni who does not call herself a fascist because doing so would be illegal but loses no opportunity to show that she is one.
Paul Lippert Figueroa, party leader of the Puerto Rico Independence Party (PIP) in the capital San Juan, comments on the intertwining between Puerto Rico's struggle for independence and the fight against the climate crisis.
Ο Φαμπιάν Φιγκεϊρέντο πραγματοποιεί μια αιχμηρή ανάλυση που σκιαγραφεί τον τρόπο με τον οποίο οι σημερινές συνθήκες στην Ευρώπη και τον Παγκόσμιο Βορρά, στις οποίες κυριαρχούν ο πόλεμος, η ενεργειακή κρίση και ο εθνικισμός, επηρεάζουν την ανάπτυξη της Aκροδεξιάς.
Η επίθεση της Ρωσίας στην Ουκρανία έριξε φως στους δεσμούς που συνδέουν ιδιώτες (και πολιτικούς) με επιρροή στη Ρωσία, την Ευρώπη και τις ΗΠΑ. Αυτό δεν αφορά μόνο τους ολιγάρχες και τις τακτικές χειραγώγησης της ενέργειας, αλλά και την ειδική σχέση της Ρωσίας με την ακροδεξιά σε όλο τον κόσμο.
Το συνέδριο ¡No pasarán! - Contested Memories ασχολήθηκε με τις πολιτικές μνήμης, του αναθεωρητισμού και την αντιφασιστική αντίσταση στην περιοχή των Άλπεων-Αδριατικής. Ο Michael Hollogschwandtner του transform! europe συνομίλησε με τον διοργανωτή του συνεδρίου, Μίρκο Μέσνερ.
On Sunday, Brazilians face two radically different choices for the country’s political future. Mario Schenk spoke with Jorge Pereira Filho about the possible outcome of the presidential election, the risk of a coup, the role of right-wing militias and the military, and the challenges that a left-wing government would face if they won.
In France, more than 13 million people voted for the presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of the far-right Rassemblement National (RN). In Italy, the post-fascist party Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy) is about to take over government in a right-wing alliance with Lega and Forza Italia. How is this possible?
How many more crises will it take for the EU to finally draw the right conclusions? This year’s State of the Union address should have been European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s apology to European citizens.
When I last wrote a diary entry, it was the autumn of 2020. This was shortly before management planned to start bringing staff back to the office, despite my concerns about our workplace, not being Covid secure – but events intervened.
The body of evidence linking the occupation of cabin crew to an increased risk of breast cancer is steadily growing. Now that there is a chance of it gaining recognition as an occupational disease, more and more trade unions and associations are engaging with the issue.
On 4 September, the people of Chile will decide: default to Pinochet´s constitution, or found a new Chile with a constitution that guarantees the rights to health, housing, education, and a habitable planet. Join the numerous activists who write to congratulate Chile´s Constitutional Convention on the completion of a new Political Constitution.
With support from NATO, the regime of the dictatorial Turkish president Erdoğan is not only continuing its war against the Kurdish people and their allies inside Turkey’s borders but is expanding it to Syria and Iraq, Sweden and Finland. The International Kurdish Solidarity Collective issued following Declaration regarding the latest attacks.
Given that port workers work shifts, under high pressure and in arduous working conditions, many of them are totally worn out long before they reach pensionable age – and on average they die six years earlier. Port workers need to retire earlier if they are to enjoy a healthy old age.