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.
Fabian Figueiredo sketches a sharp overview of how the current circumstances in Europe and the Global North, which are dominated by war, energy crises, and nationalism, are affecting the development of the extreme right.
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.
Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has cast a light on the web of ties between influential individuals (and politicians) in Russia, Europe and the US. This not only involves oligarchs and manipulative energy tactics, but Russia’s special relationship with the far-right around the globe.
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.
On Monday, 8 August, the internationaly renowned scholar and political activist Walden Bello was arrested by the Philippine police and charged with cyber-libel in a move supporters are calling an act of political repression.
‘Russia’s political capitalists waged war in order to survive as a class, to continue accumulating wealth through the exploitation of the state’ – says Volodymyr Ishchenko, a research associate at Freie Universität Berlin. However, this war may equally bring about a fall or a radical transformation of the whole post-Soviet order.
The 4th issue of the quarterly magazine of the Party of the European Left contains contributions on the topic of commitment to peace and disarmament as well as the fight against climate change and for a better world.
The ¡No pasarán! – Contested Memories symposium examined politics of remembrance, revisionism and anti-fascist resistance in the Alps-Adriatic Region. transform! europe's Michael Hollogschwandtner spoke to conference organiser Mirko Messner.